When Arthur Weeden built his 312 sq foot house back in 1912, he probably didn’t realize it would become known as the smallest house in Toronto. Here he is in 1939 on his front porch.
Since then it’s been renovated and has new owners. The one bedroom, one bathroom home is sitting on a piece of land that used to be a driveway.
When the house was recently put on the market in the spring of 2010, the list price was $179,900. I don’t know what they got for it, but take a look and see if you could live here. It’s located at 128 Day Avenue in the Dufferin and Rogers Road area of Toronto.
The real estate listing included two satellite dishes and a receiver. Hmm, isn’t that a bit much for such a tiny home? I wonder where they put their garbage and recycling bins?
What would you do with the interior? It’s a bit of a design Rubik’s Cube. To me the house is crying out for some built-in cabinetry and custom (not always expensive) furniture. I’d also add some linen drapery panels and matchstick blinds for a bit of texture and warmth.
How about an oversized mirror in this room?
I’m still trying to figure out where the fridge is.
This Murphy bed would certainly force you to make your bed before heading off to work.
I’d add some potted trees here to create some privacy. A great looking gooseneck light would be interesting over the door which I’d paint or swap out for a french door – maybe in black. A small contemporary window box (stainless steel) could work with a row of greens or hot pink flowers. What do you think?
If you’d like to learn more about the house you can check out this website.