Condo of the Week: $720,000 for an east-end townhouse in a 19th-century church

Condo of the Week: $720,000 for an east-end townhouse in a 19th-century church

21 Swanwick Avenue, Unit 4

Address: 21 Swanwick Avenue, Unit 4
Neighbourhood: East End-Danforth
Agent: Geoffrey Grace, Re/Max Hallmark Realty Ltd., Brokerage
Price: $719,900

The Place: A three-bedroom unit in a church-turned-gym-turned-condo in the Upper Beach area. Originally built in 1893, the former Emmanuel Presbyterian Church now contains just ten multi-storey residential units.

Bragging Rights: The Gothic Revival exterior and original stained glass windows will give your Downton Abbey viewing parties the perfect historic touch.

Big Selling Point: The beach is only a 12-minute bike ride away, so you can completely avoid the battles for parking come summer.

Possible Deal Breaker: The lack of on-site amenities may deter those who prefer to work out from the climate-controlled comfort of home. Still, an off-leash dog park, tennis courts and a splash pad are all within walking distance.

By the Numbers:
• $719,900
• 1,835 square feet
• $227.61 in monthly maintenance fees
• 9.5-foot ceilings on main level
• 3 bedrooms
• 3 bathrooms
• 1 laundry room
• 1 parking space
• 1 private backyard