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Sale of the Week: The $1.7-million Bloor West Village house that shows it never hurts to drum up some hype

By Kelly Reid| Photography by Property Spaces
Sale of the Week: The $1.7-million Bloor West Village house that shows it never hurts to drum up some hype
Listed At
$1,399,000
Sold For
$1,728,000

Address: 457 Glenlake Avenue
Neighbourhood: Bloor West Village Agent: Michael Inwood, Sutton Group Realty Systems Inc., Brokerage Previously sold for: $600,000, in 2002      

The property

A four-bedroom midcentury home in the west end.

The history

The sellers lived in this home for 15 years. Throughout that time, they meticulously landscaped the backyard. They also updated the bathrooms and flooring, and recently renovated the kitchen before putting the place on the market.

Here’s the entrance:

Sale of the Week: The $1.7-million Bloor West Village house that shows it never hurts to drum up some hype

The living room:

Sale of the Week: The $1.7-million Bloor West Village house that shows it never hurts to drum up some hype

And the family room, with a sliding door to the backyard:

Sale of the Week: The $1.7-million Bloor West Village house that shows it never hurts to drum up some hype

The dining room:

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Sale of the Week: The $1.7-million Bloor West Village house that shows it never hurts to drum up some hype

And the newly refinished kitchen:

Sale of the Week: The $1.7-million Bloor West Village house that shows it never hurts to drum up some hype

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

Sale of the Week: The $1.7-million Bloor West Village house that shows it never hurts to drum up some hype

And another:

Sale of the Week: The $1.7-million Bloor West Village house that shows it never hurts to drum up some hype

And another:

Sale of the Week: The $1.7-million Bloor West Village house that shows it never hurts to drum up some hype

And here’s the master bedroom:

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Sale of the Week: The $1.7-million Bloor West Village house that shows it never hurts to drum up some hype

All four bedrooms share this hallway bathroom:

Sale of the Week: The $1.7-million Bloor West Village house that shows it never hurts to drum up some hype

The basement has wainscotting:

Sale of the Week: The $1.7-million Bloor West Village house that shows it never hurts to drum up some hype

There’s another bedroom down here:

Sale of the Week: The $1.7-million Bloor West Village house that shows it never hurts to drum up some hype

And also a rec room:

Sale of the Week: The $1.7-million Bloor West Village house that shows it never hurts to drum up some hype

The view from behind:

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Sale of the Week: The $1.7-million Bloor West Village house that shows it never hurts to drum up some hype
The fate

The buyers are a family already living in the High Park area, who were in search of a larger home. This place’s ample driveway and garage were big selling points. They snagged a quick closing, and will move in within a month.

The sale

The agent ran a seven day “coming soon” marketing campaign before listing the property, which helped drum up extra interest. There were 70 showings, and more than 110 groups attended the open houses. Eight offers came in after a week on the market. The sellers accepted the highest, at almost $330,000 over asking.

By the numbers

• $1,728,000 • $6,948.96 in taxes (2016) • 1,907 square feet • 965-square-foot lower level • 7 days on MLS • 4 bedrooms • 2 bathrooms

The Hunt

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