Here are some 12-foot objects: an African elephant, two refrigerators, a garage door, six Golden Retrievers and this house.
Yes, 723 Dovercourt is only 12 feet wide, which isn’t the narrowest house in Toronto, but it’s close.
Listed for $1,345,000, the three-story, two-unit semi-detached home features two bedrooms and two bathrooms.
“When you walk in, it’s not that bad,” real estate agent Forrest Kendlbacher assured blogTO, speaking of the home’s tight footprint.
Since the house is built over the full size of the land, it utilizes the full potential of the space, he explained.
However, the house probably needs a little TLC. Especially since it sold in 2020 for $1.1 million and if you look at the old listing, nothing has changed – it even has the exact same furnishings.
The bathrooms also look particularly dated and the kitchen could use some improvement.
The house, while originally a single-family home in 2007, has been converted in recent years into multiple units so that it can be used as an Airbnb.
So some things may have gone bad, as is bound to happen with short-term rentals.
But Kendlbacher is quick to mention other attractive aspects of the home: “There’s a yard, there’s parking, and it’s under $1.4 million in Toronto.”
Which, to be fair, is true and makes the 12-foot-wide thing a little easier to swallow.
In addition, the land has a depth of 132 feet, which is not to be overlooked.
So while you only have 12 feet of width to work with, Kendlbacher writes in the listing that there could be potential to build an 800 square foot two-story lane house on the back portion of the property.
In addition, the house is very well located. It is just south of Bloor Street and close to Ossington Station as well as parks, shopping and all that Dufferin Grove has to offer.
So as long as you don’t have more than six Golden Retrievers side by side, it could be a solid investment.