House of the Week: $774,000 for a two-storey apartment in a 126-year-old church
ADDRESS: 152 Annette Street, Unit 306
NEIGHBOURHOOD: Junction Area
AGENT: Kari Emond, Sutton Group Realty Systems Inc., Brokerage
THE PLACE: A two-storey condo in a converted, 126-year-old church. The building was originally designed by Knox and Elliot, celebrated architects who also designed the grand Confederation Life Building at Richmond and Victoria.
BRAGGING RIGHTS: Living in a piece of Toronto history. The Romanesque Revival church is a designated heritage site, so many of the building’s original architectural charms—like the curved brick columns and copper-covered steeple—are well preserved.
BIG SELLING POINT: Living in a heritage building doesn’t mean living in the past. The exterior and the lobby are from another era, but the condo itself is fully modern, with smoked oak flooring, quartz countertops, rain shower heads and heated bathroom floors.
POSSIBLE DEAL BREAKER: This particular condo is housed in what was once the church’s Sunday school, so expect to feel extra guilty on hangover Sundays.
BY THE NUMBERS:
• 225-square-foot terrace
• 126 years of history
• 11-foot ceilings
• 2 bedrooms
• 2 bathrooms
• 1 gas barbecue on the terrace