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Condo of the Week: $3.9 million for a downtown condo with picturesque skyline views

By Jonathan Forani| Photography by SilverHouse
Condo of the Week: $3.9 million for a downtown condo with picturesque skyline views

Address: 77 Charles Street West, unit Lp1602 Neighbourhood: University Agent: Kate Carcone, Keller Williams Realty Centres Luxury Portfolio Price: $3,900,000

The place

A 2,000-square-foot condo near the University of Toronto. The two-bed, three-bath unit has chic interior finishes and unobstructed skyline views.

The history

In 2012, developer Aspen Ridge completed this 16-storey building near Yorkville, but left most of the units unfinished so that buyers could customize their living space. In 2014, a business owner bought this lower penthouse unit for $2,150,000. He then enlisted Roy Banse of Fluid Living Studio, who designed Boehmer on Ossington, to transform the space into a modern bachelor pad with snazzy lighting fixtures and oak and marble finishes.

The tour

The designer installed a translucent onyx carving in the foyer:

Condo of the Week: $3.9 million for a downtown condo with picturesque skyline views

In the living room, there’s a gas fireplace with a marble mantel:

Condo of the Week: $3.9 million for a downtown condo with picturesque skyline views

The open-concept 800-square-foot living space has oak floors and 10-foot ceilings:

Condo of the Week: $3.9 million for a downtown condo with picturesque skyline views

There are quartz countertops in the kitchen:

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Condo of the Week: $3.9 million for a downtown condo with picturesque skyline views

The 10-foot concrete columns are covered in mosaic tile:

Condo of the Week: $3.9 million for a downtown condo with picturesque skyline views

In the powder room, there’s a black marble countertop and vinyl wallpaper from Élitis:

Condo of the Week: $3.9 million for a downtown condo with picturesque skyline views

The designer had this back-lit wall unit installed to display art and memorabilia:

Condo of the Week: $3.9 million for a downtown condo with picturesque skyline views

There’s an oak-panelled wall in the bedroom:

Condo of the Week: $3.9 million for a downtown condo with picturesque skyline views

The master bathroom has marble floors:

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Condo of the Week: $3.9 million for a downtown condo with picturesque skyline views

And quartz countertops:

Condo of the Week: $3.9 million for a downtown condo with picturesque skyline views

There’s even more marble in the shower:

Condo of the Week: $3.9 million for a downtown condo with picturesque skyline views

The seller used the second bedroom as an office:

Condo of the Week: $3.9 million for a downtown condo with picturesque skyline views

It has an ensuite bathroom with a marble-tile shower:

Condo of the Week: $3.9 million for a downtown condo with picturesque skyline views

Here’s the 300-square-foot south-facing balcony:

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Condo of the Week: $3.9 million for a downtown condo with picturesque skyline views
Big selling point

The master suite, which has big south-facing windows, oak walls and marble floors. That skyline view is unlikely to change, since U of T and Queen’s Park, both located to the south, have protected green space and heritage buildings that will prevent the construction of monstrous condo towers.

Possible deal breaker

The monthly maintenance fees could cover almost half a year’s tuition at U of T.

By the numbers
  • $3,900,000
  • 1,969 square feet
  • $11,988 in taxes
  • $3,044 in monthly maintenance fees
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 3 bathrooms
  • 2 parking space
  • 1 fireplace

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