There are plenty of exceptional houses in this city, but this historic mansion for sale is truly one of a kind. Built in 1891 for the grandson of William Gooderham, Sr. (founder of the Gooderham & Worts Distillery), you’d be owning a piece of Toronto history with this incredible estate.
The 8,000 sq ft mansion is right on Jarvis St and has remained unchanged even as the area transformed over the past century.
The Sotheby’s listing describes it as “ancient yet also warmly embracing,” and “the finest Canadian example of the Richardsonian Romanesque Revival style.”
The house has hosted many businesses and services since Gooderham sold the house in the early 20th century. For over 30 years, it was occupied by Angelini’s restaurant, an Italian spot favoured by celebrities according to Maison Global.
Some of the features include 11 ft ceilings, a hand-carved staircase, stained glass windows, a 150-seat wraparound patio, plus wall panelling, chandeliers and fireplaces.
The home has six bedrooms and eight bathrooms, and the Angelini family has reportedly lived on the top floors for more than four decades.
Today, the home is mostly used as a reception venue for weddings and parties.
With parking space for 15 cars and spacious rooms, the mansion would be an ideal place to set up a medical practice, art gallery, restaurant, or even a boutique hotel, the listing says.
Plus, the gorgeous red brick exterior has been protected by the Ontario Heritage Trust since 1975 to preserve its quality.
As expected, you’ll have to pay top dollar for this historic estate — $9,950,000, to be exact.
We hope that the future owner of this exceptional property will have an exciting vision for the next chapter of its life. If we’re lucky, we might have a new celebrity hotspot coming our way.