House of the Week: $1.4 million to live in a Cabbagetown laneway

House of the Week: $1.4 million to live in a Cabbagetown laneway


Address: 7 Millington Street
Neighbourhood: Cabbagetown-South St. Jamestown
Agent: Richard Silver, Sotheby’s International Realty Canada, Brokerage
Price: $1,399,000

The Place: A completely upgraded, contemporary laneway home in Cabbagetown.

Bragging Rights: Laneway houses are prized properties, and this one, with its clean and modern look, doesn’t disappoint. It gets tons of natural light from an inner courtyard, and also from a large glass atrium over the staircase.

Big Selling Point: There are only two bedrooms, so the interior isn’t particularly spacious, but the kitchen somehow feels huge. It has stainless countertops, a double Viking stove and an integrated Sub-Zero fridge.

Possible Deal Breaker: As tends to be the case with laneway houses, this one doesn’t come with on-site parking. A two-year rental on a two-car garage nearby is included in the price.

By The Numbers:

• $1,399,000
• $7,884.41 in property taxes (2014)
• 2,472 square feet
• 2 bedrooms
• 2 bathrooms
• 2-year rental on a two-car garage
• 1 gas fireplace
• 1 inner courtyard
• 1 rooftop terrace
• 1 atrium skylight