Sale of the Week: The home that shows what $1.8-million gets you in Roncesvalles

Sale of the Week: The home that shows what $1.8-million gets you in Roncesvalles

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Sold For

Address: 223 Wright Avenue
Neighbourhood: Roncesvalles
Agent: Monte Burris, Keller Williams Referred Urban Realty, Brokerage
Previously sold for: $449,180, in 2001

The property

A five-bedroom home, steps away from High Park and the Roncesvalles commercial strip.

The house has lots of original wood trim:


The dark wainscotting is unusual:


Here’s the living room:


And the dining room:


There are two bedrooms on the second floor. This one clearly belongs to a Star Wars fan:


The master bedroom:


Rather than build a giant master ensuite bathroom, the owners opted to add this huge dressing room:


All the house’s bedrooms share this bathroom:


There are two more bedrooms on the third floor. This one is set up as a den:


And here’s the other third-floor bedroom:


This could very well be the most recreational-looking basement rec room we’ve ever seen:


And there’s a backyard garden:


The history

The sellers bought the house in 2001, and their major project was updating the kitchen. They added stainless steel appliances, slate countertops, and tons of storage space. But now they’re relocating to a bigger house in a nearby neighbourhood.


The fate

The buyers are moving with their young family from elsewhere in the High Park area. They love the neighbourhood and the nearby schools, but they were especially taken with the house’s Arts and Crafts aesthetic.

The sale

There were 27 showings, plus about 100 viewers during a three-hour open house. The sellers chose the highest of three bids, at more than $300,000 over asking.

By the numbers

• $1,803,000
• $6,288.69 in taxes (2016)
• 2,275 square feet
• 862-square-foot finished basement
• 8 days on MLS
• 5 bedrooms
• 2 bathrooms

The Hunt