Condo of the Week: $860,000 for a concrete loft that’s walking distance from the downtown core
A two-bedroom loft with pitted concrete floors, high ceilings and lots of light in the evenings from a wall of west-facing windows.
The floors are a little rough looking, but some buyers love that:
A view of the dining area:
This room is being used as an office:
The kitchen is heavy on stainless steel, which goes with the concrete aesthetic:
Here’s one bedroom:
And the other bedroom:
The building dates from 1910, but was expanded in the 1930s and 1940s. It was originally built for Simpsons’ mail-order business and went on to fill Sears Catalogue orders before being converted into 600 homes in 2000. A doctor has lived in this unit since 2003.
Big selling point
There aren’t many condos within walking distance of the financial district that aren’t in glass towers.
Possible deal breaker
The shared rooftop space—which is only one flight of stairs away from this unit—has a pool, barbecues, gardens and even a path for walking dogs, but it doesn’t quite make up for the lack of balconies.
By the numbers
• 1,539 square feet
• $977 in monthly maintenance fees
• 2 bathrooms
• 2 bedrooms
• 1 den
• 1 fireplace
• 1 parking space
• 1 locker