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Sotheby’s International Realty Canada

261 Widder St., E, St. Marys, Ont.

Asking price: $885,000 (April, 2021)

Selling price: $976,261 (April, 2021)

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Taxes: $6,109 (2021)

Days on the market: 13

Listing agents: Paul Maranger and Christian Vermast, Sotheby’s International Realty Canada

The action

In the 1970s, a second bathroom, main floor laundry and a mud room were added off the eat-in kitchen.

Sotheby’s International Realty Canada

Sixteen house hunters made the trek to St. Marys, a small town mid-way between London and Kitchener and about a two-hour drive west of Toronto, to see this five-bedroom Victorian on a 132-foot-by-132-foot corner lot. It quickly drew three offers.

“There was interest locally, regionally and in the GTA,” said Christian Vermast, a Toronto-based agent.

“St. Marys would have been 20-per-cent less expensive than [nearby] Stratford historically, and now it’s between zero and ten per cent less expensive.

“The reason for this is St. Marys is a very small, picturesque town with breathtaking parkland. It’s 40 minutes to London hospitals, medical care and shopping, and 20 minutes to Stratford for amazing restaurants and the festival.”

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What they got

Three offers were quickly made on the house in St. Marys, a small town mid-way between London and Kitchener.

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This two-storey house was built around 1880 and has a classic centre hall plan, 10-foot to 12-foot ceilings, crown mouldings and a fireplace in one of two entertaining areas. The interior living space totals 3,160 square feet.

In the 1970s, a second bathroom, main floor laundry and a mud room were added off the eat-in kitchen. A double garage was also built with yellow bricks to match the home’s exterior.

The agent’s take

The home has 10- to 12-foot ceilings, crown mouldings and a fireplace in one of two entertaining areas.

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“This home was high end for the downtown historic area of St. Marys,” Mr. Maranger said.

“The house was heritage designated and sat on a double lot.”

That extra space allowed for extensive landscaping. “They created a micro garden in one area that was beautiful and was probably an old barn,” Mr. Maranger said.

“This house also had a view onto a park and the river beyond.

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“And along the river, the town created a very wide band of trees, lawns, benches and a beautiful walking trail.”

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