44 Foxley Street Toronto

This $5 million magazine-featured Toronto home has the weirdest roof

After looking at homes your entire life, you think you know what a roof should look like. 

You've got gable roofs, flat roofs, gambrel roofs, and every now and again a hip roof or a shed roof.  

But 44 Foxley St. says screw the conventional, and went something totally different – a curved zinc roof. 44 Foxley Street Toronto

A closer look at the zinc roof that is fire resistant, insect-proof and long-lasting.

The home was designed by the award-winning JA Architecture studio and Houyan Homes. The roof shape nods to the architecture of the Middle East, the ancestral home of the house's architects. 44 Foxley Street Toronto

The back of the house also has an arched roof. 

JA Architecture studio is known for pushing the boundaries for design, and with 44 Foxley St., they've done it again with a dazzling facade that is all curves. 

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The zigzag staircase. 

As Cailey Heaps writes in her listing: "This remarkable property transcends the ordinary, embodying avant-garde design and architectural brilliance."44 Foxley Street Toronto

A view from the laneway house. 

Its unique features have even garnered some attention from design magazines like Dwell magazine.

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The living space in the laneway house. 

The interior of the home is as captivating as the exterior, with clean minimalist spaces, tons of natural light, and, of course, curves and arches in all the right places. 

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The Scavolini kitchen with integrated appliances. 

The main floor is open concept, with the dining room flowing into the sleek all-black kitchen.

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The all-black kitchen. 

The kitchen then leads to the living room.

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The living room with a cute little skylight above the couch for extra light. 

The living room has that indoor-outdoor feel thanks to the floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors that open to the backyard. 

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A bedroom. 

The main house has four bedrooms and six bathrooms. 

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A bedroom with a large floor-to-ceiling window. 

The bedrooms are spacious and bright. 

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The arched window in the primary bedroom. 

The primary bedroom is in the arched part of the house, offering stunning views and just a really cool space to retreat. 

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The view from the primary bathroom. 

But this house is more than a house, according to Heaps. 

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The primary bathroom with curved tile details. 

As she writes on her website: "Beyond its visual allure, 44 Foxley Street could potentially catalyze change in Toronto’s housing landscape."

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The apartment in the laneway house. 

"With its innovative architectural design and the possibility of three self-contained units, this property could play a role in addressing the city’s housing challenges."

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The view of the laneway house from the main house backyard. 

44 Foxley St., in addition to the main house, has a drop-dead gorgeous laneway house that continues the curvy style of the main house.

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The workspace in the laneway house. 

It has a workspace, garage and an apartment on the upper level. 

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The basement suite. 

Further, the basement of the main house also has the potential to become a studio apartment. 

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The primary bedroom with a built-in wardrobe. 

So this home is really like three homes in one. Plus, the location can't be beat. 

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The dining room with a wine fridge. 

Right in the heart of Trinity Bellwoods, you're just steps from all the bars, coffee shops, and restaurants Ossington St. has to offer. 

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The back of the laneway house. 

44 Foxley St. is listed for $4,795,000, down from last year's listing price of $5,495,000.

Photos by

Heaps Estrin Team

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