House of the Week: $769,000 for a Parkdale home with an apartment to spare
The Place: A recently renovated duplex near Queen and Lansdowne.
Bragging Rights: The exposed-brick fireplace is original to the house, but some strategic updates make the main unit feel more like a modern-art gallery—an effect that has been enhanced with a hearty dose of CB2 furniture. The first floor is filled with natural light: you can see outside no matter where you are.
Big Selling Point: Two for the price of one is a good bargain when it comes to pizza, let alone a house. This home is partitioned into two apartments, allowing the owner to earn rental income to offset the mortgage. The upstairs unit comes with a 12-by-15-foot deck and a loft-style bedroom with a vaulted ceiling.
Possible Deal Breaker: The spa-inspired wet-room shower in the main unit is sleek, but it’s tucked away off the living room, so the owner will have to perform his or her ablutions before any guests arrive for the dinner party. (Hopefully they’re doing that already, though.)
By the Numbers:
• 2 units
• 3 floors
• 3 bedrooms (total, both units)
• 2 bathrooms (total, both units)
• 1 upstairs deck
• 1 unfinished basement
Correction: This post originally indicated that this home was in Roncesvalles. It is, in fact, in Parkdale.