House of the Week: $650,000 for a condo-sized coach house in South Riverdale
The Place: A coach house tucked away on a quiet laneway near Queen and Broadview.
Bragging Rights: This home is priced like a condo and laid out like one too, with its single bedroom lofted over the open-concept kitchen and living room. The interior is a little roomier than most condo interiors, though, and it has a second bathroom. Also, there’s no need to pay any pesky maintenance fees.
Big Selling Point: The soaring cathedral ceilings in the main room have skylights to keep the house bright and airy. Plus, all that open space above kitchen means the owner would have to burn a whole lot of toast before setting off the smoke alarm.
Possible Deal Breaker: Hidden away behind row houses and their parking spots, the front entrance doesn’t exactly scream curb appeal. Also, good luck getting a pizza delivered.
By the Numbers:
• $3,119 in taxes (2014)
• 1,000 square feet, approximately
• 14 years old
• 2 bathrooms
• 1 bedroom
• 1 parking space
• 1 wine fridge