Real Estate

House of the Week: $750,000 for a modern home designed around a shaft of light

House of the Week: 251 Lumsden Avenue

Address: 251 Lumsden Avenue
Neighbourhood: Woodbine-Lumsden
Agent: Jonathan Ferrier, Royal Lepage Real Estate Services Ltd., Brokerage Price: $749,900

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: • $749,900 • $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


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