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House of the week: a $12.8-million customizable Yorkville penthouse

House of the week: a $12.8-million customizable Yorkville penthouse

Sky’s the Limit

ADDRESS: Penthouse, 206 Bloor St. W.
NEIGHBOURHOOD: Yorkville
AGENT: Diane Stead, Sotheby’s International Realty Canada, Brokerage PRICE: $12.8 million
THE PLACE: This unit is the kingpin of the 26 exclusive luxury suites that will sit atop MuseumHouse. The pre-built penthouse will occupy both the 18th and 19th floors,  providing 180-degree views of the city. Though all residents will have direct elevator access in their suites, the MuseumHouse team stresses that this building will be all about “community.” With just over two dozen units, occupants will have a hard time not getting to know their neighbours; we hear a mystery rock star, a bigwig athlete and a handful of financial giants are among them.

BRAGGING RIGHTS: The deep-pocketed buyer will receive his or her very own seven-foot-tall Auguste Rodin sculpture. Why? Because the builders thought such a special space should come with a little something extra. BIG SELLING POINT: This is a DIY penthouse, except the “D” stands for “design,” not “do.” Since the building is still under construction, buyers have the opportunity to sit down with the architect, Sol Wassermuhl (Windsor Arms, Hazelton Hotel), and the interior design team from Powell and Bonnell to hash out their dream kitchen and bathroom, and decide how to maximize those 22-foot ceilings. POSSIBLE DEAL BREAKER: Tick tock. Who wants to have to play the waiting game until the end of 2011 to move in after dropping 12.8 million big ones?

POSH BY THE NUMBERS: • 5,618 square feet • 1,200 square feet of terrace space • 24-hour concierge • 24-hour valet • 1 fitness facility • 1 private meeting and entertainment room • 1 fully furnished guest suite • 1 Rodin sculpture • 1 built-in safe • 1 direct elevator

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