House of the Week: $1 million for a renovated Corktown home with a panoramic rooftop view

House of the Week: $1 million for a renovated Corktown home with a panoramic rooftop view

The house for sale at 28 St. Paul Street

Address: 28 St. Paul Street
Neighbourhood: Corktown
Agent: Maziar Ahanin, Bayview Real Estate Inc., Brokerage
Price: $1,045,000

The place: A two-and-a-half storey renovated house on a quiet crescent just south of Queen East.

The history: The owners have invested almost $400,000 in renovations over the last several years. The additions include new windows, Brazilian hardwood floors and a custom kitchen.

Big selling point: Aside from two-car parking (a rarity among houses this close to downtown), the house has a rooftop patio with a skyline view—perfect for people who romanticize the bustle of city life, but would rather not live directly in the thick of it.

Possible deal breaker: The stretch of Queen just north of this house isn’t the liveliest, but with the Distillery District to the south, Riverdale to the east and St. Lawrence Market to the west, the buyer won’t lack walkable shopping and dining destinations. New condo development in the West Don Lands, to the south, will add new neighbours and businesses in the near future.

By the numbers:

• $1,045,000
• $2388.54 in taxes (2014)
• $370,000 in recent renovations
• 2350 square feet

• 3+1 bedrooms
• 3 bathrooms
• 2-car parking
• 1 rooftop deck