One of the common themes with the downtown Toronto luxury real estate scene is the combination of old and new. There are mod developments that embrace historical or heritage buildings. What you see is more respect for the art of statement architecture. Developers use older structures as an asset, giving projects more identity and value. This church conversion is a good example of that.
Church conversion: Private terrace oasis
This home is located at 40 Westmoreland in Bloorcourt Village. You are steps to Toronto’s Dovercourt Park neighbourhood, near Bloor and Ossington. There are so many property features here that catch your eye. One is a private terrace oasis just steps from the kitchen. That makes it ideal for a quiet, serene cup of morning coffee. So it’s a straight drive right down the middle of the fairway, if church conversions are your taste in real estate.
Start by taking the private elevator up to the lofty second bedroom in a 19th-century oak beamed attic. Custom-built-in furniture complements the original character of the church. And the home has high-end finishes throughout. That includes petrified wood detailing in a natural stone kitchen island.
Church’s character left intact
The sales representative for this church conversion property is Tamsin Pukonen from Property.ca Inc. (647-272-2467, email@example.com).
“The architect on this project was also the developer. So he had complete creative control, allowing him to make the conservation of the church’s character his top priority. Luxury living is a close second,” she says. “You don’t have to sacrifice any convenience in this conversion. It has everything. That includes underground parking, private elevator and high-end finishes and sleek design.”
- 40 Westmoreland Ave., Unit 4, Bloorcourt Village, Toronto
- Condo townhouse
- Dufferin Grove, Wallace Emerson, Bickford Park and Christie Pits are all close by
- MLS#: W4750289
- Two bedrooms, three bathrooms, one parking spot (underground)
- 1326 SF
- Induction stove, dishwasher with separate compartments, washer/dryer, fridge
- BBQ permitted, visitor parking
- Plenty of storage
- Private elevator
- Tax $5,568 (2019)
- Furniture is negotiable
- Pet-friendly building
- List price: $1,285,000
Toronto real estate investment pluses: Central location, great character, completely unique.