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Condo of the Week: $800,000 for a penthouse with fashion sense

By Graham Slaughter| Photography by Richard Koroll
Condo of the Week: $800,000 for a penthouse with fashion sense

Address: 97 Lawton Boulevard, PH2 Neighbourhood: Yonge-St. Clair Agent: Cameron Bell, Chestnut Park Real Estate Limited, Brokerage Price: $799,000 Previously sold for: $540,000, in 2011

The place

A penthouse suite owned by the former editor-in-chief of a fashion magazine.

The condo’s main distinguishing feature is the spiral staircase, which leads up to the terrace:

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This kitchen is from Ikea, but it looks good. The countertops are quartz:

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Here’s the guest bedroom, with a chandelier, naturally:

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The master bedroom gets a splash of colour from a floral wall treatment:

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The master ensuite:

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The history

The seller bought the place after falling in love with its romantic autumn views of Mount Pleasant Cemetery. But the design—beige walls, outdated floors—lacked sophistication. She commissioned Tommy Smythe, an interior designer known for his appearances on HGTV, to remodel the space to match her limited-edition Coco Chanel Bearbrick figurine, a rare collector’s item once used in Chanel window displays that has sold for upwards of $20,000 at auction. Smythe added new engineered hardwood flooring and painted the spiral staircase a black-to-white gradient, among other things.

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Here is the fabled bear:

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Big selling point

The massive rooftop terrace has a sweeping panoramic view of the city:

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Possible deal breaker

The bear is not included.

By the numbers

• $799,000 • 924 square feet • $1,154.52 in monthly maintenance fees • 9-foot ceilings • 2 bedrooms • 2 bathroom • 2 parking spaces

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