How These Celebrity Luxury Homes Stack Up Against Real Estate Prices in Toronto
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.