Condo of the Week: $2.6 million for a waterfront suite inside a bridge

Condo of the Week: $2.6 million for a waterfront suite inside a bridge

Address: 39 Queens Quay East, Unit 1401
Neighbourhood: St. Lawrence
Agent: Shelley Shapiro, Sotheby’s International Realty Canada Inc., Brokerage
Price: $2,575,000

The place: A penthouse in a new mid-rise building on the waterfront, about halfway between Sugar Beach and the Jack Layton Ferry Terminal.

The history: After a decade of planning and construction, this building was finally completed last year. The current owners bought this unit as a pied-à-terre, but haven’t used it much.

Big selling point: Architect Peter Clewes succeeded in his goal of maximizing views of the lake, at least in this suite. The home takes up one end of a three-floor cantilevered bridge that sits atop two adjacent buildings. There are views to the east, west, north and—best of all—south.

Possible deal breaker: The south-facing balcony doesn’t have a gas hookup, so barbecue enthusiasts may have to make do with electric.

By the numbers:

• $2,575,000
• 1,960 square feet
• $1,563 in monthly maintenance fees
• 245-square-foot balcony
• 10.5-foot ceilings
• 3 bathrooms
• 3 pools on-site
• 2 bedrooms
• 2 parking spaces
• 1 den
• 1 locker

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The living and dining area are combined. The floors are marble.

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The unit has views on all sides.

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We’ll just assume these binoculars are for watching birds, not neighbours.

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The kitchen has a 10-foot-long island topped with marble.

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There’s a small den.

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The guest bedroom has a little bit of built-in closet space.

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And here’s the guest bedroom’s ensuite bathroom.

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Here’s the master bedroom. The shades are motorized, of course.

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The master bedroom’s walk-in closet.

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And the master ensuite.

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The balcony faces the lake.

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