House of the Week: $5.3 million for a remodelled Rosedale mansion with a turret

House of the Week: $5.3 million for a remodelled Rosedale mansion with a turret

Address: 181 Crescent Road
Neighbourhood: Rosedale
Agents: Vicky Tal, Forest Hill Real Estate Inc., Brokerage; and Janet Lindsay, Chestnut Park Real Estate Limited, Brokerage
Price: $5,295,000
Previously sold for: $2,550,000 in 2014, before a major renovation

The place

A hundred-year-old home with a modern interior.

The foyer has a fireplace:

The living room is in the turret, so it has some impressive windows. And take a look at that wallpaper:

Herringbone wood flooring adds a little bit of elegance:

The family room is combined with the kitchen:

And here’s the kitchen:

There are three bedrooms on the second floor, all with ensuite bathrooms. Here’s one of them:

The master bedroom has a Juliet balcony and a fireplace:

The gentleman of the house has an impressive shoe collection:

The master ensuite has an exceptionally shiny bathtub:

There are three more bedrooms on the third floor. Here’s one of them:

And another:

And this one has access to the rooftop terrace:

All three third-floor bedrooms share this bathroom:

The view from the terrace:

There’s a rec area in the basement:

Plenty of wine storage is a must:

And here’s the nanny suite:

The backyard:

The history

Toronto architects Henry Bauld Gordon and Grant Helliwell built the home in 1902. The most recent owners, who bought the house in 2014, refreshed the interior, knocking out several walls and lowering the basement. The house now has Miele appliances, heated marble floors, wallpapers imported from France and England, and giant custom doors.

Big selling point

For anyone who has ever wanted to live in a castle, the bedroom in the turret is pretty close:

Possible deal breaker

The house was originally listed for $5,875,000 in March. A month ago, the owners dropped the ask by $580,000 in an attempt to drum up interest. At this price point, buyers are scarce—but one usually turns up sooner or later.

By the numbers

• $5,295,000
• $15,045.97 in taxes (2016)
• 4,750 square feet, above grade
• 50-by-255-foot lot
• 7 bathrooms
• 7 bedrooms
• 2 parking spots

The Hunt

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