Condomonium: $795,000 for a sub-penthouse suite in Seventy5 Portland, with common space designed by Philippe Starck
ADDRESS: 75 Portland Street, Unit 904
NEIGHBOURHOOD: Waterfront Communities—The Island
AGENT: Private Service Realty Ltd. Brandon Ware and Lee Michael Colucci,
THE PLACE: The 11-storey Seventy5 Portland is another project from Freed Developments, the company behind the Thompson Residences and Fashion House condos. The sub-penthouse has an open-concept layout and polished, sealed concrete ceilings.
BRAGGING RIGHTS: Drop the name Philippe Starck and local design groupies are sure to get hot and bothered. The French designer lent his world-renowned touch to the building’s common spaces, including the lobby and the atrium. The residence is also the first Canadian project from Yoo Ltd., the London-based firm Starck heads.
BIG SELLING POINT: The endless table that stretches from the main lobby to the inner courtyard. Flanked by oversized planters, the 100-foot long surface brings an Alice in Wonderland feel to King West. Since the courtyard can be rented for private functions, it’s easy to imagine throwing the swankiest mad tea party ever here.
POSSIBLE DEAL BREAKER: Call us prudes, but the open-concept master bathroom trend in condos is a touch off-putting.
BY THE NUMBERS:
• $597.21/monthly maintenance fees
• 1,233 square feet
• 19-foot-high ceilings
• 14-foot kitchen island
• 9th-floor living
• 2 levels
• 1 bedroom
• 1 bathroom
• 1 powder room
• 1 parking space
105256 The building’s impossibly long communal table, fitting over 40 people (that’s 20 backgammon games) 75 Portland Street, Unit 904 https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/nov11HOTW75portland_13-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/nov11HOTW75portland_13.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/nov11HOTW75portland_13.jpg 558 367  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/condomonium-75-portland-street-unit-904/slide/nov11hotw75portland_13/ nov11hotw75portland_13 0 0
The building’s impossibly long communal table, fitting over 40 people (that’s 20 backgammon games)
105255 A wall 75 Portland Street, Unit 904 https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/nov11HOTW75portland_12-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/nov11HOTW75portland_12.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/nov11HOTW75portland_12.jpg 624 283  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/condomonium-75-portland-street-unit-904/slide/nov11hotw75portland_12/ nov11hotw75portland_12 0 0
105254 The balcony, with slightly more open air than the inside 75 Portland Street, Unit 904 https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/nov11HOTW75portland_11-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/nov11HOTW75portland_11.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/nov11HOTW75portland_11.jpg 624 420  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/condomonium-75-portland-street-unit-904/slide/nov11hotw75portland_11/ nov11hotw75portland_11 0 0
The balcony, with slightly more open air than the inside
105253 Ditto for the walk-in shower. 75 Portland Street, Unit 904 https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/nov11HOTW75portland_10-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/nov11HOTW75portland_10.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/nov11HOTW75portland_10.jpg 624 420  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/condomonium-75-portland-street-unit-904/slide/nov11hotw75portland_10/ nov11hotw75portland_10 0 0
Ditto for the walk-in shower.
105252 We’re legitimately surprised the toilets aren’t in the bedroom, too. 75 Portland Street, Unit 904 https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/nov11HOTW75portland_9-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/nov11HOTW75portland_9.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/nov11HOTW75portland_9.jpg 624 420  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/condomonium-75-portland-street-unit-904/slide/nov11hotw75portland_9/ nov11hotw75portland_9 0 0
We’re legitimately surprised the toilets aren’t in the bedroom, too.
