Sale of the Week: The $1.3-million Lansing home that bucks the teardown trend

Sale of the Week: The $1.3-million Lansing home that bucks the teardown trend

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Listed At
$998,000
Sold For
$1,299,000

Address: 224 Betty Ann Drive

Neighbourhood: Lansing

Agent: Linda Maruta Kronbergs, Sutton Group-Associates Realty Inc., Brokerage


The property: This newly renovated North York sidesplit has marble floors, Caesarstone counters in the kitchen and a dry bar in the basement. Downstairs, there’s a separate entrance for what could be used as a nanny suite.


The history: The sellers inherited this home, built in the early 1950s, from their parents. They renovated it before putting it on the market in a bid to prevent the new owners from simply tearing it down.


The fate: The new owners are empty nesters who have lived in the neighbourhood in the past. They plan to spend their retirement here.


The sale: The agent listed the home under market value, then held a whopping 54 showings in a week. There were five offers, and the sellers accepted the highest.


By the numbers:

  • $1,299,000
  • $4,295.45 in property taxes (2015)
  • 130 per cent of list price
  • 8 days on the market
  • 4 parking spaces
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 3 bathrooms
  • 1 nanny suite
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The living room has a gas fireplace.

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The dining area is next to the living room.

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The kitchen has marble flooring. If only there were some kind of europop song that captured the essence of the colour scheme…

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There are two bedrooms on the first floor. This one has a trapper lodge theme.

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The other bedroom has a sliding door to the backyard. It’s currently set up as a den.

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The main-floor bathroom is the only one in the house with a tub.

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The master bedroom has the second floor to itself.

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The master bedroom’s en suite bathroom doesn’t have a tub. Neat faucet, though.

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There’s a large rec room in the basement. There’s also a bedroom and kitchen down here, plus a separate entrance, meaning this entire floor could be turned into a nanny suite or apartment.

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Here’s the basement bathroom.

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And the view from the rear.