House of the Week: $750,000 for a modern home, built for one

House of the Week: $750,000 for a modern home, built for one

Address: 781 Craven Road
Neighbourhood: Greenwood-Coxwell
Agent: Costa Ntoukas and Liam Docherty, Chestnut Park Real Estate Ltd., Brokerage
Price: $749,000

The place

A modernist box located just south of the Danforth.

Here’s the entrance:


The layout sacrifices square footage for soaring ceilings:


The living room, with a sliding door to the backyard:


The bed is located in that lofted area up above:


Here’s the bathroom:


The backyard:


And the view from behind:


The history

This home was built in 2009 on a lot where a condemned house once stood. It was designed by Andrew Reeves, of Linebox Studio, for Patrick Flynn, a fingerprint examiner for the Toronto Police Service.

Big selling point

This home is semi-famous. It has been featured in the Globe and Mail, Dwell—and, yes, Toronto Life.

Possible deal breaker

The bedroom situation—that shelf on the wall upstairs hides a fold-out bed—is obviously not for everyone. But for those who are into the idea, every night is like sleeping in a lofted treehouse:


By the numbers

• $749,000
• $2,607.42 (2016 taxes)
• 650 square feet
• 22-foot ceilings
• 1 bedroom
• 1 bathroom

The Hunt