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

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.

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There’s a gas fireplace in the living room.

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The living room, dining area and kitchen are combined.

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A closer look at the dining area.

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And here’s the kitchen.

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The suite has in-unit elevator access.

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

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And here’s the master bedroom.

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

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There’s a large rec room in the basement.

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Also in the basement: a third bedroom.

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And here’s one of two terraces.