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House of the week: 75 Highland Crescent

Posted by Isabel Ritchie / August 26, 2014

75 Highland Crescent75 Highland Crescent certainly fits the description of dream home. This house includes 4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, and a five car garage on a lot that's over 13,000 square feet large. Floor to ceiling windows are located throughout and bring tons of light into the modern space and open up onto a patio bigger than my apartment. There's not a cramped spot to be found.

This home isn't just large though - it comes with plenty of luxury features too. There's the large and bright indoor pool and an accompanying plunge pool. And then there's temperature controlled wine cellar and wet bar. Did I mention the heated floors and driveway snow melting system? Plenty of high tech conveniences in this modern home. There better be with a $16.5 million price tag!

75 Highland CrescentSPECS

Address: 75 Highland Crescent
Price: $16,500,000
Lot Size: 94.93 x 389 ft
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 5
Parking: 8
Taxes: $54,544
Walk Score: 50

75 Highland CrescentNOTABLE FEATURES

  • Over 13,000 square foot property with a ravine view
  • Wine cellar and wet bar
  • Indoor walk in pool
  • Underground hydraulic garage lift

75 Highland CrescentGOOD FOR

Car lovers. This property has a five car garage complete with hydraulic lift and a total of eight parking spaces. And aside from the space, this house also sports Porsche-designed doors and BMW metallic painted beams in the entrance. Plenty of space for your luxury vehicles and the decor to go with it!

75 Highland CrescentMOVE ON IF

This fifteen year old house is too modern for you. Or, you think the underground garage looks too much like the torture room in the The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Plus there's always the $16.5 million price tag. Taxes alone on this home clock in at over $50,000 - more than many people make in a year. You'll have to save more than a few pennies to purchase this ravine lot home. But that's what the lottery and surprise inheritances are for!


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Ron Mexico / August 26, 2014 at 12:36 pm
Is it just me or does that kitchen look like a fluorescent lit office kitchen that serves complimentary sludge coffee to minions in the processing department?
Pavel G / August 26, 2014 at 12:39 pm
for a posh house it has surprisingly un-posh cramped kitchen. also lighting looks very dim and uninviting. i think this will be for sale for a while....
Ryan / August 26, 2014 at 12:47 pm
Can someone lend me 16,499,999.99 so I can buy this? I love this house!
Bell the Cat / August 26, 2014 at 12:54 pm
It looks like a high tech office building - no sould, no heart. But it's shiny, lol
RG / August 26, 2014 at 12:56 pm
This is ugly af
Clever Pup / August 26, 2014 at 01:00 pm
Agreed, this whole place gives off the vibe of a meeting room on Bay Street. Looks as if these people have no soul, no life. Depressed just thinking about them.
kioch / August 26, 2014 at 01:13 pm
There isn't enough space in this house.
Skye / August 26, 2014 at 01:23 pm
No helipad? PFFT. Pass.
Mark replying to a comment from Ron Mexico / August 26, 2014 at 01:32 pm
Bahaha the kitchen does look like there may be a box filled with complimentary Flavia packets quite possibly in the Toronto Star building.
Kate / August 26, 2014 at 01:52 pm
yes, it looks a little more, um, corporate, than homey.
Adam / August 26, 2014 at 02:04 pm
It looks "cold". But I'd still live there, because if I lived there then I'd be a rich person.

I wonder who actually lives here...?
Bob / August 26, 2014 at 02:05 pm
RG... I bet you are ugly af.
Steph / August 26, 2014 at 02:11 pm
That's a pretty ugly home, but the high tech features are cool (minus the hydraulic garage - no one (wo)man needs all those cars).
JMB2 / August 26, 2014 at 02:20 pm
I've always wanted a mansion to match my Miami Vice DVD box sets.

JMB2 / August 26, 2014 at 02:25 pm
I wonder how many hundreds of birds die every year from slamming into those windows ???
JMB2 / August 26, 2014 at 02:28 pm
This home is a real head scratcher.

I can't decide if this house is more "Long Island," "Intracoastal Waterway" or "San Fernando Valley Adult Filming Location."
JMB2 / August 26, 2014 at 02:41 pm
I got it ! This house belongs on MTV's future season of Real World Toronto.
Vaclav / August 26, 2014 at 02:52 pm
Kelly / August 26, 2014 at 02:53 pm
I want to like it, but I can't see one redeeming feature. And with those cheap finishes, it'd be a moneypit to update.
Sylvia / August 26, 2014 at 02:56 pm
This looks like my condo's common amenities floor, i.e. party room, gym, pool, library, etc.
GRBY / August 26, 2014 at 03:18 pm
Dope crib! Too bad I could buy a personal island for less money.

