Condo of the Week: $930,000 for a live-work space in Leslieville

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Published on: December 4, 2015

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Address: 326 Carlaw Avenue, Suite 105
Neighbourhood: Leslieville
Agent: Sandra K. Pate and Lina Risi, Royal LePage Johnston and Daniel Division, Brokerage
Price: $929,000

The place: An enormous loft space—at 1,985 square feet, it’s bigger than some houses—in one of the east end’s most attractive neighbourhoods.

The history: In 2011, the owners installed new marble countertops in the kitchen, renovated the main floor bath and laundry space and added almost $8,000 in new lighting fixtures throughout the unit. The property doesn’t have a rooftop deck, but it comes with the right to build one.

Big selling point: Because this is a corner unit, the buyer gets two separate entrances (including one at street level, meaning no interacting with neighbours), plus two sets of windows to let tons of light into the space.

Possible deal breaker: Any clotheshorse will appreciate the huge, open clothing storage area in the master bedroom, but having every article of clothing out in plain sight, day in, day out, requires a level of cleanliness and organization that some people just can’t muster.

By the numbers:

• $929,000
• $3,621.52 in taxes (2015)
• $834.81 in monthly maintenance fees
• 2 bedrooms
• 2 bathrooms
• 1 parking space
• 1 storage locker

(Image: IVR Tours)
(Image: IVR Tours)

The kitchen, dining area and living area are all combined. It’s hard to tell in this picture, but the living area has an 18-foot ceiling.

(Image: IVR Tours)
(Image: IVR Tours)

The owners updated the kitchen with new appliances and marble countertops in 2011.

(Image: IVR Tours)
(Image: IVR Tours)

The owners turned another part of the main floor into a large home office.

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(Image: IVR Tours)

The main-floor bathroom—one of two bathrooms in the unit.

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(Image: IVR Tours)

The second floor is partially open to the floor below.

(Image: IVR Tours)
(Image: IVR Tours)

There’s plenty of room up here for a couch and a TV.

(Image: IVR Tours)
(Image: IVR Tours)

The entire second floor is open, so there are no “rooms” per se, but this is as close as the unit comes to a master bedroom.

(Image: IVR Tours)
(Image: IVR Tours)

Would you call this a walk-in closet? There’s definitely plenty of room to walk in.

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