what it went for
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The Blue Mountains
117 Aspen Way
(The Blue Mountains)
Asking price: $1.989 million
Sold for: $2.503 million
Taxes: 6,596 (2021)
Square footage: 2,714
Days on the market: 7
The new owners of 117 Aspen Way have been trying to buy a house for two years, says listing agent Karen Willison.
“Finally they have a place to call home. (They) will be living here full time and (their kids will be) enrolled in our schools.”
It was the location, condition, design and layout of the four-bedroom, three-bathroom custom-built home that caught the attention of potential buyers. “The beautiful natural setting is near the base of Alpine and Craigleith skiing and the escarpment, and is on the school bus route,” she says. The home, built in 2008, attracted 42 showings. Willison says an open house was attended by 22 groups and three agents, with COVID restrictions in place. A pre-inspection report was available.
There were eight offers. Buyers came mostly from city and towns to the south but in this case, the buyers had already sold in the city (most buyers are selling first in order to get what they want and to be able to compete), she says. “They were renting here so the kids could be in school while they
found a new place.”
The main floor has a two-storey stone gas fireplace, large windows and views of perennial gardens and a forest. There is a window-filled television/sitting area and a fireside lounging spot. A country kitchen, a Muskoka room and a covered front porch are other gathering spots. Lower-level highlights include two large bedrooms, a full bathroom, a sauna, a recreation room and a games room. There is a two-car attached garage and room for six cars to park on the driveway.
The 81×175-foot irregular property is close to a beach, golf, a hospital and trails, and is in the Bluewater District School Board area. “The seller has been the only owner and was one of the first in the neighbourhood. Her son, Rob Saley, is an accomplished artist. Buyers were in awe of his artwork (when they toured the home). Rob Saley is one of seven artists that ScotiaMcLeod supported and (referred to) as the ‘New Group of Seven’. ”
Listing Broker: Royal LePage Locations North (Karen Willison) Selling
Broker: Royal LePage Locations North (Mike Kearns)