This Historic Mansion Is For Sale: Own A Piece Of Toronto’s History For $22.8 Million

(Photo courtesy of Sotheby’s International Realty)

History is for sale in Toronto, a historic mansion that is.

Welcome to Rosedale’s Geary house, at 124 Park Road. It was actually built prior to Confederation, circa 1857.

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It has close to an acre of land — with a ravine as a backyard. So you feel secluded, while you’re actually minutes from downtown Toronto.

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And even though the house itself is old, its finishings are quite updated — and its amenities are so extra: a library, a games complex in the basement, a full spa, a ball hockey court, a wine cellar, a gym … A COACH HOUSE.

Price: $22.8 million
Square footage: 12,000 square feet
Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 9
Brokerage: Sotheby’s International Realty

 

Sure, you can go through that virtual tour above, but it’s time to kick it old school with still photos, in honour of this historic abode, of course.
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And so our history lesson begins … Apparently, Canada has a history of building incredulous homes. Take this one for example.
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It’s the perfect blend of history meets modern times … meets wildlife (a running theme throughout the home, to be sure).
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Just imagine how many whodunnits were solved in this room.
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Yes, remember that wildlife theme we mentioned?
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Woah. We’re not the only ones who see that glorious claw-foot bathtub, right? Such a piece of beauty exists? Wait. Let’s make sure from another angle.
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Yup. It’s real. And even more spectacular in this picture than the last.
Okay, now hold on, because we’re about to slap down three graceful and elegant bedrooms in a row …
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We don’t usually smack down three photos in a row like that, hence the warning. In fact, often we’ll show only one bedroom. But there is something so simple and eloquent about these rooms, we just had to do it.
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And how could we not include this wine cellar? Fun fact: This home was built in 1857 and construction finished at exactly wine o’clock.
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After all, hockey is a huge part of Canada’s history. So this room doesn’t only make sense, but it’s kinda mandatory too.
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You know, just your regular hum-drum courtyard between the mansion and its coach house.
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And there you have it. Your history lesson for the day. If only they taught history like this in schools …
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