The old adage, ‘one man’s junk is another man’s treasure’ could not be more true than for a former shed that sat vacant in the city’s east-end before being converted into a beautiful, towering, laneway home that just hit the market.
The current owners initially lived around the corner from the shed and thought the lot had potential.
“When the sellers bought the land originally there was just a shed located on it and they thought they would use it as a parking spot as they used to own a building on Queen Street right around the corner,” Royal Lepage broker Erica Reddy told Toronto Storeys.
“After sitting on the shed for some time they thought they might as well explore the potential of the lot and what it could possibly become.”
And what it became is a stunning, 2,560-sq.ft home that was just listed on the market for $2.25 million.
Located at 8 Trefann Street in Corktown, the 3-storey home features reclaimed marble from First Canadian Place, old-growth timber from Georgia Bay, and a solid steel frame, which can be seen through the tall glass atrium that spans most of the north wall of the tower, flooding the home with natural light.
A white staircase can also be seen through the glass atrium, giving homeowners access to the multiple levels of living space, which includes the ground level that currently serves as a home studio with access to a garage and storage.
Moving up to the next level, you’ll find a warm and modern kitchen and living space that are filled with natural light from the large windows.
Upstairs from the kitchen, you’ll find a living area, laundry, and another washroom. There’s also a Murphy bed that easily drops down for visitors.
Another floor up is the master bedroom, complete with an ensuite bathroom with a walk-in shower and a very inviting, stand-alone soaker tub.
The real crown jewel of the entire home is easily the rooftop terrace, complete with a hot tub and unparalleled views of the city skyline.
The rooftop deck opens off of a cozy seating room with a small kitchenette, which is ideal for when you want to take in the views during the colder months.