Massive GTA mansions
A look inside two of the largest million-dollar properties currently on the market. Both offer more than 10,000 square feet of living and entertainment spaces. Whose square footage wins in our room to roam showdown?
14,000 SQUARE FOOT ESTATE
The elaborate two-storey detached house at 21 Thornbank Rd. in the heart of old Thornhill boasts seven bedrooms and 12 bathrooms on a 1.3 acre lot. The home offers 14,000 square feet of space on the first floor and 8,000 square feet of living space on the second level. The grand gated estate was built in 2012, envisioned and designed by famous architect Richard Wengle, with features that include 11-foot cathedral ceilings and heated floors. The mansion is an entertainer’s dream with selling features that include an in-ground saltwater pool, indoor spa, home theatre, billiards room and a connoisseur’s dream wine cellar and tasting room. It is listed on the market for $10.95 million with Alan Newton Real Estate Limited, Brokerage.
11,730 SQUARE FEET OF STYLE
You get more house for your dollar with this property at 17 York Ridge Rd. The six-bedroom, 12-bathroom home offers more than 11,730 square feet of space with soaring 16-foot ceilings. The house has everything from a large home theatre and ballroom to a wine cellar, gym, cabana and pool. The property is built for convenience: the four-car service garage is accessible by elevator; the driveway is heated, so shovelling snow won’t be on any to-do lists; and sprinklers line the property. Plus the massive tiered cedar deck in the resort-like backyard is an added bonus. The downside? Potential buyers should be prepared to spend a pretty penny on property tax and upkeep. It is on offer for $8.95 million with City Plus Realty Inc., Brokerage.
The chef’s kitchen has top-of-the line appliances including a six-burner gas stove, two ovens, heated stone floors and a centre island featuring granite countertops.
The aerial shot of the 1.3-acre property shows a two-storey estate that is reminiscent of a European backcountry home.
The 17 by 16–square-foot eat-in chef’s kitchen has a vaulted ceiling, white cabinetry and a massive centre island.
The front of the two-storey stone house, as seen from the street, with its large circular drive (heated) and bay windows.