- 24 OAK HAMPTON BLVD., TORONTO
- ASKING PRICE: $1,525,000
- SELLING PRICE: $1,480,000
- TAXES: $4,187 (2013)
- DAYS ON THE MARKET: 14
- LISTING AGENT: Julie Kinnear, Keller Williams Neighbourhood Realty
The Action: Within a 15-minute walk of schools, subway, services and Kingsway shops, this contemporary, custom-built residence gathered four offers at various times, but one deal finally stuck for $1.48-million.
What They Got: A bungalow on a 40-by-118-foot lot was recently refashioned as 3,390-square-foot structure with three floors connected by a skylit, glass encased staircase and upscale appointments, operating systems and green features. A carport shelters entry into the four-bedroom home with living and dining areas and a fireside family room with more than 14-foot ceilings off an eat-in kitchen with quartz-topped island, barn-board accents, stainless steel appliances and double doors to a deck and stone patio. Elevated creature comforts include radiant heated floors in the lower-level office, games areas and recreation room with garden doors, as well as a master retreat with nine-foot ceilings, a walk-in closet, balcony and five-piece bathroom, which is the largest of four bathrooms.
The Agentâs Take:
âIt was a topped-up bungalow and the basement was excavated in the past year, so it was completely redeveloped into a new home thatâs environmentally friendly,â
says agent Julie Kinnear.
âWhat I like about this is the combination of the classic exterior that fits in with the neighbourhood, and youâre really shocked when you walk in because itâs uber modern with clean lines and beautiful oak floors.â
Buyers were also mesmerized by the attention to details, such as a Nest smart thermostat, Cat 5 cable, built-in speakers and motion-sensor bathroom fans.
âThe developer really spent a lot of time thinking about how to layout it out without wasting any space, and I loved the way he used natural light, glass and materials,â
Ms. Kinnear notes.
âOne of the upgrades that is really cool are USB power outlets throughout and European, upgraded light switches that are kind of a fashion and design statement.â