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TAXES $4,070 (2014)


LISTING AGENT Bill Thom, Re/Max Realtron Realty Inc.

The Action: In an established highrise right by a waterfront park and the Jack Layton Ferry Terminal, this multi-level suite was among several for sale during the late fall, but it sold much quicker with multiple offers before two full weeks of marketing.

What They Got: The S-shaped configuration of this 1970s building optimizes views of the lake from suites, such as this roughly 1,500-square-foot unit with exposures in every direction but north.

The seller and interior designer – Fardid Biglar of BiglarKinyan Design – modernized its form and function, from upgraded sound and light systems to an open kitchen off the living and dining area with an island, Sub-Zero and Miele appliances, Caesarstone counters, marble backsplashes and laminate floors.

Pot lights and colourful ceiling treatments give the illusion of height in two lower-level bedrooms, both with sleek bathrooms with Toto toilets.

Ensuite laundry machines, a locker and parking come with the unit, along with monthly fees of $1,036 for utilities and cable. Building amenities include 24-hour concierge, a car wash station, guest suites, rooftop deck with a barbecue, saltwater pool, squash courts and a newly renovated gym.

The Agent's Take: "Most [units] have two levels, where you go down to the living room and go down a few steps to the bedrooms, which is great because you can have the music and TV on, yet the bedrooms are tucked away," says agent Bill Thom. "[Plus] it has a spectacular view as you enter."

More importantly, the seller's style elevated the unit's appeal. "The layout was modified, plus the finishings and colour schemes, so everything just worked in unison," Mr. Thom says. "Highlights would be the integrated fridge and dishwasher, and Caesarstone with marble combo with all the clean lines."

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