House of the Week: $750,000 for a modern home designed around a shaft of light
The Place: A contemporary two-bedroom house in an area of East York that’s increasingly popular with young couples priced out of Leslieville.
Bragging Rights: This new take on the family home is part of a series by architecture firm Atelier Rzlbd that also includes the Patio House we featured last summer.
Big Selling Point: The structure is called the Shaft House because it’s designed around a central, skylit atrium. This allows natural light to flood through the core of the home, creating a feeling of openness despite a relatively small footprint.
Possible Deal Breaker: Just as light travels, so does sound. Quiet time may be a bit of a challenge.
By The Numbers:
• $4,288.15 in property taxes
• 1,400 square feet of living space
• 20-foot-wide lot
• 3 bathrooms
• 3 years old
• 2.5 parking spaces
• 2 bedrooms
• 1 rooftop terrace
• 1 skylight