House of the Week: $1.5 million for a house in the Beach with an Indonesia-inspired backyard

House of the Week: $1.5 million for a house in the Beach with an Indonesia-inspired backyard

The house for sale at 182 Beech Avenue
The house for sale at 182 Beech Avenue

Address: 182 Beech Avenue
Neighbourhood: The Beach
Agent: Julia Elizabeth Warren, Sotheby’s International Realty Canada
Price: $1,499,999

The place: A home in the Beach with three bedrooms, three bathrooms, two kitchens and large walkout decks (both front and back) upstairs.

The history: The current owners bought the home in 2003 and did extensive renovations in 2007, which included revamping the master bedroom, the living room (the vaulted ceiling is thanks to their always wanting a stately 15-foot Christmas tree), the second bedroom (which now acts as an upstairs family room) and the backyard, where the landscaping was inspired by a trip to Indonesia.

Big selling point: The backyard, covered in flowing vines, leafy trees and with plenty of seating area, has a secret garden feel that’s perfect for entertaining.

Possible deal breaker: The front of the home has stairs to traverse. The buyers had better make sure they’ve got extra salt come the icy winter. (On the plus side, those stairs may deter a few junk-mail carriers.)

By the numbers:

• $1,499,999
• 3 bedrooms
• 3 bathrooms
• 2 fireplaces
• 2 kitchens
• 2 parking spaces
• 2 balconies