Condo of the Week: $2.3 million for a four-storey townhome in Hoggs Hollow
Address: 49 York Mills Road, Unit 502
Neighbourhood: Hoggs Hollow
Agent: Hannah Slan, Harvey Kalles Real Estate Ltd., Brokerage
The place: One of the largest units in an upscale townhome development, it has direct access to two underground parking spaces and a private back patio.
The history: The unit was spiffed up as a model suite about a decade ago, and the husband and wife who bought it in 2011 upgraded it even more. They added Bellini kitchen cabinets, put Caesarstone counters in the kitchen and bathrooms, and replaced the dark hardwood on the main level with modern white oak.
Big selling point: The master suite on the second level is not only luxurious: at 1,135 square feet, it’s larger than most condos. There’s a wide walk-in closet, a small laundry room and a huge bathroom with heated floors, towel racks and a spacious jet tub.
Possible deal breaker: The condo has four floors and, accordingly, plenty of stairs—which would be a bigger deal if it didn’t also have a private elevator.
By the numbers:
• 4,200 square feet
• $755 in monthly maintenance fees
• 500-square-foot terrace (approximately)
• 9- and 10-foot ceilings
• 5 bathrooms
• 3 bedrooms
• 2 parking spaces
• 1 basement recreation room (currently an office)
• 1 wine cellar
• 1 private elevator
The front door leads to a joined living and dining room with a fireplace on the left wall and the stairwell on the right.
Not to be mistaken for the city’s snazziest dumbwaiter, the private elevator is located right next to the kitchen.
There’s plenty of counter and shelf space in the kitchen, which has two sinks and a hanging storage unit above the island.
There’s a smaller table and den next to the kitchen for more informal meals and relaxing.
Apart from the stairwell hallway, which gets lots of natural light from a skylight, the entire second floor is occupied by the master suite.
The 345-square-foot bedroom is at the back of the unit and connects to a spacious walk-in closet, laundry room and bathroom via a thin, open corridor.
The ensuite has a separate toilet room, a double sink and a heated towel rack.
The second bedroom, on the third floor, also looks out to the backyard and has an ensuite and walk-in closet.
The third bedroom has the same features but is slightly smaller and looks out to the front terrace. No word on whether the out-of-order alphabet’s included in the asking price.
The second and third bedrooms’ ensuites are nearly identical and have both a shower and tub.
The basement connects to the underground parking spaces and features a larger laundry room, another bathroom and a wine cellar.
The owners used the downstairs recreation room as a study.
There’s a nice mix of green space and paver patio in the private backyard.