Condo of the Week: $1.7 million for a crenellated condo in Forest Hill

Condo of the Week: $1.7 million for a crenellated condo in Forest Hill

Address: 317 Lonsdale Road, Unit 1A
Neighbourhood: Forest Hill
Agent: Howard Biderman, Harvey Kalles Real Estate Ltd., Brokerage
Price: $1,659,000

The place: A house-sized condo on the first floor and lower level of a 12-unit building around the corner from the shops of Forest Hill Village.

The history: This 1928 apartment building has unique architectural flourishes, like a crenellated roof (which should come in handy if Forest Hill is ever invaded). The developer that turned the place into condos completely gutted the building and dug a lower level to accommodate 14 parking spaces, accessed with a hydraulic lift.

Big selling point: In-suite elevator access makes this a good place for seniors with sore hips. For the kiddies, there’s a huge rec room, and the building is mere metres from the city’s best private and public schools.

Possible deal breaker: The maintenance fees are higher than some people’s mortgage payments.

By the numbers:

• $1,659,000
• 2,100 square feet
• $1,485 in monthly maintenance fees
• 3 bathrooms
• 2 bedrooms
• 2 terraces
• 2 parking spaces (one underground)
• 1 den
• 1 gas fireplace
• 1 elevator

The condo for sale at 317 Lonsdale Road
The building dates to 1928, but the interiors are all new.

There’s a gas fireplace in the living room.

The living room, dining area and kitchen are combined.

A closer look at the dining area.

And here’s the kitchen.

The suite has in-unit elevator access.

There are two bedrooms on the main floor. This one is being used as an office.

And here’s the master bedroom.

The master bedroom’s en suite bathroom, with fancy tiling on the floor.

There’s a large rec room in the basement.

Also in the basement: a third bedroom.

And here’s one of two terraces.