55 EAST LIBERTY ST., NO. 1702, TORONTO
ASKING PRICE $407,000
SELLING PRICE $406,000
TAXES $1,328 (2011)
DAYS ON THE MARKET 18
LISTING AGENT Harman Atkins, HomeLife/Cimerman Real Estate Ltd.
The Action: No staging was needed to add modern style to this one-bedroom plus den suite, which generated a steady flow of traffic among buyers wanting to move into a loft-inspired high rise in Liberty Village.
What They Got: Built last year in a 20-storey residence, called Bliss, this more than 800-square-foot suite has a two-storey plan with an open living room and kitchen with a granite-topped island, laminate floors and stainless steel appliances, as well as access to a 21-foot long balcony and double height ceilings along the west-facing windows.
A storage area is hidden beneath the stairs to the second floor, where there are laundry facilities and a master bedroom with entry to one of two bathrooms and a closet that partially separates the den.
The unit comes with parking and a monthly fee of $461 to cover the cost of water and heating, concierge services and visitor parking, along with a gym, indoor pool, party room and rooftop deck.
The Agent’s Take: “That was a two-storey, loft-style suite with huge sets of window banks. Most suites in that building are more typical single-level condo apartments,” says agent Harman Atkins. “It was very tastefully decorated as well.”
No doubt, buyers were also drawn to new local restaurants, bars and shops popping up on the former brownfield site. “In the last five years, [Liberty Village]has become one of the west end’s true, urban lifestyle neighbourhoods,” says Mr. Atkins. “It’s a really good example of successful, urban reclamation.”