Sale of the Week: the $1.3-million Moore Park home that shows the allure of a thoughtful renovation
Address: 83 Moore Avenue
Neighbourhood: Moore Park
Agent: Jimmy Molloy, Chestnut Park Real Estate Limited, Brokerage
The property: This home sits on a deep lot in one of Toronto’s family-friendliest neighbourhoods. The renovated interior is open concept, and there’s a large back garden.
The history: The previous owners, an interior designer and her partner, transformed the property seven years ago. In the process, the home went from four bedrooms to two and gained a spa-like master bathroom.
The fate: The new owners are buying into a tree-lined neighbourhood surrounded by great schools and walking distance from St. Clair Avenue. And if they’re in need of a few extra bedrooms, the house can be converted back to its original four-bedroom layout.
The sale: The agent strategically set the asking price slightly below market value, since many Moore Park buyers have families and consider fewer than three or four bedrooms a drawback. There were two offers on the home after six days on the market, and the sellers were quick to accept one at $10,000 over asking.
By the numbers:
- $6,930.80 in property taxes (2015)
- 101 per cent of list price
- 28 x 120-foot lot
- 6 days on the market
- 3 bathrooms
- 2 bedrooms
- 2 parking spaces
The owners completely renovated the interior, taking it from four bedrooms down to two (plus another in the basement).
The living room has a gas fireplace. The dead cow rug really ties the room together.
The dining area and kitchen are combined, and both of them have hardwood floors. The doors in the background lead to the backyard.
The kitchen is updated.
There are two bedrooms on the second floor. One of them is being used as an office. (Side note: excellent wall hangings, cool desk geode.)
Here’s the master bedroom, which was clearly two separate bedrooms until recently.
The vestigial archway is actually okay, though.
The second-floor bathroom looks like it used to be a bedroom, or a sunroom. Now it’s a spacious home spa, complete with claw-foot tub.
There’s one more bedroom/rec room in the basement. It has no windows.
But it does have an en suite bathroom.
The backyard is all gravel, so no need to mow.
And there’s even a patio.