Condo of the Week: $3 million for a Lawrence Park penthouse with an unblockable view

Condo of the Week: $3 million for a Lawrence Park penthouse with an unblockable view

Address: 1888 Bayview Avenue, Penthouse 16
Neighbourhood: Lawrence Park
Agent: Barry Cohen, Re/Max Realtron Barry Cohen Homes Inc., Brokerage
Price: $2,995,000

The place

A south-facing penthouse in a new building near Sunnybrook Hospital. The spacious unit includes a library and a dining room, and it has enough room for both a piano and a billiards table. It’s just one conservatory away from being the perfect setting for a real-life game of Clue.

Here’s the foyer:

The dining room, with billiards table:

There’s space for a piano in the sitting area:

The living room has an electric fireplace:

There’s a breakfast area next to the kitchen:

Here’s the den and/or library:

The guest bedroom:

The master bedroom:

The master ensuite:

And the master bedroom’s walk-in closet:

The history

The building is three years old. The owner upgraded nearly everything in this suite, from the herringbone hardwood floors in the foyer to the custom drapery throughout.

Big selling point

The kitchen has marble countertops, soft-close drawers, built-in speakers, illuminated cabinets and a huge sink—plus appliances by Sub-Zero and Miele. With a new Whole Foods just down the street, the buyers will have no trouble hosting dinner parties:

Possible deal breaker

The view is a cemetery, which is considered bad luck in some cultures and just plain creepy in others. There is an upside, however: no other condo building will ever block that view.

By the numbers

• $2,995,000
• 2,280 square feet
• $1,428 in monthly maintenance fees
• 3 bathrooms
• 2 balconies
• 2 bedrooms
• 2 parking spaces
• 2 lockers
• 1 den
• 1 electric fireplace

The Hunt