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Condomonium: $1.6 million for a three-level penthouse in the Soho Metropolitan

ADDRESS: 36 Blue Jays Way, Penthouse 7

NEIGHBOURHOOD: Waterfront Communities–The Island

AGENTS: Christian Vermast and Paul Maranger, Sotheby’s International Realty

THE PRICE: $1,595,000

THE PLACE: A three-level penthouse in the Soho Metropolitan Residences. The condo-plus-hotel opened in 2003, well before the Ritz-Carlton, Trump Tower, Shangri-La, Four Seasons and Thompson hotels made such hybrids commonplace. 

BRAGGING RIGHTS: The unit’s sleek design and flashy view of the skyline somehow embody the King West vibe like few other condos we’ve seen. (The trendy pop-ups at Senses, the on-site restaurant, also help.)

BIG SELLING POINT: Multi-level properties often feel squished, with two or three narrow spaces piled on top of one another. Not so in this unit: the main floor is over 800 square feet and the second level has space for a bedroom, a den and two bathrooms.

POSSIBLE DEAL BREAKER: The neighbourhood will be crazy during TIFF festivities (the upside: you may catch a glimpse of Nicolas Cage).

• $1,595,000
• 2,010 square feet
• $1,061.20 in monthly maintenance fees
• 840-square-foot main level
• 830-square-foot second level
• 400-square-foot rooftop terrace
• 340-square-f00t third level
• 9-foot ceilings
• 3 levels
• 3 bathrooms
• 2 bedrooms (one is currently being used as an office/den)
• 2 parking spaces (side by side)
• 1 small balcony