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Surreal Estate: Lawrence Park’s famous Bézier Curve House is on the market for $10.9 million

What award-winning 7,600-square-foot pad would be complete without a heated driveway, an elevator, 24-foot ceilings and a kitchen that looks like a cocktail lounge?

By Aleah Balas
Another look at the kitchen.

Neighbourhood: Lawrence Park Price: $10,895,000 Size: 7,600 square feet Bedrooms: 4+2 Bathrooms: 7 Real estate agent: Cailey Heaps


The place

An award-winning six-bedroom, seven-bathroom home known as the Bézier Curve House, designed by architect Tania Bortolotto and tucked away on a sleepy street in Lawrence Park. Wild aesthetic aside, the place is meant to be a functional family home. It’s a short walk to some of the city’s best public and private schools as well as Lawrence station, Sherwood Park and the Granite Club.

The history 

The original owner, Farhad Kazmian, asked Bortolotto for a house that would be the antithesis of the glass box: warm materials and a sculptural form with nods to nature (the roof’s shingles are meant to evoke fish scales). Construction began in 2019 and took a year. The property was listed this past July for $12.9 million before dropping to its current price this week. 

The tour

The famous façade is defined by its namesake curved roof, massive picture windows and barn-board siding. There’s a heated concrete driveway out front along with dense greenery for privacy. 

The roof's shingles are meant to evoke fish scales.

Everything inside is designed to drop jaws. Here’s the living room. Slightly raised, it comes with 24-foot vaulted ceilings, gallery lighting and a view of the front yard. Both the flooring and that giant twisting ceiling feature are made of engineered oak. 

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Both the ceiling feature and floor are engineered oak.

This is the family room, which takes up the majority of the 3,000-square-foot open-concept main level. Its floor is heated large-slab porcelain.

The main level is a whopping 3,000 square feet.

The family room partition is made of slate and holds the TV, custom shelving and a double-sided fireplace. 

That's a double-sided fireplace in the slate partition.

The kitchen is equipped with Miele appliances, including an induction cooktop, a speed oven, a convection oven and a built-in coffee machine as well as a camouflaged dishwasher, fridge and freezer.

The kitchen's appliances are all Miele.

Turn around to take in the dining area, with wall-to-wall sliding glass doors leading to the backyard and a dry bar with walnut and velvet accents.

The dry bar, with walnut and velvet accents, may be the dining area's best feature.

Another look at the kitchen showcases the black marble counter and backsplash, hand-crafted cabinets and sleek pendant lighting.

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The kitchen could pass as a cocktail lounge.

Walking up the spiral staircase reveals the second-floor landing.

There are four bedrooms on the upper level.

Here’s what the living room looks like from the second floor. As if the giant window weren’t enough, there are two skylights above. 

This space has two skylights.

The main bedroom has an ensuite bathroom, a walk-in closet and a custom built-in headboard with side tables and shelving.

The main bedroom

Here’s that ensuite bathroom. It has a marble rainfall shower and a soaker tub as well as two toilets and two vanities.

The ensuite bathroom comes with a soaker and a floating toilet.

Down the hall is this secondary bedroom.

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Surreal Estate: Lawrence Park’s famous Bézier Curve House is on the market for $10.9 million

All of the secondary ensuite bathrooms have glass showers and heated floors. Note the funky wall tiles.

Note the funky tiles.

Downstairs is a full 2,400 square feet for the kids, plus another laundry room, two bedrooms and two bathrooms. 

Surreal Estate: Lawrence Park’s famous Bézier Curve House is on the market for $10.9 million

Returning to the front, the garden is designed to conceal the in-ground pool and waterfall from passers-by. The owner placed the pool here to save the huge backyard for large parties. 

The landscaping keeps the in-ground pool perfectly private.

Sliding doors frame the family room as if it were a painting. 

The sliding doors frame their surroundings as if they were paintings.

Finally, a look at the backyard—ideal for dinner parties, birthdays and maybe even a wedding.

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The owner designed the backyard for hosting.

Have a home that’s about to hit the market? Send your property to realestate@torontolife.com.  

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