Condo of the Week: $2.6 million for a concrete penthouse in the downtown core

Condo of the Week: $2.6 million for a concrete penthouse in the downtown core

Address: 71 Simcoe Street, Unit 2601
Neighbourhood: Financial District
Agent: David Harland, Harvey Kalles Real Estate Ltd., Brokerage
Price: $2,649,000

The place: The top floor of a 1990s building. The vaulted ceilings and skylights in the master bedroom make it feel more like a cabin than a condo.

The history: The seller bought the suite as an empty shell in 1995 and had everything custom-built to a high standard.

Big selling point: The building is in the middle of the downtown core, near cultural amenities like the opera house, the TIFF Bell Lightbox and the Royal Alexandra Theatre—and it’s right across the street from Roy Thomson Hall.

Possible deal breaker: Not everyone appreciates the industrial look of concrete walls and stainless steel panels, but that’s nothing some redecorating can’t fix.

By the numbers:

• $2,649,000
• 3,508 square feet
• $2,483 in monthly maintenance fees
• 438-square-foot terrace
• 8-foot ceilings
• 3 bathrooms
• 2 bedrooms
• 1 media room

The living room has maple flooring.

The concrete walls won’t be to everyone’s taste.

This media room has a built-in desk and a wall of cabinets.

The kitchen has black Indian slate flooring to match its black granite countertops.

The sink basin in the powder room is hand-blown glass.

Here’s the second bedroom.

The second bedroom’s ensuite bathroom.

The master bedroom has a peaked ceiling with some skylights.

The shower in the master bathroom is lined with glass mosaic tile.

And there’s a large terrace, which probably looks a lot more inviting in warm weather.