291 BEECHGROVE DR., TORONTO
ASKING PRICE $849,000
SELLING PRICE $867,500
PREVIOUS SELLING PRICE $280,000 (1994)
TAXES $4,470 (2015)
DAYS ON THE MARKET Seven
CO-OP AGENT Anil Khera, Royal LePage West Realty Group Ltd.
The Action: Clients of agent Anil Khera had a set list of requirements – a detached, four-bedroom house with a double garage and lots of land – so their search lead them to a dozen homes city-wide. Having been defeated in a few bidding wars, their $867,500 offer trumped the competition for this custom brick house backing onto Highland Creek and Colonel Danforth Park in West Hill.
What They Got: On a small portion of a 60-by-368-foot lot is this two-storey residence with a Z-like footprint with a central kitchen and dining room between a sunken front living room and rear fireside family room, both with walkouts to a deck.
In terms of updates, hardwood floors were refinished and one of three bathrooms renovated to serve the second floor bedrooms, including a master with its own balcony, plus new carpeting was laid in the lower-level recreation room.
The Agent’s Take: “It’s a unique property because of the location backing onto Highland Creek,” Mr. Khera says.
“And on that stretch of Beechgrove, the houses on that side of the street all have these massive ravine properties that go down to the park system. You can actually walk from the property down to the trail and creek.”
As for the strength of this home is its vintage 1970s style. “There were two houses built side-by-side by the same builder and architect, and in fact this was the architect’s house,” Mr. Khera notes.
“It has a nice amount of space inside, a nice big living room and big family room with a fireplace, and they both overlooked the ravine.”
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