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Early offer more than $200,000 over list snags Baby Point house


ASKING PRICE $1,599,000

SELLING PRICE $1.8-million

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TAXES $8,173 (2013)


LISTING AGENT Nutan Brown, Royal LePage West Realty Group Ltd.

The Action: In the Lambton-Baby Point community, there are a handful of homes on the south side of a crescent abutting Magwood Park on the Humber River. Turnover is low, so this brick-and-stone residence with a built-in garage had two open houses with 40 parties steering their way through each day. Two visitors couldn't wait for the offer night, so the sellers accepted a pre-emptive offer $201,000 over the list price.

What They Got: On an irregular lot 57 feet wide, this 67-year-old house was outfitted with traditional details, such as hardwood floors and leaded glass windows. It was expanded by the seller into a 2,800-square-foot space and modernized in areas such as the kitchen, with stainless steel appliances, an island and built-in window seating.

There is a fireside living room, a formal dining room, a family room addition and a joint solarium and office, plus a lower-level recreation room with above grade windows and a fireside guest suite.

The house has three bathrooms and three second-floor bedrooms, including a master suite with a sitting area and cathedral ceilings.

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The Agent's Take: "It's quite a unique property in its setting and the home itself is very unique," agent Nutan Brown said. "It's on a street with maybe five houses, so it's very private and they don't come up [for sale] very often."

As for the house, it was free of work, ideal for families. "The home itself and the grounds are pristine – every nook of the house was updated or maintained really well and it had a fabulous three-storey addition to the side," Ms. Brown said.

"[Plus] many of the homes in the area don't even have fences because the children all go from one yard to another like it's a giant playground."

Editor's note: Done Deals contain information gathered from real estate agents, home buyers, home sellers and sale prices that are publicly available from government sources. While we try to publish Done Deals as soon as possible after the transaction has occurred, long closings can cause delays.

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