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Condo of the Week: $9.9 million for a giant Yorkville suite with luck on its side

Condo of the Week: 88 Davenport Road, Unit 2401

Address: 88 Davenport Road, Unit 2401
Neighbourhood: Yorkville
Agent: Elise Kalles, Harvey Kalles Real Estate Ltd., Brokerage
Price: $9,880,000

The Place: A gargantuan, marble-lined suite with nearly 7,500 feet of living space. In addition to an open-concept living room, dining room and kitchen, there are six bedrooms, six parking spaces, an office and a den. Luxury extras include Brian Gluckstein–designed kitchen cabinetry and a humidor in the master bedroom.

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The Chase: two Toronto expats conduct a long-distance hunt for a dog-friendly pied-à-terre

The Chase: two Toronto expats conduct a long-distance hunt for a dog-friendly pied-à-terreThe buyers: Chris Barran, a 44-year-old recent MBA graduate, and Danielle Barran, a 40-year-old VP of marketing at the J. M. Smucker Co.

The story: In 2012, Danielle, an executive at Smucker’s Markham office, was promoted to a job at the corporate headquarters in Ohio. She and her husband, Chris, packed up their belongings and their French bulldog, Remington, and moved into a ranch-style house on a golf course in Akron. The Barrans also kept their one-bedroom, 650-square-foot pied-à-terre in Deer Park for holidays and occasional weekends. The back-and-f0rth lifestyle worked fine until they got a second bulldog named Maui last ­Thanksgiving (their building had a one-dog policy). They enlisted agent Elli Davis to find a few options in the same neighbourhood, send them photos and videos, and handle the transaction in their stead.

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House of the Week: $1.4 million for a faux-Victorian with a rooftop terrace in the Annex

House of the Week: 99 Sussex Avenue

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Address: 99 Sussex Avenue
Neighbourhood: Annex
Agent: Steven J. Fudge, Bosley Real Estate Ltd., Brokerage
Price: $1,389,000

The Place: A red-brick semi beside Alan Powell Lane. It’s walking distance from Koreatown, Mirvish Village and U of T.

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Sale of the Week: the King West loft that shows what $1 million gets you downtown

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Address: 436 Wellington Street West, Unit 301
Neighbourhood: King West
Agent: Dragi Dodevski, Royal LePage Your Community Realty, Brokerage

The Property: An elevator opens directly into the den of this hard loft, which features original exposed beam-and-brick walls throughout, as well as 10-foot ceilings. It occupies the entire south side of the Monarch Building’s third floor, granting it views to the south, east and west.

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Condo of the Week: $1.2 million for an unpretentious Yorkville penthouse

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Address: 21 Scollard Street
Neighbourhood: Yorkville
Agent: Robert Archambault, Sotheby’s International Realty Canada, Brokerage
Price: $1,229,000

The Place: A 1,248 square foot penthouse in one of Yorkville’s smaller condo buildings. There are two bedrooms, a balcony, two parking spaces and an open-concept living and dining area.

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House of the Week: $5.85 million to live in a castle in Rosedale

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Address: 119 Glen Road
Neighbourhood: Rosedale-Moore Park
Agent: James Strathy Warren, Chestnut Park Real Estate Limited, Brokerage
Price: $5,850,000

The Place: A castle, grand even among stately Rosedale homes, on Glen Road.

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Sale of the Week: the $1.96-million home that proves Lawrence Manor is a hotbed for new-builds

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Address: 474 Woburn Avenue
Neighbourhood: Lawrence Manor
Agent: Adam Weiner, Harvey Kalles Real Estate Ltd., Brokerage

The Property: This new-build in Lawrence Manor has four bedrooms, each with an en suite washroom. Luxury conveniences include a $30,000 Miele kitchen-appliance package and radiant floor heating in the finished basement.

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Condo of the Week: $690,000 for two storeys and a rooftop terrace near Queen Street West

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Address: 25 Soho Street, P310
Neighbourhood: Kensington Chinatown
Agent: Michael Rapkoski, Re/Max Hallmark Realty Ltd., Brokerage
Price: $689,000

The Place: 1,000 square feet spread over the two upper floors of a four-storey building. There’s an open-concept kitchen, living room and dining area on the main floor of the unit. The second floor has two bedrooms.

