Parliament and Front

Written by Sydnia Yu | Published in In the Press|Globe and Mail
In the Press
July 22, 2010

Published on Thursday, Jul. 15, 2010

33 Mill St. No. 415, Toronto

Asking price: $349,900

Selling price: $370,000

Taxes: $2,370 (2009)

Days on the market: five

Listing agent: Christopher Bibby, Sutton-Group Associates Realty Inc.

Agent Christopher Bibby was not expecting a bidding war over this one-bedroom-plus-den suite in the Distillery District, a pedestrian-only arts, culture and entertainment destination.

But its grand size and modern style promptly cinched a pair of offers and a third at the last minute.

“For the price, there was a lot of interior square footage,” says Mr. Bibby. “And the finishes were great.”

Situated in the podium of the recently completed Pure Spirits high-rise, this 764-square-foot unit has a typical long and narrow layout and Juliet balcony.

“For someone who doesn’t necessarily need or want exterior square footage … then this is great,” says Mr. Bibby.

The den, kitchen, living and dining areas are completely open concept with 10-foot ceilings and full-height windows creating the illusion of an even larger space.

To polish off the interiors, the sellers had the builder install upgraded hardwood floors, stainless steel kitchen appliances and granite-topped counters and island.

There are even sliding barn doors to the master bedroom, which has a semi-en-suite bathroom.

“It gave it a bit more of an edge and made it more appealing to the younger crowd,” says Mr. Bibby.

Convenient extras include laundry machines, a locker and parking.

The monthly fee of $428 covers heating costs and maintenance of amenities such as the gym, outdoor pool and party room, as well as a rooftop deck.

“If you want to live in a new building in the Distillery District, this is the only option right now,” adds Mr. Bibby.

“The other three buildings are roughly 10 years old.”

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