Previews draw multiple bids for midtown Toronto house
96 Chaplin Cres., Toronto
Asking price: $2.225-million
Selling price $2.225-million
Previous selling prices: $1,810,000 (2017); $1,175,000 (2012); $880,000 (2008); $591,000 (2002)
Taxes: $10,441 (2017)
Days on the market: One
Listing agents: Dino Capocci and Lauretta Stewart, Royal LePage Real Estate Services Ltd.; Co-op agent: Lauretta Stewart, Royal LePage Real Estate Services Ltd.
Near the entrance into Oriole Park and the Kay Gardner Beltline Trail, this detached residence hosted preview open houses one weekend in late July. So, when it officially entered the market a few days later, two suitors returned with offers.
“A lot of people are focused on listing in September, but there are buyers out there now,” agent Dino Capocci said at the time.
“There’s nothing in the $2.2-million range right now in central Toronto. There was a semi listed after us and it sold for $2.3-million.”
What they got
This 1,788-square-foot structure has the appearance of a classic centre-hall home, but the interior was modernized about a decade ago.
The dining area is open to the foyer and custom kitchen, as well as a glass-lined staircase to three bedrooms upstairs.
The separate living room features a custom gas fireplace and sliding doors to a deck, patio, green space and garage on the 43-by-100-foot lot.
A 905-square-foot basement provides additional entertaining, sleeping and bathing quarters.
The agent’s take
“This house is beautiful and amazing, there was nothing to do, it’s all updated,” Mr. Capocci said.
“Chaplin Crescent is a nice spot, it has the Beltline right there, park and great schools, so that was also a big draw.”