Sale of the Week: the $2.6-million new-build that proves contemporary homes can have lively interiors
The Property: This custom build sets itself apart from other modern homes with its use of wood materials, which warm up the interior colour palette. Also unusual: an open-concept design that splits the main floor into multiple tiers. A winding staircase leads to the bedrooms, each with its own en suite washroom.
The History: This mini-mansion replaced a wartime bungalow similar to those that still make up much of the neighbourhood. Construction began about a year and a half ago and ended last summer.
The Fate: Developers of contemporary homes, facing a dwindling number of buildable sites in Willowdale to the west, have turned to Bayview Village. The agent who sold this house thinks the recent uptick in cool, modern builds is behind an influx of young families to the area. The buyers of 14 Windham certainly fit that description.
The Sale: The home was listed for $2,749,000 in August to test the market. (The neighbourhood is unused to such large offerings.) The agent eventually relisted it for $2,650,000. After some serious offers fell through, the home received its final offer over the holidays, traditionally one of the toughest times to offload real estate.
By the Numbers:
• 5,600 square feet, approximately, including the basement
• 97 per cent of list price
• 93 days on the market
• 4+1 bedrooms
• 6 washrooms
• 2-car built-in garage