Real Estate Agents Were Hesitant In Helping An Old Woman Sell Her 72-Year-Old Home. But Changed Their Mind After They Saw What’s Inside
In 2014, a Toronto resident was selling her two-story home located in the West Toronto neighborhood of Bloor West Village. The homeowner, a 96 year old seamstress named Joyce, had always been passionate interior design but unable to make it her profession. She and her family lived in this average looking house for 72 years.
Gladys and Carla Spizzirri sisters and partners in real estate business. They got an opportunity of their life when they answered a mysterious call. The caller told them that the house on 148 Jane Street was ready to get sold.
At first the duo were hesitant in venturing on the said property. They first thought that the house would look like a big mess. Considering it has been occupied for several decades and was only maintained by a frail 96-year-old Joyce.
From the outside, the house didn’t look like anything out of the ordinary, and even her neighbors had no idea about the surprise she’d been keeping inside.
Despite their doubts, the Spizzirri sisters continued on and visited Joyce’s place. The two have no single idea they are in for the biggest surprise of their lives.
From the very second when the sisters stepped through the front door, every fear and worry in their minds simply vanished. It was an interior like nothing they had ever considered before. No other house came close. Most certainly like nothing they had ever before come across, in all their years of business in real estate.
The kitchen boasts amazing light fixtures and custom cabinet hardware.
From floor to ceiling, this two-story detached home is decorated in perfect 1960s style.
The homeowner said, “I like soft colors, and I like things to match and flow well together. I prefer tone-on-tone to bright colors.”
The master bedroom features bright, bold gemstone purple, lilac walls, purple carpeting, and a fuchsia settee.
The interior of Joyce’s home was immaculate! The pristine condition was only one of the things that took their breath away though. The home still had even more to it. The condition set it completely apart from any other home out there, either in Jane Street or in the whole of West Toronto
The homeowner’s daughter remembers how her mother’s style wasn’t complete without the color pink.
No retro home would be complete without a fabulous, spacious basement. It keeps that vintage look, but also has a genuine playroom feel.
The home was intricately and gorgeously decorated in perfect style, drawing from the best of the 1950s and ’60s from floor to ceiling. We’re talking metallic wallpaper, modern baroque prints, colorful carpeting, and neo-ornate splendor, and much, much more.
A fully-equipped basement laundry suite, too? This home has seriously got it all.
Outside, there’s a wonderful outdoor space, complete with Astroturf and swan planter.
In the end, Joyce’s home was eventually listed for $699K (around Php 3.5M) and that is a wonderful price for a home that has not been remodeled in 72 years.