Reposted: 'What It Went For" – By Connie Adair
Bedford Park • 444 Douglas Avenue (Avenue Road and Lawrence Avenue West) • Asking price: $2.599 million • Sold for: $2.565 million • Taxes: $8,371 (2021) • Bedrooms: 4+1 • Bathrooms: 4 • Square footage: 2,836 • Garage: 2 • Parking: 0 • Days on the market: 2
"We will never forget as a young couple and first-time home buyers being drawn to this small two bedroom bungalow,” say the sellers, who have enjoyed the home for about 37 years. “It was surrounded by many towering trees and boasted a huge backyard planted up with almost a dozen miniature fruit trees. It was the many mature trees and well cared for gardens that attracted us to this neighbourhood. We’ve had many fond memories as we’ve grown our house and our family on this property. And now we’re so happy to be passing it on to another family to grow their own memories here.”
Listing agent Sabrina Kaufman says, “We had a significant number of showings on the property. We listed it at market value without an offer date so the strategy was not to attract multiple offers but instead to appeal to the one right buyer.” It appealed to young families looking to upgrade and who wanted a larger home in a family friendly neighbourhood with a good school, lots of parks and great walkability to restaurants and shops, she says.
The 1940 home has 2,836 square feet above ground and it has been upgraded in different stages. “The kitchen renovation was done in 2010 and the bathrooms and living/dining room renovations were done in 2017,” Kaufman says. The best feature is that the home offers great space and has a lot of charm, she says. Highlights include a kitchen/family room, a skylig ht in the bedroom/office and a main floor laundry room.
The 40x109-foot lot has a fully fenced backyard that the owners consider an oasis. “It was professionally designed by a landscaper who did the fence posts, deck foundation, frame and pond. The homeowners did everything else themselves,” Kauf- man says.
Listing Broker: Sabrina Kaufman • Listing Agent: Kayla Kessler • Listing Brokerage: Slavens & Associates Real Estate Inc.