This $1.4 million Toronto home looks like it was built upside down
For those who don't want a stereotypical home this place turns things on its head – almost literally as the second storey of the home is larger than the main floor giving it the appearance of being built backwards.
According to the architect Reza Aliabadi, the home was actually inspired by Josef Albers "Homage to the Square".
"The house [was] designed for a boutique developer. Built with a modest budget, in its paradoxical behaviour, it both adapts to and resists against the existing conditions, performing very restricted yet radical transformation on the existing space and the neighbourhood," they wrote in an Instagram post.
Listed for $1,399,000, 89 Lynvalley Crescent was a pilot project for the owners.
Realtor Stephanie Toufexis told blogTO that the owners prioritized design when building their infill home.
The result is a beautiful, light-filled home that is entirely one-of-a-kind.
And it's especially impressive that they completed the project during lockdowns where they had to persevere through all the supply chain interruptions.
"89 Lynvalley has so many unique architectural aspects that make living in this home so pleasurable," said Toufexis.
"For example, once you get to the lower level of the home, the design allows natural light to filter from the second story over-sized skylight all the way into the lower level!"
The home has three bedrooms, four bathrooms and 1,725 square-feet of indoor living space.
The home makes excellent use of the compact space, especially in the kitchen with the integrated appliances and a whole wall of storage.
But despite the restrictions placed on the architect, there's no shortage of luxurious space.
For example, the primary bedroom boasts two walk-in closets and a large ensuite.
In the basement there's more space with an office and a media room.
And since the home sits on a 125-foot deep lot but has a small foot-print, this property is graced with a large backyard.
The only downside to 89 Lynvalley Cres. is there's no garage, but there is enough room to park five cars so it's not all bad.
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