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Sale of the Week: $7 million for a sprawling Humber Valley home that’s known as the “starter castle”

By Jonathan Forani| Photography by Rob Holowka/Birdhouse Media
Sale of the Week: $7 million for a sprawling Humber Valley home that's known as the "starter castle"
Listed At
$7,998,000
Sold For
$7,000,000

Address: 16 Edenbridge Drive
Neighbourhood: Humber Valley Agent: Ana Santos, Harvey Kalles Real Estate Ltd., Brokerage Previously sold for: $2,200,000, in 2005, prior to a rebuild

The property

A 10,000-square-foot mansion backing onto St. George’s Golf and Country Club. The house has plenty of parking and a pretty back garden.

The history

In 2005, the sellers purchased a ranch-style bungalow on the property for slightly more than $2 million, and developed their vision for a rebuild. Then they worked with designer Tony Gornik to build a new home in the style of a French château, including a pool and a loggia—the indoor-outdoor patio with stone arches. The sellers raised a family here and held a membership at the golf club. Now, they’re retired and spend a lot of time in California, so they’ve decided to downsize.

The front door opens to a broad hallway:

Sale of the Week: $7 million for a sprawling Humber Valley home that's known as the "starter castle"

Here’s the palatial eat-in kitchen:

Sale of the Week: $7 million for a sprawling Humber Valley home that's known as the "starter castle"

The dining room:

Sale of the Week: $7 million for a sprawling Humber Valley home that's known as the "starter castle"

The family room, which features a double-sided fireplace:

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Sale of the Week: $7 million for a sprawling Humber Valley home that's known as the "starter castle"

A look at the living room (and the other side of that fireplace):

Sale of the Week: $7 million for a sprawling Humber Valley home that's known as the "starter castle"

A fancy spiral staircase:

Sale of the Week: $7 million for a sprawling Humber Valley home that's known as the "starter castle"

On the upper level, the master bedroom, which also has a fireplace and plenty of room to hang out:

Sale of the Week: $7 million for a sprawling Humber Valley home that's known as the "starter castle"

The master bathroom, where you can relax in the tub and watch golfers hack it up on the course:

Sale of the Week: $7 million for a sprawling Humber Valley home that's known as the "starter castle"

On the lower level, an indoor pool:

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Sale of the Week: $7 million for a sprawling Humber Valley home that's known as the "starter castle"

The theatre, where, judging by the wall-mounted photographs, the sellers probably watched plenty of classic cinema:

Sale of the Week: $7 million for a sprawling Humber Valley home that's known as the "starter castle"

The lower level has a wine cellar, too:

Sale of the Week: $7 million for a sprawling Humber Valley home that's known as the "starter castle"

The 1,000-square-foot loggia is a great place to entertain. It even has a bug screen to keep guests comfortable:

Sale of the Week: $7 million for a sprawling Humber Valley home that's known as the "starter castle"

The driveway has space for more than 10 vehicles:

Sale of the Week: $7 million for a sprawling Humber Valley home that's known as the "starter castle"

The back garden looks pleasant, particularly in the summertime:

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Sale of the Week: $7 million for a sprawling Humber Valley home that's known as the "starter castle"

A look at the back of the house, in all of its golf course–adjacent glory:

Sale of the Week: $7 million for a sprawling Humber Valley home that's known as the "starter castle"
The fate

The home has become iconic in the neighbourhood, according to the broker, who said it’s sometimes referred to as the “starter castle.” The buyers are a family who were attracted to the golf course views and loggia.

The sale

In 2017, the home was listed for $8.5 million and received several offers. It was listed exclusively for a time, but resurfaced on the market this year at $8 million, which yielded an attractive offer from the buyer. The sellers accepted $7 million, one of the highest sale prices ever in Etobicoke.

By the numbers

• $7,000,000 • $30,000 in taxes (approximately) • 10,000 square feet (including basement) • 165 days on MLS • 7 bathrooms • 4 bedrooms • 12 parking spaces • 3-car garage

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