45 Bayview Ridge
Arguably one of the most iconic estates in Toronto, this French-style chateau sits on a sprawling 3.2 acre, double lot in the prestigious enclave of Bayview Ridge. Designed by the famed Canadian architect Gordon Ridgely, this exquisite property is truly incomparable. The private grounds have an undeniable sense of European opulence with unobstructed West views of the Rosedale Golf Club, lavish gardens designed by Ron Holbrook, a negative-edge infinity pool, a reflecting pond with a stepped waterfall, stone gate entry to a circular drive, tennis court, kitchen garden, flagstone terraces, and stone cabana.
The exterior facade is just as remarkable as the property itself. Spanning nearly 150’ wide and 100’ deep, it is a combination of Indiana-buff limestone and rubble-stone cladding with Vermont unfaded green slate shingles, and lead-coated copper flashings, eaves, and downspouts. The asymmetrical shape is highlighted by the South wing: an awe-inspiring, two-story turret with crawling ivy, transom windows, and custom limestone trim.
With over 15,000 square feet of living space, this 6+2 bed, 10 bath home was built to accommodate a large family, complete with a separate apartment for a live-in nanny or additional family members. The finishes inside this home are extraordinary with almost surgical precision and laser-like craftsmanship.