ADDRESS: 1 Benvenuto Place, Unit 503
NEIGHBOURHOOD: Casa Loma
AGENT: Corinne Pencer, Slavens & Associates
THE PLACE: A two-bedroom suite in The Benvenuto, a modernist apartment building designed in the 1950s by Peter Dickinson (the architect behind the Sony Centre and Park Plaza Hotel) that recently went condo.
BRAGGING RIGHTS: Though having top-rated restaurant Scaramouche on site is plenty to brag about, this unit has an even more intimate connection to the city’s food and entertainment scene: the current owner is Charles Khabouth, the “king” of countless clubs and restaurateur behind La Société and Briscola.
BIG SELLING POINT: The building is perched on a 4-acre hilltop and this condo faces south. That translates into a view to be envied—for instance, you don’t even need to get out of bed to enjoy the downtown skyline.
POSSIBLE DEAL BREAKER: You’ll second-guess whether your friends are coming by to see you, or to munch on lobster at Scaramouche. BY THE NUMBERS:
• $1,070 in monthly maintenance fees
• 1,600 square feet
• 9.5-foot ceilings
• 2 balconies
• 2 bedrooms
• 2 bathrooms
• 2 parking spots
134216 The two-bedroom unit has walnut hardwood floors throughout. The building has plenty of amenities, including a day porter, valet parking, a gym and a skyline terrace 1 Benvenuto Place, Unit 503 https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/apr12HOTWBenvenuto_intro1-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/apr12HOTWBenvenuto_intro1.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/apr12HOTWBenvenuto_intro1.jpg 656 450  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/condomonium-1-benvenuto-place-unit-503/slide/apr12hotwbenvenuto_intro-2/ apr12hotwbenvenuto_intro-2 0 0
The two-bedroom unit has walnut hardwood floors throughout. The building has plenty of amenities, including a day porter, valet parking, a gym and a skyline terrace
134183 The main living space contains a sitting area, dining area and kitchen, along with crystal wall sconces and custom lighting to illuminate artwork 1 Benvenuto Place, Unit 503 https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/apr12HOTWBenvenuto_1-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/apr12HOTWBenvenuto_1.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/apr12HOTWBenvenuto_1.jpg 624 416  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/condomonium-1-benvenuto-place-unit-503/slide/apr12hotwbenvenuto_1/ apr12hotwbenvenuto_1 0 0
The main living space contains a sitting area, dining area and kitchen, along with crystal wall sconces and custom lighting to illuminate artwork
134182 The sitting area 1 Benvenuto Place, Unit 503 https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/apr12HOTWBenvenuto_2-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/apr12HOTWBenvenuto_2.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/apr12HOTWBenvenuto_2.jpg 624 416  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/condomonium-1-benvenuto-place-unit-503/slide/apr12hotwbenvenuto_2/ apr12hotwbenvenuto_2 0 0
The sitting area
134181 The kitchen’s granite countertops and stainless steel appliances are in keeping with the condo’s monochrome aesthetic 1 Benvenuto Place, Unit 503 https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/apr12HOTWBenvenuto_3-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/apr12HOTWBenvenuto_3.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/apr12HOTWBenvenuto_3.jpg 624 416  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/condomonium-1-benvenuto-place-unit-503/slide/apr12hotwbenvenuto_3/ apr12hotwbenvenuto_3 0 0
The kitchen’s granite countertops and stainless steel appliances are in keeping with the condo’s monochrome aesthetic
134180 The kitchen 1 Benvenuto Place, Unit 503 https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/apr12HOTWBenvenuto_4-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/apr12HOTWBenvenuto_4.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/apr12HOTWBenvenuto_4.jpg 624 416  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/condomonium-1-benvenuto-place-unit-503/slide/apr12hotwbenvenuto_4/ apr12hotwbenvenuto_4 0 0
134179 The kitchen 1 Benvenuto Place, Unit 503 https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/apr12HOTWBenvenuto_5-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/apr12HOTWBenvenuto_5.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/apr12HOTWBenvenuto_5.jpg 624 416  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/condomonium-1-benvenuto-place-unit-503/slide/apr12hotwbenvenuto_5/ apr12hotwbenvenuto_5 0 0
134178 The living space has an entire wall of windows and a walkout to the south-facing balcony 1 Benvenuto Place, Unit 503 https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/apr12HOTWBenvenuto_6-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/apr12HOTWBenvenuto_6.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/apr12HOTWBenvenuto_6.jpg 624 416  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/condomonium-1-benvenuto-place-unit-503/slide/apr12hotwbenvenuto_6/ apr12hotwbenvenuto_6 0 0
The living space has an entire wall of windows and a walkout to the south-facing balcony
134177 The main living area 1 Benvenuto Place, Unit 503 https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/apr12HOTWBenvenuto_7-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/apr12HOTWBenvenuto_7.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/apr12HOTWBenvenuto_7.jpg 624 416  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/condomonium-1-benvenuto-place-unit-503/slide/apr12hotwbenvenuto_7/ apr12hotwbenvenuto_7 0 0
The main living area
134176 The dining area 1 Benvenuto Place, Unit 503 https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/apr12HOTWBenvenuto_8-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/apr12HOTWBenvenuto_8.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/apr12HOTWBenvenuto_8.jpg 624 416  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/condomonium-1-benvenuto-place-unit-503/slide/apr12hotwbenvenuto_8/ apr12hotwbenvenuto_8 0 0
The dining area
