Condo of the Week: $2.3 million for a four-storey townhome in Hoggs Hollow

Address: 49 York Mills Road, Unit 502
Neighbourhood: Hoggs Hollow
Agent: Hannah Slan, Harvey Kalles Real Estate Ltd., Brokerage
Price: $2,250,000

The place: One of the largest units in an upscale townhome development, it has direct access to two underground parking spaces and a private back patio.

The history: The unit was spiffed up as a model suite about a decade ago, and the husband and wife who bought it in 2011 upgraded it even more. They added Bellini kitchen cabinets, put Caesarstone counters in the kitchen and bathrooms, and replaced the dark hardwood on the main level with modern white oak.

Big selling point: The master suite on the second level is not only luxurious: at 1,135 square feet, it’s larger than most condos. There’s a wide walk-in closet, a small laundry room and a huge bathroom with heated floors, towel racks and a spacious jet tub.

Possible deal breaker: The condo has four floors and, accordingly, plenty of stairs—which would be a bigger deal if it didn’t also have a private elevator.

By the numbers:

• $2,250,000
• 4,200 square feet
• $755 in monthly maintenance fees
• 500-square-foot terrace (approximately)
• 9- and 10-foot ceilings
• 5 bathrooms
• 3 bedrooms
• 2 parking spaces
• 1 basement recreation room (currently an office)
• 1 wine cellar
• 1 private elevator

Toronto-condo-for-sale-49-York-Mills-1The front door leads to a joined living and dining room with a fireplace on the left wall and the stairwell on the right.

Toronto-condo-for-sale-49-York-Mills-3Not to be mistaken for the city’s snazziest dumbwaiter, the private elevator is located right next to the kitchen.

Toronto-condo-for-sale-49-York-Mills-4There’s plenty of counter and shelf space in the kitchen, which has two sinks and a hanging storage unit above the island.

Toronto-condo-for-sale-49-York-Mills-5There’s a smaller table and den next to the kitchen for more informal meals and relaxing.

Toronto-condo-for-sale-49-York-Mills-6Apart from the stairwell hallway, which gets lots of natural light from a skylight, the entire second floor is occupied by the master suite.

Toronto-condo-for-sale-49-York-Mills-7The 345-square-foot bedroom is at the back of the unit and connects to a spacious walk-in closet, laundry room and bathroom via a thin, open corridor.

Toronto-condo-for-sale-49-York-Mills-8The ensuite has a separate toilet room, a double sink and a heated towel rack.

Toronto-condo-for-sale-49-York-Mills-10The second bedroom, on the third floor, also looks out to the backyard and has an ensuite and walk-in closet.

Toronto-condo-for-sale-49-York-Mills-9The third bedroom has the same features but is slightly smaller and looks out to the front terrace. No word on whether the out-of-order alphabet’s included in the asking price.

Toronto-condo-for-sale-49-York-Mills-11The second and third bedrooms’ ensuites are nearly identical and have both a shower and tub.

Toronto-condo-for-sale-49-York-Mills-12The basement connects to the underground parking spaces and features a larger laundry room, another bathroom and a wine cellar.

Toronto-condo-for-sale-49-York-Mills-13The owners used the downstairs recreation room as a study.

Toronto-condo-for-sale-49-York-Mills-15There’s a nice mix of green space and paver patio in the private backyard.

CENTURY 21 Canada adds recognized industry innovator as Chief Technology Officer

Jack Miller appointed chief technology officer at CENTURY 21 Canada.

 

“It’s simple, agents that give customers what they want online will win,” Jack Miller said to hundreds of CENTURY 21 Canada™ members at the organization’s annual conference last month. Miller was recently appointed chief technology officer of the organization, adding powerful knowledge from the real estate tech industry to the executive team’s strategic future plans.  

“Not only has century21.ca gone mobile, there are things that Canadian consumers have yet to even experience. It’s an exciting opportunity to work with a massive, international brand that’s not just open, but excited about innovation,” said Miller, chief technology officer, CENTURY 21 Canada.

Formerly, Miller was chief technology officer of a nationally recognized brokerage that Apple used as a case study for mobile technology in real estate and that won Inman’s “Most Innovative Brokerage” award.

