Sale of the Week: The Bathurst Manor house that sold $500,000 over asking
Address: 26 Overbrook Place
Neighbourhood: Bathurst Manor
Agent: David Soberano, Re/Max Realtron Realty Inc., Brokerage
The property: A spruced-up six-bedroom with a ravine in its backyard.
The history: The sellers bought the house five years ago for $820,000. Now, they’re leaving for a larger property in the Balmoral area. They didn’t complete any major renos before deciding to move out, but they added some fresh paint, new carpeting and improved landscaping. They also installed a new furnace and roof, and did a little updating in the basement and bathrooms.
The fate: The house sold almost $500,000 over asking after a week and a half on MLS. The buyers were looking for a family home. The lush ravine at the rear of the house sealed the deal for them.
The sale: The sellers listed the property at $1,199,900, hoping to get at least $1.5 million. While they were on vacation, there was a bully offer for $1.65 million. They declined. Their agent went back to the buyers’ agent and demanded $1.7 million or nothing.
By the numbers:
- $6,294.95 in taxes (2016)
- 4,300 square feet
- 10 days on MLS
- 6 parking spaces
- 5 bedrooms
- 5 bathrooms
The house has spiral-ish staircase in the foyer:
The living room has doors to a terrace:
Here’s the dining room:
And the kitchen:
The kitchen has a large breakfast area:
The main floor has a separate in-law suite with its own kitchen:
A better look at the kitchen:
And here’s the in-law suite’s bedroom, with fancy skylights:
The terrace has a view of the ravine:
There are four bedrooms on the second floor of the house. Here’s one of them:
Another second-floor bedroom. Why no Jays logo on the bedspread?
All three of those bedrooms share this hallway bathroom:
And here’s the master bedroom:
The master ensuite, complete with bidet:
The basement has an updated rec room:
There’s also an office space down here, which could probably also be used as a bedroom:
And the basement also has another spare room, which is currently set up as a bedroom:
The ravine makes for a very green backyard: