119 Scarborough Rd., Toronto
Asking price: $1,995,000 (September, 2021)
Selling price: $2,357,500 (September, 2021)
Previous selling price: $1,650,000 (October, 2017); $1,166,000 (September, 2013)
Taxes: $8,603 (2021)
Days on the market: Four
Listing agents: Dino Capocci and Lauretta Stewart, Royal LePage Real Estate Services Ltd.
This three-bedroom house is one bedroom shy of the average detached home in The Beaches. That didn’t stop one visitor from delivering a pre-emptive offer, which persuaded three more buyers to do the same.
“At The Beach, not a lot comes up,” agent Dino Capocci said.
“Everything is selling in a bidding war. That’s why I followed suit. Similar homes were listed around $1.999-million, but some were only ending up at $2.1-million or $2.2-million and one ended up at $2.5-million.”
What they got
This three-storey house was built on a 21-foot-by-110-foot lot in 2009. Several upgrades were completed two years ago, such as a glass-clad front entrance and a waterfall edge kitchen island.
There is a formal dining room open to the kitchen and a family room with large glass doors that open to the rear deck and patio.
A front bedroom on the second floor has a small balcony. The entire floor above consists of another bedroom with a walk-in closet and the largest of four bathrooms.
There is a front driveway to accommodate one vehicle.
The agent’s take
“It’s on a prime Beach, tree-lined street,” Mr. Capocci said.
“It also had a stunning back yard and privacy fence, so it was very urban without a lot of grass.”
Recent renovations indoors also left a lasing impression. “The sellers had [used] an interior designer and it shows. So I didn’t need a stager, which is really rare,” Mr. Capocci said.
“The house checked all the boxes; it was pristine and finished to the nines.”
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