It’s a condo! It’s a house! It’s a condo in a house!
And quite possibly the condo with the smallest condo board ever …
Condo of the Week: $1.3 million for a condo in a house, near Trinity-Bellwoods
Price: $1,279,000The Place: A three-bedroom, three-bathroom condo in Little Italy. The building is split into two units: Unit A faces east onto Markham Street and Unit B faces west over the yard.
Bragging Rights: The vibe is decidedly more house than condo. Because portions of the units overlap one another, the owner felt that registering the building as a condominium corporation was the most practical way to create two distinct spaces for private ownership.
Big Selling Point: Both units have their own (very streamlined) backyards, brand-new garages, and separate entrances off of Markham Street.
Possible Deal Breaker: Maintenance fees have yet to be confirmed, but the realtor estimates they will run around $150, and will cover water, building insurance, and a reserve fund. Also worth knowing: in a two-unit building, the condo board consists of you and your neighbour.
By the Numbers:
• $150 in estimated monthly maintenance fees
• 2,200 square feet
• 700-square-foot basement
• 19-foot cathedral ceiling
• 3 storeys
• 3 bedrooms
• 3 bathrooms
• 1 parking space