A Panoramic Penthouse Perch In The St Lawrence Neighbourhoodoffered at $1,189,000
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Perhaps you’re a ‘make-it-happen’ millennial looking for a swag pad in one of Toronto’s most historic neighbourhoods, a corporate couple who don’t have time for the maintenance of a house with a yard. Or perhaps you’re a downsizing Zoomer seeking turn-key swish in proximity to your downtown-dwelling kids – and grandkids! No matter your motivation, this confection of a penthouse is definitely worthy of your consideration!
Welcome to Penthouse 3 in King+ Condos at 39 Sherbourne Street!
The St. Lawrence Market Neighbourhood
I love the St. Lawrence Market neighbourhood! I adore its charming streetscapes and vintage buildings, the colourful mix of retail and cafes, its lickety-split accessibility to other parts of the city, and its village-like community ambience. I find it amazing that you can have a comfortable, engaging walking life right next to the ‘Bright Lights, Big City’ vibe of the Financial District, while being only steps from Union Station and the subway line, just north of Harbourfront and Lake Ontario, and just east of the Distillery District and Corktown – two of the city’s most dynamic emerging locations!
Back in the late 1800s, the Town of York, of which the St. Lawrence Market was part of, was home to people that worked in the area, traded, sold, socialized, attended church and, on occasion, formed secret alliances and planned rebellions and uprisings. Fast-forward to the 21st century, and you have a versatile neighbourhood where old and new coexist. Torontonians and tourists alike are drawn to the character and patina of the century-old three and four-storey brick buildings that make up Toronto’s famed St Lawrence Market neighbourhood. The area has the benefit of not being over-developed with high-density towers that loom ominously over the streetscape, rendering dark shadows and wind tunnels. In fact, we’re always struck by the abundant natural light and expanses of sky and sun that kiss this thoughtfully-scaled neighbourhood. It’s one of the intangible reasons that make this location so magnetic.
Another reason is all of the inspiring, interesting and delicious places to explore, including the diverse and dynamic St. Lawrence Market, with its purveyors of fresh produce and specialty foods! We also love all the cafes and restaurants that dot the area including Fusaro’s Italian Kitchen East and Cafe 260 on nearby Richmond Street, the George Street Diner, and the BeerBistro located on King Street East. Line up for brunch at waffle-specialists, Le Petit Dejeuner, or settle in for an after-work cocktail and nosh at the Carbon Bar.
And for those with a love of design, you’re smack dab in the centre of oodles of design retailers and art galleries! Take a walk through the Sunday Antique Market (temporarily closed due to COVID-19! Boo!) to find some keepsakes and objets-d’arts, browse some modern furniture pieces at EQ3, or spend an afternoon wandering spaces like Gallery260 or The Market Gallery.
Street buskers are often performing on the broad brick-paved sidewalks, the waft of fresh produce, baked goods, and roasting coffee permeates the air, and the abundant parks with mature trees and urban wildlife thread through the neighbourhood all the way to Lake Ontario, creating ample opportunity to relax and congregate. Wouldn’t it be amazing to live amongst all of this beauty and energy?
Live Like A Royal in King+ Condominium
Completed in 2016 by Cityscape Developments, King+ Condominiums is a modern 17-storey concrete and glass tower anchored by retail space at sidewalk level. Designed by award-winning TACT Architecture, this pet-friendly condominium is comprised of 132 suites, ranging in size from 415 square feet to 1900 square feet. Bursting with bonuses, King+ Condos offers several top-notch amenities including 5 levels of underground parking, a concierge (12-9 pm), a party room, a gym & sauna, a meeting room, a media room, and even a fully-furnished guest suite (for a very reasonable $100/night) for when friends or family are in town! How amazing is that?
If you choose to live car-free, you can get around quite easily from this preeminent address – it has a perfect Transit Score of 100 and a Walk-Score of 99! Catch the 504 King Streetcar just steps away at the corner of Sherbourne and King, which can whisk you to the Yonge Subway Line in just a few minutes! The 75 Sherbourne Bus also passes directly in front of the buildings, providing quick service both north and south! Access to Gardiner Expressway from King+ Condos is only a 2-minute drive, making it easy for those heading out of town via the on- and off-ramps on Lower Sherbourne Street! If you’re looking to own a slice of the St. Lawrence Market neighbourhood, swish King+ Condos is a premium choice!
Seeking space to spread out and truly enjoy downtown living? This crisp and contemporary suite could be just what you’re looking for! Penthouse 3 is situated at the south-west corner of the building, occupying two-storeys on the 16th and 17th floors. Originally designed as a 2bed + den, 2bath suite, it was reconfigured with the builder – King Plus Development Group Corp – to become a spacious 1-bed, 1.5-bath urban oasis!
Upon entering the suite, you are welcomed into a spacious and elegant foyer with two double closets to fulfil all your storage desires! Straight ahead, you’ll find the gateway to the private master suite, which grandly comprises this entire level. Drawn in by gleaming hardwood floors, you’re immediately struck by the wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling windows facing west; they boast custom roller blinds and linen draperies that frame an astounding city sunset panorama! Along the south wall, His & His professionally organized double closets are outfitted with custom built-ins (including shoe racks!), and their mirrored facades expand the room and reflect the copious amounts of natural light. A luxurious 5-piece master ensuite features a spacious double shower, a contemporary vanity with two sinks, and a private water closet. My favourite feature is the heated floors – what a welcome feeling when stepping out of the shower! Sigh. This level is rounded out by a double linen closet, a spacious additional storage locker, and an inconspicuous laundry closet. Perfect!
Ascending the stairs to the second level you’ll discover a gorgeous entertainment space, with hardwood floors stretching end to end. Floor-to-ceiling windows wrap the room on two sides, offering more breathtaking views of Toronto’s skyline and Lake Ontario. The majority of space is dedicated to the living and dining zones – an entertainer’s dream! – with a bonus flex space around the corner. The modern kitchen is a sight to behold, with integrated stainless steel appliances (including induction cooking), sparkling stone countertops, and custom cabinetry – sure to satisfy the resident chef! There is also a convenient two-piece powder room on this level!
Our favourite feature of this penthouse is the dramatic 650-square-foot, wrap-around terrace! Spacious and sun-drenched, this outdoor space was finished with wood decking in 2017 and is a dream come true for any urban dweller that adores the city lights! Can you imagine sunning yourself with a morning coffee or throwing starlit soirees? *Swoon* The terrace is well-appointed with planter boxes, a BBQ gas line, a water line, several artificial boxwoods, and outdoor lighting accessed with the click of a remote!
This penthouse also has the best parking spot in the building – located on P2 right next to the elevator – as well as a very spacious cinder block locker (approx. 6’ x 12’) with private door access conveniently located right behind the parking space! This is accessed via an ultra-cool car elevator – how neat is that?! This dynamic dwell has common fees of $1070.55, which cover water, heat, central air conditioning, building insurance, common elements, parking, and locker – only hydro is separate!
Ideal for the high-styled urban buyer, this coveted complex and picture-perfect penthouse isn’t the kind of offering that comes to market regularly!
Contact Steven Fudge at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to book a private viewing!