61 Charles St., Halton Hills, Ont.
Asking price: $1,195,000
Selling price: $1,145,000
Previous selling prices: $729,000 (2014); $547,500 (2010); $150,000 (1998)
Taxes: $5,172 (2019)
Days on the market: 24
Co-op agent: Nutan Brown, Royal LePage West Realty Group Ltd.
Over several months of shopping, these city-dwelling house hunters scoped out properties in several smaller communities ringing Toronto, eventually developing an affinity for Georgetown, about 30 minutes west. Agent Nutan Brown escorted them through many options, including this updated Victorian, which they purchased in late November.
“Georgetown worked well in terms of the size of the community and proximity to family,” Ms. Brown said.
“The [other homes] we were looking at were not of the same vintage, so they didn’t have the same character as this one did.”
What they got
This more than 100-year-old, three-bedroom house has a traditional red-brick façade and gingerbread trim. The interior has been remodelled and enlarged, complete with an open-concept kitchen and family room addition with a second fireplace and access to a west-facing deck.
Formal living and dining rooms remain on the main floor and a casual recreation area fills out the basement.
The agent’s take
“Although it’s a shell of a 100 plus year-old home, the interior is all renovated or touched in some way, so it’s very modern and comfortable,” Ms. Brown said.
“This particular property backs onto a large green space – almost a ravine-like setting – and that had a lot of appeal.”
The 57-foot-by 157-by foot lot also offers parking for three cars, though owners could survive without a vehicle. “You can walk to everything, like the library, shopping and restaurants,” Ms. Brown said.
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