Condomonium: $785,000 for a two-level unit with a private rooftop patio in the Beach
ADDRESS: 1842 Queen Street East, Unit 304
NEIGHBOURHOOD: The Beach
AGENT: Kerri-Ann Brownlee, Bosley Real Estate
THE PLACE: A top-floor, two-level suite in the Beach House Lofts. The mixed-use building blends in with the neighbouring storefronts and won a 2009 Toronto Urban Design Award.
BRAGGING RIGHTS: Condos in the Beach are somewhat scarce. Though a few new developments are being discussed (much to the chagrin of some residents), most of the current condos are boutique builds with few units (in the Beach House Lofts, for instance, there are only 12 suites).
BIG SELLING POINT: Natural light all day long. Since the terrace is on the top floor, skylights in the ceilings pour sunshine down to the levels below.
POSSIBLE DEAL BREAKER: Hard-core coffee snobs may recoil at the thought of living in a building with a Starbucks downstairs.
BY THE NUMBERS:
• 1800 square feet
• $838.11 in monthly maintenance fees
• 420-square-foot terrace (on roof)
• 14-foot ceilings
• 3 bathrooms
• 2 bedrooms
• 1 gas fireplace