This $2 Million Church Conversion Condo in Toronto Is a Neo-Gothic Preservation Marvel
Have we already written about the lofts at 40 Westmoreland Ave. ? Uh.
In fact, we’ve featured one almost every year since 2015, because each of the 17 townhouses is just awesome!
Maybe next year there will be a condo so cool that we’ll stop thinking about lofts at 40 Westmoreland Ave., but so far that hasn’t happened. So why are we so obsessed with this place?
“The building is a neo-Gothic church circa 1914. Formerly the Church of Sainte-Marie-la-Vierge et Saint-Cyrien,” real estate agent Jesse Jenish explained to blogTO.
And thanks to the work of architect Asen Vitko and designer WA Langton, who converted the church in 2014, the church has completely retained its original red brick facade and arched tudor windows, and even the old bell tower.
Inside the unit, they have also managed to preserve much of the original Gothic Revival architecture, which adds to the character and charm of the unit, but has updated it with modern touches. modern and elegant additions like the kitchen and the luxury bathrooms.
“Unit features include original brick masonry, wooden hammerhead trusses, classic stone and granite columns, brick arches and windows, stone carved angel statues original…” Jenish said.
The townhouse, listed at $2,099,000, spans four stories, has three entrances, two bedrooms and three bathrooms.
The ground floor is open concept with the living room, the dining room and the kitchen which fit together perfectly.
“There is a granite column between the living room and the dining room that rises to the 20+ foot ceilings. The columns feature the original stone carved angel statues,” adds Jenish.
On the second floor you will find the master bedroom with floating glass walls and an en-suite bathroom.
There’s also a second-floor walkway between the master bedroom and the adjoining bathroom, Jenish notes.
On the third floor is another room, which is currently used as an office but could easily be a second bedroom if required.
Finally, on the fourth floor is the main bathroom.
“The master bathroom in the fourth-floor loft has wooden walls and a sunken tub tucked into the window,” Jenish said.
It’s honestly the coolest church attic we’ve ever seen…although I’m not sure the office makes sense there, but working from home during the pandemic means you have to exercise of creativity.
The only downside to this beautiful condo is that there isn’t really much outdoor space other than a small deck.
But when the inside of your home looks like this, who needs the outside?