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Sale of the Week: The $3.8-million Baby Point mini-mansion that took a year to sell

By Jonathan Forani| Photography by Leading Image
Sale of the Week: The $3.8-million Baby Point mini-mansion that took a year to sell

Address: 57 Baby Point Crescent
Neighbourhood: Humberside Agents: Jim Burtnick and Richard Silver, Sotheby’s International Realty Canada, Brokerage Previously sold for: $2,800,000, in 2010, prior to renovations

Listed at: $3,988,000 Sold for: $3,820,000

The property

A large, four-bedroom home on the Humber River, with an indoor pool in the basement.

The history

The sellers bought the house for under $3 million in 2010 and then did extensive renovations, including a kitchen upgrade in 2012. Now, with their adult children living elsewhere, they’ve decided to downsize.

The mudroom is so sleek that it’s hard to imagine actually getting mud on it:

Sale of the Week: The $3.8-million Baby Point mini-mansion that took a year to sell

The living room has a curving bank of windows:

Sale of the Week: The $3.8-million Baby Point mini-mansion that took a year to sell

The dining room has some decorative plasterwork on the ceiling:

Sale of the Week: The $3.8-million Baby Point mini-mansion that took a year to sell

And there’s a cozy study:

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Sale of the Week: The $3.8-million Baby Point mini-mansion that took a year to sell

The kitchen is pretty big:

Sale of the Week: The $3.8-million Baby Point mini-mansion that took a year to sell

The den, on the second floor, has cathedral ceilings:

Sale of the Week: The $3.8-million Baby Point mini-mansion that took a year to sell

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

Sale of the Week: The $3.8-million Baby Point mini-mansion that took a year to sell

And another:

Sale of the Week: The $3.8-million Baby Point mini-mansion that took a year to sell

The master bedroom has direct balcony access:

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Sale of the Week: The $3.8-million Baby Point mini-mansion that took a year to sell

And a walk-in closet:

Sale of the Week: The $3.8-million Baby Point mini-mansion that took a year to sell

And an ensuite bathroom:

Sale of the Week: The $3.8-million Baby Point mini-mansion that took a year to sell

There’s another bedroom on the third floor:

Sale of the Week: The $3.8-million Baby Point mini-mansion that took a year to sell

The third-floor bathroom has a wild colour scheme:

Sale of the Week: The $3.8-million Baby Point mini-mansion that took a year to sell

There’s a rec room in the basement:

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Sale of the Week: The $3.8-million Baby Point mini-mansion that took a year to sell

But who cares about a rec room when there’s also an indoor pool:

Sale of the Week: The $3.8-million Baby Point mini-mansion that took a year to sell
The fate

The buyers were looking for a good neighbourhood for raising a child. The upscale Baby Point enclave offers privacy and recreation, with access to the Humber River trail.

The sale

The home was originally listed for sale in the spring of 2018 for more than $4.2 million, but it failed to move, and the sellers eventually hired a different brokerage. They brought in a professional declutterer, a stager, a painter and a new photographer, and they dropped the asking price by $262,000. When they relisted, in March, there were a few offers, but the sellers held out for more money, which they finally got in June.

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By the numbers

• $3,820,000 • $21,083 in taxes (approximately) • 7,733 square feet (including the basement) • 84 days on MLS (in 2019) • 7 bathrooms • 6 parking spaces • 4 bedrooms • 2-car garage

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