ROCK STAR ABODE
Sprawling residence once home to Rush’s Neil Peart & party haven for Led Zeppelin band members
A $5.8 million home that once belonged to Rush’s drummer and was supposedly graced by Led Zeppelin
Built in 1909, the three-storey residence at 230 Russell Hill Rd. in South Hill once belonged to Neil Peart, drummer of the popular Canadian rock band Rush. The stately home is listed at $5.895 million and features six bedrooms, seven bathrooms, a charming coach house and an in-ground salt water pool, firepit and cabana on a lot that’s 75 by 165 feet. The residence, approximately 7,000 square feet with hardwood floors throughout, was largely renovated and restored by a well-known Canadian developer (another former owner of the home). The property backs onto Sir Winston Churchill Reservoir (although admittedly, new owners of the home won’t be able to enjoy the park for the next two years due to construction). According to Forest Hill Real Estate sales representative, Howard Lende, Led Zeppelin is also believed to have partied there in the ’70s or ’80s (talk about bragging rights).
Clockwise from top: The living room with hardwood floors, stone fireplace, integrated bookshelves and coffered ceilings; an exterior shot of the front portico; and a peek at the backyard oasis, complete with salt water pool, cabana, firepit and outdoor...