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Condomonium: $950,000 for a King West–area loft with hand-painted designs on the walls

ADDRESS: 560 Front Street West, Unit 1105

NEIGHBOURHOOD: Waterfront Communities–The Island

AGENT: Brandon Ware, Private Service Realty

PRICE: $949,900

THE PLACE: A two-bedroom loft in the Rêve, a new King West–area building with a distinctive red-accented exterior. Designed by Wallman Architects, the building won the Ontario Home Builders Association’s award for Project of the Year in 2010.

BRAGGING RIGHTS: Those intricate designs aren’t wallpaper, they’re works of art. A painter was flown in from Europe to work on the space and each of the patterns was painted freehand, a project that took months.

BIG SELLING POINT: The terrace may not be large enough for a barbecue of Ford Fest proportions, but, at 1,000 square feet, it’s plenty big.

POSSIBLE DEAL BREAKER: The building boasts Canada’s first virtual concierge, which could be either cool or unnerving, depending on your feelings about technology.

• $949,900
• 2,200 square feet, which includes a 1,000-square-foot terrace
• 1,000-square-foot terrace
• $598.78 in monthly maintenance fees
• 10-foot ceilings
• 2 bedrooms
• 2 bathrooms
• 1 parking space