Condomonium: $1.3 million for a bona fide loft space with a private elevator
ADDRESS: 1 Columbus Avenue, Unit 302
AGENT: Robin Pope, Brad J. Lamb Realty Inc.
THE PLACE: Roncesvalles may be overrun with arty cafes and doggie daycares now, but back in the day it was home to all kinds of industrial endeavors. Built in 1902, this five-storey building was once a factory that churned out baseball gloves and was converted into ten condo lofts 15 years ago by Jackson Goad Architects.
BRAGGING RIGHTS: While developers are putting up loft-style condos across the city, this one’s the real deal. The original brick and beams are exposed and intact, and it has a private elevator that takes you straight into the living area.
BIG SELLING POINT: Space. The master bedroom is roughly 18-feet by 14-feet and the second bedroom isn’t much smaller. The den can even be repurposed as a third bedroom.
POSSIBLE DEAL BREAKER: Sadly, sliding across the hardwood floors in your socks doesn’t actually count as exercise—if you want an on-site gym, pool, or tennis court, you’ll have to look elsewhere.
BY THE NUMBERS:
• 2,300 square feet
• $736.47 in monthly maintenance fees
• 10-foot ceilings
• 3 parking spaces
• 2 bedrooms
• 2 bathrooms
• 1 balcony
• 1 private elevator