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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

  • Symon Demers

    lovely bachelor’s pad but where exactly is bedroom#2?

  • Suzy

    I actually love it. You can see the pride of ownerhsip and the maintenance fee is not too bad for the area/ and Senses downstairs. I love it. But I wonder why they never show us more of the kitchen ? That long counter running from the dining table to the kitchen is unique…. nice layout and spacious. I would buy it.

  • Jaki

    love that it is 3 levels- compared to just one floor for most condos at that price..
    but.. yes there is always a but… that is a weird ass bathroom/bedroom.. the tub is right beside the bed-
    the staircase it too 70′s style- would prefer if it had railing would be soo beautiful..

    wish I had this place- and the money to afford it..

  • milo

    what a beautiful home in an even better neighbourhood.

    i dunno why anyone would want to live in the scummy Lorne Park home you showcased last week compared to this beauty.

    Seriously – a daily Senses coffee in the morning and a walk to work …. versus the crap drive on the QEW …

  • Jimmy

    Hideous. Horrible layout.

    You could buy a phenomenal fully detached home with parking in a great neighbourhood on the subway line.

    Why would you buy this piece o’ shite?

  • Lamis Dantas

    More of a hotel layout suite,can’t see anyone actually living in it….awkward for entertaining as well….and was that broadloom in the bedroom??

  • Nicki

    It’s a pretty great space, despite the corporate lobby furniture (which doesn’t come with the place, I know!) I love the tub in the bedroom – who doesn’t love a great view? Speaking of, you get morning light and sunsets reflected in the towers, which is almost as good as the real thing. But it’s still $794/sq ft, which doesn’t add up.

  • Iggy

    Holy pot lights, Batman!

  • hernandayoleary

    I get it, its nice but hasn’t sold because there is only one room, where will guest stay? or kids?