48 Craigmont Dr., Toronto
Asking price: $2,088,000
Selling price: $2,050,000
Previous selling price: $410,000 (1997)
Taxes: $6,468 (2017)
Days on the market: 14
Listing agent: Bill Thom, Re/Max Realtron Bill Thom Group Realty Inc.
The action: North York properties backing onto a ravine are a comparative rarity, so this detached house on a 50-by-120-foot lot abutting the Don River had an offer after just two dozen showings in April.
What they got: Built about 50 years ago, this roughly 3,000-square-foot house was designed with easy access between indoor and outdoor entertaining areas. For instance, a southwest-facing deck is located off the eat-in kitchen and family room, while the backyard is accessible from one of two recreation areas in the 1,850-square-foot basement.
There are separate living and dining rooms for more formal activities, as well as a study and four bedrooms, two of which have walk-in closets and private bathrooms.
Hardwood floors have been added throughout and five bathrooms, the roof, windows and landscaping have all been redone.
The agent’s take: “It’s very unique because the home was renovated and it’s on a ravine,” Mr. Thom said. “[Plus] it has a lot of tableland.”
Improvements also enhanced both the interior and exterior. “The house originally had one ensuite, so the current owner made it two, so that’s a selling feature since you don’t get that in older homes,” Mr. Thom said.
“And they took out the brick [façade] and had new stone installed, so that was really unique.”