Sale of the Week: The Riverdale semi that proves people are still paying seven figures for fixer-uppers

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Published on: October 11, 2016

Address: 164 Langley Avenue
Neighbourhood: Riverdale
Agent: Graham Bell and Kathy Essery, Keller Williams Referred Urban Realty, Brokerage
 
 

The property

A two-and-a-half-storey home in Riverdale that’s destined for a serious makeover.

Here’s the entranceway:

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The living room:

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The dining room:

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And the kitchen:

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There are two bedrooms on the second floor. This one has more of that beige wall-to-wall carpeting:

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And the other bedroom, with a door to the front balcony:

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The balcony has a view of the street:

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A third second-floor bedroom has been converted into a second kitchen:

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This is one of the house’s two bathrooms (the other is in the basement). Check out those avocado-coloured surfaces:

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

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You knew we weren’t getting out of here without seeing some shag carpeting, right?

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The backyard:

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The history

The seller bought 164 Langley around 50 years ago and hasn’t done much to it since then. Now it’s time to move into a retirement facility, which means getting rid of the house.

The fate

The buyer’s exact plans are unclear, but it’s hard to imagine that anyone with more than a million dollars to spend wouldn’t be planning some serious upgrades. Getting rid of the second-floor kitchen might be a good place to start.

The sale

There were five offers. The winning one was $278,000 over the asking price.

By the numbers

• $1,128,000
• $4,747.01 in taxes (2016)
• 2,023 square feet
• 8 days on MLS
• 5 bedrooms
• 2 bathrooms
• 2 kitchens

The Hunt

Article source: http://torontolife.com/real-estate/houses/toronto-house-sold-164-langley-avenue/

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