While Emmy-sweeping comedy series Schitt’s Creek spent the majority of its televised run in a far less glamorous setting, the palatial Rose family mansion seized by the government during the pilot episode has now been listed for sale. Given the extravagant nature of the real-life Toronto abode, prospective buyers should be prepared to fork out a tidy sum of $15 million Canadian dollars (roughly the same amount in AUD).
Officially known as La Belle Maison, the custom-built property totals 24,000 square feet across three floors which houses: 12 bedrooms, 16 bathrooms, a sprawling gourmet kitchen, wine cellar, home theatre, game room, golf simulator, gym, sauna, and even an indoor pool (accompanied by an outdoor counterpart).
The most notable aspect, however, can be found in the grand foyer. According to Architectural Digest – and as you may have taken notice of in the pilot episode – this foyer features “arched ceiling covered in Sistine Chapel–inspired frescoes”, as well as a “grand marble staircase leading up to second-floor walkways”, which is completed with “ornately framed artworks” and “gleaming marble balustrades”.
La Belle Maison has previously been listed a handful of time with numerous price changes but no apparent buyers – likely due to the hefty asking price and new taxes imposed upon international buyers. In 2019, it was looking to sell for $19.9 million. Last year, it was reduced to $16.9 million.
“This property is a French Chateau-style limestone mega mansion [that] was built to resemble Versailles,” says Sam Mehrbod, CEO of Roomvu.com.
“The initial price tag was $21.8 million and while it is a rare gem, these type of properties are very difficult to sell.”
Check out the Schitt’s Creek mansion located at 30 Fifeshire Road, Toronto below.