Fifteen years ago, a Toronto couple bought a small 25-by-28-foot lot on Queen Street East with a dilapidated shack on it for $50K. They moved in five years later after spending close to $900K to build a five-storey home. It’s now on the market for $2.25 million.
This is the shack the Toronto couple bought at Queen and Parliament in 2005.
The shack has been transformed into a modern five-storey home. It has a steel frame and tall glass atrium, which floods the home with natural light. The homeowner told the Toronto Star that the fire department insisted that each level have a balcony or opening to the outdoors as a safety precaution. Outdoor space? Not a bad request, if you ask us.
Here’s another look at the entryway, with this impressive hat wall.
The stairs and glass atrium in this five-storey home are a thing of beauty.
Here’s one of the home’s three bathrooms.
The third level has one of the home’s two bedrooms, complete with a built-in Murphy bed.
Once the Murphy bed is folded up, it makes for an excellent additional living space.
The third level of the five-storey home also has a laundry room.
Another of the home’s three bathrooms.
The home’s upper level has this expansive master bedroom, complete with a wall of closets.
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From this angle, you can see the master bedroom’s ensuite bathroom.
You’d never want to leave this master bathroom, with its freestanding bathtub and large walk-in shower.
The upper level also features this sitting room, looking out onto the home’s rooftop patio/deck.
The rooftop patio/deck has expansive views of the city.
The fifth and final level of the home is this basement, perfect for storage or studio space.