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Sale of the Week: The $1-million Mount Pleasant townhouse that sold after it had been taken off the market

By Kelly Reid| Photography by Anthony Rego
Sale of the Week: The $1-million Mount Pleasant townhouse that sold after it had been taken off the market
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Neighbourhood: Mount Pleasant

The Property: A freehold townhouse with lots of recent sprucing up, including a fresh paint job, a new roof and new windows.

The History: The sellers, who bought the place in 2012, piled on renovations and upgrades throughout 2014 and 2015 (hardwood floors upstairs, a new skylight and stainless steel appliances, to name but a few). Now, they have a toddler and have bought a new property elsewhere in the city. They were keen to sell quickly.

The Fate: The buyers, along with their children and pup, are taking over the house in August. Given all the recent renovations and changes by the previous two owners, they don’t plan to do much further work on the place.

The Sale: The house was originally listed for a week and a half at the end of May for $1.028 million. When offers didn’t roll in, the sellers decided to get more aggressive. They took the property off the market, but, just as they did so, someone contacted the listing agent wondering where the house had gone. The agent told the buyer it would be relisted the next morning at $899,000. Not wanting to take any chances, the buyer made a bully offer that same evening, for just shy of the original list price.

By The Numbers:

  • $1,025,000 | $4778.72 in taxes (2016) | 2200 square feet | 3 bedrooms | 3 bathrooms | 2-car parking

  The living room is at the front of the house:


The dining area has a snazzy chandelier:


The kitchen was renovated in 2011, and the stainless appliances are only a year old:


There are two bedrooms on the second floor of the house. This one has a calming bird mural:


The wood floors on the second level were installed in 2014:


The upstairs den has sliding doors that lead to a secluded patio:


The master bedroom is up on the third floor:


There’s a walk-in closet:


And an ensuite bathroom that was renovated in 2012:


The basement is finished. Perfectionist readers are fighting the urge to drive over to this house and take a microfibre cloth to that smudged up TV screen:


The backyard could be better:


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