House of the Week: $3.5 million for a Summerhill townhouse that used to be a church

dec12-HOTW-MacPherson-01Toronto Life’s latest House of the Week, a Yorkville townhouse in a building that used to be a church, but you’d never know it.

4300 square feet, includes a wine cellar that will hold 5400 bottles. Three bedrooms, four baths and you can’t beat the location…

ADDRESS: 12 MacPherson Avenue, Townhouse 5


PRICE: $3,495,000

THE PLACE: One of just five units in the ultra-exclusive Macpherson Church loft conversion, this three-bedroom townhouse has luxurious touches like heated marble floors, cathedral ceilings and an elegant staircase that spirals through all three floors.

BRAGGING RIGHTS: The sprawling back patio is perfect for entertaining large parties—as is the 5,400-bottle wine cellar.

BIG SELLING POINT: Wedged between Rosedale and Summerhill, this home is set in one of Toronto’s most beautiful and stately neighbourhoods. Think tree-lined streets, picturesque homes and trendy shops. The area also has some of the city’s top schools.

POSSIBLE DEAL BREAKER: Don’t expect to find paraphernalia like pews or stained glass in this swanky conversion. Though the historical architecture of the century-old building is intact, the interior is all high-end finishes such as inlaid marble and herringbone hardwood.

• $3,495,000
• $14,783.87 in property taxes (2012)
• $2,130.10 per month in maintenance fees
• 5,400-bottle wine cellar
• 4,300 square feet
• 4 bathrooms
• 3 bedrooms
• 3 storeys
• 3 gas fireplaces
• 2 skylights
• 2 parking spots
• 1 outdoor fireplace