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Home of the Week: $1.5 million to live in a century-old church, steps from High Park

Home of the Week: $1.5 million to live in a century-old church, steps from High Park
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ADDRESS: 384 Sunnyside Ave., Suite 303 NEIGHBOURHOOD: High Park-Swansea AGENT: Lynn Tribbling, Coldwell Banker Terrequity Realty PRICE: $1,500,000 THE PLACE: This penthouse is the crown jewel of the Abbey Lofts, featuring the building’s most church-like details, such as leaded-glass windows and exposed limestone walls. Steps away from High Park, this church-turned-condo complex has a long history. Built in 1911 for a Methodist parish, the structure switched affiliations a few times—United in 1925, then evangelical in 1970—before turning into residences in 2008.

BRAGGING RIGHTS: Beyond the obvious “we live in a bell tower” boast, new residents can show off their books in the many main-floor shelving units. Between the library vibe and the stone walls, the place has a heady, Halloween feel. BIG SELLING POINT: The rooftop terrace, complete with turrets, provides the perfect place to relive childhood games of King of the Castle. POSSIBLE DEAL BREAKER: Those susceptible to heebie-jeebies when visiting churches should probably look elsewhere.

BY THE NUMBERS:

• 2,700 square feet • $1,396 monthly maintenance fees • 550 square-feet terrace • 99 years old • 4 levels • 3 former religious denominations • 2 bedrooms • 2 bathrooms • 1 media room

Home of the Week: $1.5 million to live in a century-old church, steps from High Park
Home of the Week: $1.5 million to live in a century-old church, steps from High Park
Home of the Week: $1.5 million to live in a century-old church, steps from High Park
Home of the Week: $1.5 million to live in a century-old church, steps from High Park
Home of the Week: $1.5 million to live in a century-old church, steps from High Park
Home of the Week: $1.5 million to live in a century-old church, steps from High Park
Home of the Week: $1.5 million to live in a century-old church, steps from High Park
Home of the Week: $1.5 million to live in a century-old church, steps from High Park
Home of the Week: $1.5 million to live in a century-old church, steps from High Park
Home of the Week: $1.5 million to live in a century-old church, steps from High Park
Home of the Week: $1.5 million to live in a century-old church, steps from High Park
Home of the Week: $1.5 million to live in a century-old church, steps from High Park
Home of the Week: $1.5 million to live in a century-old church, steps from High Park
Home of the Week: $1.5 million to live in a century-old church, steps from High Park
Home of the Week: $1.5 million to live in a century-old church, steps from High Park
Home of the Week: $1.5 million to live in a century-old church, steps from High Park
Home of the Week: $1.5 million to live in a century-old church, steps from High Park
Home of the Week: $1.5 million to live in a century-old church, steps from High Park
Home of the Week: $1.5 million to live in a century-old church, steps from High Park
Home of the Week: $1.5 million to live in a century-old church, steps from High Park
Home of the Week: $1.5 million to live in a century-old church, steps from High Park

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