Million-dollar condos in this city are usually found in luxury buildings like the Four Seasons Residences, but some are in funkier vintage buildings that have been repurposed into luxury lofts. Today let's look at two hard-loft brick-and-beam penthouses that sold recently in the Worx Lofts, a converted conveyor-belt plant on Wellington Street near Spadina Avenue.
↑ 436 Wellington Street, PH4: This stunning 1,700 sq. ft., two-storey penthouse has two bedrooms and two bathrooms and listed for $1,150,000. The penthouse spreads across the entire south side of its floor, and its ten-foot ceilings have their original Douglas Fir beams and wooden planking. Huge windows throughout, a fantastic kitchen with professional-grade appliances, and terraces that offer views of the city in three directions. This loft is pretty much perfect as is; you could just move your stuff in, sit down at the piano and throw a party (although we have to say, that stair railing doesn't look to code).
↑ 436 Wellington Street, PH5: Unlike its next-door neighbour PH4, this $1,275,000 loft could use some serious updating. It has a little more space than its neighbour (2,000 sq. ft., vs. PH4's 1,700), but the decor is straight out of 1994. Its thick glass counters and bathroom sink, that wavy metal thing on the terrace wall, and the kitchen cabinets all feel dated. They might be worth hanging onto in case a 90s nostalgia wave ever hits, but otherwise you'll probably want to do so some renos to bring this gorgeous loft into the 21st century.
Which of these two hard loft penthouses would you choose?