House of the Week: $1.6 million for a quaint duplex located at one of Little Italy’s busiest intersections
At 1,900 square feet, this semi comes with four floors, a jewel-box staircase, a main suite that looks like a tent and a courtyard out back
A newly renovated three-plus-two-bedroom, three-bathroom semi with two units at College and Euclid. Along with Little Italy’s many shops and restaurants, the place is a short walk from Trinity Bellwoods Park, Kensington Market and Chinatown. It also has easy access to several bike lanes, streetcar lines and bus routes.
The current owners bought the property in 2017 and lived on its second and third floors while renting the main floor and basement, generating an income of up to $65,000 per year. They also renovated the place extensively: paving a front patio, painting the façade black, laying new flooring throughout and installing a sleek glass staircase. They recently became parents and are now on the hunt for a larger space, leaving a versatile pad that can work as a family home, an investment property or both.
The owners added a front-patio fence for privacy and to keep little ones safe from street traffic.
First, the bottom unit: the foyer has mahogany flooring and a storage unit.
Here’s the living room, featuring a Sputnik chandelier.
The living room opens to this bedroom, which fits a king-sized bed. This space could also be fashioned as an office.
Down the hall is the kitchen, finished with custom cabinets and crown moulding.
This is the dining area. That door leads to the courtyard.
A quick detour to the basement foyer reveals the unit’s separate entrance.
Downstairs also comes with this bedroom as well as an office and a second family room.
Now a look at the main unit on floors two and three. Here’s the living area, complete with 10-foot ceilings and west-facing street views.
Turn around to see the kitchen, equipped with a two-seat island and cabinets that match its downstairs counterpart.
This is the secondary bedroom.
The main bathroom is chic—an alcove tub with a rainfall shower head and matte-black accents, a glowing mirror, and white all over.
Here’s another look at the glass staircase, which separates the living room from the kitchen.
With its vaulted ceiling and treetop views, the main bedroom feels like a tent in the sky.
A pleasant space for working or relaxing in downward dog.
Finally, a view of the courtyard: a respite from the downtown bustle.
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