Condo of the Week: $900,000 for a suite that’s a literal stone’s throw from the lake

Condo of the Week: $900,000 for a suite that’s a literal stone’s throw from the lake

Address: 401 Queens Quay West, Unit 502
Neighbourhood: Harbourfront
Agent: Heikki Walden, Sutton Group Associates Realty, Brokerage
Price: $895,000

The place: A large one-bedroom unit in a 29-year-old building on the water’s edge.

The history: Designer Myrlene Sundberg and painter John Palchinski, the husband-and-wife team behind Urban Mode, have lived here since 1990. They’ve toppled walls in the kitchen and solarium (now a second den), allowing sunlight to penetrate deeper into the home.

Big selling point: The building’s extra-close proximity to the lake gives this unit a cottage-like view. A wood-burning fireplace also adds to the Muskoka vibe.

Possible deal breaker: Sorry, no pets allowed. (Actually, anyone who’s ever lived next to a yappy Schnauzer may consider that a plus.)

By the numbers:

• $895,000
• 1,471 square feet
• $1,130 in monthly maintenance fees
• 98-square-foot balcony
• 2 bathrooms
• 2 dens, plus an office in the bedroom
• 1 bedroom
• 1 laundry room with ample storage
• 1 wood-burning fire place
• 1 parking space

The owners knocked down walls to open up the unit’s interior.

The kitchen island seats four.

The living room has a wood-burning fireplace—a true rarity in a condo.

The dining area.

There’s a small, private office area.

This den area could be used as a second bedroom.

The master bedroom.

The main bathroom.

Condos don’t get much closer to the water than this.

A better look at the view.

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