Condo of the Week: $775,000 for a Moss Park loft with its own freight elevator

Condo of the Week: $775,000 for a Moss Park loft with its own freight elevator

The 1,000-square-foot property also comes with an egg chair, an open fireplace, exposed wood beams and a bar made for parties

This Moss Park condo is 1,000 square feet and currently going for $775,000

Neighbourhood: Moss Park
Price: $774,900
Size: 1,093 square feet
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Real estate agent: Edwin Brdlik, Toronto Lofts

The place

A one-bedroom-plus-den, one-bathroom unit on Queen East. The condo comes with original industrial accents, its own freight elevator and one surface-level parking space. It’s within walking distance of Corktown Common and the Distillery District as well as the many businesses along Queen and King. Residents also have easy access to half a dozen TTC routes, Bayview and the DVP.

The history

The unit is part of the Knitting Mill Lofts, a former garment factory built at the turn of the century, when Moss Park looked more like a farm town. In 1997, new owners converted the building into 28 hard lofts—one of Toronto’s first warehouse conversions.

The current owner has lived here since 2004. He’s conducted a bunch of renovations over the years, like refinishing the floors and adding both a fireplace and a reading nook. Now, he and his partner need more space, so he’s putting his condo on the market.

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The tour

The building’s façade is defined by its tall windows, subtle brick details and porthole window above the entrance.

The old industrial building is steps from the Don Valley, Corktown and the Distillery district.

Here’s the unit’s foyer, with a mirrored sliding-door closet and ceramic tile flooring.

Here's the foyer.

It leads to the open-concept space. The floors are epoxy-finished concrete, and that original-brick TV nook was added in a recent renovation.

The floors here are epoxy-finished concrete.

A reverse shot of the living space highlights the kitchen, dining area and bedroom.

The open-concept space is defined by its exposed wood beams.

The owner set up a full bar in the corner (with a beer tap, of course).

This is the loaded bar.

Behind the bar is this raised reading nook with an egg chair. Note the adjacent sound system.

The reading nook is equipped with an egg chair.

Another look at the funky space.

More shots of the egg, just because.

In the other corner: an open ethanol fireplace and some decorative ductwork.

The open fireplace is ethanol.

The open layout makes the loft feel as long as a bowling alley. That blue door on the right leads to the HVAC system.

That door in the blue wall leads to the home's HVAC system.

Now for the kitchen, which has an attached peninsula, a six-burner gas cooktop, quartz counters and a double-drawer dishwasher next to the fridge.

A mix of new and old in the kitchen: ceramic tiles with modern millwork.

The dining room and designer light fixture are framed in distressed wooden beams.

The dining area, framed by wood pillars.

Most of the posts and beams are original, but the owner installed new ones in the ceiling around the bedroom to create an enclosure.

The beams around the bedroom are actually new.

Here’s the bedroom, equipped with floating nightstands, a sound system and reclaimed-wood lighting.

The floating nightstand and cube light fixtures are a nice touch.

Frosted sliding Plexiglas doors separate the bedroom from the rest of the home.

The bedroom can be enclosed by frosted plexiglass.

That walkway on the right leads to a laundry room and walk-in closet.

The walkway on the right leads to the laundry and more storage.

The stacked washer and dryer and clever shelving save space.

A peek inside the laundry room.

Here’s the walk-in closet.

And this is the walk-in closet, hidden behind sliding doors.

The bathroom is next to the kitchen and features more ceramic tiles, a shower with a rainfall head and a sauna-like bench.

The sauna-like bench in the bathroom is a nice touch.

The freight elevator, meanwhile, is a blast from the past.

Here's that private freight elevator.

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