I'd pass, even if I had the cash. I'd rather be somewhere with my feet in the sand for that type of cash.
Skye / August 26, 2014 at 03:38 pm
Looks like the single-car garage is actually the entrance to the car elevator. I wonder if the door only opens once the elevator has risen into place (like a true elevator does).

Or does one have to double check that the car elevator is actually at ground level before driving inside? Is there actually a risk of driving into the elevator, only to discover the hard way that the lift is 12 feet below? Ah, one-percenter problems...
gabesey / August 26, 2014 at 03:41 pm
money and taste here are truly two ships in the night. just hideous.
Bell Flashbacks / August 26, 2014 at 04:35 pm
I used to work at the Bell complex in Mississauga and the second and third photo look exactly like the lobby and kitchen in the building I work at. Yuck.
McRib / August 26, 2014 at 04:39 pm
ahh, wealth.
cathie replying to a comment from gabesey / August 26, 2014 at 04:40 pm
Yup. This is why in a few short years, the people buying the grey-box style of house that is currently popular (see 355 Briar Hill or 18A Heathdale), will be in the same boat as the owners of this place. Classic always works better. This house is a money pit.
BM / August 26, 2014 at 07:22 pm
I'm at a loss. It looks like an abandoned conference centre. This isn't wealth. This is a lottery win gone bad.
Soren / August 26, 2014 at 07:38 pm
Charmless. Looks like tech industry office space.
Rory replying to a comment from cathie / August 26, 2014 at 09:07 pm
YES but half of the middle class people now buying classic Toronto homes are trying to give them the horizontal slat wood treatment to bring them up to date. Like any trend it will all become dated whether rich trends, or middle class trends.
d / August 26, 2014 at 09:37 pm
The pool is okay. The rest? This is what money and no sense of design looks like. From outside to in .... yuck. Sorry.

Sam / August 26, 2014 at 09:46 pm
I'll point fingers and name call this place out for what it is, then back to my tiny apartment where others will judge me.
OG / August 26, 2014 at 10:52 pm
I grew up around the corner from this house. The people who built it were russian mafia ... not sure if they are the sellers. Crazy to finally see inside.
bryan / August 27, 2014 at 01:52 pm
ugly see just cause you have money doesn't mean you have taste
Theresa / August 27, 2014 at 02:19 pm
This has to be one of the most unwelcoming,cold,unfriendly looking family homes I've seen!!!
Lloyd / August 27, 2014 at 02:21 pm
I've looked high and low on Google street view for this house and can't find it anywhere. Now today I see in Curbed Toronto that it's actually up in the Bridal Path but I don't see a Highland Cr up there. Where exactly IS this house?
John replying to a comment from bryan / August 27, 2014 at 02:51 pm
My sentiments exactly Bryan !!!!!!
the lemur replying to a comment from Lloyd / August 27, 2014 at 03:03 pm
Click the link next to Address under the 2nd photo.

Highland Cr runs south from York Mills, then east to Bayview.
Ray Ray / August 27, 2014 at 04:08 pm
For all the luxe and modernity, it does not have the warmth of a hearth and it definitely does not look inviting or homey. It looks like a pristine cold dungeon that an Ice Queen would live in.
Maureen / August 27, 2014 at 05:28 pm
Hmmmm, no wonder its on the market......that isn't a home...it looks stone cold. No warmth or love in any of those pictures
Grace / August 27, 2014 at 05:48 pm
How sad, this is a house not a home. Where is the food, the children, the books, the love? Very cold and uninviting.
Lloyd replying to a comment from the lemur / August 27, 2014 at 07:33 pm
Thanks The Lemur! When I googled the address 75 Highland Crescent, it showed me a street near Mt Pleasant south of St Clair!
Den / August 27, 2014 at 08:35 pm
Nobody said anything about the yearly tax of $54+k a year.
Mel / August 27, 2014 at 09:20 pm
Looks dated except for the Pool area, that actually looks small. For this much money I would want a lot more!
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