Sale of the Week: The $2-million Thorncrest home that proves sellers dread the holiday lull
Address: 28 Sir Williams Lane
Agent: Laura Simpson, Bosley Real Estate Ltd., Brokerage
The property: A mid-century modern home on a wide lot in Thorncrest Village. On the outside, the property has a number of large Japanese maples; on the inside, it has an open main floor and plenty of skylights.
The history: The home was originally built as a bungalow in 1953. In 2004, the sellers added a second floor and extended the rear of the house, while leaving the front exterior mostly untouched.
The fate: The buyers were tired of downtown life. They fell in love with the size of the property and the non-traditional sprawling layout of the expanded bungalow. They were also impressed by the family-friendly amenities available at the community-run Thorncrest Clubhouse, just around the corner.
The sale: For a month, the home found no takers. With the market about to head into its annual holiday lull, the sellers were willing to agree to the buyers’ offer, which was conditional and $185,000 under asking.
By the numbers:
- $9,352.12 in property taxes (2014)
- 6,025 square feet
- 110-by-172-foot lot
- 92 per cent of list price
- 62 years old
- 34 days on the market
- 6 bathrooms
- 4+1 bedrooms
- 4 parking spaces
The foyer is nice and glassy.
The living room has a stone fireplace—one of four in the house. The flooring is African hardwood.
The dining room has dramatic skylights and glass doors to the back patio.
The family room has another fireplace.
Here’s the kitchen, with its large eat-in area.
The main floor and basement have one bedroom each. The remaining three bedrooms are on the second floor. This is the master, with built-in cabinetry and a fireplace.
The master bedroom’s en suite bathroom.
One of two second-floor bedrooms.
The second-floor bathroom.
The house sits on a large lot, with plenty of room for backyard play.