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Sold! What a $2 million bay-and-gable home looks like

The bay-and-gable home is a Toronto staple. These Victorian-era structures can be found all around the city on side streets that retain the historical character of this place so many years later.

156 Macpherson Avenue TorontoOften tall and narrow, bay-and-gable homes mimicked the style of gothic mansions on the small row lots that defined Toronto near the end of the 19th century. While they were never designed to be workers' cottages, the prices they now fetch would likely floor their early owners.

156 Macpherson Avenue TorontoThis example at 156 Macpherson Ave. last sold in May 2015 for $1,825,000. It went back on the market about a week ago for $2,195,000, which seems about right given the ascent of the local real estate market.

After nine days on the market, the house sold for $2,338,000. You see, not everything goes for $300K+ over asking. This is a solid house that was listed fairly and went for about what you'd expect given its location and pedigree.

156 Macpherson Avenue TorontoThe Essentials
  • Address: 156 Macpherson Ave.
  • Last known selling price: $1,825,000
  • Hit the market at: $2,195,000
  • Time on market: 9 days
  • Sold for: $2,338,000
156 Macpherson Avenue TorontoWhy it sold for what it did

This is a classic Toronto home in Summerhill. That fact that it sold for less than $2.5 million is almost surprising. That said, there are only three bedrooms, two of which are on the small side, so prospective buyers would have known that more space was available elsewhere.

156 Macpherson Avenue TorontoWas it worth it?

Yup. No complaints about this one. The previous renovations still seem fresh, the area is excellent, and it's always nice to live in a bit of architecture that's unique to your city.

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