134174 The dining area 1 Benvenuto Place, Unit 503 https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/apr12HOTWBenvenuto_10-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/apr12HOTWBenvenuto_10.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/apr12HOTWBenvenuto_10.jpg 624 416  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/condomonium-1-benvenuto-place-unit-503/slide/apr12hotwbenvenuto_10/ apr12hotwbenvenuto_10 0 0
The dining area
134173 For maximum privacy, the master bedroom is on the opposite side of the unit from the second bedroom 1 Benvenuto Place, Unit 503 https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/apr12HOTWBenvenuto_11-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/apr12HOTWBenvenuto_11.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/apr12HOTWBenvenuto_11.jpg 624 416  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/condomonium-1-benvenuto-place-unit-503/slide/apr12hotwbenvenuto_11/ apr12hotwbenvenuto_11 0 0
For maximum privacy, the master bedroom is on the opposite side of the unit from the second bedroom
134172 The master suite includes access to the balcony and has a marble ensuite 1 Benvenuto Place, Unit 503 https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/apr12HOTWBenvenuto_12-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/apr12HOTWBenvenuto_12.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/apr12HOTWBenvenuto_12.jpg 624 416  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/condomonium-1-benvenuto-place-unit-503/slide/apr12hotwbenvenuto_12/ apr12hotwbenvenuto_12 0 0
The master suite includes access to the balcony and has a marble ensuite
134171 The master bathroom is fitted out in white Carrera marble, and has a Jacuzzi tub and a separate stand-up shower 1 Benvenuto Place, Unit 503 https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/apr12HOTWBenvenuto_13-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/apr12HOTWBenvenuto_13.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/apr12HOTWBenvenuto_13.jpg 624 416  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/condomonium-1-benvenuto-place-unit-503/slide/apr12hotwbenvenuto_13/ apr12hotwbenvenuto_13 0 0
The master bathroom is fitted out in white Carrera marble, and has a Jacuzzi tub and a separate stand-up shower
134170 The master ensuite 1 Benvenuto Place, Unit 503 https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/apr12HOTWBenvenuto_14-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/apr12HOTWBenvenuto_14.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/apr12HOTWBenvenuto_14.jpg 624 416  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/condomonium-1-benvenuto-place-unit-503/slide/apr12hotwbenvenuto_14/ apr12hotwbenvenuto_14 0 0
The master ensuite
134169 The master ensuite 1 Benvenuto Place, Unit 503 https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/apr12HOTWBenvenuto_15-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/apr12HOTWBenvenuto_15.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/apr12HOTWBenvenuto_15.jpg 624 416  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/condomonium-1-benvenuto-place-unit-503/slide/apr12hotwbenvenuto_15/ apr12hotwbenvenuto_15 0 0
The master ensuite
134168 The second bedroom 1 Benvenuto Place, Unit 503 https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/apr12HOTWBenvenuto_16-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/apr12HOTWBenvenuto_16.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/apr12HOTWBenvenuto_16.jpg 624 416  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/condomonium-1-benvenuto-place-unit-503/slide/apr12hotwbenvenuto_16/ apr12hotwbenvenuto_16 0 0
The second bedroom
134167 The second bathroom also has marble floors and vanity 1 Benvenuto Place, Unit 503 https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/apr12HOTWBenvenuto_17-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/apr12HOTWBenvenuto_17.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/apr12HOTWBenvenuto_17.jpg 624 416  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/condomonium-1-benvenuto-place-unit-503/slide/apr12hotwbenvenuto_17/ apr12hotwbenvenuto_17 0 0
The second bathroom also has marble floors and vanity
134166 The front entryway 1 Benvenuto Place, Unit 503 https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/apr12HOTWBenvenuto_18-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/apr12HOTWBenvenuto_18.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/apr12HOTWBenvenuto_18.jpg 416 624  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/condomonium-1-benvenuto-place-unit-503/slide/apr12hotwbenvenuto_18/ apr12hotwbenvenuto_18 0 0
The front entryway
7 thoughts on “Condomonium: $1.3 million for Charles Khabouth’s Casa Loma suite”
Very Nice… this is truly a Man’s den. Did you see the stack of LV luggage?! aaahhhh… Love it.. nicely furnished but I wish he would have spiced it up a little instead of taking that dark wood into the bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, living room – seems too much and dark for such an airy place.. reasonably priced too. Nice work TL, for a change!
The ceiling are a little too low at 9.5ft.
But the condo fees are also low, so that’s good!
Very tastefully done. The kitchen and bathrooms are every bit as nice (if not nicer) than those at the Ritz Carlton condos and the location can’t be beat.
I would argue this neighbourhood is not Casa Loma, it’s Forest Hill. Casa Loma neighbourhood is farther west.
The Motherwell,Wharhol and the Chuck Close pieces come with it?
This is a lovely space, I would use lighter colors though. And it would be nice to see if this unit actually has a view, I don’t think all the apartments are facing south. Another photo should show the size of the balconies since some of us would like to spend as much time as possible outside once it gets warm. I believe the maintenance is low because this is an older building without pool, gym etc. But to be able to walk downstairs to the Scaramouch would make up for these shortcomings.
“If you want to know what God thinks of money, just look at the people he gave it to.” ~Dorothy Parker
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