Lottery win leads to a home

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King City

91 Elmers Lane (15th Sideroad and Keele Street)

Asking price: $5.99 million

Sold for: $5.8 million

Taxes: n/a

Bedrooms: 5

Bathrooms: 8

Square footage: 8,000

Garage: 4

Parking: 12

Days on the market: 1

At 8:45 a.m., a man who helped real estate agent Brock Gonchar put up for-sale signs was at his coffee table trying to figure out how to save enough to move north and retire. Fifteen minutes later, his phone rang and the caller told him he had won the 2021 Princess Margaret grand prize show home, a cottage and cash.

“He’s still emotional, grateful and excited…He’s the person you would want to win,” Gonchar says.

The 8,000-square-foot home on a quiet King City street was designed and decorated by Sarah Baeumler of HGTV Canada and came fully furnished, with every single beautiful item hand chosen for the house and space, Gonchar says.

Because it was the show home, there were “lots of eyes on it” and thanks to his marketing efforts, he says there was a lot of interest in the grand residence. There were four offers to purchase and it sold in one day.

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It appealed to those looking for a slower pace and privacy offered by the secluded street in the quiet town of King City. And it doesn’t hurt that it is fully furnished, move-in ready and has all the goodies a family could want during the pandemic and beyond.

The 8,000-square-foot home on a quiet King City street was designed and decorated by Sarah Baeumler of HGTV Canada and came fully furnished. Photo by Supplied

The bright five-bedroom home has eight bathrooms, an eat-in kitchen that’s grand yet cosy, a family room with a gas fireplace and a dining room that overlooks the front yard, with its 229-foot frontage and circular driveway. Another gas fireplace graces the living room.

The second floor includes four bedrooms and an office. Each bedroom has plenty of space for its own sitting area. The home also has an elevator and a second-floor laundry.

Fun amenities include a movie theatre, a recreation room, a music room and an arts and crafts room. A picture of musician Elton John that hangs in the music room is the only token item the homeowner/lottery winner is keeping. He is planning to hang it in his cottage, Gonchar says.

The Elmers Lane residence is in good company, with large homes, including a previous Princess Market show home next door.

Listing Broker: Royal LePage Meadowtowne Realty (Brock Gonchar)

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