1569 Birchwood Dr. (Truscott Drive and Lorne Park Road)
Asking price: $3.888 million
Sold for: $3.65 million
Taxes: $13,242 (2021)
Square footage: 3,731
Days on the market: 9
“When you walk into the home, you can see straight through the family room to the expansive treed backyard,” says listing agent Kristiana Cope.
“The family room is warm and inviting with a gorgeous porcelain slab gas fireplace surrounded by windows…that give the room a terrific indoor/outdoor feel.”
The home was built in 1995 and was completely renovated between 2015 and now, she says. “The kitchen, master bathroom and all of the floors were done in 2015 to create a light modern look throughout. A second (bedroom) suite above the garage was fully renovated in 2019, complete with a bathroom and a terrace overlooking the treed backyard.”
A separate staircase from the side/garage entrance to the second suite makes it ideal for a nanny or in-law.
“They did a beautiful job of all of the renovations to make the home current and warm,” says co-listing agent Michael Phinney.
Potential buyers liked the neutral colour scheme, that it’s bright and inviting and also that it is move-in ready.
A lot of work was also done to the outside, including repainting, stonework and landscaping. A covered rear porch has an outdoor fireplace.
Professionals in their mid-30s to 50s with families were drawn to the property in White Oaks of Jalna, one of the most sought-after pockets of Lorne Park. It’s in a good school district.
There was a lot of interest and showings were steady, but “the first couple who saw the home were interested,” says Phinney.
“It appealed to a lot of people moving from outside of Lorne Park. They are attracted to the area for the large estate lots, custom-built homes, great schools and great location.”
Listing Broker: Royal LePage Real Estate Services (Michael Phinney and Kristiana Cope)