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41 Elderwood Drive, Toronto

  • Asking price: $1,995,000
  • Selling price: $1,885,000
  • Previous selling price: $1,233,000 (2009)
  • Taxes: $10,124 (2011)
  • Time on the market: 63 days
  • Listing agent: Elli Davis, Royal LePage Real Estate Services Ltd.

The Action

There were about 30 private appointments booked to view this updated, three-storey house on a 40-by-115-foot corner lot in Forest Hill.

What they got

Within two years this roughly 70-year-old centre-hall residence underwent an extensive makeover, evident from the sight of the new grey stucco façade, windows and red entry door to its manicured gardens, new deck, stone patio and heated in-ground pool in the south-facing yard.

41 Elderwood Drive, Toronto

41 Elderwood Drive, Toronto

Inside, there is a rear sitting area, library and living room with one of two wood burning fireplaces, as well as a remodelled galley-style kitchen overlooking the dining room and newly created family room with exposed brick walls and double doors to the deck.

Four bedrooms and three out of five bathrooms are located on the second floor, including a sky-lit five-piece master en-suite with a freestanding tub and glass shower stall.

At the top of the third floor landing, there is a study and a fifth bedroom.

Below the 3,364-square-foot house, there is a 1,060-square-foot basement with a fireside recreation room and a nanny suite with a sitting area, bedroom and bathroom.

The Agent’s Take: “Everything was redone outside, as well as inside, so it was very high quality, says agent Elli Davis, whose sellers were relocated for work just after completing the renovations.

“It was done with a contemporary feel – they transformed a double garage into a family room and made the kitchen open to the dining room – but they left its original charming features intact, like fireplaces, mouldings and hardwood floors.”

Published in The Globe and Mail, Sept 22, 2011.

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