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Condo of the Week: $700,000 to live in a former train factory

Condo of the Week: $700,000 to live in a former train factory

Address: 1100 Lansdowne Avenue, Unit A10 Neighbourhood: Pelham Park Agent: Dominic Gemmell, Century 21 Regal Realty Inc., Brokerage Price: $699,000 Previously sold for: $464,000, in 2013

The place

A corner unit in a 1903 building that was once a factory for train parts.

One distinctive feature of living in a former factory space: huge windows everywhere.

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The selling agent says the windows do have motorized blinds.

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The owners carved out a little office nook under the stairs:

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The kitchen countertops are quartz:

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There are two bedrooms on the second floor. The door to the left is decorative. The owners got it from Egypt:

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The four-poster bed in the master bedroom reaches almost all the way up to the exposed metal beams.

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The master bathroom has a soaker tub:

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The history

After sitting empty for a quarter-century, this huge foundry warehouse was granted heritage status in 2004 and converted to 104 industrial loft apartments in 2006. A couple who lived in a smaller unit a few doors down bought this place in 2013, because they loved the building so much they didn’t want to leave.

Big selling point

Unlike most industrial lofts, this one actually has a patio.

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Possible deal breaker

As beautiful as the unit is inside, the surrounding neighbourhood is mostly stacked townhouses, and there isn’t much retail in walking distance. The neighbourhood does have one definite redeeming quality, though: Earlscourt Park.

By the numbers:

• $699,000 • 1,149 square feet • $534 in monthly maintenance fees • 100-square-foot patio (approximately) • 20-foot ceiling height in living room • 2 bathrooms • 2 bedrooms • 1 parking space • 1 den

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