House of the Week: $4.45 million for a swank townhome in a converted Victorian church


This one is a little unusual – a 5600 square foot luxury townhouse at College and Palmerston. A busy intersection may be a dealbreaker, but you would have your own elevator and a 1500 square foot rooftop deck. Although, you’d hope that if you were spending $4.5M, you wouldn’t share walls with a neighbour!

Address: 314 Palmerston Boulevard
Neighbourhood: Palmerston-Little Italy
Price: $4,450,000

The Place: A 5,600-square-foot luxury townhouse in the Victorian church and school house at the corner of College and Palmerston.

Bragging Rights: Custom home guru Joe Brennan, who restored the exterior, convinced the developer to turn the church into four high-end townhouses instead of a spate of condos. Brennan ended up liking the conversion so much that he bought the largest, most expensive unit.

Big Selling Point: Downtown homes are rarely this roomy. Luxuriate in high ceilings, good-sized rooms and ample outdoor space.

Possible Deal Breaker: An attached house at this price point may be difficult to stomach (perhaps why it’s been on the market for a while), but buyers often pay a premium for one-of-a-kind spaces.

By The Numbers:
• $4,450,000
• 5,595 square feet
• 1,500-square-foot rooftop
• 13-foot ceilings
• 6 bathrooms
• 4 bedrooms
• 2 fireplaces
• 2-car underground parking
• 1 private elevator

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