Condo of the Week: $530,000 for one of the Junction’s few three-bedroom condos

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Published on: February 5, 2016

Address: 1 St. John’s Road, Unit 302
Neighbourhood: The Junction
Agent: George Chisholm, Royal LePage, Johnston and Daniel Division, Brokerage
Price: $529,500

The place: A rare three-bedroom condo in a mostly condo-free neighbourhood.

The history: The top five floors of this mid-70s office building were converted into 15 condos about 15 years ago. The original owners of this south-facing unit sold it three years ago to a couple who modernized it with bold wallpaper, modern paint colours, new hardwood flooring and one standout chandelier.

Big selling point: People near and far are finally realizing how much the Junction has to offer, from indie brewpubs, to fancy fishmongers, to high-end Scandinavian furniture shops. With single-family home prices climbing even faster here than elsewhere in the city, this condo could be considered an affordable alternative for a small family.

Possible deal breaker: The cabinetry is original and could stand to be replaced, but the counters recently got a subway tile facelift, so the kitchen doesn’t look too dated.

By the numbers:

• $529,500
• 1,100 square feet
• $861 in monthly maintenance fees
• 15 units in building
• 10-foot ceilings
• 3 bedrooms
• 1 bathroom
• 1 parking spot
• 1 storage locker

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The view from the entryway.

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The living room has a swanky (and very Junction-esque) chandelier.

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The reverse view, with the dining area visible in the background.

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Cool zebra.

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The cabinetry is starting to show its age, but the subway tile on the countertops is relatively new.

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There’s a little room for a breakfast bar.

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The unit has three bedrooms, which is a rarity in the Toronto condo market.

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Another bedroom, with fancy wallpaper.

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And here’s the master bedroom.

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And the large shared bathroom.

Article source: http://torontolife.com/real-estate/condos/toronto-condo-for-sale-1-st-johns-road/

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