As the prices of luxury homes in Toronto and the surrounding areas continue to rise, their prices are starting to rival the cost of homes in Manhattan and Hollywood. Here’s a brief glimpse into what the prices of these celebrities’ luxury homes would get them in today’s real estate market here in the GTA.
- Jared Leto- Recently, actor and musician Jared Leto listed his four-bedroom home in the Hollywood Hills for the Canadian equivalent of $2.7 million. This home is 12,500 square feet, blocked from public view, and features a palm tree-lined swimming pool. In Toronto, he could get a three-storey Victorian in Parkdale for this same price.
- Rufus Wainright- Last year, singer/songwriter Rufus Wainright purchased a 2,100-square-foot, three-bedroom cottage in Los Angeles’ Laurel Canyon area for the Canadian equivalent of $1.95 million. Offering a clear view of nearby mountains, it features a tree-lined pond and two patios connected by a rustic bridge. For just $30,000 extra, Wainright could get a storey-and-a-half house in the Toronto area with four bedrooms and 1,600 square feet of space.
- Amy Schumer- The comedian Amy Schumer recently sold her penthouse on the Upper West Side of Manhattan for the Canadian equivalent of $2.2 million. Just steps from the American Museum of Natural History, this 850- square-foot unit takes up a full floor of a brownstone and is less than two blocks from Central Park. In Toronto, for just under $2.3 million, she could get a five-bedroom home with 1,250 square feet of living space at the end of a residential street.