This $1.7 million Toronto home looks like it was split in half
"Bigger than it seems!" yells the listing for 576 Manning Ave., which, if we're honest, is a weird thing to say, no matter what you're talking about.
But it's not really what you expect to hear when talking about a detached house.
However, the listing has a point – this Victorian house looks like it's only half a house, cut down the middle.
It's like it used to be a semi-detached house and the other half of the house just kinda disappeared at some point.
But despite its missing left-twin, this home is actually a good-looking duplex with two units.
In total, the home has two bedrooms and three bathrooms.
There is a one-bedroom unit on the second floor and another one-bedroom unit that takes up the main floor and the basement.
The entire basement was recently redone with high ceilings, custom closets, new flooring, a three-piece bathroom, and a separate walk-out to the backyard.
The homes, in both units, are unique and filled with plenty of charming details.
There are exposed brick walls, a cast-iron spiral staircase and big bow windows.
The soaring 17-foot ceilings make the size of the space feel even bigger.
Meanwhile, the skylights and large windows maximize the amount of natural light in even the most unlikely places.
"[It's the] perfect option for live-rent, rent-rent (investment) or inter-family set-up," notes realtor Simon Wright in the listing.
Currently, the main floor unit is vacant and the second-floor unit is tenanted on a month-to-month basis for $2,550 a month.
As for outdoor space, there's a small backyard and it has laneway access, which in Toronto is a big selling point.
The home is currently listed for $1,699,000.
This is a decrease of $170,000 from the October listing price.
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