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Condomonium: $1.4 million for a Queen West unit with a very grand, very modern central staircase

ADDRESS: 62 Claremont Street, Unit 4

NEIGHBOURHOOD: Trinity-Bellwoods

AGENT: Paul Johnston, Right at Home Realty

PRICE: $1,375,000

THE PLACE: A one-bedroom, three-level condo with a townhouse vibe. It’s one of eight units in the Claremont Lofts, a former banquet hall built in the early 1930s, and converted into condos in 1999.

BRAGGING RIGHTS: Old-fashioned mansions and Gone With the Wind come to mind when we think of grand central staircases, but this walnut version looks uber-modern and act as a handy divider to boot. For instance, on the second floor, the stairs separate the space into a bedroom and sitting room, so there’s none of that “mega-room” feeling that lofts often have.

BIG SELLING POINT: Not only is the rooftop garden massive, it also brightens up the condo—light streams all the way down to the main floor from skylights built into the floor of the terrace.

POSSIBLE DEAL BREAKER: The glass-blocked window in the main bedroom doesn’t open, which will be  a letdown to those who sleep better with a bit of night air.

• $1,375,000
• Over 2,000 square feet
• $564.49 monthly maintenance fees
• 22-foot-high ceilings in the living room
• 3 levels
• 2 bathrooms
• 1 rooftop garden
• 1 bedroom
• 1 den (or second bedroom)