Sale of the Week: The $1.6-million Newtonbrook house that proves lucky numbers are a thing
Address: 6 Debell Lane
Agent: Olga Schrage, Harvey Kalles Real Estate Ltd., Brokerage
The property: This two-storey detached home was built in the 1980s, and, for the most part, it hasn’t been altered significantly since then. (That is, except for the basement, which now has a home theatre, a wet bar, and a series of backlit shelves that were custom-designed to house the owner’s Hello Kitty collection.)
The history: The sellers, a mother and daughter, bought the property in 1995. They’re looking to downsize and move out of the city.
The fate: The buyers are a family who wanted to move out of the downtown core into a quieter neighbourhood. They may have found it in Newtonbrook, a peaceful patch of North York suburbia. They loved the size of the home, its large lot, and its proximity to a nearby park. The selling agent says they’re planning on keeping the interior as-is.
The sale: The buyers asked for their offer to be considered on February 18, because 18 is their lucky number. Their initial bid was for the asking price, but the sellers negotiated for an additional $168—their lucky number. The home had been on the market for five days.
By the numbers:
- $8,100.92 in property taxes (2015)
- 50-by-155-foot lot
- 6 bathrooms
- 5 days on the market
- 4 + 1 bedrooms
- 4 parking spaces
- 1 wet bar
- 1 home theatre
The home has a large, high-ceilinged foyer.
The living room showcases the owner’s bear collection. (All the best knick-knacks are in the basement, though. Just wait for it.)
The family room sports a fireplace and a scale model of the Millennium Falcon.
Mirrors and a recessed ceiling give the dining room a formal look.
The kitchen looks a little dated, but it’s large.
There are four bedrooms on the second floor of the house.
Here’s a bedroom.
And another bedroom.
And yet another bedroom.
The master bedroom has an attached sitting room.
The sitting room has a fireplace.
The master bedroom has plenty of built-in storage.
And here’s the master ensuite.
And here we are. The basement, and the seller’s epic Hello Kitty collection.
There’s also an impressive home theatre down here.
Here’s how everything fits together.
And the rear view.