House of the Week: $1.5-million for a completely rebuilt family home in the Beaches

House of the Week: $1.5-million for a completely rebuilt family home in the Beaches

Address: 167 Wheeler Avenue
Neighbourhood: The Beaches
Agents: Rick DeClute and Rochelle DeClute, DeClute Real Estate Inc., Brokerage
Price: $1,539,000
Previously sold for: $602,000 in 2012, prior to a total rebuild

The place

A house with clapboard siding in the Beaches, about one block north of Kew Gardens.

Here’s the foyer:


The living room:


The dining area:


And the kitchen:


The kitchen is wide enough for a table:


There are four bedrooms on the second floor. Here’s one of them:


And another:


And another:


And yet another:


The basement has a rec room:


And a fifth bedroom:


And here’s the backyard:


The history

The current owners bought the property in 2012, when it was a two-bedroom bungalow. They retained three brick walls, but replaced the rest. Now, there’s a second storey and a rear addition, making this place big enough for a family.

Big selling point

The kitchen is ideal for entertaining, with both an island and eat-in seating, dual ovens, easy access to the terrace and an oversized pantry for tons of storage:


Possible deal breaker

Though there are five of them, the bedrooms aren’t as spacious as many homeowners seem to expect these days. If the buyer is after a master suite that sprawls across an entire floor, they may want to look elsewhere.

By the numbers

• $1,539,000
• $7,423.23 in taxes (2016)
• 5 bedrooms
• 5-year-old renovation
• 4 bathrooms
• 1 parking space

The Hunt