Condo of the Week: $569,000 for a King West penthouse with a bowling lane–length terrace

Condo of the Week: $569,000 for a King West penthouse with a bowling lane–length terrace

Address: 399 Adelaide St. W.
Neighbourhood: King West
Agent: Julia Knott, Right at Home Realty Inc.
Price: $569,000

The place: A 10th-floor penthouse that couldn’t possibly have more windows.

The history: A mortgage broker bought this bachelor pad pre-construction and made plenty of upgrades before moving in two years ago. He added Scavolini cabinets to the kitchen, two stone feature walls and motorized blinds. But as mortgage brokers are wont to do, he’s already moving on to a new place—at the Thompson.

Big selling point: The unit has the biggest terrace in the building, and two outdoor gas lines mean the new owner can run a barbecue and a heat lamp simultaneously, extending patio season well into the fall.

Possible deal breaker: A taller building has just gone up across the street, which means potential nosy neighbours. Luckily, the blinds can be lowered with the touch of a button whenever privacy is needed.

By the numbers:

• $569,000
• 763 square feet
• $447 in monthly maintenance fees
• 286-square-foot terrace
• 14-foot ceilings
• 2 bathrooms
• 1 bedroom
• 1 lap pool in the building
• 1 walk-in closet with chandelier
• 1-minute walk to the subway


There’s a two-piece powder room off of the foyer.


The seller upgraded the kitchen with Scavolini cabinets, a glass-tiled backsplash, stainless-steel appliances and a gas stovetop.


That gas fireplace is new. So is the stone feature wall.


There are those windows we mentioned earlier. If it gets too sunny—and chances are it will—the remote-controlled blinds can be lowered at the touch of a button.


Here’s the bedroom. Bonus: that projector is included, and the blinds double as a movie screen.


The closet is a custom-designed walk-in number (with a chandelier, just because).


Here’s the master bathroom. Two shower heads are better than one.


What the terrace lacks in depth, it most definitely makes up for in length. The view faces north.