House of the Week: $1.3 million for a townhome with a rooftop view of Casa Loma
ADDRESS: 274 Spadina Road
NEIGHBOURHOOD: Casa Loma
AGENT: Cary Chapnick, Hive Realty Corp., Brokerage
THE PLACE: A three-storey row house with a private elevator, steps from Casa Loma and Sir Winston Churchill Park.
BRAGGING RIGHTS: The famous Baldwin Steps are just outside the door, perfect for recreating that skateboarding scene from Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (but please don’t) or doing your best Rocky impression.
BIG SELLING POINT: The serene rooftop terrace has a panoramic view of the treetops and Toronto’s favourite castle, Casa Loma. (Think of the Instagram opportunities!) And no need to worry about hauling a tank of propane up there—there’s a built-in gas line for the barbecue.
POSSIBLE DEAL BREAKER: Being so close to Casa Loma has its advantages when it comes to views, but you’ll never be able to bail on that fourth cousin’s wedding or lame office party again.
BY THE NUMBERS:
• $6,701.71 in taxes (2012)
• 3 bedrooms
• 2 bathrooms
• 1 elevator
• 1 parking spot
• 1 panoramic city view