Toronto Life’s House of the Week: $799,000 for an intelligently designed infill home in the eastern end of Leslieville

Here’s a great example of what can be done with a narrow space – even though it’s at the east end of Leslieville, it’s hard to find a detached home at this price!

ADDRESS: 154 Rhodes Avenue

NEIGHBOURHOOD: Greenwood-Coxwell

PRICE:: $799,000

THE PLACE: This minimalist infill home, tucked into a narrow lot on a tree-lined street, is part of a new development concept from Kyra Clarkson and Christopher Glaisek. The house is the Yale-educated architects’ response to a market saturated with overzealous (and pricy) renovations of homes that are past their structural prime.

BRAGGING RIGHTS: The two-storey home is a pilot project (it’s even dubbed “MODERNest House 1”)—so if Clarkson and Glaisek’s version of the modernist downtown infill catches on, you’ll be able to say you were first to hop on the trend.

BIG SELLING POINT: It’s nearly impossible to find a detached house in Leslieville for under a million, never mind one that’s move-in ready.

POSSIBLE DEAL BREAKER: Even if the open-concept floor plan and minimalist design make efficient use of the space, 1,800 square feet (including the lower level) is not exactly huge.

• $799,000
• $2,159.35 in interim property taxes (based on previous home)
• 1,800 square feet (including lower level)
• 150-year-old ash tree in backyard
• 3 bedrooms
• 2 baths
• 1 skylight
• 1 parking spot

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