18 Merton St., Ph 1114, Toronto
Asking price: $899,900
Selling price: $905,000
Taxes: $3,584 (2018)
Days on the market: 4
Listing agent: Ira Jelinek, Harvey Kalles Real Estate Ltd.
In the second week of the year, several offers came in for this two-bedroom plus den penthouse at the Radius building.
“Ninety-five per cent of that building are two-storeys, even one-bedroom units,” agent Ira Jelinek said.
“This one sold quickly because it was a penthouse – like a house alternative for [about] $900,000.”
What they got
On the top floor of the nearly 20-year-old mid-rise, this 1,060-square-foot suite is designed with a two-storey plan, plus balconies off the kitchen and bedroom and a 930-sq.-ft rooftop terrace above.
The central staircase separates the main-floor living and dining rooms. The living room has the benefit of double-height ceilings and windows and access to an enclosed den.
There are three bathrooms and laundry appliances, as well as a locker and two-car parking. Monthly fees of $1,037 cover water, heating and use of fitness and party facilities.
The agent’s take
“Downtown, sometimes you can get some two-storey lofts, but it’s a bit rare north of Bloor,” Mr. Jelinek said. “Because this is a penthouse, you have a rooftop [terrace as well].”
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