Sale of the Week: The $2-million Thorncrest home that proves sellers dread the holiday lull

Sale of the Week: The $2-million Thorncrest home that proves sellers dread the holiday lull

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Listed At
$2,185,000
Sold For
$2,000,000

Address: 28 Sir Williams Lane

Neighbourhood: Thorncrest

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:

  • $2,000,000
  • $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
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The foyer is nice and glassy.

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The living room has a stone fireplace—one of four in the house. The flooring is African hardwood.

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The dining room has dramatic skylights and glass doors to the back patio.

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The family room has another fireplace.

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Here’s the kitchen, with its large eat-in area.

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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.

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The master bedroom’s en suite bathroom.

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One of two second-floor bedrooms.

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The second-floor bathroom.

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The house sits on a large lot, with plenty of room for backyard play.