Condo of the Week: $330,000 for a design-friendly loft in Briar Hill

Condo of the Week: $330,000 for a design-friendly loft in Briar Hill


Address: 550 Hopewell Avenue, Unit 212
Neighbourhood: Yorkdale-Glen Park
Agent: David Fraser, Metropolitan Commercial Realty, Inc., Brokerage
Price: $334,900

The Place: A swinging bachelor or bachelorette loft space in the Briar Hill area.

Bragging Rights: The owner has a sharp eye for design (although it’s an eye that settles maybe a little too frequently on the Ikea catalogue—we spot several items from the Grundtal collection). The nice fittings and furnishings make this place a lot more appealing than it would otherwise be. But if that’s not enough, did we mention the wine fridge in the kitchen island?

Big Selling Point: As many downtown condo dwellers will know, it’s rare to be allowed a barbecue on a unit’s terrace, let alone one with a dedicated gas hookup. That may not seem so appealing at the moment, but a little snow should never stop a Canadian from enjoying a fire-grilled steak.

Possible Deal Breaker: Though the lofted bed creates a lot more floor space, it may exclude some older potential buyers who lack the necessary spryness.

By the Numbers:

• $334,900
• $390.95 in monthly maintenance fees
• 2 bedrooms
• 1 washroom
• 1 barbeque ready terrace
• 1 wine fridge
• 1 lofted bed