House of the Week: $5.9 million for an uptown mansion with an indoor gym and exercise pool
The Place: A 10,215-square-foot home just east of the Bridle Path that was inspired by an old English inn.
Bragging Rights: Ray Murakami, the architect behind many of the sprawling homes in Forest Hill, The Kingsway and Rosedale, designed the structure, while Toronto decor celeb Sarah Richardson did the English countryside-meets-modern interior.
Big Selling Point: The lower level is full of luxurious perks. Dog owners will appreciate the “pet room,” complete with stairs up to a Fido-sized bathtub, while workout buffs will like the indoor pool and exercise room. There’s also a wine cellar and a games room with a special air system for cigar smokers.
Possible Deal Breaker: No matter how green your thumb is, you’ll need help maintaining the extensive grounds—just check out those intricate boxwood hedges.
By the Numbers:
• $29,921.97 in taxes (2013)
• 10,215 square feet
• 7 bathrooms
• 5 bedrooms
• 3-car garage
• 1 indoor pool
• 1 indoor gym