Toronto Life House of the Week: $14 million for an unimaginably grand Bridle Path mansion


It’s both an event space and a home at 22,000 square feet (plus a 2500 square foot coach house, which can always be rented out to help with the mortgage…). The decor may not be to everyone’s taste, but the comments on the Toronto Life site are a bit extreme…

ADDRESS: 52 Post Road

NEIGHBOURHOOD: Bridle Path-Sunnybrook-York Mills

PRICE: $13,995,000

THE PLACE: An over-the-top European-style mansion with five bedrooms, 10 bathrooms, a jaw-dropping front foyer and the same Versailles-like charm as Suzanne Rogers’s place.

BRAGGING RIGHTS: At 2,500 square feet, the coach house is bigger than most of the city’s abodes, containing two bedrooms, one bathroom, a kitchen, a living room and a dining room.

BIG SELLING POINT: Everything you need to throw a gala fundraiser, wedding or epic house party is on hand: an enormous wine cellar, four full kitchens (two in the home, one in the coach house and one in the pool house) and an echoing grand foyer with room for 300 of your closest friends.

POSSIBLE DEAL BREAKER: With digs this sprawling, you might need a Segway to get around.

• $13,995,000
• $70,005.10 in taxes (2011)
• 15,000 square feet, plus a 7,500-square-foot lower level
• 2,500-square-foot coach house
• 14-foot ceilings
• 10 bathrooms
• 5 bedrooms
• 4 kitchens
• 2 fireplaces
• 1 wine cellar
• 1 outdoor pool
• 1 tennis court

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