Sale of the Week: The $2.8-million Yorkville home that shows how staging can make a difference
Address: 71 Hazelton Avenue
Agent: Selene Richards, Mark Richards and Eric Skogland, Re/Max Hallmark Richards Group Realty Ltd., Brokerage
The property: A renovated Yorkville Victorian with high ceilings, original fireplaces and marble accents.
The history: The property, built in 1895, was gutted by a previous owner in 2006. The owners had been renting out the house while they travelled abroad. They decided to sell so they could keep travelling without worry.
The fate: The buyers are a family from Kleinburg looking to move out of the suburbs and into the city. They loved the property’s proximity to Yorkville. Whole Foods is right across the street.
The sale: The sellers initially had a hard time finding someone to take the property off their hands: it was on the market for 61 days in September 2014, and then for 75 days at the end of 2015. They switched agents, and the new sales team restaged the home and launched a Facebook advertising campaign. The property got two offers and the sellers accepted the highest, at $10,000 over asking.
By the numbers:
- 16.55-by-139-foot lot
- 3 + 1 bedrooms
- 5 bathrooms
- 2 days on the market
- 1 parking space
The living room has a fireplace with a marble surround.
The house was renovated in 2006, so the interior has a modern, open flow.
The dining area.
The kitchen has granite countertops.
There’s a family room at the back of the house, with doors to the deck.
Painted sink basins should be more of a thing.
There are two bedrooms on the second floor. Here’s one of them.
And here’s that bedroom’s ensuite bathroom.
The master bedroom.
A mirrored dressing room connects the master bedroom with its ensuite bathroom.
The master ensuite is decked out in marble. The floors are heated.
There’s a loft area on the third floor.
Also on the third floor: another bedroom, with access to a terrace.
The third-floor bathroom.
And the view from the third-floor terrace.
There’s a rec room in the basement, with another fireplace.
And here’s the back deck.