53 high park blvd

Condo of the week: 53 High Park Boulevard

For those interested in condo living but prefer a space with more character and less elevators, 53 High Park Boulevard is for you. Situated in Roncesvalles and a block away from High Park, the home was erected in the 1930's and converted into luxurious condos by developer Neil Spiegel of Circa and Oxygen in 2009.

53 high park blvd

The goal of the developer's vision, said by Spiegel, is to replace "awkward elevator rides and lonely corridors [with] friendly neighbours and a general pride of ownership." He's accomplished this and more, with only four units in a neighbourhood where you typically wouldn't find condos. But this personalized approach hasn't sacrificed size, with over 2,000 square feet of living space and three bedrooms.

53 high park blvd

Quality of detail and preservation of the home's heritage has been delicately achieved, with original brick feature walls and willow and walnut wainscoting to compliment the era in which it was built. With a green roof on the top floor and geothermal heating and cooling, sustainability and design go hand in hand in this unique penthouse.

53 high park blvd

SPECS

  • Address: 53 High Park Blvd., Penthouse A
  • Price: $1,390,000
  • Square Feet: 2,156 Square Feet
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Parking: 2
  • Taxes: $6,033.53 (2016)
  • Maintenance Fee: $675.00
  • Walk Score: 33
  • Listing agent: Ralph Fox and Kori Marin
  • Listing ID: W3609313
53 high park blvd

NOTABLE FEATURES

  • Green Roof
  • Spa bath with Travertine finishes and steam shower
  • 14-foot vaulted ceilings
  • Brick features from original 1930's home
  • Built-in bookshelves
  • Willow and walnut wainscoting
53 high park blvd

GOOD FOR

Appreciating the ease of condo living while enjoying the comfort in living in a boutique space. If you have a fear of elevators, or typically don't enjoy them, this is the spot for you.

53 high park blvd

MOVE ON IF

Your idea of condo living includes a long list of amenities. Given the nature of the renovation, this isn't the spot for those looking for public gym and pool access.

ADDITIONAL PHOTOS

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All photos by Andre Francois Mckenzie of SilverHouse.

Thanks to Bosley Real Estate Ltd, Brokerage for sponsoring our House of the Week. All content and editorial selected and written by blogTO.

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