House of the Week: 25 Ormsby Crescent
If Hugh Heffner were looking to settle down in the bourgeois enclaves of Toronto, 25 Ormsby Crescent would undoubtedly make him feel right at home. Seemingly designed by a 70s adult film set dresser, this sprawling home in Forest Hill is brimming with references to the days of Boogie Nights. Vaulted birch ceilings and a brick-layered fireplace in the main living room just beg for a young Tom Selleck to be splayed out in his birthday suit on a bear-skin rug.
The fully functional bar in the wood-paneled basement is straight out of your grandparent's Florida summer home — not to mention a fancy leopard-print carpet running up the winding staircase, leading to the bedrooms which (of course) feature floor-to-ceiling mirrored walls. Phew, I'm getting hot and bothered just thinking about it. So for the burgeoning adult film auteur, me thinks we've found your abode.
Address: 25 Ormsby Crescent
Size: 5,020 SF
Bedrooms: 4 + 1
Parking Spaces: 8
Property Taxes: $13,542.20
Living room decor à la Playboy Mansion circa 1975
Mirrored walls (think of the possibilities...)
Fully functioning home bar complete with mirrored shelving and tacky bar stools
2 car garage + 6 car driveway
Huge secluded garden with built-in BBQ
Chef's Kitchen with 2 wall ovens, gas cooktop and Sub-Zero fridge
The middle-aged big-spender looking to fulfill their teen dream of living in the Playboy mansion. Those looking to live inside the mind of David Lynch's set dresser circa Twin Peaks.
MOVE ON IF:
You have a semblance of discerning taste and wish to spend your well earned millions on something a bit less dated. Oh, and if you think four bedrooms is a bit small given the price tag.
If you had the dough, would buy this home? Let us know where you stand in the comments below.