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

By Fraser Abe| Photography by Denis Kitayev
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:

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The layout sacrifices square footage for soaring ceilings:

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

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The bed is located in that lofted area up above:

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Here’s the bathroom:

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The backyard:

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And the view from behind:

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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:

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By the numbers

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

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