Culture, Couture & Contemporary Living At Casa Condominio Near Yonge & Bloor

offered at $2,388,000

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Does your definition of domesticity include residing in a space that’s quintessentially urban, unparalleled and unique? Can you imagine waking up in your very own panoramic perch in the heart of downtown, where the surrounding city buzzes with kinetic energy and the sense of forward motion is almost tangible? How about having all of life’s everyday necessities at your door step?

If you see yourself living in Toronto’s epicentre – just steps to Yorkville, Bloor Street’s ‘Mink Mile’ – and all connection points north, south, east and west – then this luxe penthouse may be exactly the dreamy digs you’ve been searching for! Encompassing nearly 3,300 square feet of sublime indoor/outdoor space – including an expansive sun-soaked terrace with built-in barbecue and fridge – this is elevated urban living at it’s best!

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Welcome to Casa Condominio Residenza – Suite 4601 – at 33 Charles Street East!

Located in the premier Casa Condominio Residenza, this luxury condominium boasts an ecclectic energy and a sense of ‘contemporary cool’, thanks in large part to its AAA location: the nexus of Yonge and Bloor streets! How would you like to reside in a neighbourhood that effortlessly adds depth and dimension to your daily life?! Living just two blocks from Toronto’s most famous crossroads means proximity to the highest quality dining, shopping, and entertainment! Delectable dining is available in several locations along Bloor Street and tucked away in the surrounding neighbourhood. I particularly enjoy the quiet patio at Wish for cocktails, dinner, or a brilliant brunch! Or, if you’re craving excellent Italian, Focaccia offers a scrumtious line up of fantastic fare. Heading out for happy hour? Meet up with friends for libations and some French-inspired amuse bouche at Yorkville’s Sassafraz! In need of retail therapy? There’s endless choices, with the eclectic shops and services of Yonge Street leading south to  College Park and the Eaton Centre at Dundas Square, while the designer boutiques of Bloor and Yorkville are just kitty corner to this light-filled penthouse aerie! If you’re running everyday errands, there’s a grocer, pharmacy, and liquor store a hop, skip, and a jump away – along with the imminent arrival of Eatlay and one of the city’s best cinema experiences at the Cineplex Odeon Varsity & VIP Cinemas in The Manulife Centre! Craving culture? Entertainment and educational opportunities abound with the Royal Ontario Musuem, the Toronto Reference Library and the University of Toronto just a jaunt beyond your front door!

One of the most important aspects of urban living is easy access. And it doesn’t get much better than this, with the centre axis of Toronto’s subway system located right at Bloor and Yonge. For automobile commuters – or those escaping the city for the weekend – the Gardiner Expressway and DVP are close as well, simply by taking Church Street to Rosedale Valley Road which effortlessly winds to the highway onramp! However, when you need to ‘get away’ you don’t always have to go far! If you find yourself needing a break from the bustle and bright lights, relax and recharge at any of the nearby green spaces.! George Hislop Park and James Canning Gardens are very close by. Plus the tree-line streets of Rosedale just north of this penthouse are perfect for a picturesque afternoon stroll (perhaps on route to the Five Bandits or stellar LCBO in the converted rail station at Summerhill). And don’t forget the amazing Don Valley park system (including Evergreen Brick Works) which holds endless potential for bikers and hikers alike!

Located on a tree-lined street just east of Yonge Street, south of Bloor, Casa Condominio Residenza was designed by architectsAlliance Ltd. and developed by reputable Cresford Developments. Completed in 2010, this opulent residence claims modern Italian architecture and design as a primary influence, and is highly sought-after by those who desire living spaces characterized by thoughtful elegance. The popularity of this building spurred two more iterations, Casa II and Casa II, but 33 Charles Street East is the enigmatic original.

