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House of the Week: $8.8 million for a Caledon country home once owned by the inventor of Trivial Pursuit

ADDRESS: 18696 The Gore Road


AGENTS: Christian Vermast, Paul Maranger and Fran Bennett, Sotheby’s International Realty Canada, Brokerage

PRICE: $8,800,000

THE PLACE: A 15,000-square-foot West Coast–inspired home with panoramic views across a 24-acre property in Caledon, a popular woodsy escape for the wealthy (members of the Eaton family, Norman Jewison, Shania Twain and Elton John are all rumoured to have country homes in the area).

BRAGGING RIGHTS: Past owners include celebrity author and clean-eating guru Tosca Reno and Trivial Pursuit inventor Chris Haney.

BIG SELLING POINT: The staggering beauty of the acreage, with its heritage log cabin, horse stables, swimming pool and pond, will make you feel like you’ve gone on a permanent vacation.

POSSIBLE DEAL BREAKER: This is not Toronto. However, in exchange for an hour’s commute, you’ll get 10 times the space you could ever wrangle within city limits.

• $8, 800,000
• $20,496.88 in property taxes
• 24-acre lot
• 15,000 square feet of living space
• 20-car private drive
• 10 bathrooms
• 6 bedrooms
• 6 fireplaces
• 5-car garage
• 4-stable barn
• 2-bedroom guest house
• 1 outdoor swimming pool
• 1 pond in backyard

  • trickydisco


  • June

    If I won the lottery, this would be IT. Magnificent in every way but I would still try to haggle the price.

  • Michelle

    Unbelievable. Would love to live here as my country residence.

  • Appleby

    just gorgeous….


    I’ll take two please. This is the most beautiful property that T.L. has ever shown. Thanx

  • Frank


  • poh

    At 8.8 this place is a steal compared to the montrosities you see in the Bridle Path that are almost double.

  • Johnny

    Love it. Would pay the full asking price but need it furnished as is – nothing to be removed. Would certainly add a few more bedrooms and scrap the bathrooms. Majestic entrance indeed. The master ensuite is to die for. Great job TL – for a change! LOL

  • Knotigal

    Absolutely love it and wouldn’t change a thing. lottery kiosk here I come …

  • Gloria

    Just gorgeous piece of property – love the home and the log building is an added bonus. Yes, if only I could win the lottery!

  • ashlee

    Prperty and home amazing…but the furniture ,,did they run out of cash and go to the Brick??? those wicker chairs in the master are not worthy

  • SirWanker

    Who needs a cottage with a home like this? Very sweet indeed…

  • disqus_ERKCNqf2O6

    such a beautiful home
    too bad it’s in the middle of no where.

    i also heard the clan is located in Caledon (and Georgetown)

  • Methinks


  • george

    Perfect dream home!

  • DryDry

    This house isn’r even in Toronto, so how come it’s one of Toronto Life’s favourite Toronto homes?

  • lovecaledon

    its 15 mins from Brampton.. totally worth the drive..and who is this clan you speak of lol