Miller is concurrently president of the Swanepoel T3 Group and Chief Executive Officer of T3 Experts digital consultancy. He is responsible for directing and coordinating all technology projects and consulting within the group and is a major contributor to the Digital Agent, T3 Fellows, and T3 Tech Guide initiatives for T3.

“The importance of providing industry-leading technology with a view to the future in the real estate industry cannot be overstated. We consulted directly with our franchises, formed REALTOR® panels, and have added Jack’s expertise to pave the smartest path forward,” said Martin Charlwood, vice chairman and CEO, CENTURY 21 Canada. “We welcome Jack to our forward-thinking team and can’t wait to unveil never before seen initiatives that will enable our offices to lead in their markets.”

Miller previously developed and led a 10-person technology consulting team consisting of software developers, web designers, and database administrators who developed the enterprise system that supported the growth of the Keller Williams organization in the U.S. from 10,000 REALTORS® to 60,000.

Miller holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Texas.

Visit the new, mobile century21.ca to discover the CENTURY 21 difference.

 

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Media contact:

Ashley Lockyer

Communications Marketing Strategist

CENTURY 21 Canada

ashley.lockyer@century21.ca

604.606.2164

 

About CENTURY 21 Canada:

Century 21 Canada Limited Partnership (century21.ca) is a real estate master franchisor with exclusive rights to the CENTURY 21 brand in Canada. As an exclusive sponsor in the real estate category of the AIR MILES® Reward Program, only the CENTURY 21 organization in Canada can offer customers reward miles on real estate transactions.

 

The CENTURY 21 System is the world’s largest residential real estate franchise sales organization with approximately 6,900 independently owned and operated franchised broker offices worldwide and over 100,000 sales professionals. CENTURY 21 provides comprehensive training, management, administrative and marketing support for its members in 78 countries and territories worldwide.

 

®/™ trademarks owned by Century 21 Real Estate LLC used under license or authorized sub-license. ©2015 Century 21 Canada Limited Partnership.

 

The trademarks REALTOR®, REALTORS® and the REALTOR® logo are controlled by The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) and identify real estate professionals who are members of CREA. Used under license.

CENTURY 21 Atria Realty Inc. wins prestigious, national award for exceptional business

CENTURY 21 Canada announces their 2015 Franchisee of the Year.

 

Just 11 years ago at the age of 27, Stephen Chow opened CENTURY 21 Atria Realty Inc. Now his office is one of the largest and fastest growing CENTURY 21 companies in all of Canada, offering exceptional real estate services from over 260 REALTORS® at three locations. Chow now adds the peer-nominated 2015 CENTURY 21 Canada™ Franchisee of the Year award to his impressive accomplishments. 

The award considers success around all aspects of a CENTURY 21 franchisee’s business practices, including industry and community involvement as well as sales success.

“Thanks to all my REALTORS®, staff, and our clients for supporting Atria all these years. Without you guys, I would have never won this award. Best day of my career!” said Chow, broker/owner, CENTURY 21 Atria Realty Inc. “I sincerely thank the management team at corporate who have supported my entire team from day one.”

Chow’s industry peers recently elected him vice president of the CENTURY 21 Brokers’ Association of Ontario, Metropolitan Toronto Area. As well as impacting the local real estate market, he is also an active member of the Asian American Real Estate Association (AREAA). This non-profit organization promotes sustainable homeownership opportunities in Asian communities by creating a powerful voice for the professionals that serve them.

Not only does Chow run a successful company, he continues to serve home buyers and sellers with top performing results. He has earned the prestigious 10-Year CENTURION® Producer award for sales and has been inducted into the CENTURION® Honour Society. CENTURY 21 Atria Realty was also named one of the Top 60 Offices in Canada by Real Estate Professional Magazine this year for their in-house marketing support.

“It has been inspiring to watch Stephen’s vision for CENTURY 21 Atria Realty come to life. From day one, he had a success story in the making,” said Brian Rushton, executive vice president, CENTURY 21 Canada. “He shows us all the business power of supporting your team, industry, and community. Congratulations for this well-earned award from the entire head office team!”

Chow’s dedication to local families living with disabilities was inspired after meeting an Easter Seals Youth Ambassador at the CENTURY 21 Canada Conference in 2011. His office has since raised tens of thousands for the organization, and Chow himself was one of the first recipients of the CENTURY 21 Golden Heart Award in 2015 for his personal contribution to the Easter Seals Kids to Camp program.

