Condo of the Week: $880,000 for a corner suite with a balcony made for summer

Condo of the Week: $880,000 for a corner suite with a balcony made for summer

Address: 281 Mutual Street, Unit 2501
Neighbourhood: Church-Wellesley Village
Agent: Jackson Thurling, Sotheby’s International Realty Canada, Brokerage
Price: $879,000

The place: A two-bedroom corner suite in the south tower of the Radio City development, with an excellent view of Allen Gardens and the downtown core.

The history: The Urban Land Institute gave this tower a Global Award for Excellence in 2008 for its creative reuse of land once occupied by a CBC radio tower. This unit’s current owner, an interior designer, also knows a thing or two about reusing space. He tore down walls in the kitchen and den (now the dining room) to open up the floor plan.

Big selling point: The condo’s deep, 27-foot-long balcony is ideal for celebrating summer. The seller is looking to close by the end of June, so the new owner could unpack just in time to host a Pride party.

Possible deal breaker: Hooker Harvey’s and some seedy hotels are just around the corner, but, as the agent points out, the new Loblaws at Maple Leaf Gardens adds a touch of class.

By the numbers:

• $879,000
• 1,120 square feet
• $893 in monthly maintenance fees
• 27-foot-long balcony
• 2 bedrooms
• 2 bathrooms
• 1 parking space

The building won an award in 2008 for its reuse of a former CBC antenna site.

The seller has a bit of an art collection.

The seller knocked some walls down to create this open dining area.

These countertops look like marble, but the selling agent says they’re actually white granite.

The second bedroom is being used as a sitting area.

And here’s the master bedroom, with a sliding door to the balcony.

The view from the balcony.

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