Family-friendly Forest Hill home sold in one day

10 Killarney Rd. (Avenue Road and Davisville Avenue).

Forest Hill

10 Killarney Rd. (Avenue Road and Davisville Avenue)

Asking price: $6.688 million

Sold for: $7 million

Taxes: $27,790 (2020)

Bedrooms: 5+1

Bathrooms: 8

Square footage: 4,700

Garage: 2

Parking: 4

Days on the market: 1

Despite its price tag, response was abundant, many showings were booked in a short time and the house sold in one day for 105 per cent of the asking price. “I was amazed at how many showings were booked,” says listing agent Leeanne Weld, who had to cancel many appointments because the property sold so quickly. “It’s a testament to the house and the neighbourhood.”

Young families with children at nearby private schools were among the potential buyers, drawn by the size of the home, its turn-key condition and abundance of features inside and out.

 The interior is light and bright, an ideal backdrop for the owners’ contemporary furniture and art.

The circa 1940s house was renovated about a decade ago. “The clients did an interesting thing,” Weld says. “They clad over the red brick with buff yellow brick.”

The roof was raised and an addition extended the house out and up at the back. The central staircase was retained and highlighted by a new Palladian window that floods the staircase with natural light.

The transitional interior is light and bright, an ideal backdrop for the owners’ contemporary furniture and art. “It has clean lines and an open, airy feeling,” she says. “It literally showed out of a magazine.”

There are multiple walkouts to a huge patio that overlooks a second patio and the award-winning pool. The backyard also includes a waterfall and an integrated whirlpool, which she says extends pool season.

Landscaping of the 50×150-foot lot includes heated pathways at the front and side of house, as well as a heated driveway.

The primary bedroom has his-and-her closets, a six-piece ensuite bathroom and a walkout to a balcony. “Throughout the house the outdoors is invited in,” Weld says.

 Stay-at-home amenities include a gym, movie theatre, music room and pool.

She describes the home as “deceptively large. All the kids’ bedrooms are generous and each has an ensuite bathroom.”

The lower level offers a gym, a movie theatre and a music room where the drummer of the family hangs out.

The house has everything – people don’t have to go anywhere, even if they could. Weld says right now she calls it a COVID escape palace (instead of a party palace) because it offers so much to do indoors and out.

Listing Broker: Royal LePage J&D Division (Leanne Weld)

Source: National Post Quebec Nordiques