Sale of the Week: The Riverdale semi that proves people are still paying seven figures for fixer-uppers
Address: 164 Langley Avenue
Agent: Graham Bell and Kathy Essery, Keller Williams Referred Urban Realty, Brokerage
A two-and-a-half-storey home in Riverdale that’s destined for a serious makeover.
Here’s the entranceway:
The living room:
The dining room:
And the kitchen:
There are two bedrooms on the second floor. This one has more of that beige wall-to-wall carpeting:
And the other bedroom, with a door to the front balcony:
The balcony has a view of the street:
A third second-floor bedroom has been converted into a second kitchen:
This is one of the house’s two bathrooms (the other is in the basement). Check out those avocado-coloured surfaces:
There are two more bedrooms on the third floor. Here’s one of them:
You knew we weren’t getting out of here without seeing some shag carpeting, right?
The seller bought 164 Langley around 50 years ago and hasn’t done much to it since then. Now it’s time to move into a retirement facility, which means getting rid of the house.
The buyer’s exact plans are unclear, but it’s hard to imagine that anyone with more than a million dollars to spend wouldn’t be planning some serious upgrades. Getting rid of the second-floor kitchen might be a good place to start.
There were five offers. The winning one was $278,000 over the asking price.
By the numbers
• $4,747.01 in taxes (2016)
• 2,023 square feet
• 8 days on MLS
• 5 bedrooms
• 2 bathrooms
• 2 kitchens