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

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

The view from the entryway.

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

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

Cool zebra.

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

There’s a little room for a breakfast bar.

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

Another bedroom, with fancy wallpaper.

And here’s the master bedroom.

And the large shared bathroom.