House of the Week: $1.2 million for a brand-new modernist cube in East York

House of the Week: $1.2 million for a brand-new modernist cube in East York

House of the Week: 13 Barfield Avenue

Address: 13 Barfield Avenue
Neighbourhood: Danforth Village-East York
Agent: Michael E. Clarke and Leo Agosto, Keller Williams Advantage Realty
Price: $1,199,000

The Place: A newly built, four-bedroom house that brings a modernist vibe to East York.

Bragging Rights: The bathrooms are serenely spa-like, with oversized showers, gleaming white sinks and lots of storage.

Big Selling Point: The main level has floor-to-ceiling windows that make use of every bit of available sunlight (though you may want to install curtains if you like cooking breakfast in your pyjamas).

Possible Deal Breaker: In a neighbourhood of post-war bungalows, this two-storey home definitely stands out. Still, you’re in good company: the neighbouring house is another modern number.

By the Numbers:
• $1,199,000
• $3,069 in property taxes (2012)
• 2,600 square feet
• 10-foot ceilings on the main floor
• 7.5-inch-wide oak flooring
• 4 bedrooms
• 3 bathrooms
• 1 detached garage
• 0 previous residents