A well-priced rowhouse for sale near West Queen West, just off the Ossington, has the people of Toronto talking.
More specifically, it has them talking about murder and bones and movies from the Saw franchise.
The $ 749,900 home in question sounds like a steal based on its location, which commands $ 1,055,120 for a single family home on average. But once you look past the house’s cute red exterior and proximity to Trinity Bellwoods Park, it all starts to make sense.
Toronto journalist Lauren Pelley tweeted a link to the house’s listing on realtor.ca Thursday evening, writing “Today in Toronto real estate.”
By Friday afternoon that tweet had been liked and retweeted hundreds of times, with dozens of people commenting on the post to make jokes about this so-called “builder’s delight.”
Today in Toronto real estate: pic.twitter.com/a1QaYsOiHW
— Lauren Pelley (@LaurenPelley) January 12, 2018
“Exactly how many people were murdered there?” asked one commenter.
“Yeah the outside does NOT look like the home in which the guy died from eating too much spaghetti in the movie Seven,” wrote another.
“If you lived here you’d be dead by now!”
— Nathan Whitlock (@nathanwhitlock) January 12, 2018
Some people are suggesting that the home is “clearly a tear down” – meaning that the land is what’s being advertised here – but the fact that it’s a conjoined townhouse makes that pretty darned unlikely.
Still, renovating up this extreme fixer upper will take a lot of work.
The listing says it “just needs TLC, renovations and remodeling to become your dream home!”
Until then, stay away from 15 Rebecca St. at night.