Nothing like a stroll through an affluent neighborhood to strike up some inspiration for the projects I am working on.
Presenting, the "Bridle Path" in Toronto, home to some of the city's wealthiest inhabitants.
#1: 37 High Point Road
This house is on the market for $23,000,000 (CAN). It is being constructed by Paul Miklas and his Valleymede corporation. I thought he had sold his other High Point address so that he and his wife could move into this mega-mansion, so I was somewhat confused by a recent google search to see that it appears to be for sale.
Architecturally speaking, I love the french influence that dominates the exterior of this home, including the mansard roof. In fact, I envision a similar facade for the mega-mansion that I am working on.
The construction workers were taking a break outside the residence as I walked by. I wanted to ask for a private tour, but refrained from doing so. Just a glimpse would satisfy me...
#2: 23 Park Lane Circle
Again, I love the french styling, including the numerous french balconies adorning the second floor. The dome is a beautiful touch, and the landscaping is magnificent.
#3: 15 High Point Road
This beautiful mansion is a replica of Rosecliff in Newport, Rhode Island. The scale and proportions are exquisite.
Stay tuned for many more mansions - Part 2 is coming soon.
In the meantime, here are some other properties along my walk that are deserving of an honourable mention. While they do not meet the criteria for "mega-mansions" I am impressed by the obvious incredible thought in the architectural details.