Surreal Estate: $12 million for a Georgian manor in Rosedale with a hall of mirrors

Surreal Estate: $12 million for a Georgian manor in Rosedale with a hall of mirrors

What brick house by a ravine would be complete without Corinthian columns, a very red family room and a courtyard as long as a bowling alley?

This 8,500-square-foot Rosedale home is going for $12 million.

Neighbourhood: Rosedale
Price: $12 million
Last sold for: $4,876,000 in 2010
Size: 8,533 square feet
Bedrooms: 5+1
Bathrooms: 7
Real estate agent: Cailey Heaps, Heaps Estrin Real Estate Team

The place

A five-plus-one-bedroom, seven-bathroom standout sitting on the southwest edge of leafy Rosedale. Georgian by inspiration, the home’s main floor is old-world ornate while the rest of it is a bit more contemporary and bright. The place is within walking distance of Rosedale station, Ramsden Park and the shops on Yonge. And motorists are a short drive from Rosedale Valley Road, Bayview and the DVP. 

The history

The current owners purchased this house more than a decade ago as a place to raise their three children. They originally placed it on the market in 2020 at $10.6 million before having second thoughts. Now, with their kids grown, the couple is positive they’re ready for a new lifestyle. 

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The tour

The red-brick façade features a covered entrance flanked by Corinthian columns. Just beyond the frame is the circular four-car heated driveway and two-car garage. On to the inside…

In front of the home: a circular, four-car heated driveway.

Weren’t expecting this, were you? The foyer is a hall of mirrors.

What a trip.

This funky checkerboard hallway feels like a runway.  

Note the funky checkerboard floors.

Here’s the big red family room, which doubles as a library. It has coffered ceilings, built-in storage, a wood-burning fireplace and French doors leading to the courtyard. 

The big red family room doubles as a library.

There’s another wood-burning fireplace in the lounge next door. 

The old-world fireplace in the lounge is a nice touch.

Now for the kitchen, equipped with a Wolf six-burner gas cooktop, a Dacor range hood, Sub-Zero fridges, a GE microwave, a subway-tiled backsplash and a prep island with a second sink. 

Nothing but luxury appliances in the kitchen.

The breakfast nook walks out to the back and comes with a wall of windows. 

The wall of windows overlooks the backyard.

The adjoining dining room—fit for a king—has more Corinthian columns. 

In the dining room: Corinthian columns fit for a king.

Here’s the main suite, which takes up about a third of the second floor. It’s outfitted with crown moulding, large windows, another fireplace, floral carpeting and a private balcony.  

The main bedroom has a wood-burning fireplace and a private balcony.

There’s also a lounge in here.

This lounge could be fashioned as an office.

This is the quarry-like ensuite: marble tiles, a large soaker tub and an antique vanity disguised as a dresser.

The main bedroom has two ensuite bathrooms. This one is covered in marble.

And this is the suite’s walk-in closet.

Here's the walk-in closet.

Down the hall is this secondary corner bedroom, with fabric wallpaper and a trio of windows. 

That's fabric wallpaper.

Here’s the second ensuite. This one has black marble, brass accents and a glass shower with a bench. 

The black-marble counterpart to the ensuite.

This bedroom, currently set up as an office, has a more modern feel and a view of the street. 

Another secondary bedroom, currently set up as an office.

Moving to the third floor reveals the gym, featuring in-ceiling speakers. Those doors on the right walk out to the rooftop patio.

On the top floor, the gym, with a built-in speaker system.

That’s the Yorkville skyline in the distance.  

The rooftop lounge has a view of Rosedale, with Yorkville in the distance.

There’s one more bedroom up here, defined by its vaulted ceilings. 

The basement has a kitchenette in the main living area, plus one more marble-tiled bathroom (not pictured), a wine cellar and a laundry room.  

The basement also comes with a wine cellar and laundry room.

The courtyard is surrounded by a brick wall and high hedges for privacy. 

The backyard is surrounded by an old brick wall.

Finally, a full view of the outdoor space, which spans the length of the home.

An ideal place to spend a sunny day.

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