- 222 PACIFIC AVE., TORONTO
- ASKING PRICE: $849,900
- SELLING PRICE: $971,100
- PREVIOUS SELLING PRICES:$526,000 (2002); $362,000 (2000
- TAXES: $5,052 (2013)
- DAYS ON THE MARKET: 9
- LISTING AGENT: Julie Kinnear, Royal LePage Real Estate Services Ltd. (Now with Keller Williams Neighbourhood Realty)
Bidding wars are a common phenomenon to acquire houses near High Park, where this detached, 21/2-storey house without parking was subject to 60 showings before a handful of visitors drafted competing offers.
What They Got:
This 2,090-square-foot structure was modernized in various ways, such as updated mechanics and windows, a remodelled kitchen with white cabinetry and stainless steel appliances and professionally landscaped gardens with a flagstone patio and irrigation system.
Entertaining areas are largely open with a fireside living and dining area with original stained glass windows and a lower-level recreation room with access to an office and the 25-by-159-foot grounds.
The second and third floors house four bedrooms, a second-floor dressing room and skylit family room, plus one of three bathrooms.
The Agent's Take:
"It's a family house and a family-friendly neighbourhood, so it [suits] couples with kids,"
agent Julie Kinnear said.
"The yard was extraordinary and it was really deep."
Buyers also had different ideas for the future state of this roughly 90-year-old dwelling.
"It was in very good condition, you could easily move in and renovate over time,"
Ms. Kinnear said.
"It had a potential basement suite with a separate entrance, full bathroom and plumbing ready for a potential kitchen."