Condo of the Week: $1.25 million for a spacious Beaches loft in a former bowling alley

Condo of the Week: $1.25 million for a spacious Beaches loft in a former bowling alley

Address: 1852 Queen Street East, Unit 303
Neighbourhood: The Beaches
Agent: Andrew Walker, Royal LePage Signature Realty, Brokerage
Price: $1,249,000
Previously sold for: 1,030,000, in 2011

The place

A loft on the third floor of a 1920s building.

Here’s the dining area:


There’s a small office nook:


The kitchen has a wine fridge with space for 160 bottles:


The master bedroom is upstairs:


The owner installed a steam shower in the master en suite:


The master bedroom has a door to a terrace:


The story

The building had lots of uses throughout the 20th century—it was, at different times, a bowling alley, a dance studio and a boxing gym—but it was vacant when Streetcar Developments found it in the early 2000s. The developer converted the space into 12 apartments. This unit’s owner, a single professional woman, bought the loft in 2011. She’s selling so she can buy a house with her son and his partner.

Big selling points

It’s hard to find windows this size (18 feet tall, to be exact):


Plus, the space has all the features loft buyers love: hardwood floors, wood-beamed ceilings and exposed brick walls. On muggy summer days, reprieve at Woodbine Beach is a six-minute walk away.

Possible deal breaker

The loft isn’t exactly family-friendly, with just a single master bedroom on the second floor and no conversion-ready den.

By the numbers

• 1,674 square feet
• 260-square-foot private patio
• 160-bottle wine fridge
• 20-foot ceilings
• 18-foot windows
• 2 bathrooms
• 1 bedroom
• 1 parking space

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