House of the Week: $25 million for a giant chateau on the Bridle Path
The Place: An extravagant 10-bedroom, 14-washroom gated French-style chateau on the Bridle Path.
Bragging Rights: Previously owned by Canadian real estate developer Robert Campeau, the home has an Olympic-sized swimming pool with a retractable floor that turns the space into a ballroom. The home has played host to notable guests like Pierre Elliott Trudeau and Jane Fonda. Even better, it played the home of one of the Olsen twins in the movie It Takes Two.
Big Selling Point: Designers and architects like Brian Gluckstein, Ronald Holbrook and the late Gordon Ridgely helped the current owners restore the home and grounds. The space is now move-in ready and equipped with antique furnishings, crystal chandeliers and original artwork.
Possible Deal Breaker: This is a lot of house to handle. Anyone prepared to spend $25 million on it had better be ready to spend a lot more on property tax and upkeep over the years.
By The Numbers:
• 28,000 square feet
• 50-foot indoor pool
• 40-car garage
• 14 washrooms
• 10 bedrooms
• 7 wood-burning fireplaces
• 3 storeys
• 1 elevator
• 1 tennis court