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Condo of the Week: 152 Annette Street

Posted by Robyn Urback / February 20, 2013

152 annette street toronto condoNow this is a church conversion. Take note, new projects. This million-dollar penthouse condo features century-old architectural details, including original hammer beams, vaulted ceilings, and exposed brick. Plus top-of-the-line appliances and premium design finishes. Might make you reflect on your religious beliefs — or at the very least, your decision not to go to church. You'd best start praying on those lottery numbers.

152 annette street toronto condoSPECS:

Address: 152 Annette Street, #401
Price: $1,129,000
Square Footage (apx): 1800-1999
Ceiling: 17.5ft
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Parking Spaces: 1
Locker: 1
Fireplaces: 2
Balcony: NE exposure
Monthly Maintenance: $964.94
Taxes: $6,088.48 (2012)
Building Amenities: Party room, security system

152 annette street toronto condoNOTABLE FEATURES:

  • Original hammer beams and exposed brick
  • Vaulted ceilings
  • Jatoba hardwood floors
  • Eight-foot kitchen island
  • AEG induction cooktop
  • Six-piece master ensuite
  • Second-floor loft and office space
  • Double-sided fireplace
  • Skylights
  • BBQ gas hookup on balcony

152 annette street toronto condoGOOD FOR:

Church buffs, history buffs, architectural romantics. Good for those who seek an alternative to the shoebox apartment.

152 annette street toronto condoMOVE ON IF:

You think $1,000 per month in maintenance fees is just a tad excessive. You think $1 million for a condo is excessive. You hate excess.

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Discussion

32 Comments

CRStew88 / February 20, 2013 at 08:30 am
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The wooden beams in this condo are incredible, and not just your standard wood beams seen in many other places. The wide-open floor plan is a must, and the loft is a great bonus
the lemur / February 20, 2013 at 09:15 am
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Those beams probably appeal to someone, and I guess they're not structural at this point., but I can't help think that they are just one big and largely inaccessible place for dust to gather. Also, exposed brick walls look nice but they are a pain in terms of hanging things and they shed brick dust.
Rob / February 20, 2013 at 09:17 am
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Gorgeous!
Jkay / February 20, 2013 at 09:26 am
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Not an architectural buff, but I think the beams take away from the space and look really unnecessary especially the one that runs across the living room.
Jimmy replying to a comment from the lemur / February 20, 2013 at 09:27 am
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Sounds like somebody is terribly worried about dust.
Jkay replying to a comment from Jkay / February 20, 2013 at 09:27 am
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I guess to be fair you do need the support if it's a ceiling?
Sean / February 20, 2013 at 09:32 am
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Gorgeous place.
jerry / February 20, 2013 at 09:37 am
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nice place

i hate stacked tile

1000 bucks maintenance fee is hilarious

the end
Guy / February 20, 2013 at 09:48 am
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Maintenance is 1%, that's less than a $280,000 condo with $350 maintenance.
Jack / February 20, 2013 at 09:58 am
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No matter how stupidly expensive residences are in Toronto, you rarely, if ever, see a bidet in the bathroom. How uncivilised.
Sarah / February 20, 2013 at 10:11 am
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If I had money to blow, I would totally live here. This place is gorgeous.
Miss Kriss / February 20, 2013 at 10:29 am
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It's lovely, I'll take it.
the lemur replying to a comment from Jimmy / February 20, 2013 at 10:31 am
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Not particularly - I just dislike stuff like mouldings that collect dust. Because I never dust.
J-Dan / February 20, 2013 at 10:35 am
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YES! Best neighbourhood, amazing place. Give me the monies and I'll do it!
Danny / February 20, 2013 at 10:41 am
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Lot's of beams to hang sex swings. I hope they're available for the $1000/month in maintenance fee's. It doesn't look like the building offers any real amenities to compensate for the high cost.

Great look though.
Alex / February 20, 2013 at 10:51 am
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Living in a church would just be so creepy, the only bonus is you're protected from vampires, witches, zombies, and ghosts.

Even if it wasn't a church I just don't like that super open concept, where the bedroom and living room are the same room. Not a loft person, for sure.
Plens / February 20, 2013 at 11:21 am
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Paint it black.
Jeremy / February 20, 2013 at 11:47 am
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Such sanctimonious quarters would look stunning wrapped in exquisite artisan turd wipe. The downside of gentrification.
Ola / February 20, 2013 at 12:05 pm
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Beautiful! Time to win a lottery!
Bonnie / February 20, 2013 at 12:05 pm
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The wood beams seem out of place for this condo which is more modern in look. If it had wood ceilings I could see the beams working - plus I have no idea why the criss-crosses in the beams and not just plain ones. I see cob webs coming. Short of that - lovely place.
mike1234 / February 20, 2013 at 01:09 pm
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$1,000 a month for a party room, SIGN ME UP
northener / February 20, 2013 at 02:24 pm
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I had a few beers in one of the condos - this one isn't even the nicest in the building - the nicest one encorporates the steeple - the lower section of it has a bedroom, and the top of the steeple has a patio with beautiful city views, including a barbecue...very nice!
Cliff S replying to a comment from the lemur / February 20, 2013 at 02:50 pm
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If someone is dropping 1M on the condo and 1K/mo on maintenance, they aren't doing the cleaning. A cleaning lady is.
scottd / February 20, 2013 at 03:41 pm
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You could get way more for that money elsewhere in the city. Kinda looks like an office or mall.
sarahfan / February 20, 2013 at 05:02 pm
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ewww monochromatic is so last year. sarah richardson would not approve. this year it's all about layered textures.
Bernard / February 20, 2013 at 05:38 pm
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I live two blocks away. It will not sell at that price.
W. K. Lis / February 20, 2013 at 09:12 pm
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You would pray for this place. There are new condos going up, and for more, at South Kingsway & Bloor.
Sadie / February 21, 2013 at 04:25 pm
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This condo is stunning.
junctionist / February 21, 2013 at 08:34 pm
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This former church is a prominent landmark in the Junction, towering above the predominantly low-rise neighbourhood. It would have been a blow to the neighbourhood's character to see it demolished. With that said, the interior appears to have been stripped of most of its architectural details in favour of bare brick and white plaster walls. The artistic stained glass windows are gone. Such conversions are better than demolition to be sure, but we're losing a lot when the interiors are gutted. We should see more conversions into communal spaces like libraries, cultural venues, community centres and even condo amenity spaces or undivided retail spaces to keep the interiors intact to a far greater degree. The city has to recognize that the loss of these interiors--sometimes more significant than the exteriors--represents a major heritage and architectural loss. They need to show more leadership when the interiors are significant. Developers can still build on church sites like the often less significant rectory buildings, parking lots and gardens.
kdiddy / February 22, 2013 at 10:16 am
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Gorge!

Jeremy replying to a comment from junctionist / February 22, 2013 at 12:30 pm
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+100
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