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Sale of the Week: The $2.4-million Summerhill home that shows what a difference a decade can make

By Jonathan Forani| Photography by Andre Mckenzie/Silver House HD
Sale of the Week: The $2.4-million Summerhill home that shows what a difference a decade can make
Listed At
$2,380,000
Sold For
$2,432,888

Address: 119 Woodlawn Avenue West
Neighbourhood: Summerhill Agents: Paul Maranger and Christian Vermast, Sotheby’s International Realty Canada, Brokerage Previously sold for: $1,070,000, in 2008

   

The property

A three-bedroom home on a quiet street near Summerhill subway station.

The history

The sellers, a doctor and an executive, both in their 40s, lived in the house for 10 years. During that time, they installed new flooring and updated the bathrooms and bedrooms. They’re now moving into a larger home elsewhere in the neighbourhood.

Here’s the entry, with extremely furry bench:

Sale of the Week: The $2.4-million Summerhill home that shows what a difference a decade can make

The living room has a fireplace:

Sale of the Week: The $2.4-million Summerhill home that shows what a difference a decade can make

The kitchen and dining area are combined:

Sale of the Week: The $2.4-million Summerhill home that shows what a difference a decade can make

There are two bedrooms on the second floor. This one has a fireplace and is currently set up as a study:

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Sale of the Week: The $2.4-million Summerhill home that shows what a difference a decade can make

The other second-floor bedroom is the master:

Sale of the Week: The $2.4-million Summerhill home that shows what a difference a decade can make

The master bedroom has a large walk-in closet:

Sale of the Week: The $2.4-million Summerhill home that shows what a difference a decade can make

Both second-floor bedrooms share this bathroom:

Sale of the Week: The $2.4-million Summerhill home that shows what a difference a decade can make

There are two more bedrooms on the third floor. Here’s one of them:

Sale of the Week: The $2.4-million Summerhill home that shows what a difference a decade can make

And the other:

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Sale of the Week: The $2.4-million Summerhill home that shows what a difference a decade can make

Both third-floor bedrooms have doors that lead directly into this shared bathroom:

Sale of the Week: The $2.4-million Summerhill home that shows what a difference a decade can make

And here’s the basement family room:

Sale of the Week: The $2.4-million Summerhill home that shows what a difference a decade can make
The fate

The buyers recently moved from Europe with their two small children. They fell in love with the character of the home and its quaint (yet transit accessible and convenient) midtown neighbourhood.

The sale

There were three offers made on the home, all from younger couples in their late 30s and early 40s. But the Europeans won out with a bid nearly $53,000 over asking. The sellers essentially doubled their initial investment in the property.

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By the numbers

• $2,432,888 • $9,000 in taxes (approximately) • 2,740 square feet (including the basement) • 7 days on MLS • 3 bathrooms • 3 bedrooms • 2 parking spaces

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