Conrad Black’s Bridle Path Mansion To Be Auctioned; Reportedly Worth Upwards of $20-Million CAD
26 Park Lane Circle, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M3B 1Z7
Conrad Black will be sending his family’s palatial private home to auction on March 8th with Concierge Auctions. The 6.6-acre estate is set in Bridle Path, one of Toronto’s most prestigious areas to live and was originally built by his father, George Montegu Black. Mr. Black is quoted saying, “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.” The property 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 & 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 & constructed by world-renowned architect Thierry W. Despont, includes 9 bedrooms & 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.