Condo of the Week: $675,000 for a Moss Park factory loft with its own garage
Address: 365 Dundas Street East, Unit 108
Neighbourhood: Moss Park
Agent: Nicholas Robert Horton, Blue Elephant Realty Inc.
Previously sold for: $325,000, in 2009
A ground-level unit in an Art Deco lens factory built in the 1940s.
Here’s the entryway:
There’s a small office nook (super-modern space chair not included):
The living area:
There’s a little space for a dining table next to the giant-sized wall of windows:
The living room has a fireplace:
The owners made the chandelier themselves, and they’re planning on leaving it for the next owner:
And here’s the bathroom:
The unit has its own garage:
Artist Ryan Livingstone and his husband Chris Barnes moved into another loft in this building a few years after it was converted to condos in 2000. When the owner of unit 108 ran into some creditor trouble and the property went on the market under power of sale, they took a look. There were cigarette holes in the bathtub, water-damaged cabinets in the kitchen and garbage bags taped over the windows. They snapped it up and started renovating.
Big selling point
It’s now the perfect contrast between old and new. The guys polished up the concrete columns, removed drywall to expose brick, buffed up the terrazzo floors and added an ultra-modern kitchen with custom lacquered cabinets and LED lighting:
Possible deal breaker
The loft doesn’t come with its own outdoor space, although there is a 450-square-foot shared rooftop deck with a gas barbecue.
By the numbers
• 1,170 square feet
• $745 in monthly maintenance fees
• 12-foot ceiling height
• 2 parking spaces
• 1 bedroom
• 1 bathroom
• 1 locker