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Sale of the Week: The $1.2-million downtown row house that made its sellers a bundle

Sale of the Week: The $1.2-million downtown row house that made its sellers a bundle
Listed At
$1,049,000
Sold For
$1,225,000

Address: 86 Massey Street
Neighbourhood: Niagara Agent: Kate Watson, Bosley Real Estate Ltd., Brokerage Previously sold for: $220,000, in 2001

   

The property

A three-bedroom row house just south of Trinity Bellwoods Park.

The history

The sellers, who are making a big move to the west coast, raised three kids here. They made substantial renovations over the years, including upgrades to the facade of the home, but they maintained some of the interior’s classic charms, like the traditional wooden banisters and carpeted staircase. They sold the home for nearly six times the price they bought it for, back in 2001.

The living room is currently decked out with a sweet vintage Ontario Place poster:

Sale of the Week: The $1.2-million downtown row house that made its sellers a bundle

And the dining room is set up as additional living space:

Sale of the Week: The $1.2-million downtown row house that made its sellers a bundle

With a pretty incredible bookshelf:

Sale of the Week: The $1.2-million downtown row house that made its sellers a bundle

Here’s the kitchen:

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Sale of the Week: The $1.2-million downtown row house that made its sellers a bundle

And there’s a little breakfast area at the back of the house:

Sale of the Week: The $1.2-million downtown row house that made its sellers a bundle

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

Sale of the Week: The $1.2-million downtown row house that made its sellers a bundle

And another:

Sale of the Week: The $1.2-million downtown row house that made its sellers a bundle

And the master bedroom, at the front of the house:

Sale of the Week: The $1.2-million downtown row house that made its sellers a bundle

All of the bedrooms share this bathroom:

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Sale of the Week: The $1.2-million downtown row house that made its sellers a bundle

And there’s a detached garage:

Sale of the Week: The $1.2-million downtown row house that made its sellers a bundle
The fate

The buyers are upsizing from a condo elsewhere in the city.

The sale

The house had more than 60 showings in just six days, plus a packed open house weekend despite extremely cold weather. There were nine offers, including some from younger couples who included personal letters about their plans to raise families. In the end, though, the successful bidder wasn’t one of the letter-writers.

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By the numbers

• $1,225,000 • $5,748 in taxes • 2,000 square feet (including the basement) • 6 days on MLS • 3 bedrooms • 2 bathrooms • 1 garage

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