105251 The bathtub and vanity, both located behind the bed 75 Portland Street, Unit 904 https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/nov11HOTW75portland_8-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/nov11HOTW75portland_8.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/nov11HOTW75portland_8.jpg 624 420  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/condomonium-75-portland-street-unit-904/slide/nov11hotw75portland_8/ nov11hotw75portland_8 0 0
The bathtub and vanity, both located behind the bed
105250 The very open-concept bedroom, overlooking the living room and cityscape outside 75 Portland Street, Unit 904 https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/nov11HOTW75portland_7-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/nov11HOTW75portland_7.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/nov11HOTW75portland_7.jpg 624 420  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/condomonium-75-portland-street-unit-904/slide/nov11hotw75portland_7/ nov11hotw75portland_7 0 0
The very open-concept bedroom, overlooking the living room and cityscape outside
105249 The view from behind the 14-foot island 75 Portland Street, Unit 904 https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/nov11HOTW75portland_6-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/nov11HOTW75portland_6.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/nov11HOTW75portland_6.jpg 624 420  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/condomonium-75-portland-street-unit-904/slide/nov11hotw75portland_6/ nov11hotw75portland_6 0 0
The view from behind the 14-foot island
105248 The kitchen, with a Bertazzoni gas oven and marble backsplash 75 Portland Street, Unit 904 https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/nov11HOTW75portland_5-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/nov11HOTW75portland_5.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/nov11HOTW75portland_5.jpg 624 420  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/condomonium-75-portland-street-unit-904/slide/nov11hotw75portland_5/ nov11hotw75portland_5 0 0
The kitchen, with a Bertazzoni gas oven and marble backsplash
105257 The ceilings here reach nearly 19 feet. 75 Portland Street, Unit 904 https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/nov11HOTW75portland_introB-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/nov11HOTW75portland_introB.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/nov11HOTW75portland_introB.jpg 656 450  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/condomonium-75-portland-street-unit-904/slide/nov11hotw75portland_introb/ nov11hotw75portland_introb 0 0
The ceilings here reach nearly 19 feet.
105247 The living room, showing off polished and sealed concrete 75 Portland Street, Unit 904 https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/nov11HOTW75portland_4-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/nov11HOTW75portland_4.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/nov11HOTW75portland_4.jpg 624 420  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/condomonium-75-portland-street-unit-904/slide/nov11hotw75portland_4/ nov11hotw75portland_4 0 0
The living room, showing off polished and sealed concrete
105245 There is in fact a light at the end of the tunnel. 75 Portland Street, Unit 904 https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/nov11HOTW75portland_2-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/nov11HOTW75portland_2.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/nov11HOTW75portland_2.jpg 373 557  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/condomonium-75-portland-street-unit-904/slide/nov11hotw75portland_2/ nov11hotw75portland_2 0 0
There is in fact a light at the end of the tunnel.
105244 Please check in with Saint Peter upon arrival. 75 Portland Street, Unit 904 https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/nov11HOTW75portland_1b-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/nov11HOTW75portland_1b.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/nov11HOTW75portland_1b.jpg 558 367  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/condomonium-75-portland-street-unit-904/slide/nov11hotw75portland_1b/ nov11hotw75portland_1b 0 0
Please check in with Saint Peter upon arrival.
105243 The pearly gates 75 Portland Street, Unit 904 https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/nov11HOTW75portland_1-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/nov11HOTW75portland_1.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/nov11HOTW75portland_1.jpg 558 367  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/condomonium-75-portland-street-unit-904/slide/nov11hotw75portland_1/ nov11hotw75portland_1 0 0
The pearly gates
4 thoughts on “Condomonium: $795,000 for a sub-penthouse suite in Seventy5 Portland, with common space designed by Philippe Starck”
Real estate bubble too
The whole place is dreary, cold and depressing. All I could think about is that gawd-awful concrete ceiling crashing down on me.
This unit is for a very niche market; it’s not what most people would consider livable for more than one person. While some qualities of the unit say ‘wow’ others definitely fall flat and feel cold, however part of that has to do with the current owners decor (or lack thereof). My main concerns with this building are the exterior, that the painted white concrete exterior is already not aging well, give it another winter and it will look even more grey and worn (or rust stains in some places). Also, because of the amount of concrete used in the exterior design of the building it looks heavy and bulky in comparison to the other glass and steel constructions in the vicinity and I think a lot of people are looking for a sleeker aesthetic.
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