Condomonium: $849,000 for a Rosedale condo that’s actually the top floor of a house
ADDRESS: 80 Crescent Road, Unit 3
NEIGHBOURHOOD: Rosedale-Moore Park
AGENT: Eleanor Bohm and Evan Sage, Sage Real Estate Limited
THE PLACE: A two-bedroom penthouse in a South Rosedale mansion that recently went condo. Each floor in the house is now a separate unit, and there are plans for a green roof and other landscaping flourishes around the property.
BRAGGING RIGHTS: The building’s architectural pedigree will make the city’s bluebloods swoon. Eden Smith designed the house in 1896, and his fingerprints are on some of the city’s stateliest buildings: the arts and crafts-style homes in Wychwood Park, the Carnegie libraries and Upper Canada College.
BIG SELLING POINT: For someone who balks at the inhuman scale of forty-storey condo towers, this penthouse has the homey feel of, well, a house.
POSSIBLE DEAL BREAKER: While vaulted ceilings look charming in the living room and bedrooms, the awkward angles of the galley kitchen might feel a little cramped. Watch your head when rummaging through the cupboards.
BY THE NUMBERS:
• 1786 square-feet
• $640.45/month maintenance fees
• 2 bedrooms
• 1 bathroom
• 1 patio
• 1 gas fireplace