Condo of the Week: $3.7 million for a swish condo in a 20th century schoolhouse

Condo of the Week: $3.7 million for a swish condo in a 20th century schoolhouse

Address: 385 Brunswick Avenue, unit 107
Neighbourhood: The Annex
Agent: Paul Maranger and Christian Vermast, Sotheby’s International Realty
Price: $3,688,000

The place

A 3,000-square-foot condo near Bloor and Spadina. The three-bed, five-bath unit, which is located on the ground floor, has high ceilings and a pair of private patios.

The history

In 1914, architect Neil G. Beggs built the schoolhouse, which was occupied by the Loretto College School school for a good chunk of the 20th century. In 2007, Context Developments and Quadrangle Architects converted it into 50 apartments, and, a couple bought their unit pre-construction for $1,125,000. At the time, their two children were attending the University of Toronto. Now, they’re preparing for retirement and planning a move to Collingwood.

The tour

The foyer has limestone floors:

There are built-in speakers on the ceiling in the living room:

The dining room has 12-foot ceilings and a brass chandelier:

There are mahogany cabinets and granite countertops in the kitchen:

Beside the kitchen, there’s an 110-square-foot breakfast area:

The family room has a built-in bar:

Here’s one of the unit’s 400-square-foot terraces:

The master suite has a sitting room with an electric fireplace:

This terrace is 425 square feet:

The master bedroom has oak floors:

There are two master ensuite bathrooms. This one has wood-panelled walls:

This ensuite bathroom has a soaker tub and marble tile walls:

There are two other bedrooms in the unit. This one is 140 square feet:

It has an ensuite bathroom with ceramic floors:

The second bedroom is 120 square feet and has a built-in desk:

It also has an ensuite bathroom with ceramic floors:

Big selling point

The building is rich with history and has a charming red-brick facade. It’s also located just a few blocks from Bloor Street West.

Possible deal breaker

You could rent a few one-bedroom condos with the monthly maintenance fees.

By the numbers
  • $3,688,000
  • 2,910 square feet
  • $12,784 in property taxes
  • $3,380 in monthly maintenance fees
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 5 bathrooms
  • 2 parking spaces
  • 2 fireplaces