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201 Carlaw Ave., No. 236, Toronto



TAXES $3,196 (2014)


LISTING AGENT Christopher Bibby, Sutton Group-Associates Realty Inc.

The Action: In August, the Printing Factory Lofts held several suites for sale, but this 1,000-square-foot loft was the only one spread across two floors. So it appealed to a smaller crowd yet still received an offer within days.

What They Got: Several years ago, the century-old building was refurbished with authentic lofts and topped up with loft-style suites. This second-floor suite falls into the former category, with 11-foot ceilings and exposed brick walls in an open living room and adjacent dining area – previously a second bedroom – as well as zebrawood floors, custom millwork, Caesarstone kitchen counters and a breakfast bar.

The second floor was designed as a master suite with one of two updated bathrooms, a custom skylight and a 400-square-foot rooftop terrace.

Facilities for laundry, storage and parking complete the unit, which owes $529 monthly.

The Agent's Take: "Lately, all of the sales that were happening in the building … were larger units like ours, but have all been on one floor. So this was a little unique," agent Christopher Bibby says.

"But you had a beautiful 400-square-foot terrace and that's something that's quite uncommon [for hard lofts]."

The interior style was also distinct.

"The seller basically converted the entire space into something totally different, so nothing was original – she redid the floors, the kitchen and appliances – and it was originally a two-bedroom turned into a one-bedroom [unit]," Mr. Bibby explains.

Editor's note: Done Deals contain information gathered from real estate agents, home buyers, home sellers and sale prices that are publicly available from government sources. While we try to publish Done Deals as soon as possible after the transaction has occurred, long closings can cause delays.