Sale of the Week: the $836,000 home that proves modern bungalows are on the rise in East York

Sale of the Week: the $836,000 home that proves modern bungalows are on the rise in East York

(Image: James Lee)

Address: 727 Sammon Avenue
Neighbourhood: East York
Agent: Andrei Angelkovski, Re/Max Ultimate Realty Inc., Brokerage

The Property: This East York bungalow was redesigned with cathedral ceilings, a finished basement and a large back deck, giving it some of the roomy qualities of a two-storey home.

The History: Designers Ahren Cadieux and Will Hudson teamed up with interior designer Emily Millar to renovate the post-war bungalow. They underpinned the original six-foot basement, knocked out walls to create an open floor plan and added a bunch of new finishes, including maple flooring, skylights and a clean-looking stucco exterior. The flip took roughly six months.

The Fate: A young couple upsizing from a condo bought the bungalow. They were looking for a more standard-issue dwelling in Leslieville, but couldn’t resist this fashionable home at a lower price just a bit further east. The basement has a partial kitchen and a separate entrance, but they have no immediate plans to rent it out, according to the selling agent.

The Sale: The agent was also involved in the sale of another contemporary bungalow nearby. Listing Sammon for $50,000 more than the previous place helped attract a higher concentration of serious buyers who could afford the property. The home sold after seven days on the market, with four registered offers.

By the Numbers:

• $836,000
• 1,200 square feet, approximately
• 120 per cent list price
• 7 days on the market
• 4 offers
• 2+2 bedrooms
• 2 bathrooms
• 2-car legal parking pad
• 1-car detached garage
• 1 potential basement suite