Sale of the Week: The $2.7-million King West penthouse that’s fit for a socialite

Sale of the Week: The $2.7-million King West penthouse that’s fit for a socialite

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Sold For

Address: 8 Charlotte Street, Penthouse 2
Neighbourhood: King West
Agent: Rizwan Malik, Sotheby’s International Realty Canada, Brokerage

The property

A penthouse that has been transformed into the ultimate bachelor pad.

Tbe entranceway looks it was designed by Tim Burton:


The unit has a large, open living area:


There are three bedrooms. Here’s one of them:


And another:


The history

The seller has lived in the unit for three years, and he has made lots of customizations.

The fireplace, surrounded with marble and stainless steel, is modelled after a similar one in the building’s lobby:


The master bedroom now looks directly into the smoky glass shower:



And the super-modern kitchen makes full use of the 12-foot ceilings:


Now, the seller is transitioning to a house, for more space and privacy.

The fate

The buyer is a Toronto socialite who plans to increase the penthouse’s luxury factor even further: on the 1,800-square-foot terrace, he’s putting in a private pool.


The sale

There were six showings and two offers, both of which were over asking. The winning offer works out to a bit more than $1,300 per square foot, which, according to the selling agent, is a record price for both the building and the neighbourhood.

By the numbers

• $2,652,500
• $13,477.39 in taxes (2016)
• 2,032 square feet
• 1,800-square-foot terrace
• $1,301.37 in montly maintenance fees
• 3 bedrooms
• 3 bathrooms
• 2 parking spaces

The Hunt