Condo of the Week: $2.25 million for a townhouse with its own private bell tower
Address: 12 Macpherson Avenue, Townhouse 1
Agents: Christian Vermast, Paul Maranger and Fran Bennett, Sotheby’s International Realty Canada, Brokerage
The Place: A three-level townhouse in the Macpherson Church conversion, an ultra-exclusive building that we first featured in December. This two-bedroom unit includes the entire south-facing façade and the original main entrance to the church.
Bragging Rights: Re-enact scenes from The Hunchback of Notre Dame (or just take in the 360-degree view of Yorkville, Summerhill and Rosedale) from your own honest-to-goodness bell tower.
Big Selling Point: The cathedral ceilings, arched windows and ornate wooden staircase are straight out of a historical novel, but the rest of the finishes, including the heated stone floors and several skylights, show an appreciation for modern luxuries.
Possible Deal Breaker: With a wine cellar that can house more than 1,000 bottles, guests will take offence if you serve them $15 plonk.
By the Numbers:
• $2,065 in monthly maintenance fees
• 4,115 square feet
• 1,107-bottle wine cellar
• 5 bathrooms
• 3 storeys, plus the bell tower
• 2 bedrooms
• 2 fireplaces
• 2 parking spaces
• 2 patios
• 1 private bell tower