Thursday, January 12, 2012

The sale of 157 Coxwell Avenue

One of Toronto's oddest looking houses will be up for sale next week.

From the architect/designer's website:

157 Coxwell Avenue is a three story, 800 square foot, two bedroom resin - impregnated plywood house. This multicoloured building measures approximately 16 feet by 16 feet and stands on four steel posts. Access to and from the building is via a 32 foot long bridge. The interior features two full bedrooms, a four piece bathroom, combined open space kitchen, dining room and living area, and in the summer of 2003 a green rooftop. Passive cooling and heating will be designed into the structure to minimize utility expenses. Hot water radiant in-floor heating of a concrete floor (the thermo-mass) further economizes on winter expenses. In warm weather the building uses the stack effect drawing air in at the bottom and pulling it through the building and venting it out the top. The air travels over the cooler concrete floors as well as acting as a cool breeze on the resident's skin drawing the heat out through the rooftop vent. 157 Coxwell is a livable, comfortable and an instantly recognizable home.

Pictures source

I've driven by it a few times and it does catch your eye.

Click here to see some pictures of the inside (aren't you curious?!) and here to read how the tenants like it.

Would you pay $349,000 for it? Do you think it will sell quickly?

February 2 update: There is an article in today's Toronto Star stating this house has sold for $475,000. Wow!

1 comment:

Julie said...

I could not live it it. The kitchen is a deal breaker for me. I like the stairs and the deck and the utility costs though!