208 MAJOR ST., TORONTO
ASKING PRICE $995,000
SELLING PRICE $1,234,567
PREVIOUS SELLING PRICE $715,000 (2007)
TAXES $5,759 (2013)
DAYS ON THE MARKET Nine
LISTING AGENT Beth Sulman and Gil Goldstein, Sutton Group – Associates Realty Inc.
The Action: In early June, buyers had a decent list of homes to choose from in Harbord Village in the south Annex, but this semi-detached Victorian was on a street with little turnover, so it was intentionally priced at less than $1-million and offers held off for one week. All those factors combined resulted in a bidding war between six shoppers, and one party assembled $239,567 over the list price.
What They Got: This over-century-old brick residence has three levels of finished space above grade with classic hardwood floors and open principal rooms, including a living room, central dining area and a sky-lit kitchen addition with a walkout to the patio covering the 19-by-120-foot grounds.
Two of three bathrooms are on the upper floors, where there are three second-floor bedrooms, including one with a Juliet balcony, and two third-floor bedrooms, including a master suite with a deck and ensuite.
The basement has its own bedroom, bathroom and entertaining and cooking quarters.
The Agent's Take: "It's a very pretty house," says agent Beth Sulman, citing original pocket doors and coffered ceilings as some examples. "It was in fantastic condition, very well-maintained by the owner and previous owners."
Furthermore, the home is in close proximity to amenities, from Kensington Market and Bloor Street shops to streetcars and postsecondary schools. "It's a fabulous location, which sets it apart from other houses," Ms. Sulman said. "It has a walk score [walkscore.com] over 90."
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