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House of the Week: $25 million for a giant chateau on the Bridle Path

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Address: 68 The Bridle Path
Neighbourhood: Bridle Path-Sunnybrook-York Mills
Agent: Barry Cohen, RE/MAX Realtron Realty Inc., Brokerage
Price: $25,000,000

The Place: An extravagant 10-bedroom, 14-washroom gated French-style chateau on the Bridle Path.

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Sale of the Week: the $1.3-million High Park home that shows catering to the young and wealthy can pay off

Sale of the Week: 122 Mavety Street

Address: 122 Mavety Street
Neighbourhood: High Park
Agent: Duncan Cameron, Sage Real Estate Limited, Brokerage

The Property: This three-storey home in High Park was fully renovated to attract the hip and the well-heeled. It features a rare second-storey family room with a wet bar. There’s also a built-in wine fridge in the kitchen, plus modern finishes throughout.

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Condo of the Week: $475,000 for a two-storey toehold in trendy Riverdale

Condo of the Week: $475,000 for a two-storey toehold in trendy Riverdale

Address: 140 Broadview Avenue, Unit 28
Neighbourhood: South Riverdale
Agent: Colin Van Moorsel, Brad J. Lamb Realty Inc.
Price: $474,900

The Place: A thousand square feet in a faux-Victorian townhouse complex near Queen East. The unit takes up the lower two of four levels. There’s a big master bedroom and den in the basement and an open-concept kitchen and living room on the main floor.

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House of the Week: $1.3 million for a stylish row house in Yorkville

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Address: 87 Pears Avenue
Neighbourhood: Yorkville
Agent: Richard Silver, Sotheby’s International Realty Canada, Brokerage
Price: $1,299,000

The Place: A three-bedroom row house on one of the most desirable streets in Yorkville.

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Sale of the Week: the $820,000 Blake-Jones home that proves buyers won’t be dissuaded by eccentric design

Sale of the Week: the $820,000 Blake-Jones home that proves buyers won't be dissuaded by eccentric design

Address: 84 Boultbee Avenue
Neighbourhood: Blake-Jones
Agent: Gary Crowder, Re/Max Hallmark Realty Ltd., Brokerage

The Property: This three-bedroom detached home features brightly coloured rooms with artwork hand-painted directly onto their walls and hardwood floors. The elevated corner lot, with an unobstructed view of the city skyline, was a draw for buyers.

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Condo of the Week: $1.5 million for a Rosedale-Moore Park townhouse with a sprawling master suite

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Address: 88 Pleasant Boulevard
Neighbourhood: Rosedale-Moore Park
Agent: Paul Magnus and Timothy J. Burke, Re/Max Hallmark Realty Ltd.
Price: $1,500,000

The Place: A luxurious townhouse near Yonge and St. Clair with three bedrooms, 24-hour concierge service and a patio that’s just a short walk away from David A. Balfour Park.

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The Sell: two Blue Jays–mad Thornhillers ditch the burbs for an apartment in the city

The Sell: two Blue Jays–mad Thornhillers ditch the burbs for an apartment in the city

The Sell: two Blue Jays–mad Thornhillers ditch the burbs for an apartment in the cityThe sellers: Michael Belz, a 49-year-old partner at Deloitte, and his wife, ­Melanie, a 45-year-old nutritionist.

The property: A four-bedroom, 3,500-square-foot house on a ­Thornhill cul-de-sac.

The story: Michael and Melanie, both lifelong surburbanites, often trekked downtown to shop, eat and see the Jays (they attend at least 35 games a season). Last summer, with their elder son at Laurier and their younger one about to join him, they decided to give city living a try. Rather than leap straight into a condo purchase, they found a two-bedroom rental in the Heathview, a new apartment complex near St. Clair and ­Spadina. The only thing left to do was sell their Thornhill house, bought in 2007 for $810,000.

The prep: After a mammoth purge, Michael and Melanie tackled a five-page list of cosmetic fixes assigned by their realtor. But they refused to ­dismantle their Blue Jays shrine—a royal-blue room full of baseball ­memorabilia—which they roped off with velvet cordons for viewings.

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