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House of the Week: $1.6 million for a minimalist designer home at Bayview and Eglinton

ADDRESS: 337 Cleveland Street

NEIGHBOURHOOD: Mount Pleasant East

AGENT: Ryan Abbassi, Sutton Group Central Realty Inc., Brokerage

PRICE: $1,625,000

THE PLACE: A joint project by JA Architecture Studio and ARTA Design and Build, the pair of Toronto-based firms dubbed it ‘The Offset House” for the way the second floor is split and offset to create a space for natural light to flood the main level.

BRAGGING RIGHTS: Design websites like Design Boom, Contemporist and Home Edit have already taken notice of the innovative structure.

BIG SELLING POINT: Plenty of light. Eight skylights and floor-to-ceiling windows maximize the home’s natural light potential.

POSSIBLE DEAL BREAKER: At the moment, the house is very conspicuous in a neighbourhood of mainly traditional brick builds (though it’s a massive improvement over the shrunken infill home that previously occupied the lot).

BY THE NUMBERS:
• $1,625,000
• $3,909.97 in property taxes (2012)
• 13-foot ceilings
• 8 skylights
• 4 bedrooms
• 4 bathrooms
• 2.5 storeys
• 2 kitchens
• 2-car garage
• 1 gas fireplace