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Rental of the Week: $5,000 per month to live in a house lined with the skin of a famous skyscraper

By Ali Amad| Photography by Andrew Snow Photography
Rental of the Week: $5,000 per month to live in a house lined with the skin of a famous skyscraper

Address: 8 Trefann Street
Neighbourhood: Corktown Agent: Erin Carlson, Rent it Furnished Price: $4,995 per month

The place

A furnished one-bedroom custom house in Corktown.

The history

The owners bought a vacant lot in 2004 and moved in after this house—built with all-steel framing, like a skyscraper—was completed in 2011. They’ve listed the place on Airbnb in the past. Now they’re looking to lease it while they’re away for the winter.

Here’s the living area:

Rental of the Week: $5,000 per month to live in a house lined with the skin of a famous skyscraper

The kitchen:

Rental of the Week: $5,000 per month to live in a house lined with the skin of a famous skyscraper

There’s a den area:

Rental of the Week: $5,000 per month to live in a house lined with the skin of a famous skyscraper

And here’s the master bedroom:

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Rental of the Week: $5,000 per month to live in a house lined with the skin of a famous skyscraper
Major perks

The three-storey atrium has a staircase built with old-growth timber from Georgian Bay. The marble throughout the home was salvaged from the facade of First Canadian Place, which swapped its stone cladding for glass a few years ago:

Rental of the Week: $5,000 per month to live in a house lined with the skin of a famous skyscraper
Possible deal breaker

The glass enclosure around the staircase looks nice, but it means neighbours will be able to see the occupant’s comings and goings:

Rental of the Week: $5,000 per month to live in a house lined with the skin of a famous skyscraper

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By the numbers

• $4,995 per month • 2,400 square feet • 3 bathrooms • 1 bedroom • 1 gas fireplace • 1 hot tub • 1 parking spot

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