The Holy Grail of Summerhill
Tucked onto an iconic street in Summerhill, Penthouse 6 at 11 Woodlawn Avenue West is an architecturally stunning piece of history for you to call home. This is the unique urban space in the perfect location that you have been waiting for. It is one of only six suites in this boutique building that rarely becomes available. The Woodlawn is one of the earliest church conversions in Toronto and has an unbeatable central location.
Perched up on the hill, Woodlawn Avenue West is known for its fantastic views of the city skyline. Penthouse 6 takes it to the next level with its increased elevation that provides an even more sensational view that will never cease to impress and can be enjoyed from the great room and the primary bedroom. The show stopping wall of windows and 20 foot cathedral ceiling in the great room is beautifully dramatic and timeless.
This is a great room like no other, with the open concept living and dining room bursting with natural light. The gas fireplace and built-in shelving anchors the room. Gorgeous rich hardwood floors are found throughout the suite. This is a room perfect for entertaining with its powder room and built-in bar including a wine fridge. Continue the hosting outside as you walk out the double French doors to your private terrace with plenty of space for lounging, dining and greenery.
The kitchen layout makes for efficient cooking and offers another lovely view out the east facing window. Quality materials throughout, including granite countertops, and top-brand stainless steel appliances. The open concept den space provides flexibility to accommodate your lifestyle. It works wonderfully as an office space, a dedicated dining room, separate seating area, or for a grand piano.
Ascend the gorgeous curved wooden staircase to the primary suite. The clear southern views are enhanced as you gaze at the ever changing Toronto skyline from the comfort of your bed. The four skylights bring even more light beaming into the space. This primary suite provides the ideal combination of sophistication, functionality, and romance. Prepare for the day in your dressing room with a walk-in closet and space for a make-up table. The elegant ensuite features double sinks, an oversized Whirlpool tub, and a walk-in shower. It is finished off with the original stained glass window, another reminder of your special home.
The second bedroom offers a dreamy space, perfectly removed from the rest of the suite. A generous sized corner room with large windows that are juxtaposed between a north view of the calm street of Woodlawn Avenue West and an east glimpse of Yonge Street’s hustle and bustle. The beautiful four-piece ensuite is constructed from timeless quality materials. Once again, the natural light in the bathroom comes in from the large stained glass window.
The functionality of this suite is superior and brings ease to urban living. Enjoy the convenience of the second floor laundry. Two car parking in the garage makes for a quick in-and-out. Included in the property is the separate locker room with built-in cabinets. Finally you have found a condo suite where you will not need to make any sacrifices on large furniture which can be accommodated in the generous sized rooms. Masterfully showcase your abundant art collection on the numerous tall gallery walls.
About the Building
11 Woodlawn Avenue West was originally built as St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church. Construction started in 1950 and was completed in 1951 by the dedicated Orthodox community. As the congregation grew over a few decades and by the late eighties more space was needed. A new church was built in Richmond Hill and in 1988 the church on Woodlawn was decommissioned. Shortly thereafter, the Matthews Group converted the building into a six suite residential condo. It was one of the earliest church conversions in Toronto, and remains one of only two conversions in Summerhill. Historic elements of the church remain including the brick facade, soaring cathedral ceilings, and original stained glass windows.