Condo of the Week: $1.7 million to live in an impeccably restored Leslieville church with Gothic flair
The 1,500-square-foot property comes with a shimmering kitchen, reclaimed wood beams, a 100-bottle wine locker and a rooftop hot tub
Size: 1,561 square feet plus a 1,200-square-foot rooftop terrace
Parking spaces: 2
Real estate agent: Jamie Knoepfli, Sotheby’s International Realty
A two-bedroom, two-bathroom condo inside an old Anglican church on Jones Avenue just north of Dundas. The place is full of original fixtures and reclaimed hardwood, but its greatest feature may be the party-ready 1,200-square-foot rooftop terrace. The complex is within walking distance of Greenwood Park (home to the Leslieville Farmers’ Market) and Gerrard Square as well as several streetcar lines and bus routes.
St. Clement’s Anglican Church, a Leslieville landmark for more than 100 years, served as a place of worship until its decommissioning in 2006. It remained vacant until 2015, when a team of developers and architects transformed it into a 14-unit condo building now known as the Leslieville Lofts.
This two-storey unit has a townhouse-style layout. The current owners have been the home’s only occupants. Realtor Jamie Knoepfli says its terrace, specifically, has been a draw for young families, couples and first-time homebuyers looking for a peaceful enclave amid the east end’s hustle and bustle.
The Victorian Gothic façade comes with arches, dramatic edges and red brick all over.
In the unit’s foyer, an oak staircase wraps around one of the church’s original chandeliers.
The main level is open concept. Its ceilings are 12 feet high and show off some reclaimed wood beams.
Here’s a closer look at the living area, with its five windows, exposed brick wall and gas fireplace.
Meanwhile, the kitchen has a custom light fixture, a four-seat marble island and a walk-out to a balcony.
The bespoke cabinets surround a suite of new stainless steel appliances.
Down the hall is the bathroom, which matches the kitchen’s colour palette.
The secondary bedroom shares a wall with the kitchen and also comes with a balcony.
The main suite lives on the lower level. Here, the owners have set up the space under the stairs as a family area.
This is the main bedroom.
It’s equipped with a walk-in closet and an ensuite bathroom.
Here’s an amenity you don’t see every day—a 100-bottle wine locker in the complex’s common room.
Now for the pièce de résistance: the huge rooftop terrace, with a seven-seat hot tub, two storage lockers and a gas fireplace.
All of it surrounds this chalet-chic dining area. Note the funky Galaxy chandelier.
There’s also a shower and a sink up here.
Lastly, an overhead shot of the roof, which comes with terrific views of Leslieville and nearby Little India.
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