House of the Week: $1.2 million for a spacious penthouse in the city centre
ADDRESS: 35 Hayden Street, Penthouse 3202
NEIGHBOURHOOD: Church-Yonge Corridor
AGENT: Eugene Palermo and Danielle Elise McIntosh, Chestnut Park Real Estate Ltd., Brokerage.
THE PLACE: The deluxe penthouse near Yonge and Bloor is smack in the centre of the centre of the universe. Plus, with almost 2,000 square feet of open concept space and 10-foot ceilings, it’s a far cry from the shoebox apartments dominating the Lake Shore (instead of claustrophobic, it feels bright and airy).
BRAGGING RIGHTS: Three enormous balconies. Who needs a big-screen TV or a pile of old Archie comics when the living room boasts a massive 19-by-10-foot south-facing terrace? Even the bathroom has west-facing windows, showcasing a spectacular cityscape.
BIG SELLING POINT: Location, location, location. It’s a 10-minute subway ride to the financial district and a short walk to Yorkville, Yongesterdam or the Church-Wellesley Village, making the condo ideal for a young professional who likes an easy commute and any number of options for weekend reveling.
POSSIBLE DEAL BREAKER: If last week’s news of the exterior skywalk at the CN Tower gave you the heebie-jeebies, this 32nd-floor balcony might be too much. Take the advice you learned watching Looney Tunes and don’t look down.
BY THE NUMBERS:
• 1,956 square feet
• 3 bathrooms
• 3 balconies
• 2 bedrooms
• 1 den
• 1 parking spot
• 1 sub-zero fridge
• 1 awesome view from the shower