- 100 TWENTY SEVENTH ST., TORONTO
- ASKING PRICE $1,499,000
- SELLING PRICE $1,457,625
- PREVIOUS SELLING PRICES $760,000 (2010); $215,000 (1992)
- DAYS ON THE MARKET One
- LISTING AGENT Julie Kinnear, Keller Williams Neighbourhood Realty
The Action: This two-storey house with a garage has unusual quirks – such as two driveways and a multilevel master bedroom suite – but buyers weren't dissuaded. It sold before the agent's open house early June.
There weren't very many [showings]; it sold right away, almost immediately. That area – Long Branch – is getting very hip, so it's a good location.
What They Got: Not far from Colonel Samuel Smith Park, this 2,465-square-foot residence was given new form and function, starting with recently installed mechanical systems, roofing, windows and doors.
Traditional living and dining rooms are counterbalanced with an open eat-in kitchen and family-room addition. The former features an island, granite counters, brick accent wall and a pantry, while the latter contains a wood-burning fireplace, double doors to the deck and vaulted, wood-beamed ceilings.
Off the addition are stairs up to an updated semi-ensuite, which has more steps into the dressing room of the largest of three bedrooms on the second floor.
The 1,600-square-foot basement is self-contained with an entertaining area, kitchen, sauna and one of three bathrooms.
The Agent's Take:
It was on a pretty premium lot – 50 by 150 feet – which in the city of Toronto is a special property. [And] it was cool this has two separate driveways … which meant when you're leaving in the morning or arriving at night, you don't have to move any [cars] around.
Even more surprising was the interior design:
It had major 'wow' factor. First of all, the seller were meticulous in how they maintained it and upgraded it. It has a lot of Old World charm and character, then you walk to the back half of the house with a huge massive addition with cathedral ceilings, so it was a good combo of old and new.
Originally published in The Globe and Mail on August 31, 2017.