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Condomonium: $1.2 million for a two-bedroom suite in the same building as Scaramouche

ADDRESS: 1 Benvenuto Place, Unit 322

NEIGHBOURHOOD: Casa Loma

AGENT: Carol Lome, Royal LePage/J&D Division, Brokerage

PRICE: $1,199,000

THE PLACE: A two-bedroom, 2,000-square foot suite in The Benvenuto. Despite its humble origins as an apartment building in the 1950s, the seven-storey building is tricked out with plenty of amenities, including valet parking and a rooftop fitness centre.

BRAGGING RIGHTS: While many new condos in the city have ground-floor retail (read: a Shopper’s Drug Mart at street level), they can’t compete with this building’s mixed-use claim—the building has housed the ever-popular restaurant Scaramouche for over 30 years.

BIG SELLING POINT: Nothing communicates luxury quite like lustre. The mirrored coffered ceiling in the foyer and the sheen of the living room walls make the space look luminous, but just shy of blingy.

POSSIBLE DEAL BREAKER: We’re itching to take down the small wall that pens in the breakfast bar in the kitchen.

BY THE NUMBERS:
• $1,199,000
• 2,008 square feet
• $1,377.65 in monthly maintenance fees
• 185-square-foot terrace
• 2.5 bathrooms
• 2 bedrooms
• 1 den