Condo of the Week: $1.2 million for a place in a two-unit building in Trinity Bellwoods
The place: One of two units in a condo building that looks like and feels like a single-family home.
The history: This is the third building from a local team that buys rundown homes in trendy locations, knocks them down and erects contemporary duplexes that roughly double the density of the lots. The other half of this property sold earlier this year, but Unit B has remained on the market. The price, originally $1.25 million, was recently lowered.
Big selling point: It’s located in one of the city’s best neighbourhoods—walking distance to Trinity Bellwoods Park, Queen Street and Kensington Market.
Possible deal breaker: The lot isn’t especially wide, which means a narrow living room and backyard. Even so, what the unit lacks in width it makes up in height. There are four floors, including a lower-level family room.
By the numbers:
• 2,100 square feet (including the lower level)
• 300-square-foot backyard (approximately)
• $188 in monthly maintenance fees
• 9 and 10-foot ceilings
• 3 bathrooms
• 3 bedrooms
• 1 parking space in a shared garage
The unit is accessed from the front of the building, but it’s actually located at the back. That’s why this long entry hallway doesn’t have rooms to either side. The floors are oak.
The kitchen has Caeserstone countertops.
Next to the kitchen is a living and dining area. With the coat rack on the wall, it does triple duty as a mudroom.
There are two bedrooms on the second floor of the house. Here’s one of them.
The other second-floor bedroom, with a view of the shared garage in the backyard.
And the second-floor bathroom.
The master bedroom has the third floor to itself.
There’s plenty of storage in here.
And the bathroom has two sinks, a shower and (not visible in this shot) a tub.
There’s also a rec room in the basement.
The backyard is split in two, so both units can access it. Here’s this unit’s half. The monthly maintenance fees don’t cover mowing.
And the view from behind.