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Surreal Estate: $13.3 million for a museum-like mansion off Mount Pleasant with a technicolour skylight

What family home in Teddington Park would be complete without a trippy powder room, an indoor pool and a sauna made out of African wood?

By Teagan Sliz
Surreal Estate: $13.3 million for a museum-like mansion off Mount Pleasant with a technicolour skylight

Neighbourhood: Teddington Park Price: $13,350,000 Size: 9,000 square feet Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 5+1 Real estate agents: Paul Maranger, Christian Vermast and Fran Bennett, Sotheby’s International Realty Canada Photography: Mshati Productions

The place

A four-bedroom, five-plus-one-bathroom mansion in Teddington Park that backs onto a lush ravine. The home comes with a home theatre, an attached garage and a jumbo wine cellar. It’s within walking distance of the businesses on Yonge as well as the Granite Club on Bayview. And motorists are a short drive from the 401 and the DVP.

The history

In 2016, the current owners built this fortress from scratch. They wanted contemporary design—something completely unlike the old-world architecture typical of uptown—with wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling windows and plenty of surrounding greenery. Now retired, the owners have decided to downsize and spend more time vacationing in the States.

The tour

Framed by mature maple trees, the façade is lined with two giant, two-storey window walls. 

This 9,000-square-foot property in Teddington Park is currently going for $13.5 million.

Stone steps lead to what looks like the entrance of an art gallery. The glass here is commercial grade and energy efficient. 

The glass here is commercial grade.

 A dog statue keeps watch over the front door. Good boy. 

Sone lines the foyer walls.

This reverse angle showcases the foyer’s heated granite slab floor, which is infused with marble, onyx and quartz.

The floors are granite slab.

The dining room is on the left. It’s equipped with an orb chandelier, a grand piano and a marble water-vapour fireplace.

That's a water-vapour fireplace in the background.

There’s also a temperature-controlled wine cellar set against high-lacquer panels that conceal butler doors.

Those shiny panels actually hide cabinets.

Down the hall is a powder room. It has an out-of-this-world textured mirror backsplash, a marble vanity and a vessel sink.

How about this textured mirror in the powder room?

In the kitchen: two massive walk-in pantries, Venetian-glass light fixtures and a glass dining table.

The kitchen comes with a wall of storage.

A closer look reveals leathered stone counters, a Sub-Zero fridge and Miele ovens.

Those are leathered stone counters.

The kitchen’s floor-to-ceiling, wall-to-wall windows overlook the ravine.

The home backs onto a ravine.

The two-way wood-burning fireplace serves double duty as a partition to the living room.

The two-way wood fireplace is a nice touch.

Here’s that living room, with display shelves and studio lighting.

This is the living room.

And here’s the space-age office.

The futuristic office.

Upstairs, this common area—crowned by a glass skylight installation—connects all four bedrooms.

The bedrooms are anchored by the multi-coloured skylight.

The main bedroom comes with an octopus-like light fixture, custom Italian shelving and a reflective accent wall.

The main bedroom has a funky Octopus-inspired light fixture.

Here’s the view from the bed. 

The view from the bed.

The ensuite might as well be a private spa: twin sinks and water closets, a soaker tub, a rainfall shower with six body jets, and built-in aromatherapy and steam systems.

The ensuite bathroom may as well be a private spa.

Also connected to the main suite is a 350-square-foot walk-in closet with marble-topped islands.

The walk-in closet is the size of a bachelor pad.

On the lower level is the pool room. In warmer months, its doors can fold open accordion-style to let in fresh air. Note the chrome light fixture by Artemide.

The glass doors here can be folded open in the warmer weather.

The space is fitted with heated marble floors. 

The pool leads to the sauna.

Here’s the sauna, made of African abachi wood.

This is Abachi wood.

For even more fun, try the hybrid music studio and theatre room. Those leather seats swivel.

The seats in the theatre swivel.

Finally, here’s a view of the rear of the home. The south-facing windows are designed to deflect heat in the summer (and their north-facing counterparts in the front do the opposite during the winter).

A final look at the rear of the home.

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