Sale of the Week: The $850,000 Beaches home that proves a little patience can pay off
Address: 57 Norway Avenue
Neighbourhood: The Beaches
Agent: Rick DeClute, DeClute Real Estate Inc., Brokerage
The property: A three-bedroom Beaches home surrounded by a huge perennial garden.
The history: The seller lived here for 23 years, and during that time she devoted a huge amount of attention to landscaping. She’s selling the property so she can move into a smaller, more manageable space.
The fate: The buyers were keen on three features in particular: the garden, the private driveway, and the artist’s studio in the garage. They’re moving in with their children and plan to convert the latter into a play space.
The sale: The seller had the house on the market for 9 days at $849,000, but there were no offers. Rather than change the asking price, which can raise eyebrows among buyers, her agent advised her to remove the listing altogether. Before they could re-list the property, a buyers’ agent got in touch. During a round of negotiations, the seller insisted on her full asking price. The buyers accepted the deal on the same day the property went back on the market.
By the numbers:
- $3838.39 in taxes (2016)
- 1600 square feet
- 3 bedrooms
- 3 parking spaces
- 1 bathroom
The flooring on the main level is Brazilian cherry:
Here’s the dining room:
The kitchen isn’t super fancy:
There’s a very Beachy rec room:
This second-floor bedroom is being used as an office:
And there are two second-floor bedrooms. Here’s one:
And another, with some busy wallpaper:
One of the main attractions is the meticulously landscaped backyard:
It’s quite lush back here. The owner converted the house’s detached garage into an artist’s studio: