The Rose Family Mansion from “Schitt’s Creek” Is for Sale
Here’s your chance to live like the Rose family … before they settle in Schitt’s Creek.
The sprawling, 24,000-square-foot, French chateau-style limestone house where Johnny, Moira, David and Alexis Rose originally lived on the hit Canadian TV show “Schitt’s Creek” just came in at a whopping $ 14.98 million Market. Let’s just say we would do anything to get this luxury pad, whether it’s being held hostage by Somali pirates on David Geffen’s yacht for a week or the yakuza escapes.
The huge property, named “La Belle Mansion,” a title engraved on the exterior balcony on the second floor, is in the York Mills and Bayview area of Toronto. The three-story, 12-bed, 16-bath property was built to resemble Versailles, although it wasn’t built until 2012. One look at the listed photos brings you back to the first episode of “Schitt’s Creek,” when a maid rushes down the great marble stairs and opens the double doors, only to find a bevy of Revenue Agency staff ready to take the house back .
“I’ve been robbed of every bit of pleasure I deserve in this life!” Matriarch Moira Rose screeches as she drags her luggage through the second-floor balcony, which is adorned with stunning balustrades and intricate frescoes inspired by the Sistine Chapel. “How do you think I feel, Moira, Eli was a family for God’s sake!” Johnny Rose replies, referring to the family manager who took all of their fortune and fled to the Cayman Islands.
An expansive dining room has oversized windows, a fireplace and an incredible crystal chandelier. Don’t miss the huge kitchen, which has its own dining area, as well as a place to watch reruns of “Schitt’s Creek” on the huge overhead television. You’ll notice the same intricate ceiling designs there, as well as all of the modern conveniences you could want, from crystal chandeliers to a large center island. What a perfect place to fold the cheese. There is also an 8-seat home theater, wine cellar, fitness room, indoor pool and sauna.
The downstairs area that didn’t appear on the hit show is just as extraordinary. With blue lights it is the perfect place for large events. They know like the guy Alexis would host before she was picked up by the South Korean police on New Year’s Eve or when she was in a Ugandan diamond smuggling villa to play pool for her friend’s freedom.
Unfortunately, you no longer see the massive portrait of the Rose family hanging in the foyer when they hear from their accountant how much of their wealth they have lost. But luckily for us viewers, the Rose family discovered they had bought a small town as a joke in 1991, and Comedy TV Gold was born.
The listing, represented by Khoren Mardoyan of Homelife / Vision Realty, hasn’t been off the market for too long. Two years ago, the price was $ 19.88 million. In this case we decided to consider this a tech bargain. It’s not a Rosebud Motel, but it’s certainly a Guardian.
Megan Johnson is a reporter based in Boston. It began in the Boston Herald, where commentators left sweet messages like “Megan Johnson is just awful”. She now contributes to publications such as People Magazine, Trulia and Architectural Digest.