10 QUEENSBOROUGH CRES., TORONTO
ASKING PRICE $1,049,000
SELLING PRICE $991,000
PREVIOUS SELLING PRICE $450,000 (1988)
TAXES $5,391 (2013)
DAYS ON THE MARKET 17
LISTING AGENTS Niels and Doris Christensen, Re/Max Professionals Inc.
The Action: Not far from Silvercreek Park and a shopping plaza in Richmond Gardens, this detached residence on a 60-by-125-foot lot had a steady flow of traffic through showings and an open house. Even with a similar home for sale nearby, a deal was negotiated within weeks.
What They Got: Over time, this two-storey, brick structure from the 1960s was brought up to date with classic hardwood, granite and slate finishes to a modern master retreat with a walk-in closet and private three-piece bathroom.
For socializing, there are living, family and recreation rooms with gas and wood-burning fireplaces, while meals can be served in the dining room or an eat-in kitchen with an island and French doors to the patio and fenced yard.
The second floor accommodates four bedrooms and the lower level contains a fifth with a separate entry.
Modern luxuries include laundry facilities upstairs, shared bathrooms on each level and a double garage.
The Agent's Take: "It was one of the nicest homes in the area and probably one of the nicest locations in the neighbourhood," agent Doris Christensen said. "It's idyllic, it's treed and it's on a crescent."
Buyers were also pleased by the extras, both in form and function.
"It was certainly above average in size in the number of bedrooms," Ms. Christensen said. "Most don't have a master suite with a nice bathroom – which was done by the owners who customized it and did a really nice job – so that was a unique selling feature."
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