Rental of the Week: $5,400 for a Little Italy Victorian with a rooftop terrace peering above the trees

Rental of the Week: $5,400 for a Little Italy Victorian with a rooftop terrace peering above the trees

At 1,200 square feet, the unit has walnut all over, plenty of exposed brick, a wine fridge and a huge main suite

A one-bedroom-plus-den, two-bathroom Victorian in Little Italy just north of College that underwent an extensive renovation by Plant Architect in 2013

Neighbourhood: Little Italy
Price: $5,400 a month
Size: 1,200 square feet plus a 300-square-foot terrace
Bedrooms: 1+1
Bathrooms: 2
Parking spots: 1
Real estate agents: Lorne Tanz, Sotheby’s International Realty

The place 

A one-bedroom-plus-den, two-bathroom Victorian in Little Italy, just north of College, that underwent an extensive renovation by Plant Architect in 2013.

This unit occupies the second and third floors of the house, with two other apartments taking up the first floor and the basement, respectively. The place comes with one dedicated parking space at the front. It’s a short walk from the many bars, restaurants and shops on College. It also has easy access to several bus routes and streetcar lines.

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The tour 

The open-concept space includes living and dining areas as well as the kitchen. It’s defined by its exposed brick.

The staircase is new and adds contemporary flair.

Here’s the view from the stairs.

More exposed brick in the dining area.

There’s a reading nook by the bay window. The current tenants have set up an office here too.

The bay window overlooks Markham Street.

The floors are solid ash hardwood.

The abundance of natural light might be this unit's best feature.

Now, a glimpse at the rear of the home.

The open-concept main floor has something for everyone.

The five-seat kitchen island is made of engineered quartz and equipped with a sink, a dishwasher and a wine fridge.

The island can seat five people.

There’s also plenty of storage, an espresso machine and a gas cooktop. Those floor tiles were imported from Spain.

A view of the kitchen, equipped with a gas cooktop.

Just past the kitchen is this walnut foyer, which conceals a stacked washer-dryer unit. The door opens to a Juliet balcony overlooking the backyard.

That's a Juliet balcony in the background.

There’s a bar on the left and a bathroom on the right.

These cabinets conceal the washer and dryer.

Inside the bathroom: a six-foot soaker tub with a rainfall shower, a quartz vanity and more walnut storage.

The bathroom has a walnut veneer and super-sized vanity.

The third-floor landing is lit by skylight and leads to both the rooftop terrace and the main suite.

The second floor landing mixes modern and classic.

Check out the open shower in the ensuite bathroom, also with its own skylight.

Even the bathrooms have skylights.

Vaulted ceilings add an airy feel to the bedroom.

The vaulted ceilings add a bit of drama.

That door in the corner leads to the walk-in closet.

A great view of the walk-in closet and ensuite bathroom.

This workspace overlooks the neighbourhood.

The den is currently set up as an office.

Finally, the rooftop terrace, which faces southwest.

The terrace, peering above the trees, looks southwest.

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