Condo of the Week: $1.5 million for a North York corner suite with a mosaic wall

Condo of the Week: $1.5 million for a North York corner suite with a mosaic wall

At 1,800 square feet, the two-bedroom unit comes with a billboard-size marble wall, curved floor-to-ceiling windows and a basketball court

Neighbourhood: Willowdale East
Price: $1,499,000
Size: 1,877 square feet
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Parking spot: 1
Previously sold for: $1,042,000 in 2023
Maintenance fees: $1,534.23
Real estate agent: Rudy Reznik, Brewing Brokers

The place

A newly renovated condo on the fourth floor of Atrium II, a 245-unit tower rising over Yonge and Sheppard. The home comes with a northwest-facing view as well as a buffet of shared amenities. It’s a short drive from Earl Bales Park and the 401 and is within walking distance of Yonge’s many shops, restaurants and transit connections.

The history

The largest corner unit in the 40-year-old complex, this condo hit the market last September for the first time in almost 20 years. Its new owners held the property for just three months—updating the decor, kitchen and flooring—before listing it again in December. Realtor Rudy Reznik says that the spot is mostly attracting interest from downsizers who want all the character of a bungalow with none of the yard work.

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The tour

Atrium II stands on the peaceful Spring Garden Avenue.

The 40-year-old concrete classic sits parallel to Yonge.

Inside, floor-to-ceiling closets line the foyer, which hooks right toward the living area or left toward the bedrooms.

Plenty of built-in closets in the foyer.

The open-concept space is something to see: 1,000 square feet, gallery-like lighting, dramatic feature walls and great views of the neighbourhood.

The open-concept space is 1,000 square feet.

Here’s the revamped kitchen, with a new four-seat breakfast bar, hardwood cabinets, stainless steel appliances and veined marble everywhere.

The kitchen is covered in marble and hardwood.

Turn around and you’re in the dining area.

The dindin area has been upgraded with a wood feature wall.

A mosaic feature wall anchors the living area, inspired by both modernist and contemporary design.

Another look at the stunning mosaic.

Opposite the living space is this electric fireplace embedded inside a floor-to-ceiling marble wall fit for a fortress.

How about an electric fireplace wedged into a billboard-sized marble feature wall?

These curved wall-to-wall windows illuminate the reading nook, which is currently set up as an office.

The curved floor-to-ceiling windows are great for natural light and neighbourhood views.

On the other side of the home is the main bedroom, equipped with a six-piece ensuite bathroom and a walk-in closet.

The main suite is huge.

The ensuite has a soaker tub and a tiled shower wall that matches the flooring.

The main ensuite bathroom brings the drama.

And here’s the walk-in closet.

A peek inside the walk-in closet.

The second bedroom comes with a double closet and a walkout to the balcony (more on that in a bit).

The second bedroom comes with a balcony.

Down the hall is the second bathroom. Note the marble shower with its high-tech water system.

The second bathroom has a high-tech water system.

Now for that balcony overlooking Yonge. It connects both bedrooms.

The balcony is 50 feet long.

The complex offers a suite of amenities that include an arts centre, a library, a common family room and several fitness areas like this gym, pool and basketball court.

This is the shared fitness centre.

The pool is perfect for morning laps.

The basketball court is a rare amenity in Toronto condos.

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