1728 BAYVIEW AVE., TORONTO
ASKING PRICE $619,000
SELLING PRICE $730,000
PREVIOUS SELLING PRICES $435,000 (2008); $315,000 (August 2003); $295,000 (July 2003)
TAXES $3,655 (2011)
DAYS ON THE MARKET Seven
LISTING AGENTS Irene Kaushansky and Philip Brown, Keller Williams Advantage Realty
The Action: Between private showings and two open houses, more than 120 buyers made an excursion through this two-storey residence, which later sold in a bidding war.
What They Got: Just down the street from popular shops on Bayview Avenue in the Leaside community, this semi-detached, brick house was recently gutted and renovated, so it now has more open principal rooms, stylish decor and modern conveniences, such as updated plumbing, wiring and boiler.
Hardwood floors, crown mouldings and pot lights add sophistication to the living room, rear dining area and kitchen, which also has a practical granite-topped island and a walkout to private outdoor space and mutual driveway.
For privacy, there are three bedrooms and one bathroom on the second floor, as well as a refinished one-bedroom basement apartment with a full bathroom, kitchen and open living area with pot lights to brighten the space.
The Agent's Take: "It was visually stunning and it had a basement apartment, which was big," says agent Irene Kaushansky. "[The owner]did a lot of landscaping and put a very nice deck off the back, as well as a hot tub."