Sale of the Week: the $1.2-million Niagara townhouse that shows how design can trump spaciousness

Sale of the Week: the $1.2-million Niagara townhouse that shows how design can trump spaciousness

Address: 855 Richmond Street West
Neighbourhood: Niagara
Agent: Barbara Best, Keller Williams Advantage Realty, Brokerage

The Property: This Niagara townhome and its neighbours stand out on their block, thanks to their modern design, industrial accents and floor-to-ceiling windows. This particular house, an end unit, one-ups the rest of the row with additional windows along its outer wall. A deck and rooftop lounge offer sunny spots for day drinking, should nearby Trinity-Bellwoods Park prove too packed.

The History: The seller originally purchased the property when the townhomes were completed in 2010. A young professional, she added a few high-end personal touches (including the light fixture in the dining room). Otherwise, she didn’t have to upgrade the relatively new unit.

The Fate: The property’s going to design-savvy young professionals. Over the next few years, they’ll gain plenty of likeminded neighbours, as the area’s older businesses give way to luxury developments.

The Sale: Anticipating that the lack of a third bedroom would pose a challenge, the sellers held back offers and encouraged suitors to give it their single best shot—there would be no negotiations to avoid a prolonged process. They received three bids and accepted the most favourable one. The home was on the market nine days.

By the Numbers:

• $1,206,000
• 1,813 square feet
• 121 per cent list price
• 9 days on the market
• 3 offers
• 3 bathrooms
• 2 bedrooms
• 2 south-facing decks
• 1-car built-in garage