Done deals: 140 Bowood Avenue

140 Bowood Avenue
140 Bowood Avenue


Yonge and Lawrence

From Saturday's Globe and Mail

  • 140 Bowood Avenue
  • Asking price: $1.199-million
  • Selling price: $1.199-million
  • Previous selling price: not available
  • Taxes: $7,683 (2008)
  • Lot size: 25 by 125 feet
  • Days on the market: three
  • Listing agent: Julie Kinnear, Royal LePage Real Estate Services Ltd.

This seven-year-old residence sold for essentially the same price as the new, detached two-storey house next door.

But while the two properties have similar layouts and were constructed by the same builder, the older one has all the comforts and conveniences of a lived-in home, agent Julie Kinnear says.

For instance, the grounds are landscaped with perennials; the 2,278-square-foot house has storage rooms, built-in banquettes and wall units; and the interior is dressed with baseboards, crown mouldings and custom window covers.

"It had character," Ms. Kinnear says. "It had a good feel to it."

Hardwood floors extend throughout an open-concept living and dining room - which has built-in speakers - as well as an eat-in kitchen and family room.

The latter features a gas fireplace, large windows and an open stairwell that leads to an interlocking patio and secluded yard.

Further down the stairs is a fireside recreation room with massive picture windows and 10-feet-plus-high ceilings. "It's designed to feel like it's above-grade," the agent says.

This level also has a sauna off the bathroom, a laundry room with one-year-old appliances, and access to the garage.

There is a main-floor powder room, and a four-piece bathroom upstairs amid four carpeted bedrooms, including a master with a private ensuite and walk-in closet.

"This is a move-up house in that neighbourhood," Ms. Kinnear says. "Someone who lives in the older, smaller semis or detached [homes] would love to move into that."

The residence is situated one block from a school, parks and places of worship, as well as the shops and subway station on Yonge Street.

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