47 LURGAN DR., TORONTO
ASKING PRICE $1,880,000
SELLING PRICE $1,830,000
TAXES $8,817 (2013)
DAYS ON THE MARKET Four
LISTING AGENT Lena Preje, Re/Max Ultimate Realty Inc.
The Action: To give buyers a better first impression of this detached, family residence, agent and certified stager and designer Lena Preje furnished and decorated the interiors.
The preparations were well worth the time and effort as there were only two showings and an offer registered within days rather than weeks required for some estates nearby.
What They Got: About six years ago, a 50-by-175-foot property was redeveloped with this roughly 4,000-square-foot dwelling with eco-friendly and upscale elements, such as skylights, seven bathrooms with heated floors and hardwood floors in a lower-level recreation room with a wet bar and fireplace.
The top floor lodges four bedrooms, including a master suite with a walk-in closet and a two-sided fireplace shared with the six-piece bathroom, while the basement houses two guest bedrooms.
Large parties and families can be engaged at once as there is a library, a formal dining room, eat-in kitchen and fireside family room with a deck, patio and secluded south-facing backyard, plus four-car parking between the driveway and attached double garage.
The Agent's Take: "I completely staged and decorated the whole house, so it totally changed the look," says agent Lena Preje. "[The buyers] fell in love with the kitchen – it was the major point of the sale."
Plus, this home had recreation areas for residents of all ages, indoors and out. "The street has no traffic, so it was a child-safe street, and it's not a typical lot, it was 50 by 175 – the average is 50-by-130 feet," Ms. Preje notes.
"It has a very nice basement, perfect for entertaining with a pool table and wine cellar."
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