House of the week: 1148 Broadview Avenue
A custom built home at 1148 Broadview Avenue proves you don't have to live in a Bridle Path mansion to own an indoor swimming pool. This east side dwelling walkable to the Danforth is a showstopper, embracing modern architecture, indoor swimming and stands out on a street lined with post-war bungalows and small retailers.
Constructed in 2014, the owner/designer rebuilt the property with a contemporary flair, polished floors and a new listing price of $2,400,000. The front is a stucco, modern shell with concrete steps and minimal windows leaving a lot to the imagination about its overall interior and decor.
The inside doesn't disappoint. With 3,000 square feet of living space, the main floor is minimalist and stark white with a matching sheer kitchen, floor-to-ceiling windows and high ceilings. The living room leads out to a cedar deck and a staircase extending to the landscaped yard.
The basement is the place to relax and seriously, the most striking feature of the entire house. Tucked away behind a transparent wall is the indoor lap pool which also converts to an outdoor pool. Indoor pools are a rarity in the city where property space is at a premium. There's no garage but who needs one anyways? Enjoy a pool party year-round instead.
Pool parties all winter long. While others are off to beach resorts and all-inclusives, this Broadview house proves staying home in a snow storm can be pleasurable. The indoor pool with a retractable door leads to the backyard with couch seating and a long concrete bench. Hopefully any basement drainage issues or flooding won't spoil the party.
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You need a laundry chute. Recently built, the owners decided to install the laundry on the lower level instead of closer to the bedrooms. Carrying heavy loads will be a trek to that third floor master.
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