Magnificent Toronto Mansion
One of the finest and most renowned homes in Canada - offered for sale for the first time through Concierge Auctions.
A grand and coveted historic Canadian mansion — privately located in Toronto’s premier Bridle Path enclave, just 15 minutes outside of downtown Toronto — will be offered for sale at auction after 65 years of family lineage. Former newspaper publisher and author Lord Conrad Black, a Canadian-born British citizen who once controlled the world’s third-largest English-language newspaper company, will offer his primary residence through Concierge Auctions on March 8th.
An impressive 23,000-square-foot-plus of living space set on over 6.6 acres, built in six phases and extensively renovated over the years, 26 Park Lane Circle has never before been available for sale. In this much-admired and regal estate, Black has entertained many prominent guests including British royals, world statesmen and many well-known entertainers and cultural figures. With an estimated value of $21.8 million, the property will sell in cooperation with Barry Cohen of Re/Max Realtron Realty Inc. Brokerage.
Lord Black, whose newspaper group included the London Telegraph, Chicago Sun-Times, Jerusalem Post, and most of the large daily newspapers in Canada and Australia, said: «It is a big house for two people. We will be abroad a good deal, and moving to a more manageable home will be a convenience to us now as our careers have evolved. Auction is the best way to achieve this end, as it sets the timeline on what will be, in physical terms, a large relocation.»
Crafted and constructed by famous international Architect Thierry W. Despont — who has been commissioned by other notable clients including Bill Gates, Gianni Agnelli and Stavros Niarchos — 26 Park Lane Circle is a magnificent Georgian residence that has everything from an indoor pool and spa to a chapel consecrated by two Cardinals.
Taking the term ‘grand entrance’ to a whole new level, the residence is located down a winding, romantic driveway set back from the road, nestled amongst the trees without another building in site. Upon arrival, guests are greeted within the three-story foyer, complete with a grand staircase, impeccably detailed molding and an ornate chandelier.
Offering endless options for entertaining, the estate is comprised of uniquely configured reception and living spaces where Black and his family have hosted Richard Nixon, Margaret Thatcher, Henry Kissinger, The Duke ofEdinburgh, Sir Elton John, and many other prominent figures.
The house has an elegant formal dining room, dual sitting and dressing rooms, a two-story/two-room library, state-of-the-art chef’s kitchen, a media room, billiard room, wine cellar and multiple working fireplaces throughout. Including the guest apartment and coach house, the entire property includes a total of nine bedrooms, 11 full bathrooms and four half bathrooms.
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