Condo of the Week: $1.15 million for a High Park penthouse suite with a history

Condo of the Week: $1.15 million for a High Park penthouse suite with a history

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Address: 32 Gothic Avenue, Unit 7
Neighbourhood: High Park
Agent: Nutan Brown, Royal LePage West Realty Group, Brokerage
Price: $1,149,000

The place: The top floor of a Victorian mansion just north of High Park. It comes with direct, in-suite elevator access, a tree-top-level terrace and a parking space.

The history: Built in 1889 for West Toronto mayor George St. Leger, the mansion served at various points in time as a sanatorium, a maternity hospital and eventually a derelict rooming house. In 2004, the city approved its conversion into seven condo units, with the condition that heritage elements—including the two-storey veranda, gables, dormers and red-brick exterior—be restored and maintained. The sellers bought this unit in 2010.

Big selling point: The High Park subway station and park entrance are just around the corner, and Bloor West Village’s shops are 10 minutes away by foot.

Possible deal breaker: A tall building stands to the south of this one, obstructing the view of the park. The terrace still has a decent view to the northwest, though.

By the numbers:

• $1,149,000
• 1,850 square feet (approximately)
• $946 in monthly maintenance fees
• 600 square feet of outdoor space
• 4 bathrooms
• 3 bedrooms
• 1 elevator
• 1 parking space
• 1 built-in wine fridge

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The condo has direct elevator access through that door on the left.

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The unit is on the top floor of the building, so it has some odd angles because of those heritage dormers.

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The ceilings are 14 feet high in some places. The floors are oak.

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Here’s a closer look at the kitchen.

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There’s a dining area next to the kitchen. The sliding door leads to the terrace.

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One of the three bedrooms is being used as an office.

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Another bedroom.

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And here’s the master bedroom.

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The master bedroom’s en suite bathroom is nothing too fancy, but it does manage to fit in a jet tub and a skylight.

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This photo of the 600-square-foot terrace was obviously taken in nicer weather. The views are primarily to the north and west.