This lego-like house on Coxwell Street in Toronto was built by architect Rohan Walters and is up for sale. Each floor of the 3-story detached house is 16-by-16-feet because that's the largest size that Walters could afford when he built it. The total space is 800 square feet. A parking area fits between stilts that not only compensate for the slope, but also minimize vibrations from passing streetcars.
Wiring runs in conduits outside the walls and the heating bills are low because of the radiantly-heated concrete floors. While the house is unique, energy-efficient, and in a great location, drawbacks include a very tiny kitchen. The cluttered inside of the house is being cleared up for next week's open house. The house is designed to be added to over time so add-ons and renovations are an option.
What do you say - would you want to live in this house?
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(Images: Sue Pigg for The Toronto Star)