House of the Week: $4.45 million for a swank townhome in a converted Victorian church
The Place: A 5,600-square-foot luxury townhouse in the Victorian church and school house at the corner of College and Palmerston.
Bragging Rights: Custom home guru Joe Brennan, who restored the exterior, convinced the developer to turn the church into four high-end townhouses instead of a spate of condos. Brennan ended up liking the conversion so much that he bought the largest, most expensive unit.
Big Selling Point: Downtown homes are rarely this roomy. Luxuriate in high ceilings, good-sized rooms and ample outdoor space.
Possible Deal Breaker: An attached house at this price point may be difficult to stomach (perhaps why it’s been on the market for a while), but buyers often pay a premium for one-of-a-kind spaces.
By The Numbers:
• 5,595 square feet
• 1,500-square-foot rooftop
• 13-foot ceilings
• 6 bathrooms
• 4 bedrooms
• 2 fireplaces
• 2-car underground parking
• 1 private elevator