284 St Helen's Ave. Toronto

This cool one-bedroom $700K Toronto loft has a secret meditation space

Last used as a mattress factory, this industrial building is now home to some swanky hard lofts. 

The building was converted in 2004 into 64 units, which initially sold for under $300K back when they first hit the market. 

Ah, what a time to be alive! Now you'll have to reach deeper into your pockets to be able to afford one of these condos. 

284 St Helen's Ave. Toronto

The open concept living, dining and kitchen area. 

This one-bedroom, one-bathroom unit is currently listed for $674,900, but that's probably undervaluing it. It will likely go for over $700,000 if you believe the HouseSigma estimated price.

284 St Helen's Ave. Toronto

The living room with large windows and built-in shelves. 

That being said, it's still a good deal. The condo has soaring 15-foot ceilings, huge two-storey south facing windows that flood the unit with natural light and of course, plenty of charm and character. 

284 St Helen's Ave. Toronto

A view of the apartment. 

From exposed painted brick, to exposed duct work and wooden beams this hard loft has it all. 

284 St Helen's Ave. Toronto

The kitchen with stainless-steel appliances. 

The kitchen was recently updated with new stone countertops and a tumbled marble backsplash. 

284 St Helen's Ave. Toronto

The bedroom. 

The bedroom is small but cozy and at least has a door. 

284 St Helen's Ave. Toronto

The meditation space. 

The coolest part of this whole place is the secret loft space though, which is accessed via ladder. 

284 St Helen's Ave. Toronto

A view from the loft space. 

Right now, it's being used as a yoga / meditation space but could be great for a home office or a reading nook. 

284 St Helen's Ave. Toronto

The bathroom. 

There are a few drawbacks – namely, this unit doesn't come with parking, or outdoor space, and there aren't many amenities that come with this building, just visitor parking and barbeque spaces. 

284 St Helen's Ave. Toronto

This building was built in 1911. 

But it's pet friendly and in the heart of Brockton Village, so it's perfect for first-time home buyers and young professionals who want that cool Insta-worthy apartment. 

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