Sale of the Week: the $1.3-million Moore Park home that shows the allure of a thoughtful renovation

Sale of the Week: the $1.3-million Moore Park home that shows the allure of a thoughtful renovation

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Address: 83 Moore Avenue

Neighbourhood: Moore Park

Agent: Jimmy Molloy, Chestnut Park Real Estate Limited, Brokerage

The property: This home sits on a deep lot in one of Toronto’s family-friendliest neighbourhoods. The renovated interior is open concept, and there’s a large back garden.

The history: The previous owners, an interior designer and her partner, transformed the property seven years ago. In the process, the home went from four bedrooms to two and gained a spa-like master bathroom.

The fate: The new owners are buying into a tree-lined neighbourhood surrounded by great schools and walking distance from St. Clair Avenue. And if they’re in need of a few extra bedrooms, the house can be converted back to its original four-bedroom layout.

The sale: The agent strategically set the asking price slightly below market value, since many Moore Park buyers have families and consider fewer than three or four bedrooms a drawback. There were two offers on the home after six days on the market, and the sellers were quick to accept one at $10,000 over asking.

By the numbers:

  • $1,305,000
  • $6,930.80 in property taxes (2015)
  • 101 per cent of list price
  • 28 x 120-foot lot
  • 6 days on the market
  • 3 bathrooms
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 2 parking spaces

toronto-house-sold-83-moore-avenue-2The owners completely renovated the interior, taking it from four bedrooms down to two (plus another in the basement).

toronto-house-sold-83-moore-avenue-3The living room has a gas fireplace. The dead cow rug really ties the room together.

toronto-house-sold-83-moore-avenue-4The dining area and kitchen are combined, and both of them have hardwood floors. The doors in the background lead to the backyard.

toronto-house-sold-83-moore-avenue-5The kitchen is updated.

toronto-house-sold-83-moore-avenue-6There are two bedrooms on the second floor. One of them is being used as an office. (Side note: excellent wall hangings, cool desk geode.)

toronto-house-sold-83-moore-avenue-7Here’s the master bedroom, which was clearly two separate bedrooms until recently.

toronto-house-sold-83-moore-avenue-8The vestigial archway is actually okay, though.

toronto-house-sold-83-moore-avenue-9The second-floor bathroom looks like it used to be a bedroom, or a sunroom. Now it’s a spacious home spa, complete with claw-foot tub.

toronto-house-sold-83-moore-avenue-10There’s one more bedroom/rec room in the basement. It has no windows.

toronto-house-sold-83-moore-avenue-11But it does have an en suite bathroom.

toronto-house-sold-83-moore-avenue-12The backyard is all gravel, so no need to mow.

toronto-house-sold-83-moore-avenue-13And there’s even a patio.