Sale of the Week: the $1.3-million Mount Pleasant home that straddles two neighbourhoods

Sale of the Week: the $1.3-million Mount Pleasant home that straddles two neighbourhoods


Address: 638 Millwood Road
Neighbourhood: Mount Pleasant
Agent: Howard Biderman, Harvey Kalles Real Estate Ltd., Brokerage

The Property: This renovated Mount Pleasant home has a loft-like interior with hardwood floors, 12-foot ceilings and industrial finishes. A modern family room with floor-to-ceiling windows walks out onto a 575-square-foot deck that overlooks a massive backyard. The master bedroom sports numerous windows of its own, including a skylight.

The History: This house was originally built in 1926 as a bungalow. Previous owners added a second floor, brick and beam accents and a dramatic metallic central staircase bought at auction from Creeds, a former Bloor Street department store that closed in the early 1990s. The sellers, a family, purchased the property in 2004 and added a two-piece bathroom just off the living room.

The Fate: Like the sellers before them, the young family that purchased the pad probably felt the allure of the nearby Maurice Cody Public School district.

The Sale: The sellers bought the home for $627,000 in 2004. They listed it for $1,329,000 and received two bids during separate offer periods. Though the single-car parking proved a tough sell, the home still went for $1.3 million. According to the selling agent, the property’s location on the east side of Mount Pleasant will allow the buyers to enjoy the cachet of tony Leaside, on the other side of Bayview Avenue.

By the Numbers:

• $1,300,000
• 1,600 square feet, approximately
• 575-square-foot deck
• 98 per cent of list price
• 4 bathrooms
• 3 bedrooms
• 2 offers
• 1 nanny suite
• 1-car parking