This $2.1million house full of wood may be Toronto’s weirdest

While Toronto is certainly brimming with its fair share of weird old homes to complement the seemingly endless cookie-cutter new condo builds, one particularly peculiar home has just popped up on the market, although you have to go to the inside (and back) to see what makes it so unique.

The 3-bedroom, 5-bathroom detached house at 129 Leacrest Road in Leaside is being touted as a home with an “intriguing interior” by estate agents, who are also trying to advertise the property to renovators or developers. builders who may want to completely empty the place. — which would be a shame if they didn’t retain some of its unique features.

The house looks completely normal, even boring, until you walk inside.

The plain brick building near Eglinton Ave. E and Bayview is completely unassuming and even boring from the front, but once you enter you encounter one of the weirdest designs in town.

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From a circular wooden elevator shaft to a wooden spiral staircase, there are a ton of oddities – and so on. a lot. wood.

Carpenters will be amazed at the amount of wood in the house, from the odd, now defunct wooden circular elevator to the wooden spiral staircase just behind.

Entering further (on wooden floors, of course), you can look over a wooden banister into a bright, sunken living room with two sets of wooden stairs leading up to it, with wooden floors, a beamed ceiling exposed, hardwood wainscoting, and wood paneling around a set of French doors that lead to a veranda.

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The unique sunken living room is the most wooded of them all.

Although the kitchen, dining room, bathrooms, and bedrooms seem fairly basic (and all need a facelift), the excessive wood accents continue up the spiral staircases to the second floor, which is partially unfinished but has new features like skylights and doorways that look like they are from the Middle Ages.

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Rooms are pretty, but the array of wood finishes continues upstairs, where there are also skylights and a ton of renovations to do.

Once you venture down and back, things get even weirder, with a courtyard descending into a giant greenhouse and garden below.

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The whole house needs work, but especially the partially unfinished floor.

Beyond the lawn and gazebo out back is a large, admittedly decrepit, building perfect for growing your own food (and keeping it out of reach of local critters). Even below, via two flights of stairs, there are more levels to the property and another huge fenced garden at the far end.

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The backyard is hectic and a little scary, but it’s fully landscaped to grow your own food and any kind of garden you want.

This would be ideal for someone looking to get into urban farming and sustainable living – and who enjoys woodworking.

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