This two and a half acre home belonged to two doctors from Southern Ontario. It was built in 1978 and contains five bedrooms, the Titanic staircase and skylight with chandelier. There’s a huge indoor pool with a diving board in the rear of the house. I’ve often wondered how long it would take to fill such a void with water.
The couple initially planned to demolish the house after purchasing it, but changed their minds after the birth of their daughter. When the couple was ready to sell their house, they did so in a unique way. As their new house was in move-in-ready condition (with furniture), they held an auction to sell off their old belongings and the house itself. The couple were anticipating bidding on the house to be in the $5 million range and would accept no less.
Several people were interested in purchasing the property. While the house doesn’t appear to have any structural issues, the couple anticipated that the property would be purchased for the land.
The auction lasted approximately three hours and drew hundreds of attendees.
Some of the items sold included a Versace rug, pearl necklace worth $1,000,000, Rolex watch (valued at $70,000 but sold for $9,000) and over a dozen Gucci, Dior, Fendi handbags ($100,000) and Armani purse ($10,000). I can’t help but add a personal commentary that I find this absolutely disgusting when there’s so much poverty in the world.
Police were on the property to ensure that the valuables were safe.
The house failed to sell at auction and it’s remained vacant ever since.