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Sale of the Week: The house that shows what $1.15 million gets you in North Etobicoke

By Jonathan Forani| Photography by Matt Vardy
Sale of the Week: The house that shows what $1.15 million gets you in North Etobicoke
Listed At
$998,888
Sold For
$1,150,000

Address: 34 Riverlea Drive
Neighbourhood: Humber Heights Agent: Paul Raposo, Keller Williams Neighbourhood Realty, Brokerage Previously sold for: $770,000, in 2014      

The property

A 3,000-square-foot home that backs onto Riverlea Park and the Humber River.

The history

The seller is a woman who works in marketing and brand management. She bought the home in 2014 and spent $100,000 on renovation and restoration work. Her additions include a marble staircase, floor-to-ceiling limestone in the great room and a shed in the backyard, which she used as an art studio. She’s now downsizing to a condo.

Here’s the entry and living area:

Sale of the Week: The house that shows what $1.15 million gets you in North Etobicoke

The dining area:

Sale of the Week: The house that shows what $1.15 million gets you in North Etobicoke

The kitchen faucet is solid brass. The selling agent says it cost $8,000:

Sale of the Week: The house that shows what $1.15 million gets you in North Etobicoke

There are three bedrooms. Here’s one of them:

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Sale of the Week: The house that shows what $1.15 million gets you in North Etobicoke

And another:

Sale of the Week: The house that shows what $1.15 million gets you in North Etobicoke

And the master bedroom, with a Juliet balcony:

Sale of the Week: The house that shows what $1.15 million gets you in North Etobicoke

And here’s the master ensuite:

Sale of the Week: The house that shows what $1.15 million gets you in North Etobicoke

Here’s the backyard shed:

Sale of the Week: The house that shows what $1.15 million gets you in North Etobicoke

And the inside of the shed:

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Sale of the Week: The house that shows what $1.15 million gets you in North Etobicoke
The fate

The buyers are a couple who are upsizing from a condo. They were attracted to the unique restored features of the home. They particularly liked the great room’s high ceilings and walkout to the spacious backyard:

Sale of the Week: The house that shows what $1.15 million gets you in North Etobicoke
The sale

After a week on the market and 44 showings, there were seven offers on offer night. The home sold for more than $150,000 over asking.

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By the numbers

• $1,150,000 • $4,229 in taxes • 2,975 square feet (including the basement) • 8 days on MLS • 4 bathrooms • 4 parking spaces • 3 bedrooms • 1 garage

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