Bridle Path, besides being the new home to Toronto-born, mega-star Drake, is one of the truly exclusive, prestigious, coveted neighbourhoods on the Toronto real estate scene. There are pacious luxury estate homes up and down its streets, gorgeous landscapes, a destination spot for the truly affluent to hang their shingles and lay down roots.
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The neighbourhood was in the news pre-pandemic when Drake moved into his new, 50,000 square feet opulent estate on Park Lane Circle (it has a regulation-size indoor basketball court, bronze throughout, constructed of limestone and exotic woods – “The structure is a proper 19th-century limestone mansion” in form, materials and execution, according to architect Ferris Rafauli in this Architectural Digest feature on the home.)
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“It’s overwhelming high luxury,” says rapper Drake (@champagnepapi) of the Toronto home he has been crafting over the past six years alongside designer @ferrisrafauli. “That message is delivered through the size of the rooms and the materials and details of the floors and the ceilings. I wanted to make sure people can see the work I’ve put in over the years reflected from every vantage point.” Indeed, the scale of the rooms sets the tone for the home experience from the moment one enters the vast entry hall, above, which is clad in solid limestone with beveled inserts of Nero Marquina marble beneath a faceted ceiling of antique mirror framed in bronze, while two sculptures by @kaws flank the doorway. Discover more of the home through the link in our profile. Photo by @jasonschmidtstudio; text by @mayer.rus; styled by @colinking
This week we feature 38 Park Lane Circle, for sale for $13 million, located right next door to the new home that Drake built.
According to Chilla Riddle, Sales Representative and Real Estate Advisor for Engels and Völkers Toronto Central Brokerage, a top selling point during the summer months is its western red cedar-built swimming pool.
“The inside structure, a combination of glass and wood, makes it resistant to mould and moisture to keep you safe and comfortable all year round,” she says. “The adjacent hot tub will have you feeling refreshed and ready for outdoor entertainment.
Over 13,500 square feet
“Upon entering the foyer your guests will be in awe of the porcelain tile, where they will find each piece laser cut to perfection along with hand cut white oak flooring throughout the rest of the home.”
The home is 13,561 square feet, located on 2.42 acres of land, with an attached three-car parking garage, and private circular driveway with parking for 20 cars. There is a built-in Miele fridge, freezer, ovens, steam oven, five gas burner, stainless steel dishwasher, wine fridge, custom maple kitchen cabinetry with soft close, dovetail detail wood work, granite centre island, washer and dryer.
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Property details (other than being next door to Drake)
- Waterjet custom cut intricate Italian stone tiles in the front foyer
- Renovated basement with future wine cellar, exercise room, wet bar and theatre room
- Three level round solid oak staircase with wrought iron balustrades and spindles.
- Large master bedroom double French door entry that features a sitting area with gas fireplace, a lady of the house dream walk in closet
- Six-piece master en-suite with 12 x 24-inch heated porcelain tile, freestanding air jet tub, glass surround shower with stone floors
- Direct access to double car garage from mud room
- Butler’s Pantry with a separate Miele Freezer and generous cupboard and storage space
- Over 7-inch baseboard and 7-inch crown moulding throughout the home
- Luminous architectural floor-to-ceiling windows throughout
- Comes with security cameras
- A solarium, breakfast area off the kitchen
- Open concept layout with lots of space and light
- Lots of intricate details on the ceiling walls and floors
- Special Herringbone pattern on the dining room floors
- All wood floors are quarter cut laid and sanded on site
- All wood floors are 4 1⁄4-inch width white oak
- Tiles in the washroom are stone and porcelain
- Double-sided gas fireplace with custom stone mantle
- Stone transom and frame in between the family and dining room doorway
- Mudroom fully tiled and open to above with skylights, ample room for cabinets and lounge chairs
- Family room has white oak floors, decorative ceilings and walls, floor-to-ceiling windows and views of the backyard
- Formal living room has ornate medallion and ceiling and wall details, a custom made stone mantle to match the gas fireplace and white oak floors
- Bedrooms are all ensuite, some with porcelain tiles, mosaic tiles and stone tiles.
- Bedrooms have architectural windows and spacious
- Lutron designer light switches throughout
- Smart home system with integrated speakers
- Solid double door front entry door
- Indoor pool with diving depth, hot tub
- Separate 2-bedroom apartment above the pool house
- Tennis court
Contact Chilla at 416-509-6948 or [email protected] for a private viewing.