Sale of the Week: The $1.1-million Woodbine home that proves subway-adjacent semis don’t sit for long
Address: 168 Drayton Avenue
Agent: Caroline Goldhar, Royal LePage Estate Realty, Brokerage
Previously sold for: $449,000, in 2010, prior to a renovation
A semi-detached home a short walk from Coxwell station.
The sellers are an engineer and a marketer who recently had their third child and are upsizing to a larger home nearby. They renovated the house when they bought it in 2010.
The living area has a fireplace with a stone surround:
Here’s the dining area:
And the kitchen:
There are three bedrooms on the second floor. Here’s one of them:
And the master bedroom:
When the sellers bought the house, the basement was set up as a separate apartment. They converted it into a rec room:
And here’s the back patio:
The buyers are two sisters, both first-time buyers moving from the downtown core. They liked the home’s proximity to transit, and they have plans to convert the basement back into a separate apartment and rent it out.
The original target market for the home was young families, but the property’s close proximity to the Danforth and the subway brought in a wide range of potential buyers, according to the sellers’ agent. After more than 40 showings, the sellers accepted a preemptive offer for $211,000 over asking.
By the numbers
• $3,654 in taxes (approximately)
• 1,700 square feet (including the basement)
• 3 bedrooms
• 2 days on MLS
• 2 bathrooms
• 2 parking spaces