House of the week: 150 Wheeler Avenue
150 Wheeler Avenue, listed for almost $2.7 million, is a renovated four bedroom in the Beach neighbourhood. Designed by Toronto-based architect nkA, the two-storey house sticks out on the quiet street with its unconventional geometric exterior and brightly painted stucco.
The inside, however, blends seamlessly from room to room. The modern interior flows from the front entrance to the back with retractable doors and an L-shaped courtyard off the kitchen. The side courtyard is incredible, blending indoor and outdoor space and making it feel like one spacious and airy room.
Just above the floating staircase, there's an in-between level featuring a den, dining room and walkout. While debatably an awkward spot to dine, the space resembles a private dining area like that reserved table you always want in a restaurant.
The lower level houses the cinema room, and you won't have to travel far to workout with a basement fitness studio and its mirrored wall. In the back, the landscape yard basks in sun with a multi-tiered deck, waterfall pool and hot tub. Pool party anyone?
This house would be perfect in California where the weather is conductive to eating outdoors every night. Still, the indoor living space blends nicely into the outdoors, and the courtyard feels like an extension of the kitchen on the same elevation. The seasonal view from the breakfast bar is great year round.
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It's difficult to find fault in a property with an L-shaped courtyard, a swimming pool and an outdoor hot tub. The Douglas Fir retractable wall leading out to the courtyard may look pretty---alright, downright stunning---but could require costly maintenance and upkeep than regular sliding doors.
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