House of the Week: $3.6 million for four storeys of Hoggs Hollow opulence
ADDRESS: 50 Old Yonge Street
NEIGHBOURHOOD: Bridle Path-Sunny Brook-York Mills
THE PLACE: With recessed ceilings, myriad chandeliers and polished marble floors with mosaic inlays, this home is all old-school grandeur. The stone exterior opens to four expansive storeys in the back, hiding ten bathrooms, room for nine bedrooms and an enormous kitchen in its depths.
BRAGGING RIGHTS: The living room, with hardwood floors, outsized fireplace and palladiumPalladian-style windows, is straight out of The Great Gatsby. With F. Scott Fitzgerald’s original inspiration for Jay’s house coming down, this could be an excellent candidate for its replacement (or, failing that, for elegant Prohibition- themed parties).
BIG SELLING POINT: The dark hardwood library only needs a few leather-bound books and a rich mahogany air freshener to transport visitors to an Oxbridge gentleman’s club.
POSSIBLE DEAL BREAKER: Depending on your fitness level, the house’s four storeys might be a lot to traverse every day. Of course, if you’re feeling lazy, there’s always the elevator.
BY THE NUMBERS:
• $19,996 in taxes
• 163 x 168.66 foot lot
• 10 bathrooms
• 5 + 4 bedrooms
• 4 storeys
• 4 cameras
• 3 fireplaces
• 1 circular driveway
• 1 elevator