480 Sutherland Dr., Toronto
Asking price: $2,899,000 (September, 2020)
Selling price: $2,810,000 (September, 2020)
Previous selling price: $930,000 (January, 2004); $710,000 (February, 2000); $248,000 (February, 1996)
Taxes: $10,021 (2020)
Days on the market: three
Co-op agent: Ira Jelinek, Harvey Kalles Real Estate Ltd.
These Leaside residents were looking for a bigger home and began searching several years ago. They made a few offers over that time, but none panned out until the pandemic hit. Their first bid secured them the keys to this four-bedroom property near Sunnybrook Park.
“We saw it and wanted to wait a couple days, so we weren’t offering on the first day,” agent Ira Jelinek said.
“We felt like we were negotiating without having to go overboard.”
What they got
The main floor of this 2,559-square-foot house provides a mix of formal and casual gathering spaces, including a formal dining room, an open eat-in kitchen and front and rear entertaining areas with fireplaces.
Upstairs, a third fireplace is in the largest bedroom, which also features cathedral ceilings and one of four bathrooms.
There are multiple walkouts to the private backyard on the 32-by-133-foot lot and direct access to the garage through the 1,152 sq. ft. basement.
The agent’s take
“It presented really nicely,” Mr. Jelinek said. “It had a beautiful backyard, very well manicured, and it has an underground garage, which is hard to find.”
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