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Sotheby’s International Realty Canada

74 Baby Point Rd., Toronto

Asking price: $6,999,995 (May, 2021)

Selling price: $6,812,500 (May, 2021)

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Previous selling price: $1,925,625 (June, 2012)

Taxes: $19,790, (2020)

Days on the market: Five

Listing agents: John Genereaux and Jennifer Chan, Sotheby’s International Realty Canada

The action

The house was renovated in 2018 by Batay-Csorba Architects.

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This redesigned, four-bedroom house sits on a 0.8-acre lot fronting onto the Baby Point Club and backing onto parkland along the Humber River. Online resources provided by the agents, including a “day-in-the-life” style video, drew interested buyers to the property and, within days, a $6,812,500 bid.

“The market seemed to be very strong in May and there was a lack of inventory for this type of home in Baby Point,” Mr. Genereaux said. “And this style of lot backing onto Humber River is one-of-a-kind.

What they got

The lot backs onto parkland along the Humber River.

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A 2018 renovation by Batay-Csorba Architects married the two-storey home’s existing arts and crafts design with modern amenities and materials.

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A large addition created a primary bedroom with cathedral ceilings, a wall of windows and one of six bathrooms. Directly below, an eat-in kitchen was outfitted with herringbone floors, a massive island and built-in seating.

Other luxuries range from fireplaces in the living and dining rooms to wet bars in a glass-enclosed office and a bedroom in the basement.

The agent’s take

An addition created a wall of windows.

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“You don’t often get 100 [feet] by 350 feet [of land] and an extensive, architectural masterpiece,” Mr. Genereaux said.

“It has the character of the 1900s and was modernized to today’s buyers’ standards.”

There is extensive woodwork inside and out, including a cabana, treehouse and infrared sauna.

“A lot of people have saunas, but they loved the fact it was outdoors, and you could view nature,” Mr. Genereaux said. “It was very soothing.”

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“The backyard and seating area behind the garage is just paradise; you feel like you’re in Muskoka.”

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