Condo of the Week: $939,000 for a Cabbagetown townhouse with some old-school appeal

Condo of the Week: $939,000 for a Cabbagetown townhouse with some old-school appeal

Address: 41 Spruce Street, Unit 2
Neighbourhood: Cabbagetown
Agent: Richard Silver, Sotheby’s International Realty Canada, Brokerage
Price: $939,000

The place: A large townhouse a quick walk away from Riverdale Park West and the Don River.

The history: From 1871 to 1903, the building was the Trinity College Medical School. At the time, Toronto General was located next door. In the 1970s, the building was converted into condominiums. The complex consists of just 11 units.

Big selling point: Spanning four levels, with four bedrooms and five bathrooms, this home is large, especially by townhouse standards. Its graceful details—the beautiful arched door leading to the backyard, the rooftop deck and the cute red-brick exterior among them—are just bonuses.

Possible deal breaker: Anyone looking for sleek, modern bathrooms may need to seek out newer developments—but good luck finding a new-build with such a modest price-per-square-foot.

By the numbers:

• $939,000
• 1,840 square feet (including the lower level)
• $475 in monthly maintenance fees
• 5 bathrooms
• 4 bedrooms
• 1 rooftop deck

The foyer has some decorative tile flooring.

The kitchen is self-contained. (Many newer units have kitchens combined with their living and dining areas.)

The living room has an arched doorway that leads to the backyard.

The dining area is continuous with the living room.

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

Another bedroom.

Here’s that bedroom’s en suite bathroom.

The master bedroom is on the third floor. Its sliding door leads to a rooftop deck.

The master bedroom’s en suite bathroom has a skylight.

The rooftop deck.

The basement could serve as a fourth bedroom, though it’s also a fine place for the drum kit.

And here’s the backyard.