437 Roncesvalles Ave #616 | West Toronto - High Park
High Park Lofts! Stunning Penthouse level rare 2 bedroom plus den, 2 full bath corner suite includes 1278 Square feet all on one level, offers unique ‘green’ living, stunning upgrades, a private terrace plus owned parking & locker. Live in a pet-friendly brand new eco-positive building in popular High Park/Roncesvalles Village neighbourhood! Steps from beautiful High Park, a plethora of shops and services, and the subway, this never-lived-in designer suite is perfect for downsizers from the area, or professionals longing to live in the heart of the city’s west end.
High Park Lofts! Stunning Penthouse level rare 2 bedroom plus den, 2 full bath corner suite includes 1278 Square feet all on one level, offers unique 'green' living, stunning upgrades, a private terrace plus owned parking & locker. Live in a pet-friendly brand new eco-positive building in popular High Park/Roncesvalles Village neighbourhood! Steps from beautiful High Park, a plethora of shops and services, and the subway, this never-lived-in designer suite is perfect for downsizers from the area, or professionals longing to live in the heart of the city's west end.
The lively neighbourhood of Roncesvalles Village is a mix of old world and gentrification. Roncesvalles Avenue offers a diverse mix of chic restaurants and gourmet stores rubbing elbows with ethnic delis, coffee shops, professional and personal care services, and family businesses. You can stroll to such neighbourhood mainstays as Qi Natural Foods, the Kennel Cafe gourmet pet store, Pollocks Home Hardware, and the decadent Queen of Tarts, as well as Timothys, Alternative Grounds and Sobeys (conveniently open till midnight!). The Polish influence is strong with many delicious delis & grocery options, while the popular chain stores (Loblaws, Rogers Video, The Beer Store, Starbucks, Shoppers Drug Mart etc.) are right at your doorstep.
Dog owners, runners and all outdoors enthusiasts will appreciate the proximity to the sprawling High Park, which offers 399 acres of public parkland including an outdoor theatre, picnic grounds, off-leash areas, flower gardens and an historic museum, providing recreation and relaxation. Though parking is included with the suite, the Dundas West subway station and the GO train is only two blocks away, ideal for the 'green' or one-car lifestyle. The King and Dundas streetcars offer frequent service, providing a scenic journey through the thriving downtown streets, or it's easy to get around by car, via Bloor or Parkside Drive with access to Lakeshore and the Gardiner.
The High Park Lofts building is truly distinctive and is known as Toronto's first geothermal building. Constructed in a grand 'town hall style', it features a tower with 3 backlit, antique-style clocks and a spectacular climate controlled atrium garden providing a 'cathedral like' ambiance with its towering ceilings, gracefully arched beams and incorporating the gothic stained glass windows of the original St. Jude's Parish Hall. After being greeted at the grand arch entry by the concierge, residents and visitors enter a lushly landscaped indoor garden. The roof of the building has been subdivided into individual lots to create a personal rooftop garden for residents who opted for one. A boardwalk 'street' encircles the roof. The roof top level also features outdoor BBQ facilities, offering a panoramic view of the downtown skyline and lake --unlike the typical windswept concrete of many condo building rooftops! From an environmental perspective, such 'green roofs' contribute significantly to the quality of the atmosphere as well as modifying urban heat waves. High Park Lofts features the energy-efficient (and environmentally-friendly) geothermal and solar powered systems to help keep costs down and provide for a more "green" environment.
Entering Suite 616 you'll find an impressive open concept living area, a sweeping light-filled versatile space with 10 and 12 foot ceilings and full walls of picture windows, plus sloped skylights along the East wall. There are glass doors opening onto the paved 125 square foot terrace, from the kitchen/dining room as well as from the master bedroom. A gas fireplace warms the whole area, which is spacious enough to accommodate a full dining suite and complete living room with plenty of room to spare for hosting large parties! Rich honey coloured bamboo floors run throughout the entire unit, except the bathrooms.
The completely open concept kitchen is ideal for entertaining, with its extra large granite-topped centre island (with power outlet), tiled backsplash, soft halogen lighting, quality stainless steel appliances including a gas range with convection oven, built-in microwave, and generous cherry cupboards. The views from the suite and the beautiful terrace (with natural gas outlet for BBQ and interlocking patio stones), offer gorgeous views both day and night of the city skyline.
Perfect to maintain privacy, the master bedroom has a convenient three-piece ensuite with separate shower stall and ceramic tile surround floor. Unique under counter front loading laundry and the large linen closet are also found in the bathroom for the ultimate in convenience! There are two oversized double closets in the master, and a line of sloped skylight windows add an abundance of natural light to the room.
The second bedroom is extremely spacious and comfortable, with double doors leading into it. There is a large picture window, two closets, and a built in Murphy bed with library shelves on each side to convert this lovely bedroom from occasional guest room to a more functional family room.
Well-separated from the main area is the private den -- ideal for a home office. There is a window facing into the atrium and hallway area, for some natural light. There is an adjacent gleaming four-piece bath with pedestal sink, slate style flooring and tile surrounding the soaker tub off the hallway for use by guests. The front hall closet is also found in this hall.
Other benefits of this remarkable suite and building include: Visitor parking, Concierge and installed security system, owned locker & owned parking, party room, an active group of proud loft owners, pet-friendly newly constructed building with a mix of young professionals, couples & children, and seniors.
Offered at $529,900.