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House of the week: 9A Casimir Street

Posted by Staff / July 22, 2014

9A Casimir StreetThis house at 9A Casimir doesn't look like much from the outside - really it's just a diminutive warehouse building - but walk through the door and you'll stumble upon a stunning example of modern design and adaptive reuse. The house maintains great warehouse features like exposed brick, high beamed ceilings, and industrial accents. But it's not all look - it's livable too, with modern kitchens and bathrooms, central air, and finished basement. Who says you have to pick fashion over function?

The second floor is made up of a large master suite including an en suite bathroom, walk in closets, and a fireplace. Floor to ceiling windows open up onto a large deck with great unobstructed views of downtown. A perfect private space away from the rest of the house. No pesky kids getting in the way of romantic evenings!

9A Casimir StreetSPECS

Address: 9A Casimir Street
Price: $1,598,000
Lot Size: 14 x 105 ft
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 3
Parking: 2
Taxes: $5,577
Walk Score: 100

9A Casimir StreetFEATURES

  • Unique converted warehouse residence
  • 13-15 feet ceilings
  • Large rooftop terrace with a skyline view
  • Extremely walkable location downtown just off of Bathurst and Dundas
  • 2 Car private driveway

9A Casimir StreetGOOD FOR

Just about any urbanite who can afford the $1.6 million price tag (or more - this one might have a bidding war). The open concept feel and deluxe master bedroom makes this house seem ideal for a wealthy bachelor or childless couple. But, on the other side of the coin, there's three bedrooms - plenty of room for a family. There's not a whole lot to criticize about this one, unless you're the type that craves a yard.

9A Casimir StreetMOVE ON IF

Industrial chic doesn't do it for you. This house has a definite warehouse loft feel. Exposed brick and beamed ceilings offer a very specific aesthetic. If you're looking for something more conventional, this isn't the house for you. Your loss!


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Writing by Isabel Ritchie



EC / July 22, 2014 at 10:19 am
This place is wonderful. My only issue is with the sofa in picture #6. Why couldn't have someone fixed the damn seat cushion?! GARRRGHGHGH.
creamcottons / July 22, 2014 at 10:19 am
This is beautiful!!!
Kelly / July 22, 2014 at 10:25 am
Hah. Yes, the sofa tweaks my OCD too.
Kelly again / July 22, 2014 at 10:26 am
I would give an arm for this home.
nice / July 22, 2014 at 10:27 am
Great place, everything except for its shitty location.
brokenRecord / July 22, 2014 at 10:33 am
Nice place, not worth 1.5M
Cee / July 22, 2014 at 10:33 am
Wow.. That was really mind blowing seeing the interior
TorontoBuildingInspecktor / July 22, 2014 at 11:20 am
The staircase is not up to code - it must have railings on it!
Tim / July 22, 2014 at 11:24 am
What's wrong with the sofa cushion? There are no rips or tears. Looks fine to me. Being in a different position does not require fixing. Makes it look like a place where someone could actually sit. It's a plus to me. :)
Vicki replying to a comment from TorontoBuildingInspecktor / July 22, 2014 at 11:25 am
That was my first thought too -- those stairs need a railing, and are definitely not suitable for anyone with kids!
Alex replying to a comment from EC / July 22, 2014 at 11:26 am
OCD much?
W. K. Lis replying to a comment from hmmmm / July 22, 2014 at 01:04 pm
3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, do not make this a bachelor pad. Near to Kensington Market, school, and Western Hospital, make this either a family home, or a retirement retreat.
supes / July 22, 2014 at 02:13 pm
Very nice.

But as an owner of a house with open stair case like this, the sound travel is terrible.

