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TAXES $2,241 (2012)


LISTING AGENTS Cameron Weir and Scott Hanton, Keller Williams Advantage Realty

The Action: Agents Cameron Weir and Scott Hanton are often asked to stage a client’s property to improve its presentation, but that was not necessary in this stylish one-bedroom unit. While some larger units need ample time to sell in the same high-rise in the historic Distillery District, this compact package logged about 10 private showings within days and scored a $10,000 premium from an eager visitor.

What They Got: On the fourth floor of the Pure Spirit condominium, this 645-square-foot suite is largely open with sliding doors between the bedroom and principal room with kitchen cabinetry and stainless steel appliances along one wall and floor-to-ceiling windows and a Juliet balcony on another.

Through the builder, the original owner and seller – who is the designer behind Janet Williams Interiors upgraded to smooth ceilings 10-feet above, plank hardwood floors, granite counters and sliding barn doors for the bedroom closet.

In recent years, new storage, light fixtures and custom glass shower stall in the bathroom were added.

Ensuite laundry facilities and parking are rolled into the price of the unit, which owes monthly dues of $362 to cover the cost of water, heating and recreational facilities.

The Agent’s Take: “There are nice glass contemporary buildings and you also have some buildings that are older in the area… that are less per square foot, but you don’t get the amenities and sexy feeling that these [new buildings] have,” states Mr. Weir. “And this had a really fantastic pool with a nice view and barbecue areas.”

This particular suite also provided elements others did not. “It has a nice layout to it and it showed really well,” Mr. Weir adds. “[Plus] a lot of the smaller units don’t necessarily have parking with them.”

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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