40R Shaftesbury Avenue - SUMMERHILL, TORONTO (5 Comments)
This is a 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom laneway house on a 20 x 42 square foot lot at 40R Shaftesbury Avenue in Summerhill in Toronto.
It is a house that used to look like this…
It is a space that used to be a blacksmith’s shop, a horse shed, and an artist’s apartment and studio before it was full renovated by superkül after the owners bought it in 2006.
On their website, they have this photo…
Which may be familiar because, according to the listing, it has been featured in all of these publications…
150 Best Tiny Home Ideas, Manel Gutiérrez Couto, Harper Design, 2016
‘Homes are springing up in laneways’, Carola Vyhnak, The Toronto Star, March 2016
‘Why laneway homes are a tough sell in some cities’, Cara Cruz, CBC News, August 2015
’40_R Laneway House / superkül inc’, Arch Daily China, March 2014
‘Toronto Infill’, Will Jones, Oris, August 2011
‘L’art d’optimiser l’espace’, Lucie Lavigne, La Presse, October 2010
‘Life in the Back Lane’, Gabriel Fain, Canadian Architect, April 2010
‘Beautiful Decay’, Alex Bozikovic, Metropolis, November 2009
‘Tough love for Toronto architects’, John Bentley Mays, The Globe and Mail, October 2009
‘Structures with style’, The Toronto Star, September 2009
‘Grudging Design Prizes’, Rob Roberts, The National Post, September 23, 2009
‘2009 OAA Annual Design Awards’, Perspectives, Summer 2009
‘Zen and the art of creative architecture’, Lisa Rochon, The Globe and Mail, July 2009
‘Rule Breakers’, Chris Nuttall-Smith, Azure Designlines, Spring 2009
‘Small Is the New Big’, Bert Archer, Toronto Life, January 2009
‘Good living space in tough surroundings’, John Bentley Mays, The Globe and Mail, October 2008
‘Far from elite street, a back lane gets gussied up’, Lisa Rochon, The Globe and Mail, October 2008
And now the MASH as, from the looks of the Keith Harding print that was in the superkül website photos, the art is the same (and I think that Subaru) so I’m assuming this is the first time it has been on the market since the renovation.
As a good condo alternative with outdoor rooftop space, this is a good option in a good neighbourhood close to transit.
The asking price is $1,350,000.
P.S. Apologies for the lack of posts. My computer has been messed up but I think I have fixed it.