House of the Week: $5.5 million for Canada AM co-host Valerie Pringle’s Casa Loma mansion
ADDRESS: 3 Clarendon Crescent
NEIGHBOURHOOD: Casa Loma
AGENT: Leanne Weld, Royal LePage J&D Division, Brokerage
THE PLACE: Built in 1906, this brick and stone house sits on a double lot on a private road with only six other residences. It’s even a listed heritage property (but don’t worry, the interior isn’t ancient—the home underwent extensive renovations in 1996).
BRAGGING RIGHTS: The house is currently owned by Andy and Valerie Pringle, who is better known as the erstwhile co-host of Canada AM and the host of the Canadian edition of Antiques Roadshow (she’s also a member of the Order of Canada—no big).
BIG SELLING POINT: The 105-year-old house was designed by architects Curry, Sproatt and Rolph, who had a hand in the 1907 alterations of the Financial District’s St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church and built the National Club on Bay Street. If that doesn’t get you a membership, we don’t know what will.
POSSIBLE DEAL BREAKER: We love the rich, vibrant colours adorning the walls. But if you’re into the stark, ultra-modern, all-white-all-the-time look you’re out of luck.
BY THE NUMBERS:
• $30,577.09 in 2011 property taxes
• 105 years old
• 6 bathrooms
• 5 bedrooms
• 5 fireplaces
• 3 storeys