Condo of the Week: 75 Markham
One of 16 lofts in an old picture frame factory by Alexandra Park, this condo is all about open-concept, vertical appeal. So nuts to you, walls. This condo boasts three storeys, two fireplaces, and one private outdoor terrace, all for the price of a spacious detached home in some other less cool part of Toronto.
Address: 75 Markham Street, #2
Square Footage: 1700
Parking Spaces: 1
Monthly Maintenance: $584.04
Taxes: $4,511.51 (2012)
Building Amenities: Underground parking, rooftop terrace, security system
Exposed beams and skylights
Stainless steel appliances
Master ensuite with jacuzzi tub and double-sided fireplace
Glass block window
Wood-burning living room fireplace
Those who enjoy the craft of building a fire (along with the convenience of a Miele cooktop), and residents who appreciate layered square footage. Good for Queen West living without the late-night café down below. Good for wistful New York expats.
MOVE ON IF:
You think glass block windows should have died along with teased hair and neon windbreakers. You need a bedroom with walls. You fear hitting your head on the underside of that staircase.
If you had the dough, would you buy this home? Let us know where you stand in the comments below.