House of the Week: $2.5 million to live in a massive former bottling plant on the Danforth
The Place: A contemporary home that used to be a milk bottling plant.
Bragging Rights: Original details like an industrial staircase and an exposed brick wall coexist with contemporary touches like polished concrete floors with radiant heat, an eco-friendly Stuv wood-burning fireplace and minimalist washrooms.
Big Selling Point: The property has an attached 4,800-square-foot building, quaintly referred to in the listing as a “coach house,” though it’s actually more of a warehouse. The interior isn’t finished, meaning the owner would have to invest in renovations before he or she could rent the place out or use it to expand the main house.
Possible Deal Breaker: This is a lot of property, but, since only 2,000 square feet of it is move-in ready, the price may be a little steep for the average buyer.
By The Numbers:
• $7,808.49 in property taxes (2014)
• 4,800-square-foot attached building
• 2,000 square feet of living space
• 400-square-foot rooftop deck
• 12-foot kitchen island
• 10-foot ceilings
• 5 parking spaces
• 2 bedrooms
• 2 washrooms
• 2 storeys
• 1 wood-burning fireplace
• 1 outdoor hot tub