- TikTokers are shocked by a skinny $1.95 million house in Toronto that went viral on the app.
- Estate agent Nero Naveendran filmed a tour offering views of a bedroom with a corner toilet.
- Commenters expressed confusion about the “three-story corridor” house.
An eight-foot-wide $1.95 million Toronto property, which includes a bedroom with a toilet in the middle, is sparking mass confusion, outrage and schadenfreude on the internet.
House of estate agent Nero Naveendran tik tok tour of the Little Portugal property quickly garnered more than 2.5 million views from bewildered viewers obsessed with the house’s unusual design and cramped space.
In the video, Naveendran walks quickly through a unit in the three-story, three-unit building. Her sunlit kitchen has trendy open shelving, a very small sink, and what appears to be just a microwave and separate electric radiant cooktop as the room’s functional kitchen appliances.
The bedroom offers what is arguably the apartment’s most questionable feature: a lone toilet installed outdoors in the corner of the room. Kevin Trudel, who is manage the listingdidn’t immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment, but Naveendran told Insider it’s the only bathroom in the unit.
“The bathroom in the bedroom was a surprise to me too! I’ve never seen that in a house before, and I’ve seen hundreds,” he said.
On TikTok, users did a de facto roast of the unit. Some noted that the open-plan bathroom was reminiscent of a prison cell, while others were horrified by the price per square foot: $1,151.
“Bro thinks someone would pay 2 million for a ladder,” read one popular comment, with others describing the list as “nearly 2 million for half a house.”
Naveendran told Insider that the house is unusually cramped for the area, noting that his video only showed one unit in the building, while there are actually three.
Depending on the property list The 1,693-square-foot home is “divided into three separate residential units, each with its own private entrance, but could easily be converted to a single-family home.” The property includes three refrigerators, three electric radiant cooktops (although it doesn’t specify if they are all separate plug-in devices), three microwaves, one parking space, and a single washing machine.
The median selling price of a house in the millennial enclave of Little Portugal is $748,000 according to Canadian real estate site Zolo. But for detached units, Naveendran says, properties average around $1.5 million.
According to RE/MAX Canada 2022 Home Inventory ReportCanadian home prices are on the rise and are projected to reach crisis point soon as housing inventory continues to decline.
“Population growth and household formation have played a significant role in depleting inventory levels from coast to coast over the most recent decade, leading to chronic housing shortages in large urban centers that resulted in mini ‘boom’ and ‘bust’ cycles”, Christopher Alexander, President, RE/MAX Canada, said according to the report“If we don’t move now to build more housing in the current pause, this same scenario is expected to continue to resurface again and again.”
Despite the competitive market, the property has been on the market for 20 days. That doesn’t surprise Naveendran, who says the house may be a tough sell.
“The owner could have done it differently, but I don’t think he cared that much,” he said, of installing a toilet in the middle of the room. “Personally, that was a deal breaker for me.”