- 384 SUNNYSIDE AVE., TORONTO
- ASKING PRICE: $698,000
- SELLING PRICE: $695,000
- PREVIOUS SELLING PRICES:$635,000 (2012); $585,000 (2010), $472,348
- TAXES: $4,002 (2013)
- DAYS ON THE MARKET: 2
- LISTING AGENT: Julie Kinnear, Keller Williams Neighbourhood Realty
As one of the only church conversions in High Park, Abbey Lofts had just a handful of units for sale in the past few years. So this two-bedroom-plus-den corner unit had an offer on day one and was purchased by the second day in early February.
What They Got:
In 2009, a century-old Methodist church was converted into a residential building with 24 lofts of varying shapes and sizes, such as this 1,250-square-foot space with original 17-foot, wood-vaulted ceilings, exposed limestone walls and restored stained glass windows and doors to a rare balcony off the fireside living room.
Modern appointments range from built-in shelving in the den to newly installed wood floors and granite counters in the kitchen and two bathrooms, including the master en suite.
Laundry facilities and parking complete the loft, which owes $660 in monthly fees for water and upkeep of common media and party rooms.
The Agent's Take:
"Whatâs really special about this building is itâs a condo loft building in the heart of an actual neighbourhood, which is a good thing because most are on a busy street, but this is in a quiet, family neighbourhood,"
agent Julie Kinnear said.
"Being a small building, youâre on the second floor so you donât have to use the elevator and thereâs underground bike lockup as well as underground parking, which is rare in church conversions."
The marriage of Medieval-style architecture and modern luxuries also swayed buyers.
"One of the nicest features is you get this old charm and character of the old building, plus it had a gas fireplace, granite counters and stainless steel appliances, and they just renovated the two bathrooms, so itâs in impeccable condition,"
Ms. Kinnear adds.
"It has double doors walking out to its own private balcony and another benefit of this building is they allow barbecues on the balcony."