Someone who is in the basement watching TV, etc, and someone up stairs doing something makes for awfully annoying sounds.
kioch / July 22, 2014 at 03:57 pm
I did not expect the gorgeousness of this place from its looks on the outside. I'm sorry book, i judged you!
Captain Haddock / July 22, 2014 at 07:54 pm
That house is so cool! Coolest house ever by far!!!! However, the staircase would scare pets and I would probably fall down it myself if I lived there :P
Ana / July 22, 2014 at 08:01 pm
The Hunchback of Notre Dame / July 22, 2014 at 09:47 pm
No bell.
Tulip Bulbs / July 23, 2014 at 12:34 am
LOL $1.6 million, when will Canadians realize that they are exactly where the Americans were back in 2005 just prior to the worst housing crash in history.
Tikiliberationfront replying to a comment from Tulip Bulbs / July 23, 2014 at 07:38 am
Ummm, no we are not. Due for a small correction? Possibly. The Toronto *housing* market, however, is pretty much bullet proof pending a disaster the likes of which we've not seen. Supply and demand drives it and the demand for detached and semi-detached housing downtown and midtown far exceeds the supply.
Potrzebie replying to a comment from Tikiliberationfront / July 23, 2014 at 08:36 am
"Supply and demand drives it and the demand for detached and semi-detached housing downtown and midtown far exceeds the supply."

Tikiliberationfront, real estate values are not governed by supply and demand alone -- they are also governed by the price and availability of money.

Money will only get more expensive and scarce, thereby driving house values down. If it happens fast enough, people might delay purchases, waiting for further declines. And so the chain reaction begins.

TJ / July 23, 2014 at 09:45 am
Looks nice inside but for $1.6 million, I would have expected better finishes. Kitchen counter top should be granite/marble/quartz, the hardwood floors look like they're a bit old and have taken a beating (you have diagonal pattern and conventional vertical pattern, very odd) .
Housing Demand / July 23, 2014 at 09:49 am
Ignore the above reasoning, even if it's true. To paraphrase a famous economist, "It's psychology, stupid."
nopes replying to a comment from Captain Haddock / July 23, 2014 at 10:20 am
I have open stair cases as well, and my dog flies up and down them with reckless abandon. He loves it. He can basically jump from wherever he feels comfortable and has a ton of fun doing it.

Those stairs do not scare pets, unless your pet is a pussy(cat).
GW / July 23, 2014 at 11:30 am
Nice... I have also been to a place like this back in the day visiting a friend's place for the first time. It was off of an alleyway and looked really bad on the outside that I was expecting more of the same inside. Butttt... it was truly jaw dropping on the inside with a private outdoor space between the kitchen and the living area! The place was huge! To this day, I NEVER look at the outside of anyplace the same! True Store :)
stephanie replying to a comment from EC / July 23, 2014 at 07:32 pm
Yes! So true lol
Chrissy / July 24, 2014 at 12:49 am
For 1.6 Million I would expect some nicer"curb appeal".... inside is so,so......but you just need one "crazy" person that forks that kind of money over to buy your property! I wish the owners good luck with the sale.....btw, get rid of that shower curtain in the bathroom and extend the glass wall.....Just my suggestion.....
Armin replying to a comment from Kelly again / July 24, 2014 at 01:03 am
Instead of giving your arm for this home use your arm and build it for yourself.
WENDY / July 24, 2014 at 10:46 am
It is very pretty, but overpriced. I do not like the open staircase, and just the though of having to carry heavy dressers, beds etc up those stairs says..not practical at all.
Steph replying to a comment from Tulip Bulbs / July 24, 2014 at 12:15 pm
Do you think the crash only happened in the US?
Skye / July 25, 2014 at 08:44 am
Awesome until you get to the basement. Then all of a sudden it looks like my grandmothers house.
Nat replying to a comment from nice / July 25, 2014 at 12:24 pm
Eh, location is not that bad. It's on a streetcar route next to yuppie kensington. It's not the bridle path, but it's downtown! I'd live there in a heartbeat.
Rose / September 6, 2014 at 11:12 pm
Call me crazy, but I am in love. God willing, this will be my home soon enough!
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