It's understandable that, as the last nine months have emphasized, solitude, personal space, and staying as far away from other human beings as physically possible, there's been little reason to crave time in the downtown core.
But change (read: a vaccine) is on the horizon, signifying a return to some form of normalcy across the city -- one that may even happen relatively soon. And if you're keen on getting back to the urban centre, this Kensington market laneway house looks like the perfect place to do it.
Tucked north of Baldwin Street, 6 Littlehayes Lane is a three-bed, three-bath property asking $1,899,900. The four-storey laneway home boasts hard-loft vibes and unobstructed city views and endless possibilities.
Currently divided into three units, the multi-use space is described in its listing as a place where one can live in their dream loft, collect income, and pay no maintenance fees. The home is currently tenanted, with unit #1 spanning across the main floor and the basement, unit #2 taking up the second floor, and unit #3 sprawling across the third and fourth floors, and the rooftop deck.
On-site are three fridges, two gas stoves, two dishwashers, and two washer-dryer pairings.
The property, over 100 years old, serves one of the best views you'll find in Toronto; the CN Tower is clear and close from the perspective of the 300-square-foot rooftop terrace. In its entirety, the address covers between 2,000 and 2,500 square feet.
And it's not just the distant view this place benefits from; the amenities within seconds of the home's front door are also swoon-worthy. All of Kensington Market's treasures -- from fresh baked goods to health food stores to bars serving up local brews and artisanal snacks -- are just steps away.
And, the benefits of Spadina Avenue, including countless delicious restaurants and streetcar accessibility, are just a short jaunt down Baldwin Avenue. Despite the home's proximity to the main street, however, the address feels cozy and remote, thanks to being protected by the shield of Kensington Market's small businesses.
- Address: 6 Littlehayes Lane
- Style: 4-storey
- Bedrooms: 3
- Bathrooms: 3
- Size: 2,000 - 2,500 sq. ft.
- Lot Size: 20.16 x 26.83 Feet
- Price: $1,899,900
- Taxes: $5,319 /yr
Perhaps you're interested in snagging a space where tenants can reside on their respective storeys, helping to chip away at the mortgage. Or, maybe you'd prefer to call this entire home all your own, and convert its several-unit setup into a multi-floor estate for your enjoyment, all smack-dab in the heart of the city.
Either way, this yellow-toned treat is -- like the sun peeking out from behind a storm cloud -- shining some hope on the days that lie ahead for the downtown experience.
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