Private showings for Distillery District penthouse

Written by Sydnia Yu | Published in In the Press|Globe and Mail
In the Press
June 3, 2011

Published Thursday, May. 26, 2011




TAXES $3,883 (2010)


LISTING AGENT Christopher Bibby, Sutton Group-Associates Realty Inc.

The Action: About 20 shoppers were granted private showings of this unique penthouse in a brick building on the north end of the Distillery District.

What they got: This 1,455-square-foot unit is one of the largest models available with a rare two-storey plan, including a second floor family room, and a roughly 350-square-foot terrace with unobstructed views northwest.

The seller upgraded the interiors with new quartz counters and stainless steel appliances in the kitchen and a built-in desk and shelving in the den, which are on the main floor along with a combined living and dining area with a walkout to the private outdoor space.

New hardwood floors were also installed upstairs in the family room and two bedrooms.

There is a bathroom conveniently located on each level and a main floor laundry room, in addition to a locker and parking spot.

A monthly fee of $723 covers utility costs and upkeep of a gym, party and recreation rooms, plus a rooftop deck.

There is no shortage of entertainment nearby with galleries, restaurants and boutiques throughout the historic arts and culture complex, as well as designer shops on King Street, walking trails along the waterfront and fresh produce at St. Lawrence Market.

The agent’s take: “It really feels like you’re living in a home rather than a condo,” says agent Christopher Bibby.

“[In this building] the price per square foot was so low compared to everything else in the Distillery District… so you’re getting the best value when you consider you’re getting over 1,400 square feet and … a terrace.”

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