Condo of the week: 81 Navy Wharf Court
$1,395,000 buys you a three-bedroom suite at CityPlace with heart-stopping views of the CN Tower EdgeWalk. Constructed in 2003, the Optima Condos at 81 Navy Wharf Court was an early player in the condo boom, being one of the first buildings to rise in the area just north of Spadina and Front.
The mass development transformed the former industrial space near the Rogers Centre into a high density community boasting a multitude of soaring new high-rises, and defined by new retailers and tourist attractions.
This unit perched on the thirty-eighth floor is just under 2,000 square feet with a combined living and dining room and surround sound speakers for rocking out while you cook in the Scavolini Kitchen. There's three renovated bathrooms and the third room, formerly a den, was converted into a full-sized bedroom.
The wraparound terrace and condo amenities (indoor swimming pool!) is a highlight of the unit. The patio fits an outdoor couch and BBQ, and if the Dome is open, you can literally watch the Jays game---if they're winning--- from your own box seat.
Upgrades. This waterfront suite has almost $250K in upgrades including renovations to the bathrooms, an expensive kitchen and hardwood flooring. You'll never have to worry about lighting in this place with unobstructed floor-to-ceiling windows and you better love pot lights-- the unit sparkles with about 50 of them (yes, 50) added to the ceiling.
MOVE ON IF
You prefer a neighbourhood of low-rise buildings and quaint residential houses. Also, this is a bit of a red flag that might obstruct the view: residents in this condo haven't always been happy with the Navy Wharf building. In 2011, owners filed a lengthy lawsuit against the developer, alleging defects with the window wall system and other serious complaints.
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