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Condo of the week: 468 Wellington Street West

This massive 6,000-square-foot hard loft conversion once belonged to the late Bill Jamieson, an eccentric artifact dealer who reportedly collected shrunken heads.468 wellington street west toronto

The apartment has lost a stripper pole, according to real estate gossip site The Mash, but the listing states it has gained about $1 million in upgrades and renovations.  

468 wellington street west torontoThis is the second time this year the unit has been put up for sale, previously it was listed in May 2018.

468 wellington street west torontoThe place is three storeys tall with all the staples of a hard loft, including soaring 14-foot ceilings, exposed brick, concrete floors and industrial barn doors.468 wellington street west toronto

On the main floor, which is actually the third floor, the foyer flows right into the open plan living room and kitchen. Rooms filter off on either side. The place is bright and airy.

468 wellington street west torontoThe living room area is the largest part of the whole unit. It’s so expansive that I wonder if it echoes.

468 wellington street west torontoOff the living room there’s a really cool little bar area, that would be perfect for entertaining.

468 wellington street west torontoThe kitchen is spacious and has top of the line stainless steel appliances. I’m not a huge fan of the yellow accents in the room, but I have to admit it does add a pop of warm colour in a fairly cold environment.

468 wellington street west torontoThe master bedroom is huge and has exposed brick walls and polished concrete floors. It doesn’t seem as cozy as I would like a bedroom to be but it’s stylish nonetheless.

468 wellington street west torontoThe master bedroom also has walk-in closets and a large en suite bathroom with a fascinating granite tub.

468 wellington street west torontoThis floor also has an office, den and another bedroom.

468 wellington street west torontoThe lowest level houses a wine cellar and a recreation room.

468 wellington street west torontoOn the ground floor (read: second floor) there’s a spare bedroom with an en suite bathroom.

468 wellington street west torontoAs for outdoor space, there’s a decent sized balcony, which has space for a BBQ and a planter.468 wellington street west toronto

Good For

Bragging rights. This place belonged to a famed shrunken head collector, its floors were graced by the likes of Mick Jagger and Steven Tyler and the building itself is one of the most sought-after apartment buildings in Toronto. Plus, it’s one of the largest hard lofts in the city, so there’s a lot you can talk about at dinner parties.

468 wellington street west torontoMove On If

You believe in ghosts. Billy died in this condo suddenly in 2011. According to The Globe and Mail, the cleaning lady found him on his 57th birthday on the couch. Then again, with Halloween coming up you can turn it into a great ghost story.468 wellington street west toronto

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