The Canadian sitcom Schitt’s Creek, arguably the most successful TV show to ever come out of the country, attracted audiences in the millions, garnering nine 2020 Emmy Awards for its sixth and final season.
Those wins included a sweep of all four actor categories, a feat no other program in the history of the awards ceremony had ever accomplished.
Fans of the show (and who wasn’t?) will recall the first episode of the series opened with the Rose family losing possession of its spectacular mansion, after their financial advisor ran off with all their money.
That mansion, located in Toronto, can now be yours.
Known as ‘La Belle Mansion’, inspired by 17th-century French designs, it weighs in at a hefty 24,000 sq. ft., stretched across half an acre, protected by wrought iron gates with gold accents and marble pillars in Toronto’s tony St. Andrews-Windfields neighborhood.
A double-arched entryway opens into a tribute to the Sistine Chapel, which serves as the foyer with domed ceilings, stained glass, intricate motifs, a marble staircase and Michelangelo-inspired frescos.
Everything in the home comes in Size Large.
The dining room, with a Renaissance-style bas relief, marble floors and ceiling frescos, is large enough to seat 24 guests. A lower-level banquet hall, with a dance floor, mirrored walls, granite and marble floors, will accommodate 150 people. Also featured are a home theatre, four-storey elevator, wine cellar, billiard room and an indoor salt water swimming pool.
But wait, there’s more.
Fourteen bedrooms and 16 bathrooms. Gold, marble, crystal chandeliers and custom artwork are featured throughout the manor.
The professional chef’s kitchen boasts the latest in top-of-the-line appliances and opens onto its own private patio. The family room features a large aquarium as well as a custom-carved marble fireplace.
The grounds include gardens, classical sculptures, bronze-and-stone fountains, a salt water swimming pool and a heated circular driveway with custom stone pavement and space for fourteen cars.
The home was built in 2012 by owner and architect Van Lapoyan, who has said he built it “to prove I could.”
St Andrews-Windfields gets its name from the former racehorse farm belonging to E.P. Taylor, breeder of Kentucky Derby-winner and super-sire Northern Dancer.
La Belle Mansion was originally listed in August 2020 for $14,980,000, then was relisted in March 2021 for $19,880,000, which was later bumped up to $21,888,000. The price has since dropped again, so make that cheque out for $17,888,000.
If that’s above your pay grade, the motel where the Rose family lived in Schitt’s Creek is also up for sale for $2,000,000.
The listing agent for La Belle Mansion in Canada is Home Life Vision Realty Inc. And Khoren Mardoyan Broker. In the U.S. the realtor is the Aaron Kirman Group.
Myke Thomas is a Western Standard contributor. He started in radio as a child voice actor, also working in television and as the real estate columnist, reporter and editor at the Calgary Sun for 22 years.