House of the week: 308 1/2 Wellesley Street East
Tucked away behind a row of houses and down a private driveway, this renovated coach house at 308 1/2 Wellesley Street East is like having your own cottage in the city. Located east of Parliament, the chic $1.4 million home originally built in 1890, was gutted about nine years ago. The hidden two-storey property now shares an archway and common wall with a neighbouring coach house.
The side door, the home's main entrance, leads into a bright kitchen and dining area while the addition in the back has a living room overlooking the yard. The second floor is another light-filled space worthy of sun shades with multiple skylights, a glass bridge and a master bedroom with french doors and a Juliet balcony.
There are a few more fun surprises in the home like the full outdoor kitchen and sink, a detached two-car garage with a sliding barn door and get this, a treetop deck perched on top of the garage. There's no basement but a small crawl space does the trick for additional storage. Think it will sell for asking? See photos below.
Privacy. This reno'd back alley house is as private as you can get in the city. The landscaped backyard, a great spot for entertaining, is hidden with screens, shrubs and trees. The rooftop deck on the garage is a quiet space away from the main street, as long as the neighbours don't throw wild parties and those pesky raccoons don't scope it out first.
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There's no front entrance in the home. Enter through the side door right into the kitchen or at the back into the living area. With minimal storage for coats and shoes and no hallway, this is no place for a hoarder.
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