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Sale of the Week: $2.7 million for a modern home in the Beaches

By Jonathan Forani| Photography by Robert Holowka/Birdhouse Media
Sale of the Week: $2.7 million for a modern home in the Beaches
Listed At
$2,399,999
Sold For
$2,700,000

Address: 241 Silver Birch Avenue
Neighbourhood: The Beaches Agent: Shea Warrington, Royal LePage Estate Realty Previously sold for: $2,181,000, in 2016

The property

A modern 3,600-square-foot home, located just a few minutes from Lake Ontario. The four-bedroom, six-bathroom house has warm woodwork and sleek industrial finishes.

The history

In 2014, the original owner demolished a bungalow on the lot, divided the property in two, then sold half of it for $639,000. The buyers designed and constructed this four-level home, before selling it for $2.2 million in 2016. New buyers just swept it off the market for $300,000 over asking.

The tour

The foyer has a 16-foot heated concrete bench. It connects to the powder room, which has leather walls:

Sale of the Week: $2.7 million for a modern home in the Beaches

There are heated concrete floors on the main level:

Sale of the Week: $2.7 million for a modern home in the Beaches

The dining room has a walnut chandelier and built-in shelving:

Sale of the Week: $2.7 million for a modern home in the Beaches

There are quartz countertops in the kitchen:

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Sale of the Week: $2.7 million for a modern home in the Beaches

The family room has a timber ceiling and a wood-burning fireplace:

Sale of the Week: $2.7 million for a modern home in the Beaches

It also has a cathedral ceiling with a row of skylights:

Sale of the Week: $2.7 million for a modern home in the Beaches

The terrace, located outside of the family room, has a stainless steel bar:

Sale of the Week: $2.7 million for a modern home in the Beaches

This staircase has wood treads and stainless steel railings:

Sale of the Week: $2.7 million for a modern home in the Beaches

There’s a vaulted ceiling in this second-floor bedroom:

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Sale of the Week: $2.7 million for a modern home in the Beaches

The smallest bedroom is less than 150 square feet:

Sale of the Week: $2.7 million for a modern home in the Beaches

There are oak floors in all of the bedrooms:

Sale of the Week: $2.7 million for a modern home in the Beaches

This second-floor bathroom has quartz countertops:

Sale of the Week: $2.7 million for a modern home in the Beaches

The master suite takes up the entire top floor:

Sale of the Week: $2.7 million for a modern home in the Beaches

Here’s the master bedroom, which overlooks Silver Birch Avenue:

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Sale of the Week: $2.7 million for a modern home in the Beaches

Next to the bed, there’s a cozy spot to lounge:

Sale of the Week: $2.7 million for a modern home in the Beaches

The master bathroom has marble countertops:

Sale of the Week: $2.7 million for a modern home in the Beaches

There’s a 45-square-foot balcony connected to the master suite:

Sale of the Week: $2.7 million for a modern home in the Beaches

The basement has heated concrete flooring and a kitchenette:

Sale of the Week: $2.7 million for a modern home in the Beaches

Here’s the basement mudroom:

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Sale of the Week: $2.7 million for a modern home in the Beaches

The basement rec room has a walk-out to the backyard:

Sale of the Week: $2.7 million for a modern home in the Beaches

This wood-filled outdoor seating area has metallic chandeliers:

Sale of the Week: $2.7 million for a modern home in the Beaches

There’s stone tile in the backyard:

Sale of the Week: $2.7 million for a modern home in the Beaches

Here’s a nighttime shot of the backyard:

Sale of the Week: $2.7 million for a modern home in the Beaches
The fate

The buyers submitted an offer after their first time viewing the home.

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The sale

There were five open houses and 14 showings in a three-day period, then the buyers submitted a bully bid of $300,000 over asking.

By the numbers

• $2,700,000 • $7,500 in taxes (approximately) • 3,652 square feet (including basement) • 3 days on MLS • 6 bathrooms • 4 bedrooms • 3 parking spaces • 1-car garage

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