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ASKING PRICE $1,198,000

SELLING PRICE $1,160,000

TAXES $6,193 (2012)


LISTING AGENT Lena Preje, RE/Max Ultimate Realty Inc.

The Action: This detached, two-storey house is on a quiet, child-safe street in Willowdale. It was priced at $1.225-million, but was lowered to $1,198,000 to reignite interest during a slow market. The move led to a deal negotiation after roughly 20 showings.

What They Got: About five years ago, Didiano Home Design constructed two custom residences, including this 2,800-square-foot model with a built-in front garage and private back gardens.

Upscale appointments include a brick facade, copper roof and solid oak front door with antique brass details. The inside features 10-foot ceilings and hardwood floors on the main level, as well as wainscoting in areas such as the dining room and fireside family room.

The main kitchen features a granite-topped island, a walkout to a deck and custom cabinetry. The cabinetry was also added in a second kitchen in the basement, near a climate-controlled wine cellar and walkout to the 33-by-127-foot grounds.

The master suite is the most lavish of four sleeping quarters upstairs, with a walk-in closet and five-piece bathroom. which is the largest of five bathrooms.

The Agent’s Take: “It’s a perfect family house – great for entertaining – and you can just move in and enjoy,” says agent Lena Preje. “It was contemporary and classic in nice harmony.”

Since the Italian builder actually resided there, it features top-notch materials and workmanship. “He used to have a restaurant, so the kitchen was really a chef’s dream kitchen with top-of-the-line appliances and an absolutely beautiful island with high quality granite countertops,” says Ms. Preje.

“And the wine cellar was very unique, with enough shelving for a few thousand bottles of wine.”

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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