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Condo of the Week: $880,000 for a corner suite with a balcony made for summer

Condo of the Week: $880,000 for a corner suite with a balcony made for summer

Address: 281 Mutual Street, Unit 2501 Neighbourhood: Church-Wellesley Village Agent: Jackson Thurling, Sotheby’s International Realty Canada, Brokerage Price: $879,000

The place: A two-bedroom corner suite in the south tower of the Radio City development, with an excellent view of Allen Gardens and the downtown core.

The history: The Urban Land Institute gave this tower a Global Award for Excellence in 2008 for its creative reuse of land once occupied by a CBC radio tower. This unit’s current owner, an interior designer, also knows a thing or two about reusing space. He tore down walls in the kitchen and den (now the dining room) to open up the floor plan.

Big selling point: The condo’s deep, 27-foot-long balcony is ideal for celebrating summer. The seller is looking to close by the end of June, so the new owner could unpack just in time to host a Pride party.

Possible deal breaker: Hooker Harvey’s and some seedy hotels are just around the corner, but, as the agent points out, the new Loblaws at Maple Leaf Gardens adds a touch of class.

By the numbers:

• $879,000 • 1,120 square feet • $893 in monthly maintenance fees • 27-foot-long balcony • 2 bedrooms • 2 bathrooms • 1 parking space

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The building won an award in 2008 for its reuse of a former CBC antenna site.

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The seller has a bit of an art collection.

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The seller knocked some walls down to create this open dining area.

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These countertops look like marble, but the selling agent says they’re actually white granite.

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The second bedroom is being used as a sitting area.

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And here’s the master bedroom, with a sliding door to the balcony.

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The view from the balcony.

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