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Condomonium: $3.2 million for a Queen Street East penthouse loft with its very own (very private) courtyard

ADDRESS: 43 Britain Street, Unit 200

NEIGHBOURHOOD: Moss Park

AGENT: Carl Langschmidt, Royal LePage

PRICE: $3,200,000

THE PLACE: The massive two-story penthouse in the Stonecutters Lofts, a century-old warehouse whose conversion into five luxury living spaces netted the Ontario Association of Architects design award in 2011.

BRAGGING RIGHTS: Potential buyers touring the suite have joked that its luxury and drama would be a good fit for superhero playboy Bruce Wayne. While there’s no hidden entry to a subterranean Batcave, the kitchen does have an unassuming cupboard door that is actually an entryway to extra pantry space and a wine fridge. To the wine cave!

BIG SELLING POINT: Condo terraces (and their views of other condo terraces) can’t compete with this loft’s sizeable central courtyard. It fills all the rooms with light and gives the sprawling space a main—and arresting—focal point.

POSSIBLE DEAL BREAKER: Though the area’s been slowly changing with the arrival of new developments, Moss Park ain’t Yorkville. Don’t expect a scrubbed and polished neighbourhood outside the front door.

BY THE NUMBERS:
• $3,200,000
• 4,400-square feet interior space
• 3,000-square feet exterior space
• $1,085 in monthly maintenance fees
• 100 years of history
• 5 bedrooms
• 4 bathrooms
• 3-car private garage
• 2 levels
• 1 secret pantry