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Sale of the Week: The $2.7-million Forest Hill house that proves bully bidders love a low asking price

By Kelly Reid| Photography by The Print Market
Sale of the Week: The $2.7-million Forest Hill house that proves bully bidders love a low asking price
Listed At
$1,995,000
Sold For
$2,700,000

Address: 320 Rosemary Road
Neighbourhood: Forest Hill Agent: Andre Kutyan, Harvey Kalles Real Estate Ltd., Brokerage      

The property

An original Forest Hill home with a zany, artistic interior.

The history

The seller has lived in the home for more than fifty years. Now, she’s moving into a retirement complex. Her daughters helped her clear out the house, but some of her decorative touches remain.

The exterior is a little tough to make out through all these trees:

Sale of the Week: The $2.7-million Forest Hill house that proves bully bidders love a low asking price

Here’s the living and dining area on the main floor:

Sale of the Week: The $2.7-million Forest Hill house that proves bully bidders love a low asking price

The kitchen has some checkerboard tile going on:

Sale of the Week: The $2.7-million Forest Hill house that proves bully bidders love a low asking price

There are three bedrooms on the second floor. The walls up here could definitely some TLC:

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Sale of the Week: The $2.7-million Forest Hill house that proves bully bidders love a low asking price

Here’s the master bedroom. The leaded glass and chandelier give the faintest impression of how this place must have looked when all the seller’s stuff was still here:

Sale of the Week: The $2.7-million Forest Hill house that proves bully bidders love a low asking price

Another bedroom:

Sale of the Week: The $2.7-million Forest Hill house that proves bully bidders love a low asking price

And another:

Sale of the Week: The $2.7-million Forest Hill house that proves bully bidders love a low asking price

All three bedrooms share this extremely frilly bathroom:

Sale of the Week: The $2.7-million Forest Hill house that proves bully bidders love a low asking price

The third floor is mostly unfinished attic space, but there’s a third bedroom up here:

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Sale of the Week: The $2.7-million Forest Hill house that proves bully bidders love a low asking price

And also a bathroom with a clawfoot tub and some serious pinkness:

Sale of the Week: The $2.7-million Forest Hill house that proves bully bidders love a low asking price

The basement is partially finished:

Sale of the Week: The $2.7-million Forest Hill house that proves bully bidders love a low asking price

And here’s the backyard:

Sale of the Week: The $2.7-million Forest Hill house that proves bully bidders love a low asking price
The fate

The buyers are a family who live nearby. They haven’t decided exactly what to do with the home. They’ll either renovate it straight away, or do minor repairs and move in for the time being while they consider their options.

The sale

The agent priced the home at what he thought was about 30 per cent below market value, in a bid to generate lots of attention. The seller was willing to entertain pre-emptive offers, so when the buyers showed up with a bully offer more than $700,000 over asking, it was an easy decision. The property sold the same day it was listed.

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By the numbers

• $2,700,000 • $10,491.60 in taxes (2017) • 2,956 square feet • 4 bedrooms • 2 bathrooms

The Hunt

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