Chow received the 2015 Franchisee of the Year award on stage in front of hundreds of REALTORS® at the CENTURY 21 Canada Conference in Charlottetown, PE. Drop by one of the CENTURY 21 Atria Realty Inc. offices in the Greater Toronto Area or visit their website to discover the CENTURY 21 difference.

 

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Media contact:

Ashley Lockyer

Communications Marketing Strategist

CENTURY 21 Canada

ashley.lockyer@century21.ca 

604.606.2164

 

About CENTURY 21 Canada:

Work with the most recognized name in real estate. You’ll gain the support of the world’s largest residential real estate sales organization, with a unique Canadian history supporting entrepreneurship, marketing innovation, and homeowner education.

 

The CENTURY 21 family creates extraordinary experiences by providing proven training, management, and technology for its approx. 6,900 independently owned and operated franchises and over 100,000 members in 78 countries and territories worldwide.

 

We reward clients as the exclusive sponsor of the AIR MILES® Reward Program in the real estate industry. Only CENTURY 21 offices can offer customers reward miles on real estate transactions.

 

We’ve proudly supported local families living with disabilities through Easter Seals Canada since 1979. Since 2009, Canadian offices have raised nearly $3 million for Easter Seals and the Kids to Camp program: providing over 1000 children with the joy and independence of fully accessible summer camp experiences.

®/™ trademarks owned by Century 21 Real Estate LLC used under license or authorized sub-license. ©2015 Century 21 Canada Limited Partnership.

 

The trademarks REALTOR®, REALTORS® and the REALTOR® logo are controlled by The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) and identify real estate professionals who are members of CREA. Used under license.

 

House of Week: $3.3 million for a mini-mansion just beyond the Bridle Path

Address: 301 Lawrence Avenue East
Neighbourhood: Lawrence Park
Agent: Barry Cohen, Re/Max Realtron Realty Inc., Brokerage
Price: $3,280,000

The place: A recent build with a traditional façade, four bedrooms, an office, a nanny suite and a tricked-out modern kitchen.

The history: The owners had the home designed especially for themselves, and finished it off with interiors by Casey Design. It was completed in 2011, though the landscaping took another year.

Big selling point: The kitchen looks like something out of a modern art museum: it’s all sleek white Boffi cabinetry and marble surfaces. It’s also fully equipped for entertaining, with two of virtually every appliance—all of them done up in stainless steel.

Possible deal breaker: This house is just beyond the boundaries of the Bridle Path. Even though the buyer won’t be able to claim to live in the city’s most secluded neighbourhood, that half-a-block difference could save him or her a considerable amount of money on the sale price.

By the numbers:

• $3,280,000
• $14,893.53 in taxes (2015)
• 4100 square feet
• 5 bedrooms
• 5 bathrooms
• 3 gas fireplaces
• 2 dishwashers

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This understated entryway appears to have been modelled loosely on the hall of mirrors at Versailles.

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The living room has a picture window and a fireplace with a carved marble mantle.

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The dining room is adjacent to the living room. Like much of the rest of the house, it has oak flooring.

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Behold: the powder room of the future.

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The kitchen and family room are together at the back of the house.

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The kitchen has marble countertops.

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The sleek custom cabinetry is by Boffi.

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The kitchen’s breakfast area is surrounded by windows with a view of the backyard.

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There are four bedrooms and an office on the second floor of the house.

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Count the iMacs.

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A dino-themed bedroom.

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The Pokémon wall decals make for an interesting contrast with that super-trendy antler chandelier.

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The Pokémon bedroom has an en suite bathroom with a heated marble floor.

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Another bedroom.

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And here’s that bedroom’s fancy semi-en suite.

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The master bedroom’s French doors lead to a private balcony that faces the backyard.

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The master bedroom’s dressing area.

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And the master en suite, with marble everywhere and wall-mounted sink faucets.

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The view from the balcony.

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Yeah, yeah there’s a basement rec room, but what about that ball pit, guys? We’d take that over a whirlpool tub, always.

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There’s a fifth bedroom in the basement, for guests and/or nannies.

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The backyard is meticulously landscaped.