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Sale of the Week: The $3.5-million Kingsway house that’s so nice the sellers sold it twice

By Jonathan Forani| Photography by MyHomeViewer
Sale of the Week: The $3.5-million Kingsway house that's so nice the sellers sold it twice
Listed At
$3,500,000
Sold For
$3,500,000

Address: 30 Queen Mary’s Drive
Neighbourhood: The Kingsway Agents: Justine Fernie and Sean Fernie, Royal LePage Terrequity Realty, Brokerage Previously sold for: $2,000,000, in 2014      

The property

A stylish five-bedroom home near the Humber River.

The history

The sellers, who work in architecture and design, have built many homes over the years. They live in them for a little while, then sell them. They built this place more than two decades ago and lived in it for seven years before moving on. In 2014, they bought it back and modernized the interior, which had been left relatively unchanged by the interim owners. Now, they’ve sold the place for the second time, so they can move into their next project home in the Kingsway area.

Here’s the entry. The bannister is unusually ornate for a house this new:

Sale of the Week: The $3.5-million Kingsway house that's so nice the sellers sold it twice

The living room has high ceilings:

Sale of the Week: The $3.5-million Kingsway house that's so nice the sellers sold it twice

And the dining room has a wall-sized graphic and some stylish bookshelves:

Sale of the Week: The $3.5-million Kingsway house that's so nice the sellers sold it twice

The kitchen has stone countertops and a wall of painted brick:

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Sale of the Week: The $3.5-million Kingsway house that's so nice the sellers sold it twice

The breakfast area:

Sale of the Week: The $3.5-million Kingsway house that's so nice the sellers sold it twice

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

Sale of the Week: The $3.5-million Kingsway house that's so nice the sellers sold it twice

And here’s the master bedroom, with cathedral ceilings and a chandelier to match:

Sale of the Week: The $3.5-million Kingsway house that's so nice the sellers sold it twice

The master bedroom’s ensuite bathroom is very symmetrical:

Sale of the Week: The $3.5-million Kingsway house that's so nice the sellers sold it twice

The third floor loft has been converted into a bedroom. This shot makes it look like there are no windows, but there are actually a pair of skylights:

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Sale of the Week: The $3.5-million Kingsway house that's so nice the sellers sold it twice

The basement has a cozy rec room:

Sale of the Week: The $3.5-million Kingsway house that's so nice the sellers sold it twice

And there are also two more bedrooms down here:

Sale of the Week: The $3.5-million Kingsway house that's so nice the sellers sold it twice

And there’s an elaborately landscaped backyard:

Sale of the Week: The $3.5-million Kingsway house that's so nice the sellers sold it twice
The fate

The buyers are from Etobicoke. They fell in love with the house’s sleek modern interior. The place wasn’t professionally staged, but they liked the sellers’ furnishings so much so that they’re considering buying some of them.

The sale

The agents used targeted social media advertising, which is how the buyers came across the property. There was just one offer, for the full listing price, with no conditions and a flexible closing date. The home was on MLS for one day.

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By the numbers

• $3,500,000 • $13,747 in taxes • 4,700 square feet (including the basement) • 5 bedrooms • 4 bathrooms • 1 day on MLS

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