Condo of the Week: $2.6 million for a waterfront suite inside a bridge

Condo of the Week: $2.6 million for a waterfront suite inside a bridge

Address: 39 Queens Quay East, Unit 1401
Neighbourhood: St. Lawrence
Agent: Shelley Shapiro, Sotheby’s International Realty Canada Inc., Brokerage
Price: $2,575,000

The place: A penthouse in a new mid-rise building on the waterfront, about halfway between Sugar Beach and the Jack Layton Ferry Terminal.

The history: After a decade of planning and construction, this building was finally completed last year. The current owners bought this unit as a pied-à-terre, but haven’t used it much.

Big selling point: Architect Peter Clewes succeeded in his goal of maximizing views of the lake, at least in this suite. The home takes up one end of a three-floor cantilevered bridge that sits atop two adjacent buildings. There are views to the east, west, north and—best of all—south.

Possible deal breaker: The south-facing balcony doesn’t have a gas hookup, so barbecue enthusiasts may have to make do with electric.

By the numbers:

• $2,575,000
• 1,960 square feet
• $1,563 in monthly maintenance fees
• 245-square-foot balcony
• 10.5-foot ceilings
• 3 bathrooms
• 3 pools on-site
• 2 bedrooms
• 2 parking spaces
• 1 den
• 1 locker

The living and dining area are combined. The floors are marble.

The unit has views on all sides.

We’ll just assume these binoculars are for watching birds, not neighbours.

The kitchen has a 10-foot-long island topped with marble.

There’s a small den.

The guest bedroom has a little bit of built-in closet space.

And here’s the guest bedroom’s ensuite bathroom.

Here’s the master bedroom. The shades are motorized, of course.

The master bedroom’s walk-in closet.

And the master ensuite.

The balcony faces the lake.

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