Sale of the Week: The $1.5-million Hillcrest house that proves not every property sells overnight
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Address: 41 Rosemount Avenue
Agent: Susan Froese-McHardy and Don McHardy, Royal LePage Real Estate Services Ltd., Brokerage
Previously sold for: $926,000, in 2010
A recently built detached house with multiple skylights, a spacious master suite and a built-in garage. A number of stone accent walls give the interior a clean, modern look.
Here’s the foyer:
The living room is at the front of the house:
A reverse view, into the dining area:
The dining area has a stone accent wall:
A little more stone in the family room:
Here’s the kitchen:
The are two bedrooms on the second floor. Here’s one of them:
The other second-floor bedroom:
From the front, the house looks like it has two levels, but there are actually two and a half. There are two bedrooms on the uppermost floor, including this master bedroom:
The master bedroom has a large sitting area:
The master ensuite, with a little more stone in the shower:
The basement is finished, and there’s another fireplace down here:
And there’s a six-year-old hot tub in the backyard:
A previous owner built the house in 2007, and the sellers bought the place in 2010. They’re moving to a house in the west end that’s large enough to accommodate them and their in-laws.
The buyers are a young family who loved the the way the skylights brighten the interior of the home. The selling agent says they were also attracted to the low-maintenance backyard, which is almost completely covered in wooden decking.
The house elicited one offer at its first open house, but the sellers deemed it too low and rejected it. It sat on the market for about two months. According to the selling agent, potential buyers liked the layout of the home, but some of them may have been discouraged by the list price. Eventually, the sellers accepted an offer for $49,000 under asking.
By the numbers
• $6514.49 in property taxes (2015)
• 29.06-by-80.86-foot lot
• 54 days on the market
• 4 bedrooms
• 4 bathrooms
• 2 parking spaces