245 carlaw avenue toronto

Condo of the week: 245 Carlaw Avenue

Both weirdly nostalgic and romantic, the penthouse condo is the kind of space that looks like an apartment set you’d see in a Zooey Deschanel TV show rather than real life.

245 carlaw ave toronto

Located inside the Wrigley Lofts the place has oversized vintage metal windows to die for. They’re 30 feet and bring in plenty of natural light.

245 carlaw ave torontoThe main floor is open concept but staging isn’t amazing - I’m not sure it was staged at all. But if you can look past some of the tragic Ikea furniture you’ll see it’s a gorgeous minimalist space.

245 carlaw ave torontoWhen entering the foyer there’s the bright glow from the giant windows that bounces off polished concrete floors, making it an almost  "walking into heaven" experience.

245 carlaw ave torontoThere’s also a ton of custom built-in storage spaces so you’ll never have trouble keeping up that minimalist style.

245 carlaw ave torontoThe kitchen comes with all the bells and whistles, including custom built cabinets, granite counters, Italian marble backsplash and top of the line stainless steel appliances.  

245 carlaw ave torontoThe bedroom, located upstairs, is spacious and bright. The pillars in the corners look like those found in old theaters, adding a sense of drama to the bedroom.

245 carlaw ave torontoThere’s a newly renovated bathroom, which has spa-like features. 

245 carlaw ave torontoIt’s also worth mentioning there’s not an ounce of outdoor space that comes with this penthouse suite. So if you had visions of smoking a cigarette on your fire escape you’ll be disappointed.

245 carlaw ave torontoThis Leslieville loft sold last year for $1.03 million. Now, exactly one year later it’s back on the market with a brand spanking new bathroom. Can you say condo flipping? That being said I don’t know if they'll get the $50,000 more for just a bathroom upgrade, but you can’t fault them for trying.

245 carlaw ave torontoSpecs
  • Address: #501B - 245 Carlaw Ave.
  • Price: $1,080, 000
  • Bedrooms: 1+1
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Parking: 1
  • Walk Score: 97
  • Transit Score: 94
  • Maintenance Fees: $543.36 monthly
  • Listing agent: David Won Yin Lam
  • Listing ID: E4074465
Good For

A Patti Smith and Robert Mapplethorpe - esque couple. This loft space seems perfect for artists who want a home/studio. The high ceilings, white walls, and giant windows make this place perfect for fostering creativity and providing a romantic backdrop for any impromptu photoshoots.  245 carlaw ave toronto

Move On If

You don't want to live in Leslieville. Schools are maxed out of spaces so if you have kids you might be looking at a bit of a commute.

245 carlaw ave toronto

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

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andrew c | photography


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