Condo of the Week: $729,000 for a Little Italy suite with 20-foot ceilings
The Place: A meticulously renovated two-bedroom home in a century-old building.
The History: This neoclassical-style building opened in 1913 as the Loyal Orange Lodge, a kind of clubhouse for the Protestant fraternal order. Before becoming 18 condos and two commercial units (currently Starbucks and Kalendar café) in the late 1990s, it served as a cinema. This particular unit retains nearly 20-foot ceilings from the movie theatre days, and it also has Palladian windows that date back to the beginning.
Big Selling Point: The location is a diner’s dream: Bar Raval, La Carnita, Woodlot and Dailo are all within a five-minute walk.
Possible Deal Breaker: There’s no parking included with the unit, although street parking is an option. In any case, this is the type of neighbourhood where one could get away with a car-share membership and a bicycle.
By The Numbers:
• 1,000 square feet
• 147-square-foot terrace
• $464 in monthly maintenance fees
• 2 bedrooms
• 2 bathrooms
• 20-foot ceilings (approximately)