Sale of the Week: The $2.6-million Roncesvalles mansion that shows why unconditional offers rule the day

Sale of the Week: The $2.6-million Roncesvalles mansion that shows why unconditional offers rule the day

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Address: 22 High Park Boulevard
Neighbourhood: Roncesvalles
Agent: Greg Makin and Monte Burris, Keller Williams Referred Urban Realty, Brokerage

The property

An Edwardian mansion that’s going to get major TLC from its new owner.

The house still has much of its original woodwork:


There’s an office area on the main floor:


A living room with a fireplace:


A dining room with a built-in bench:


The family room has been converted into a bedroom:


And here’s the main-floor kitchen:


There are three more bedrooms on the second floor:


Here’s one of them:


And another:


And another:


The second floor also has its own kitchen:


There are three more bedrooms on the third floor of the house. This one has a mint-on-mint colour scheme:


Another third-floor bedroom:


And the final third-floor bedroom:


The third floor has yet another kitchen:


And here’s the lower level, which has a kitchen and bedroom of its own:


The history

The massive house, built in 1923, has been in the same family since the 1960s. It wasn’t exactly a rooming house, but the owner had various friends living in different sections of the place for years. When he passed away, his family decided to sell.

The fate

The house closes in November, and the buyer will spend a little time revamping the inside, which is full of well worn wall-to-wall carpeting, dated kitchens (four of them) and dilapidated bathrooms. Then, the extended family is moving in: parents on one floor, buyers and their children on the other floors.

The sale

There were five offers, and they were all close to one another. The two highest were for the exact same amount, but one was conditional and the other wasn’t. The sellers accepted the unconditional offer.

By the numbers

• $2,575,000
• $8,978.05 in taxes (2016)
• 4000 square feet
• 1400-square-foot lower level
• 7 bedrooms
• 7 days on MLS
• 4 bathrooms
• 4 kitchens

The Hunt