Condo of the Week: $1.15 million for a High Park penthouse suite with a history
Address: 32 Gothic Avenue, Unit 7
Neighbourhood: High Park
Agent: Nutan Brown, Royal LePage West Realty Group, Brokerage
The place: The top floor of a Victorian mansion just north of High Park. It comes with direct, in-suite elevator access, a tree-top-level terrace and a parking space.
The history: Built in 1889 for West Toronto mayor George St. Leger, the mansion served at various points in time as a sanatorium, a maternity hospital and eventually a derelict rooming house. In 2004, the city approved its conversion into seven condo units, with the condition that heritage elements—including the two-storey veranda, gables, dormers and red-brick exterior—be restored and maintained. The sellers bought this unit in 2010.
Big selling point: The High Park subway station and park entrance are just around the corner, and Bloor West Village’s shops are 10 minutes away by foot.
Possible deal breaker: A tall building stands to the south of this one, obstructing the view of the park. The terrace still has a decent view to the northwest, though.
By the numbers:
• 1,850 square feet (approximately)
• $946 in monthly maintenance fees
• 600 square feet of outdoor space
• 4 bathrooms
• 3 bedrooms
• 1 elevator
• 1 parking space
• 1 built-in wine fridge
The condo has direct elevator access through that door on the left.
The unit is on the top floor of the building, so it has some odd angles because of those heritage dormers.
The ceilings are 14 feet high in some places. The floors are oak.
Here’s a closer look at the kitchen.
There’s a dining area next to the kitchen. The sliding door leads to the terrace.
One of the three bedrooms is being used as an office.
And here’s the master bedroom.
The master bedroom’s en suite bathroom is nothing too fancy, but it does manage to fit in a jet tub and a skylight.
This photo of the 600-square-foot terrace was obviously taken in nicer weather. The views are primarily to the north and west.