Rising to 46 storeys, this glass-and-steel symphony of modern architecture is a striking fixture on the Toronto landscape. The main entrance opens into an impressive atrium, where the chic decor is underplayed and tasteful, accenting a volumous space soaring five storeys high. chic décor. The building contains 420 well-appointed suites that range in size from 365 square feet to just under 2300 square feet, and most feature floor-to-ceiling windows (perfect for drinking in the ‘bright lights, big city” vistas) and 9.5″ ceilings. Other welcome features include wide, open concept living, truly intelligent space plans, premium fixtures & fittings, and incredible entertainment spaces. All of these dreamy desirables combine to create a quintessential downtown domicile that you can’t help but fall in love with. That said, there are only four penthouses, and only two with the coveted panoramic CN Tower and Lake Ontario views like this one, that offer a truly unique ‘best of everything’ style of living.

But this building isn’t just about stunning suites. It’s also about an engaging urban community complete with life-enhancing on-site amenities, like an outstanding fifth floor Boutique Hotel-like outdoor pool and hot tub, a gym/fitness centre, massage rooms, 2 guest suites, a media room, and even a swish lounge outfitted with kitchen, billiards, wi-fi, and divine indoor/outdoor dining! It’s amazing. In fact, every time I visit these amenities, they’re filled with residents who are are actively engaged in their use, and with each other!

This unique sky-high condominium offers the rarest of living experiences: a smart, stylish space designed with exacting attention to detail with a brilliant brush of glamour. From the moment you cross the threshold of this penthouse suite, it feels like you’ve entered a movie set! Just beyond the spacious foyer – which is the perfect space to display your art collection – this divine dwelling reveals an instagram-ready entertainment Great Room, with an epic panorama of downtown Toronto and Lake Ontario as the backdrop!  Comprising most of the first level, the airy living and dining zones are bathed in sunlight that streams through two walls of floor-to-ceiling glass over 9 feet tall! Well-proportioned and very flexible, there’s room enough to configure this area to suit your lifestyle (like a pool table or your vintage PacMan console). Sharing this open concept space is a contemporary kitchen with crisp white cabinetry, Caesarstone countertops, and sparkling top-of-the-line appliances – including a Wolf gas stove top & Subzero fridge with 2 freezer drawers – that will please any level of chef. Thoughtfully laid-out and appointed, this is culinary couture that makes a statement!

At the north end of the suite tucked away you’ll find the Master sleeping sanctuary with a wall of east-facing windows. Don’t rise with the sun? Don’t worry – the Hunter Douglas blackout blinds are included in the sale. Beyond the generous bedroom is a smartly-outfitted dressing room fitted by California Closets that will make most weak in the knees! The wealth of shelving, drawers, and clever built-ins can accomodate any size wardrobe and, as you can see, hundreds of shoes! And what’s a relaxing sanctuary without a gorgeous 5-piece ensuite bath softly illuminated by frosted glass panels?! Soak away the day in the gorgeous tub, or prepare for a night on the town at the extensive marble-topped vanity, which boasts double sinks and easily accessed storage.

Up the floating staircase, you’ll find a sensational hide-away (currently used as an office) with access to a large glass-wrapped L-shaped terrace. This second outdoor space which offers 786 square feet of Brazilina wood decking – exceptionally rare to find in Toronto! It’s the ideal location for sun-soaked barbecues, or lounging with wine in hand (that fridge beside the barbecue sure is handy!) as the sun sets over Toronto! Or, you can tailor it to suit your own vision of an outdoor oasis. The panoramic city vistas are truly incredible!

Completing this haute-sweet-home are two separately-deeded side-by-side parking spaces, a bike rack at the end of one parking space, and a generous 6′ x 7′ private ‘Locker One’ situated on the lobby level just behind the concierge! Have visitors? This complex has 12 visitor parking spaces during the daytime (8am – 6pm). Visitor parking after 6pm and on weekends expands to 52 spots, as the Children’s Aid Society allows 33 Charles to use their spaces.

We adore this video of the suite by SilverHouse! Better than photographs alone, being able to virtually “walk” this penthouse truly gives a superior sense of space and ‘place’!

Well-positioned amongst coveted amenities, in a setting of uncompromising elegance, this perfect penthouse at 33 Charles Street East is special. If you’re cosmopolitan, a non-conformist, and on trend (if not trend-setting!) this rare offering – well suited to the urbanite with cultivated tastes and a mise en scene lifestyle – is certainly worthy of consideration! Want to know more? Email for more info!