House of the Week: $14 million for an unimaginably grand Bridle Path mansion
ADDRESS: 52 Post Road
NEIGHBOURHOOD: Bridle Path-Sunnybrook-York Mills
AGENT: Jay Bleiweis and Chloe Marie Leibel, Forest Hill Real Estate Inc., Brokerage
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.
BY THE NUMBERS:
• $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