Condomonium: $1 million for the coolest converted-church condo we’ve seen yet
ADDRESS: 384 Sunnyside Avenue, Unit 309
NEIGHBOURHOOD: High Park–Swansea
AGENT: Michael Griffiths, Royal LePage
THE PLACE: Built in 1910, the limestone-clad church was converted into the Abbey Lofts in 2007. This three-level condo includes a lookout in the former bell tower and is known as, yes, the Bell Tower unit (bell not included).
BRAGGING RIGHTS: While many church converts have atriums and living spaces that boast high ceilings, they often fall short in the bedroom. Here, however, the master bedroom maintains the castle-like feeling with ceilings that reach 17 feet.
BIG SELLING POINT: Originality. Aside from twisting staircases and rooms that are anything but square, there’s also a window-walled sunroom with built-in benches on the condo’s highest floor.
POSSIBLE DEAL BREAKER: The exposed rafters and stained glass give the space a Gothic vibe that might feel foreboding in the evenings. Kind of like Jane Eyre, only with granite counters.
BY THE NUMBERS:
• 2,200 square feet
• $701.12 a month in maintenance fees
• 3 levels
• 2 bedrooms
• 2 bathrooms
• 2 balconies
• 2 fireplaces
• 2 parking spaces
• 1 former bell tower