One of my favourite condos in the downtown core is The Hudson at King & Spadina, but with Charlie Condos being built right next door, it pretty much kills the ambiance of an east-facing unit at The Hudson.
Three condos – Charlie, Glas, and The Hudson – are all being built within a few feet of eachother.
The result will be a very dark and dreary space for the owners whose condos face the other buildings…
I think that was a fair assessment, was it not?
For a guy that lives on the second floor with absolutely no “view” to speak of (although I do have a 440 sqft terrace so SHAZAAM!), you might not expect me to put much of a value on a view or to argue in favour of owners who can see the city lights from the 22nd storey.
But as I said in the video – a view is a selling feature like your flooring, ceiling height, or balcony, so you’ve got to scrutinize it like you would any other valuable attribute of your condo.
I have no idea why or how owners of south-facing units at Glas thought it was prudent to purchase a unit across from a giant parking lot that was already pre-selling Charlie Condos back in 2008.
This isn’t CityPlace garbage we’re talking about; these are higher-end buildings in the heart of King West at the corner of King & Spadina! I would hope that you’re not paying up to $600 per square foot to stare at another building that is 22 feet away!
I hope this doesn’t sound cruel, but I’m going to say it again: complaining owners with east-facing units at Hudson or south-facing units at Glas that are upset with the condo development should have done MORE research to begin with!
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