Home of the Week: $4.2 million for an Av and Dav condo that questions the supremacy of the detached house
ADDRESS: 238 Davenport, Suite 303
NEIGHBOURHOOD: Casa Loma
AGENT: Dorann Gottlieb and Erica Gottlieb, Prudential Sadie Moranis Realty
THE PLACE: This two-storey condo is hidden in plain sight at Av and Dav, directly above the sleek headquarters of interior design powerhouse Powell and Bonnell. The coveted space (one of only seven units in the building) offers a bunch of features more common to houses: four bedrooms, three baths, nearly 4,000 square feet of interior space, a six-burner gas stove, a fireplace, a patio and a 200+ bottle wine fridge. This property is likely to convert any die-hard house dweller to the condo way of life.
BRAGGING RIGHTS: The 750 square-foot terrace has its own fireplace. This summer, while suffering through yet another backyard barbecue story, you can simply say, “that’s great, but we roasted marshmallows on our deck last night.”
BIG SELLING POINT: The living room, which takes up two storeys and has 18-foot glass walls that afford sweeping views of the city. No problems if you’re shy—the room is set far enough back from the street so that neighbours won’t get a sweeping view of the owners.
POSSIBLE DEAL BREAKER: The place is only steps away from outlets selling some of Toronto’s priciest lifestyle products—Whole Foods, Bang & Olufsen, Ferrari Maserati, all of Hazelton Lanes—so you may want to budget another couple grand for impulse buys.
BY THE NUMBERS:
• $21,416.26 2010 annual taxes
• $1,601.20 monthly maintenance fees
• 200-bottle fridge
• 18-foot glass windows
• 4 bedrooms
• 3 bathrooms
• 2 fireplaces
• 2 parking spaces