Some people may love this Vancouver home's major highlight, but others might feel a bit uncomfortable with it.
Looking over English Bay from above Locarno Beach sits a house with one entire side dominated by windows. That is, the three-storey structure has floor-to-ceiling windows from the ground floor to the roof, with things like a bathtub, bedroom and kitchen all looking north.
"The impeccable hybrid modern/heritage renovation features a 3-storey glass wall with exposures to the north, framing spectacular views of Burrard Inlet, North Shore and downtown Vancouver," describes Surinder Holat in the REW listing for the home.
The home was originally built in 1914, but renovated recently by Sean Pearson, an award-winning architect based in Vancouver and well known for his residential work. In an article from Western Living a couple of years ago he calls it a "mullet house" since the front is still true to its historic nature, but the back is modern.
Along with its massive windows, it comes with a large, private garden, which helps provide privacy for those standing at the windows. It's a four-bedroom, four-bathroom home as well, which means there are more private rooms in the house.
The house, at 4569 West 1st Avenue, is on the market now for $6.2 million, which isn't a huge surprise for a home in West Point Grey that's also a short walk from the beach.