Do industrial loft conversions appeal to you? Maybe historic houses are more to your taste. With enough money there are options for homebuyers of all persuasions at the top end of Toronto real estate this spring. Here are the 10 most expensive single-family homes for sale in Toronto right now.
Many of the priciest properties in Toronto offer seclusion, whether it be perched atop a tall tower downtown or on a wooded lot off a cul de sac. However, 86 Woodlawn Avenue West will put its future owners a couple blocks from bustling St. Clair Avenue West, not far from Yonge Street.
Appearing more modest than some of the other entries on higher up on the list (and it has a radiant heat system), 9 Drumsnab Road is still a classic Rosedale estate. Its second floor was totally renovated about two years ago, and it features a tranquil pool and patio out back, “creating [an] idyllic paradise,” as per the listing.
Luxury listings, at least for low-rise homes, usually lead with an exterior shot of the place showcasing lush landscaping, impressive masonry and multi-car garages. Not this one. While the industrial exterior won’t appeal to everyone, who doesn’t like private rooftop patios, like this 8,000-square-foot “NYC-style loft” near Dovercourt Road and Bloor Street West boasts?
The Humber Valley probably isn’t the first place to come to mind when thinking of luxury Toronto real estate — after all, there’s Rosedale and Yorkville — but this 17,000-square-foot limestone home is proof the area has its share of upscale housing.
Another option by the winding Humber River, 33 Edgehill Road is being billed as “One Of The Prettiest Homes In The West End!” (emphasis care of the RE/MAX sales team). For those who prefer newer homes, this stone chateau is the recent work of local estate architects Murakami Design.
The third Humber Valley entry, this 10,000-square-foot stone mansion backs onto a wooded ravine. That’s not the only water source near the four-bedroom home. Just check out that kidney-shaped pool with surrounding gardens.
Wealthy eco warriors may find appeal in 157 South Drive, which was built in 1907 but was more recently outfitted with commercial-grade rooftop solar panels. Not clear what kind of carbon footprint owners of this five-bedroom, nine-bathroom Rosedale house with its own gym and spa make, though.
The future owner of this multi-million-dollar Neo Georgian home likely won’t be spending much time on public transit, but the listing nonetheless highlights how close it is to Castle Frank Station. That and the 1912 mansion’s marble fireplace, plaster ceilings, heated solariums, and — you get the idea.
It’s not obvious from the manicured grounds outside, but 20 Elm Avenue’s 12,000-square-foot interior has undergone a modern reno, including an elevator installation. The Mount Pleasant home is fit for a high-ranking banker. Frank Techar, current vice chair of BMO Financial Group and one-time CEO, put this home, dating back to the 1890s, on the market in June 2016, Toronto Life reports.
Here’s another for the historical architecture buff: a redbrick mansion dating back to 1907 that’s an Ontario Heritage Act designated property. Just don’t bank on the city approving any major additions or overhauls to the century-old home, which offers more than 9,000-square-feet of living space.