The Toronto real estate market is known for its rich home prices – as regular detached houses hit the above-million mark, just breaking into the market can be a luxury for the typical middle-class home buyer, even for just a single-family house with yard.
For those with a few multi-million to spare, however, the sky is truly the limit in the GTA. From pool features that put water parks to shame, to plush home theatres, to garages large enough to fit multiple Ferraris, here are five luxury homes up for grabs in the 416 / 905.
Step through the front doors of this one-storey Hogg’s Hollow home, designed by John C. Parkin in a minimalist Japanese style, and take in the glossy marble floors, soaring ceiling, and what’s sure to be great acoustics. This sunlight-flooded masterpiece is truly worthy of a concerto – or just a great place to relax in take in the lovely foliage via an interior botanical atrium. Gold-plated fireplaces, multiple wet bars, games room, sauna, and pool with cabana are sure to delight your eyes as well as your ears. Plus, with parking for 10, you’ll be able to invite the whole philharmonic orchestra.
While this Bridle Path home has lots to offer – including a lagoon pool, golf simulator, and gorgeous gabled tower – true adventure awaits in the basement in the form of a jungle-themed bath. Every detail – such as custom stone walls, plentiful foliage and a mosaic-tiled shower jungle scene – lends to a truly remarkable bathing experience. When not on safari, however, this home’s owners are sure to enjoy its sauna, amply-treed lot, wine cellar, and gym. And no need to leave your beloved Maserati out in the cold; a 3,200-square-foot two-level indoor garage, complete with auto elevator, will keep all of your luxury vehicles in tip-top shape. No word on whether the suit of armour is included with the sale.
Soak away your troubles in a personal grotto – hidden behind your very own waterfall! This stunning water feature is the cherry on top of this truly tricked out Bridle Path property, which also includes basketball and Bocce courts, cabana and outdoor entertainment space, and fire pit. The inside is just as impressive as out with an elevator, wine cellar, spa, gym and a full seven fireplaces. Regardless of the season, you’ll be able to throw on heck of a party.
As any film buff can attest, setting is everything – and what better place to take in your favourite flick than your very own movie theatre space? Take in the silver screen in the plush theatre room, or enjoy the other wonders on display in this Richard Wengle-designed home including an elevator, vaulted ceilings, saltwater swimming pool, sauna, wine cellar, tasting room, and seven-car garage.
There are opulent homes… and then there are straight up palaces. We’re sure Marie Antoinette would approve of this French-chateau-inspired Kleinberg home, which sprawls over a 2.95-acre lot with fountain, pool, and cabana. Inside, the king and queen of the house can retire to a 2,500-square-foot master suite with his and her dressing rooms and walk-out balcony, take in the entertainment with two theatre rooms, or a game of basketball in their private court. Be sure to stop and admire the hand-painted details, and try not to stare with your mouth open.
Penelope Graham is the Managing Editor at Zoocasa, and has over a decade of experience covering real estate, mortgage, and personal finance topics. Her commentary on the housing market is frequently featured on both national and local media outlets including BNN Bloomberg, CBC, The Toronto Star, National Post, and The Huffington Post. When not keeping an eye on Toronto's hot housing market, she can be found brunching in one of the city's many vibrant neighbourhoods, travelling abroad, or in the dance studio.