National Post, May 28, 2022 - 226 Erskine Avenue
Mt. Pleasant East • 226 Erskine Ave. (Mt. Pleasant Road and Eglinton Avenue East) • Asking price: $1.995 million Sold for: $2.607 million Taxes: $8,758 (2021) Bedrooms: 3+1 • Bathrooms: 3 • Square footage: 1,771 • Garage: 0 • Parking: 1 • Days on the market: 2
‘What I love most about our house is how every room is filled with sunshine and feels super spacious and airy,” says the homeowner. “That, and the backyard oasis that makes you forget you are smack in the middle of the city.”
The 25x188-foot property has a private backyard oasis that features both a wooden deck and a stone patio, an electric awning, a water feature, a barrel sauna, a large open area with artificial grass and a play set, all surrounded by mature trees, says listing agent Sabrina Kaufman.
The property is one reason the home appealed to families, but they also liked the open-concept layout of the brick home, built in 1920.
The structural renovations, including the two-storey addition, were completed prior to the current owners purchasing this home in 2017, Kaufman says. “They came in and put their own personal touch on the home with some cosmetic updates.”
A fireplace in the living room, a built-in bar in the dining room, a modern kitchen and a skylight in the family room and another in the primary bedroom are highlights. The garage is insulated, heated and has full electrical. It is being used as a gym but could also be office or secondary living space, she says.
There was a lot of interest in the home immediately, with many showings booked, she says. “It was listed on a Monday and sold with two pre-emptive offers two days later ... The property sold for $612,000 over asking.”
Kaufman says Sherwood Park is “a coveted area with great schools, parks and walkability to the shops and restaurants on Yonge.”
Listing Broker: Sabrina Kaufman • Listing Agent: Kayla Kessler • Listing Brokerage: Slavens & Associates Real Estate Inc.