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Sale of the Week: The $2-million Kingsway home that proves some bully bidders won’t be denied

By Jonathan Forani| Photography by Birdhouse Media
Sale of the Week: The $2-million Kingsway home that proves some bully bidders won't be denied
Listed At
$1,599,000
Sold For
$1,950,000

Address: 93 Strath Avenue
Neighbourhood: The Kingsway Agent: Monte Burris, Keller Williams Referred Urban Realty, Brokerage Previously sold for: $1,055,000, in 2012      

The property

A cottage-style home in the Kingsway area with a finished basement, four bedrooms and a spacious backyard.

The history

The home was built in 1940. A later set of owners expanded the small interior by digging out and finishing the basement, providing an extra 1,100 square feet of living space. The semi-retired sellers plan to downsize into a smaller home elsewhere in the city.

The living room, at the front of the house, has a giant bay window with leaded glass:

Sale of the Week: The $2-million Kingsway home that proves some bully bidders won't be denied

Here’s the dining room:

Sale of the Week: The $2-million Kingsway home that proves some bully bidders won't be denied

The kitchen walls are covered in trendy subway tile:

Sale of the Week: The $2-million Kingsway home that proves some bully bidders won't be denied

And there’s more of that tile in the powder room:

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Sale of the Week: The $2-million Kingsway home that proves some bully bidders won't be denied

There are two bedrooms on the main floor. Here’s one of them:

Sale of the Week: The $2-million Kingsway home that proves some bully bidders won't be denied

And the other:

Sale of the Week: The $2-million Kingsway home that proves some bully bidders won't be denied

The master bedroom is the only thing on the second floor:

Sale of the Week: The $2-million Kingsway home that proves some bully bidders won't be denied

It has an ensuite bathroom:

Sale of the Week: The $2-million Kingsway home that proves some bully bidders won't be denied

The basement rec room has a wood-burning fireplace:

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Sale of the Week: The $2-million Kingsway home that proves some bully bidders won't be denied

The basement also has a little office space:

Sale of the Week: The $2-million Kingsway home that proves some bully bidders won't be denied

And a fourth bedroom:

Sale of the Week: The $2-million Kingsway home that proves some bully bidders won't be denied

And here’s the backyard:

Sale of the Week: The $2-million Kingsway home that proves some bully bidders won't be denied
The fate

The buyer is a real estate agent, who represented herself and her husband.

The sale

The sellers didn’t want to entertain any bully offers. Even so, there were inquiries almost as soon as the property was listed. The agent had planned to hold off bids for six days, but one suitor was insistent. She made a bully offer on day one and increased her bid three times over the next three days until the sellers could no longer refuse. They accepted $351,000 over asking.

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By the numbers

• $1,950,000 • 8,148.19 in taxes (2017) • 2,667 square feet (including the lower level) • 4 bedrooms • 3 days on MLS • 3 bathrooms

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