Aug 8, 2008

The Little House - Toronto's Smallest House.

It's quite easy to miss the house at 128 Day Ave. It has a living area of just 300 square feet which was never meant to be actually a home at all. It was built by Aurthur Weeden in 1912 on a narrow piece of land that the city forgot to turn into a proper driveway. During the street's development, Lot 128 was supposed to be the laneway for the neighboring home. But when Old City Hall didn't cut the curb to allow vehicular passage from the street, Arthur Weeden decided to build a home in the existing space. Over the years, several different families inhabited the house and there were quite a few renovations and improvements. In the recent times too this house was for sale; with just under 300 square feet on a lot 7.25 feet (2.2 meters) wide and 113.67 feet (34.6 meters) long and was sold for $135,000 during the month of April 2007. Again at the end of 2007, it was back on the market with a price tag of $179,900 with some up-gradations and improvements which includes new cabinetry, hardwood floors, appliances, a new roof, new electricals, new drywall, stone entrance, Murphy bed, and two satellite dishes, insulation in the bedroom and living room.
Real estate agents call the place a good bargain, if you don't mind a "little" hassle. "Even though this is only 300 square feet, it looks more spacious than a condo that's 700 or 800 square feet," Cristina Lopes maintains. "It all depends on the layout and the layout of this home was really nicely done."

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