This $6 million house in Toronto was built by the same guy who designed St. Lawrence Market

As realtor Gillian Oxley writes in the listing, 93 Elm Ave. is “one of the most stately Rosedale mansions to come to the market in years.”

The house was originally built in 1901 by John Wilson Siddall for John HC Durham.

Siddall was a renowned Toronto architect behind some of Toronto’s most iconic buildings, including St. Lawrence Market and The Brunswick House, along with many other Rosedale mansions.

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The gatehouse of The Fudger Mansion, now a condominium building in Rosedale.

But the interesting history of this house goes further. For example, the historic porte-cochere at the main entrance was originally designed by George Martell Miller for The Fudger Mansion.

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Living room has fireplace, hardwood floors and view of front yard.

And Oxley told blogTO that this house was once owned by Canadian figure skating favorite and Olympic silver medalist Frances Dafoe.

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The lobby with an impressive curved staircase.

“This beautiful Rosedale mansion features a grand entrance that evokes memories of Paris and a bygone era. [It’s] an iconic house,” he said.

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Dining room.

The interior hints at a different era. Sometimes there are multiple charming features, like the original fireplaces, built-in arched bookshelves, and ornate crown molding.

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One of the bathrooms with glass.

Other times, it’s a bit dated, with pastel-colored bathroom fixtures and the kitchen in desperate need of a makeover.

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The den with built-in bookshelves.

But the bones in the house are good…obviously, since it’s been around for over 100 years.

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The breakfast room with tiled floor and French doors opening onto the terrace.

The main rooms are large and bright.

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The family room with access to a terrace.

The bedrooms are spacious and full of natural light.

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The main bedroom with a window.

The master bedroom has a large walk-in closet with built-ins and a six-piece ensuite.

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The basement.

In the basement is a retro den with a wet bar and wainscoting walls, which may or may not be a relic from the ’70s.

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The backyard.

As for outdoor space, there is a large backyard with mature trees, as well as a terrace on the third floor of the home, off the family room.

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The kitchen with built-in appliances and plenty of storage space.

And while the house is unlikely to remain in this form, whoever buys it will inherit a cool piece of Toronto history. It will certainly be exciting to see what the next incarnation of 93 Elm Ave will look like.

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Another bedroom.

The home is currently listed for $5,695,000.

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