Condo of the Week: $870,000 for a piece of a Victorian near Casa Loma
The place: A two-bedroom condo spread over three levels of a converted Victorian mansion. There’s a kitchen and living area on the main floor, a light-filled family room and guest bedroom on the lower level, and a large master suite upstairs.
The history: This mansion was built in the early 1890s, but by the 1980s it had fallen into disrepair. In 1984, a developer converted it into six slick condo units while preserving the classic turreted exterior. This particular unit went through a full modernization in 2008, when a previous owner knocked down a kitchen wall to make room for a breakfast bar, updated the bathrooms and replaced the carpets.
Big selling point: There’s a huge cedar sauna on the lower level, a big tub with jets in the master en suite and two wood-burning fireplaces to keep things cozy. The buyer may never need to visit a spa again.
Possible deal breaker: The unit doesn’t come with any private outdoor space, although Robertson Davies Park is a two-minute walk away.
By the numbers:
• 1,980 square feet
• $704 in monthly fees
• 6 units in the building
• 2 bedrooms
• 2 bathrooms
• 1 sauna
• 1 space in a private garage