Condo of the Week: $1.6 million for a Forest Hill unit with a summery veranda
Address: 517 Spadina Road
Neighbourhood: Forest Hill South
Agents: Howard Biderman, Harvey Kalles Real Estate Ltd., Brokerage, and Marie Natscheff, Bosley Real Estate Ltd., Brokerage
The Place: A three-bedroom, two-storey home in Forest Hill. The unit is one of only two in the building, and occupies half of the ground floor and the entire second floor.
Bragging Rights: Who needs a cottage when you can lounge in a 42-foot screened-in veranda? It’s the same tree-lined views, but without the mosquitoes and hours of driving.
Big Selling Point: Guest parking galore. The tandem garage has two indoor parking spaces, and there’s surface parking in front of the house for two more cars, plus one additional spot in the driveway.
Possible Deal Breaker: The interior has honed-marble countertops and Jatoba hardwood floors, but the brick exterior is decidedly less flashy. Any upgrades to the 1970s design would have to be agreed upon by the owners of both units.
By the Numbers:
• $500 in monthly maintenance fees
• 3,165 square feet
• 42-foot veranda
• 5 parking spaces
• 4 bathrooms
• 3 bedrooms
• 2 storeys
• 1 patio