Dream Homes: History for sale in Rosedale and Wychwood Park

These Midtown heritage estates in two of Toronto’s toniest neighbourhoods show off some serious pomp and circumstance. But which offers the most pedigree for the price?

Attention to detail in Rosedale
The 10-bedroom, nine-bathroom mansion at 32 Castle Frank Rd. offers more than 18,000 square feet of living space on the edge of a ravine in Rosedale. The gated estate was completed in 1912 for businessman Gerald B. Strathy and boasts large principal rooms, with an impressive grand foyer, a library and a billiards room. Not to mention the third floor bar, DJ booth and lit dance floor. Every square inch of the home is rich in detail — from the exotic wood panelling, imported marble fireplace and limestone flooring to the intricate woodwork and elaborate plaster ceilings. Other selling features include an in-ground pool and a wine cellar. The property is co-listed for $9.28 million with Chestnut Park Real Estate Limited, Brokerage and Royal LePage Real Estate Services Limited, Brokerage.

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A great view in Wychwood Park
The home at 82 Wychwood Park was built in 1915 for Sir William Gage, a well-known entrepreneur and philanthropist. The estate is hidden inside the private gated community and offers nine bathrooms and eight bedrooms. A stunning view of the city stretching to Lake Ontario can be seen from atop the home’s dramatic backyard portico. Other selling features include a solarium with an antique stained glass skylight, a home theatre, in-ground pool and hot tub with a stone gazebo.The future owners of this estate will have access to all the common areas in the exclusive neighbourhood, including the tennis courts and pond. However, they’ll also be responsible for maintenance fees. It is on the market for $7.8 million with Harvey Kalles Real Estate Limited, Brokerage. 

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