House of the week: $12 million worth of charm in Forest Hill

House of the week: $12 million worth of charm in Forest Hill

(Image: Harvey Kalles Real Estate Ltd.) 

THE ENTERTAINER

ADDRESS: 36 Forest Hill Road
NEIGHBOURHOOD:
Casa Loma
AGENT:
Howard Mark Biderman, Harvey Kalles Real Estate Ltd.
PRICE:
$12 million
THE PLACE:
Part of the Rogers family’s real estate holdings, this sprawling brick mansion has enough party-friendly permutations of gardens, rooms and patios to make Gatsby gasp. A 2008 renovation added modern features—exercise room, glass front door, gas fireplace, domed ceiling—but this is a property for party lovers who get a contact high from expensive antiques, crystal chandeliers, flawless landscaping and ornate mouldings.
BRAGGING RIGHTS:
Neighbours include Nelly Furtado and Drake; it’s possible that the 1,000 square foot pool house could lure them to parties at the house.
BIG SELLING POINT:
The master suite, which is the size of a CityPlace penthouse, comes complete with his and hers walk-in closets, a nine-piece ensuite bathroom, fireplace and French doors overlooking the gardens.
POSSIBLE DEAL BREAKER:
Environmentalists will not love the automatic snow-melting driveway (but everyone else will).


POSH BY THE NUMBERS:

• 9,000 square feet (plus basement and pool house)
• 9 fireplaces
• 9 bathrooms
• 8 parking spaces
• 7 bedrooms
• double lot
• 1 wine cellar
• 1 pool
• 1 spa
• 1 butler’s pantry
• 1 pet shower
• 1 dog run
• 1 garage with elevator