Sale of the Week: The $2-million home that proves the teardown business is alive and well in Lytton Park
Address: 96 Castlewood Road
Neighbourhood: Lytton Park
Agent: Adam Weiner, Harvey Kalles Real Estate Ltd., Brokerage
The property: This home, built from the ground up just over a year ago, has a custom-built kitchen, oak finishes and a basement with a walk-out to the backyard.
The history: After buying the property for $1,085,000 in 2014, the seller tore down the existing bungalow and built this place in its stead. His original intended buyer, a colleague’s brother, had a change of heart—so the house went on the open market.
The fate: The buyers are a family who were drawn to Lytton Park’s excellent schools. (Forest Hill Collegiate is just a short walk away.)
The sale: The property was first listed before the holidays, and then relisted in the new year. In February, there was an offer, but the seller deemed it too low. In March, at last, there were two competing offers. The seller chose the higher, at $24,000 under asking.
By the numbers:
- 44 days on the market
- 25-by-110-foot lot
- 5 bathrooms
- 4 + 1 bedrooms
- 3 parking spaces
- 1 walk-out basement
The living room is at the front of the house.
The dining room is combined with the living room.
The kitchen has a breakfast bar, plus plenty of room for a table. The stove is a Bertazzoni.
Another view of the kitchen.
The family room has doors to an elevated deck. The fireplace runs on gas.
There are four bedrooms on the second floor. Three of them look pretty much exactly like this.
Those three bedrooms share this hallway bathroom.
Here’s the master bedroom.
And the master ensuite.
The basement has doors that lead directly to the backyard.
The view from behind.