Conrad Black’s family residence in Toronto’s exclusive Bridle Path enclave is for sale. The mansion in one of Toronto’s most prestigious areas to live , which was built by Black’s father, will go up for auction on March 8th with Concierge Auctions. Former newspaper baron and his wife, Barbara Black, inherited the home which has never been on the market before and was built in six phases over several years.
Spanning 23,000 square feet, the home includes an impressive three-storey foyer with grand staircase, a myriad of reception and living rooms, a large dining hall with room for 50 guests, a commercial-quality two-storey library, and a resort-style indoor swimming pool. The home, crafted and constructed by world-renowned architect Thierry W. Despont, includes 9 bedrooms and 15 bathrooms and has hosted high profile guests such as Richard Nixon, Margaret Thatcher, and Elton John.
In spring and summer enjoy the magic of its secret walled garden with French antique wall fountain or grand terraces with sweeping views of lawns, orchard, flowering magnolia trees, mature willows and the serene sound of tiered fountains.
The property will be auctioned on March 8th with reserve. It has an estimated value of $21.8 million.