House of the Week: $1.8 million for an updated Beaches home with an unusual layout

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Published on: March 30, 2016

Address: 22 Hammersmith Avenue
Neighbourhood: The Beaches
Agent: Alex Brott and Heather Hadden, Sotheby’s International Realty Canada, Brokerage
Price: $1,799,000

The place: A four-bedroom, three-bathroom home with a chic interior, steps from the beach and Kew Gardens.

The history: A top-to-bottom renovation seven years ago modernized the interior. Among the additions: a gas fireplace in the living room, a new kitchen (including appliances and custom cabinetry) on the second floor, and eco-friendly bamboo floors throughout the home.

Big selling point: Forgetting the fact that this home is only seconds (okay, minutes for the slow walkers) away from the beach and all the fun it has to offer, the first-floor den, with built-in shelving, looks like an incredibly comfy place to while away a weekend afternoon reading.

Possible deal breaker: The open shelving in the kitchen is very on-trend (even seven years after the remodel), but the idea of cleaning all the dust and grime that can accumulate in such a high-traffic area of the house is decidedly less glamourous.

By the numbers:

• $1,799,000
• $7,075 (2015 taxes)
• 2,236 square feet (plus 1,118 square feet below grade)
• 110 metres to the boardwalk
• 4 bedrooms
• 3 bathrooms
• 1 gas fireplace

(Image: Rob Holowka/Birdhouse Media)
(Image: Rob Holowka/Birdhouse Media)

The layout here is a little odd: the ground floor consists of a living room and two bedrooms. The kitchen and dining area are upstairs.

(Image: Rob Holowka/Birdhouse Media)
(Image: Rob Holowka/Birdhouse Media)

Also on the ground floor: a small, shelf-lined den.

(Image: Rob Holowka/Birdhouse Media)
(Image: Rob Holowka/Birdhouse Media)

Here’s one of the ground-floor bedrooms.

(Image: Rob Holowka/Birdhouse Media)
(Image: Rob Holowka/Birdhouse Media)

Another ground-floor bedroom.

(Image: Rob Holowka/Birdhouse Media)
(Image: Rob Holowka/Birdhouse Media)

The two bedrooms share this bathroom.

(Image: Rob Holowka/Birdhouse Media)
(Image: Rob Holowka/Birdhouse Media)

The exposed brick by the stairway gives the interior a loft-like feel.

(Image: Rob Holowka/Birdhouse Media)
(Image: Rob Holowka/Birdhouse Media)

Here’s the second-floor dining area. The unusual curved ceilings catch the eye.

(Image: Rob Holowka/Birdhouse Media)
(Image: Rob Holowka/Birdhouse Media)

Most of the interior renovations were done seven years ago, but the kitchen still looks sharp.

(Image: Rob Holowka/Birdhouse Media)
(Image: Rob Holowka/Birdhouse Media)

Beside the kitchen is the family room. Those doors lead to a terrace.

(Image: Rob Holowka/Birdhouse Media)
(Image: Rob Holowka/Birdhouse Media)

The master bedroom is also on the second floor. It has its own balcony.

(Image: Rob Holowka/Birdhouse Media)
(Image: Rob Holowka/Birdhouse Media)

The master ensuite.

(Image: Rob Holowka/Birdhouse Media)
(Image: Rob Holowka/Birdhouse Media)

And here’s the view from the balcony.

(Image: Rob Holowka/Birdhouse Media)
(Image: Rob Holowka/Birdhouse Media)

The basement is finished.

Article source: http://torontolife.com/real-estate/houses/toronto-house-for-sale-22-hammersmith-avenue/

Sale of the Week: The $1.9-million Summerhill home that sparked a six-way bidding war

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Published on: March 29, 2016

Address: 166 Cottingham Street

Neighbourhood: Summerhill

Agent: Andre Kutyan, Harvey Kalles Real Estate Ltd., Brokerage

The property: A newly renovated Summerhill semi on a quiet cul de sac.

The history: The sellers bought the property in 2012, then completely rebuilt the upper two storeys and revamped the kitchen with new marble surfaces and cabinets. Now they’re looking for a larger property in the same neighbourhood.

The fate: The buyer, a young professional who was looking to move into the area, liked the property’s location, its open interior, and the swanky backyard, which has new fencing and a built-in barbecue.

The sale: The agent priced the property under market value in the hopes of attracting multiple bids. After seven days, that’s exactly what happened: a six-way bidding war. The highest offer was conditional on the sellers agreeing to close within three weeks, which was a little too quick for them. They accepted the second-highest offer, which was still nearly $200,000 over asking.

By the numbers:

  • $1,895,000
  • $10,549.69 in property taxes (2015)
  • 26.24-by-102.42-foot lot
  • 7 days on the market
  • 6 offers
  • 4 bedrooms
  • 3 bathrooms
  • 2 parking spaces

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The view from the foyer.

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The living room has a gas fireplace with a Caeserstone surround.

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The kitchen and dining area are combined.

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The kitchen has a steam convection oven and a trash compactor. All the surfaces are new, including the marble backsplash behind the stove.

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The window-lined family room is next to the kitchen (hence the microwave).

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A view back through the first floor.

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There are three bedrooms on the second floor. This one has a door to a balcony.

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This bedroom, with its giant front-facing window, is being used as a home office.

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And here’s the other bedroom.

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The main bathroom has ceramic tile wainscotting.

