While lust can be a sin, it’s hard not to covet the lofts at St. Leslieville Church.
Once St. Clement’s Church, the original and hallowed structure dates back to 1913, but thanks to deCargani Developments Inc. and Open Architects, the condos are now worthy of a devotion.
Distinctive Gothic Revival exterior features have been preserved, such as lancet windows, while the industrial conversion brings that true hard loft feel to the units.
Now, you usually have to pray to the Lord for a two-bedroom condo in a church conversion, however, 3-175 Jones Ave. the market.
The unit includes two bedrooms plus a boudoir, two bathrooms and two floors of living space.
There are exposed brick walls, a reclaimed church chandelier, and hardwood floors.
On the upper level is the open concept kitchen, living room and dining room.
The kitchen is sleek and modern with a marble backsplash.
On the second level is the large family room and bedrooms.
The bedrooms aren’t the biggest, but the master bedroom has a huge walk-in closet that can hold more clothes than you probably own.
The condo also comes with a parking space, a storage locker and a private wine cellar in a climate-controlled room.
As for the maintenance fees, they are remarkably reasonable at $447.55 per month.
But there are a few downsides to this almost too good to be true condo.
It should be mentioned that a large part of the unit is underground.
But that’s just the bedrooms and family room and who needs daylight during a Netflix binge anyway?
Also, outdoor space is limited, although the listing mentions that the owners use the driveway and courtyard for outdoor seating.
But those seem like insignificant drawbacks to this otherwise perfect 1,250-square-foot apartment, especially now that it’s more reasonably priced.