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In every home, there are always a few ‘selling points’ — the unique features that will tip buyers over the edge. It might be the inground pool or the newly renovated kitchen, but in the case of one multimillion-dollar city loft that recently popped on MLS, the showstopper of the home is by far the wine cellar.

Suite 423 at 43 Hanna Avenue in Toronto’s Liberty Village has all of the hard loft trimmings you’d expect — a brick-and-beam scheme, sky-high ceilings, and wall-to-wall windows. Yet, this three-storey, three-bedroom unit cranks the luxury up a notch, boasting a staggering open-air staircase and a custom wine cellar that would make every self-acclaimed sommelier’s jaw drop. Priced at $3.849 million, this urban paradise exhibits what nearly a million dollars in upgrades can do.

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The Toy Factory Lofts was once the home of the Irwin Toy factory, a Canadian manufacturer and distributor of children’s toys. When the business was sold in the early 2000s, Lanterra Developments later converted the historic building into a 213-unit mixed-use urban community, which is where we find suite 423.

Through the front door and down a narrow hallway, the unit opens right up into the heart of the home — the kitchen. You’re immediately greeted by a centre island sporting a waterfall countertop, matched with an imported Italian backsplash and a duo of pendant lights.

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The atrium glass-framed staircase draws your eyes upwards to the top of the 35-foot-high ceilings.

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It’s not hard to miss the extraordinary crown jewel of the kitchen and dining space. Whether you drink pinot noir, or are more about the chardonnay-all-day, the 11-foot-tall wine cellar has plenty of room to display your best bottles. Among the wall-to-wall shelving, there’s even a special spot to store your finest champagne.

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Hang a right, and you’ll find the great room lounge. The heated floors and LED fireplace — which changes colours — make it super easy to get all snuggled up and toasty. If you get tired of looking out of the 17-foot-high windows, grab a book off the wall-to-wall shelves and draw the automated blinds. Whether you pair your wine with smooth jazz or heavy metal, the neighbours will never mind — this residence is sound proof. You can blast music via the Bowers & Wilkins speakers throughout the unit guilt-free.

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On the second level is the master bedroom. Natural sunlight from the hallway windows and a subtle skylight add a dose of brightness to this spacious bedroom.

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Pass through the walk-in closets to the ensuite bathroom, where a freestanding soaker tub takes centre stage. A second skylight highlights the double vanity and massive glass-framed double shower.

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The second room on the same floor is an office-bedroom hybrid. A swanky Murphy bed pulls down from a wall compartment when studying switches to sleeping. Floor-to-ceiling windows look onto the great room below.

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Before stepping out onto the third-floor 590-square-foot terrace, a prep kitchen sits at the top of the stair landing, a convenient spot for barbecue prep or grabbing a top up.

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Take a bottle from the ground floor wine cellar and wind down on the patio or in the six-seater hot tub, which comes included in the purchase.

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With 3,100 square feet of living space to play in, any wine lover has plenty of room to pop bottles and enjoy this stunning loft in Toronto’s downtown.

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