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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
All photos by Andre Francois Mckenzie of SilverHouse.
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