You don't have to go to the Vatican to see the iconic ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. Rather than travel all the way to Europe, you can see an exact replica of the Sistine Chapel right here in Toronto, better yet, you can purchase the mansion where the replica is situated if you have enough cash.
There's a house in the Bayview and York Mills neighbourhood on the market right now and the ceilings pay perfect homage to Michaelangelo's iconic Sistine Chapel paintings. With a $21,788,00 price tag that's not the only incredible part of the house though.
The house is protected by over the top gates, but the wrought iron fence doesn't obscure the view at all letting passersby take in the grandeur of the three-story home.
The front of the house features a massive balcony, pillars and columns, and endless walls of windows. Leading up to that is a decorative stone driveway. The front grounds are also filled with carefully sculpted bushes and even marble statues.
The backyard is just as impressive with more marble statues in the gardens and a massive swimming pool. There's also a huge patio with grand staircases and yet another balcony.
Then, of course, there's the inside of the house. Along with the replica Sistine Chapel ceilings, the home also features grand sweeping staircases, marble, elaborate mouldings, and crystal chandeliers throughout.
Inside the home, there are also nine bedrooms, 16 bathrooms, and a banquet hall making up the 24,000 square foot building. Mixed in with the over the top Victorian decor are the modern necessities like large screen TV, an updated kitchen, and a home theatre.
Of course, all this doesn't come cheap. The luxury property is on the market for $21.8 million and that's just the tip of the iceberg. On top of the ridiculous mortgage you'd have to pay, property taxes for the home cost over $50,000 annually.