Since I am up in Canada for the summer, I thought I’d take a closer look at the largest house in Canada. No Queen of Versailles bling-bling here – this sleek thing is way out in the Canadian wilderness.
The setting is pristine and remote but the house clocks in at more square feet that the American White House!
65,000 square feet to be exact – that’s the same size as Bill Gates’ house!
It is located near the town of Haileybury in north-eastern Ontario, along the shores of Lake Temiskaming.
(See map below)
My mom is from that area so I am familiar with the region. The house is situated on 40 acres of rugged lakeside terrain.
It has been for sale since 2010 for the bargain price of $25 million.
The property includes: a boat house that can accommodate a 40-foot yacht, two elevators, an indoor pool, a giant hot tub, a gym, an unfinished golf course, and two massive 30-foot fireplaces.
But here’s the catch:
This home is being sold “AS IS”
Because it is unfinished and Banked Owned.
Yes, Canada’s largest home is a fixer-upper.
It needs um, some finishing.
It doesn’t have any flooring, none of the bathrooms are finished and there are only a few wall coverings. It is estimated that it would take another $1 million to complete the home.
– from: http://blog.comfree.com/
The home was famously foreclosed on after the owner, Peter Grant – a titan of the forest product industry – ran into financial trouble. He had intended the massive house to be both his dream home and corporate office.
But now it sits empty and forlorn, another casualty of the harsh Canadian northland.
I almost feel sorry for the guy.