House of the Week: $830,000 for a newly built laneway house near Christie Pits
The Place: A modern, two-bedroom home located in between garages in an alley near Christie Pits.
Bragging Rights: Laneway homes are the hidden gems of Toronto real estate. Tucked away from the main street, they’re often the passion projects of architecture and home buffs—or, in this case, actor Jeff Pangman.
Big Selling Point: After some back and forth with the city, the original home was completely rebuilt with new walls and a new foundation. (The original 1919 structure turned out to be rotten.) An extra level allowed for more windows and a sweet rooftop terrace.
Possible Deal Breaker: What this house has in cool factor, it lacks in parking, which is limited to the street.
By The Numbers:
• $3,430 in property taxes (2013)
• 3 storeys
• 2 bedrooms
• 2 bathrooms
• 1 rooftop terrace
• 1 hardwood accented vaulted ceiling
• 0 parking spots