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Condo of the Week: $1.3 million for a walnut-lined luxury unit near Queen’s Park

Address: 8 Sultan Street, Unit 601
Neighbourhood: University
Agent: Agnes Chaitas, Royal LePage Terrequity Realty, Brokerage
Price: $1,269,000

The place: A two-bedroom condo across from the Windsor Arms.

The history: This place was built in 1999, but every room was upgraded shortly before the current owner purchased it last November. The big overhaul included opening up the living-dining space, raising the ceilings to allow chandeliers, laying herringbone hardwood floors, installing walnut wall units with TVs and fireplaces and redoing the whole kitchen.

Big selling point: The kitchen is spacious and stylish. It has a wide marble island with big drawers underneath, attractive lighted cabinetry and high-quality Wolf appliances.

Possible deal breaker: The balcony isn’t huge, so only a few people at a time can crowd around to watch who’s going in and out of the Arms during TIFF.

By the numbers:

• $1,269,000
• $1,425 in monthly maintenance fees
• 1,400 square feet (approximately)
• 60-square-foot balcony (approximately)
• 9-foot ceilings
• 2 bathrooms
• 2 bedrooms
• 2 gas fireplaces
• 2 built-in TVs (included)
• 1 underground parking space
• 1 built-in wine fridge

The foyer has a coffered ceiling. The herringbone floors, added as part of a recent round of renovations, continue throughout the rest of the unit.

The living room fireplace is surrounded by marble, and the marble is surrounded by walnut custom cabinetry. It’s like a luxury-furnishings turducken.

The dining room is next to the balcony. A previous owner raised the ceilings to put in chandeliers.

The kitchen, also redone recently, has marble countertops and a Wolf range.

The second bedroom has windows on two sides, which is a relative rarity in condos.

The master bedroom has another of these walnut wall units, plus its own TV and fireplace.

The master bedroom’s en suite bathroom.

The balcony isn’t the biggest, but it has a commanding view of the street.