House of the Week: $850,000 for a gutted Victorian in South Riverdale
The Place: A detached red-brick house on a narrow, shady street a few blocks west of Leslieville.
Bragging Rights: A nook of one’s own. During a recent renovation, the owners turned the third-floor loft into a snug workspace perfect for working on that novel (or maybe more realistically, trolling Facebook and playing Words with Friends).
Big Selling Point: You’ll never have the common party problem of guests congregating in the kitchen since the huge wood patio out back should entice people outside.
Possible Deal Breaker: Like many properties in Old Toronto, the lot is very deep and very narrow. With the wrong decor, the house could give off a bowling alley vibe.
By the Numbers:
• 16-foot-by-80-foot lot
• 10-minute commute to downtown
• 4 bedrooms
• 2 bathrooms
• 1 wireless, built-in speaker system
• 1 Jacuzzi tub