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The master bedroom has the third floor to itself. That window looks a little like a pair of French doors, but it’s not—it’s just a window.

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The master bedroom has its own little exercise nook.

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And a big walk-in closet, naturally.

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The master ensuite has porcelain tile flooring. The skylight is fitted with an automated blind, in case anyone is worried about getting sunburned in the soaker tub.

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The backyard has a built-in barbecue and speakers. Also of note: the eavestroughs are heated.

More Sale of the Week

Article source: http://torontolife.com/real-estate/houses/toronto-house-sold-166-cottingham-street/

Sale of the Week: The $1.9-million Summerhill home that sparked a six-way bidding war

Categories: Real Estate News
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Published on: March 29, 2016

Address: 166 Cottingham Street

Neighbourhood: Summerhill

Agent: Andre Kutyan, Harvey Kalles Real Estate Ltd., Brokerage

The property: A newly renovated Summerhill semi on a quiet cul de sac.

The history: The sellers bought the property in 2012, then completely rebuilt the upper two storeys and revamped the kitchen with new marble surfaces and cabinets. Now they’re looking for a larger property in the same neighbourhood.

The fate: The buyer, a young professional who was looking to move into the area, liked the property’s location, its open interior, and the swanky backyard, which has new fencing and a built-in barbecue.

The sale: The agent priced the property under market value in the hopes of attracting multiple bids. After seven days, that’s exactly what happened: a six-way bidding war. The highest offer was conditional on the sellers agreeing to close within three weeks, which was a little too quick for them. They accepted the second-highest offer, which was still nearly $200,000 over asking.

By the numbers:

  • $1,895,000
  • $10,549.69 in property taxes (2015)
  • 26.24-by-102.42-foot lot
  • 7 days on the market
  • 6 offers
  • 4 bedrooms
  • 3 bathrooms
  • 2 parking spaces

toronto-house-sold-166-cottingham-street-2
The view from the foyer.

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The living room has a gas fireplace with a Caeserstone surround.

toronto-house-sold-166-cottingham-street-4
The kitchen and dining area are combined.

toronto-house-sold-166-cottingham-street-5
The kitchen has a steam convection oven and a trash compactor. All the surfaces are new, including the marble backsplash behind the stove.

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The window-lined family room is next to the kitchen (hence the microwave).

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A view back through the first floor.

toronto-house-sold-166-cottingham-street-8
There are three bedrooms on the second floor. This one has a door to a balcony.

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This bedroom, with its giant front-facing window, is being used as a home office.

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And here’s the other bedroom.

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The main bathroom has ceramic tile wainscotting.

toronto-house-sold-166-cottingham-street-12
The master bedroom has the third floor to itself. That window looks a little like a pair of French doors, but it’s not—it’s just a window.

toronto-house-sold-166-cottingham-street-13
The master bedroom has its own little exercise nook.

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And a big walk-in closet, naturally.

toronto-house-sold-166-cottingham-street-15
The master ensuite has porcelain tile flooring. The skylight is fitted with an automated blind, in case anyone is worried about getting sunburned in the soaker tub.

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The backyard has a built-in barbecue and speakers. Also of note: the eavestroughs are heated.

More Sale of the Week

Article source: http://torontolife.com/real-estate/houses/toronto-house-sold-166-cottingham-street/

CENTURY 21 agent becomes luxury sales all-star in just five years

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Published on: March 29, 2016


Only five years ago, Anita Mui of CENTURY 21 Atria Inc. began a real estate career after being a devoted mother for 20 years. Since then, she’s become somewhat of a local legend for her turn-around time in luxury sales, including selling a Bridal Path property in a single day for $6.38 million. Her clients’ average selling price is in the millions.

“I’m very focused. I’m with clients every step of the way, available 24/7 so they get exactly what they’re looking for. I love my job!” said Mui, REALTOR®, CENTURY 21 Atria Realty Inc. “Stephen Chow, the office owner, took time to guide and mentor me with the information and skills to facilitate deals with clients. That’s been a big part of my success.”

With nearly 50 deals completed and 60 listings live as of November 30 this year, Mui has already claimed coveted awards. In 2014, she was ranked #10 by sales production out of nearly 9,000 CENTURY 21® members across Canada. She also received the prestigious CENTURY 21 GRAND CENTURION® award for top sales in 2014. Locally in Toronto, she holds the title of CENTURY 21 Atria Realty Inc. Agent of the Year for the last two years running.

“CENTURY 21 is a prestigious brand name in the marketplace. It symbolizes reliability and security to my clients across Canada. The name has brought me quite a great number of business deals since starting out,” Mui said. “Also, I’m able to develop effective marketing materials, promote my listings, update client appointments and tele-communicate with them quickly, on any device using CENTURY 21 OnlineOffice.”

Mui has always had a passion for real estate. When she was 18, her father advised her to invest and she fell in love with the process.

A very important measure of success for Mui is supporting her community. She serves as director of the Spirit of Life Foundation, helping local families with disabilities connect with services. Mui is also vice president of the Toronto Paragon Lion’s Club, which promotes community volunteerism and international peace.                                                           

For more information on Anita Mui and her award-winning luxury, residential, commercial, development, and hotel services visit her website. Drop by one of the CENTURY 21 Atria offices in Toronto, North York, or Richmond Hill to experience the CENTURY 21 difference.

 

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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.

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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.

 

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