Sale of the Week: the $3.6-million Bedford Park home that proves contemporary design can sell

Sale of the Week: the $3.6-million Bedford Park home that proves contemporary design can sell

Address: 132 Ridley Boulevard
Neighbourhood: Bedford Park
Agent: Paul Johnston and Matt Manuel, Right At Home Realty Inc., Brokerage

The Property: This Bedford Park home gets its character from hardwood finishes and floor-to-ceiling windows. It’s located in prime commuter territory, with easy access to the 401 and the Allen Expressway—not to mention several of the country’s best private and public school districts.

The History: The home was originally built for a Brazilian family, but they moved away from Toronto shortly after it was completed. The sellers bought the property in 2009, then wired it with built-in speakers and added a high-velocity furnace on the third floor to improve airflow.

The Fate: Some modern homes are cropping up in Willowdale to the south, but the agent doesn’t foresee 132 Ridley having much contemporary company in its particular pocket of Bedford Park anytime soon. The continued lack of such homes in the area made the buyers’ search for one that much tougher.

The Sale: The buyers fell in love with the home during a private showing. They put in a single offer shortly afterward and clinched the sale. The home was taken off the market after nine days.

By the Numbers:

• $3,575,000
• 4,000 square feet, approximately
• 97 per cent of list price
• 9 days on the market
• 7 bathrooms
• 6 years old
• 4+2 bedrooms
• 2-car built-in garage
• 1 offer