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Detached house near Moorevale Park sells quickly

Featured on  Globe and Mail March 21, 2016 @ 1:25 pm

Posted in: Done Deals, Globe and Mail, Rosedale,

SYDNIA YU | The Globe and Mail | Published Thursday, Mar. 17, 2016

155 WELLAND AVE., TORONTO

ASKING PRICE $1,495,000

SELLING PRICE $1,415,000

PREVIOUS SELLING PRICE $1,389,000 (2014); $475,000 (2000)

TAXES $5,871 (2015)

DAYS ON THE MARKET 34

LISTING AGENT Christopher Bibby, Sutton Group-Associates Realty Inc.

The Action: A job transfer forced the owner of this detached, two-storey house across from Moorevale Park to list it in November. Though the timing wasn’t ideal to lure a large crowd, there were 17 visitors and a deal finalized before the Christmas holidays.

What They Got: Outdoor recreational areas and facilities surround this roughly 90-year-old house, from a public playground and parkland to a private backyard with newly landscaped gardens, a pergola-covered patio and deck off an eat-in kitchen with tile and granite finishes.

The main floor has a classic fireside living room and dining area with French doors, hardwood floors and decorative wainscoting, while the basement has an open recreation room with separate side entry to a mutual driveway and garage on the 32-by-87-foot lot.

Of the three bedrooms upstairs, one has a balcony and the sky-lit master features a walk-in closet and one of three bathrooms.

The Agent’s Take: “It was situated right across the street from Moorvale Park,” agent Christopher Bibby says. “And this was the perfect starter home … it was a detached home with three bedrooms and three baths, and the previous owners had done a full renovation of the basement with a wine cellar