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Tasteful Friends: French Baroque Meets Ultra-Gaudy Middle Eastern in Mississauga, Canada

Asking price is $45 million for a mansion in Mississauga, Canada. For the tasteful person with deep pockets, it's not much of a problem. A lot of the interior and exterior is fine. The unbelievably gaudy furniture probably doesn't come with the mansion. If it does, break it into pieces and use it as firewood.

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by Anonymousreply 56September 15, 2021 7:08 AM

The furniture at 9/75 is truly stunning as are the silver "thrones" at 28/75.

by Anonymousreply 1September 14, 2021 11:01 PM

That is hideous. Where do you even buy that kind of furniture? It looks cold and sterile almost like an upscale sanitorium.

by Anonymousreply 2September 14, 2021 11:04 PM

I've never understood the desire or need for a house this large.

by Anonymousreply 3September 14, 2021 11:06 PM

I lived in a very similar new palace like this, outside Cannes for a few summers. I disagree with your snarking on the furniture. It's what make such a Louie Says House of Saud Palais, a home. It all comes together.

by Anonymousreply 4September 14, 2021 11:07 PM

No, it really doesn't R4.

by Anonymousreply 5September 14, 2021 11:09 PM

R2, I would think the furniture is imported from Saudi Arabia or some other Middle Eastern country. Or maybe high end European furniture companies will custom make anything you like for the right price.

by Anonymousreply 6September 14, 2021 11:09 PM

Was it designed for people? Living people? That is my question.

by Anonymousreply 7September 14, 2021 11:10 PM

No outdoor pool?

by Anonymousreply 8September 14, 2021 11:11 PM

The people who decided to build this and furnish it with Trumpian gold furnishings need to be punished.

by Anonymousreply 9September 14, 2021 11:11 PM

Buy it and open it as a celebrity rehab center.

by Anonymousreply 10September 14, 2021 11:12 PM

R4, may I ask what you do for a living that you lived in a similar mansion in Cannes?

by Anonymousreply 11September 14, 2021 11:12 PM

Its all designed and sourced through London and Paris decorators. It comes from all over. Certain elements of this Palais take a lot from luxury hotel design, hotels these people spend a lot of time in. I think the silvery amber shiny master bedroom and dressing room and bathroom are chic. As is the gym, and the movie theatre. There I some taste and design involved. There are vast useless areas. But you'd be surprised how they can be used. For example large dinner parties can given on the floor, out carpets laid out for the occasion. Or just having tuna sandwiches in some immense salon, for the hell of it.

by Anonymousreply 12September 14, 2021 11:14 PM

I looked up the address - it seems it's been on and off the market for years.

Is Mississauga THAT nice? I stayed there once and it just seemed like suburban hell.

Most of the place could be salvaged - it's fine, just remove the furnishings and a few decor changes and it would be suitable.

I just can't imagine creating that property and being - nah, fuck it.

by Anonymousreply 13September 14, 2021 11:14 PM

I worked for mid-east royal families.

by Anonymousreply 14September 14, 2021 11:15 PM

You know a booked has been choked to death in that downstairs club

by Anonymousreply 15September 14, 2021 11:15 PM

Mississauga is near Toronto. Heating costs for such a big place must be astronomical in the winter.

by Anonymousreply 16September 14, 2021 11:16 PM

[quote]I worked for mid-east royal families.

Oh cool. As an assistant or stylist or something like that?

by Anonymousreply 17September 14, 2021 11:18 PM

It looks like a pleasure palace, not a primary home. But who knows. Anyway it's not awful and there is a real sense of scale, they didn't skimp and downsize. The atrium is horror but so many of these petit palais must have one.

by Anonymousreply 18September 14, 2021 11:19 PM

I was a few pay grades above that.

by Anonymousreply 19September 14, 2021 11:20 PM

You could easily bring out the French elements and draw from that. There is potential.

by Anonymousreply 20September 14, 2021 11:21 PM

Well, money doesn't buy taste.

by Anonymousreply 21September 14, 2021 11:21 PM

I could have my own little bit of the Loire Valley right in Ontario!

by Anonymousreply 22September 14, 2021 11:22 PM

The acrylic Louis XVI "Ghost Chairs" in the 21st photo remind me of an undergrad "The School For Scandal", production that I designed. All of the furnitre was clear, black, and white acrylic, with much of the set painted to look like marble, which was then inlaid or covered with additional panels of acrylic. It was one of my favorite projects I ever did.

Anyway, this place isn't a complete nightmare, but it's far too big for me.

by Anonymousreply 23September 14, 2021 11:23 PM

*All of the furniture

by Anonymousreply 24September 14, 2021 11:24 PM

The landscaping is non-existent, which is bizarre. There's no drive, no cour d'honneur. No fountains. A stab at a garden. Where is he underground parking garage? I didn't look through all the photos. Where are the pools?

The front elevation is better than the rear.

by Anonymousreply 25September 14, 2021 11:26 PM

R25 - there's an indoor pool. It is Canada after all.

But I agree - it's like it wasn't really ever finished.

AND there's no laundry line in the back!

by Anonymousreply 26September 14, 2021 11:29 PM

The silvery bedroom suites are pretty restful. I could rest there. They could be SO much worse. The decor looks like gut renovations of old luxury hotels in European cities. This is what people want.

by Anonymousreply 27September 14, 2021 11:33 PM

R56 has a nive tonality. I would swap out the gaudy Marie Thérèse lustres and appliqués. All the fixtures need to be Venini and Barovier & Toso and it would be great.

by Anonymousreply 28September 14, 2021 11:38 PM


by Anonymousreply 29September 14, 2021 11:38 PM

I mean photo 56 of the dressing room with the lacquered cabinets.

by Anonymousreply 30September 14, 2021 11:39 PM

I think the gym, disco, rec room and cinema could all be souped up with some Memphis, some F1 engineering, and some American diner/streamline influences. The home cinema has the start of a "teen dream" vibe.

by Anonymousreply 31September 14, 2021 11:42 PM


by Anonymousreply 32September 14, 2021 11:43 PM

To me, photo 56 looks like a kitschy expensive hotel suite in Vegas.

Really don't like the black stone with the thin diagonal white veins in the kitchen.

Haha. Okay, R19. You want to be mysterious. You don't want to say exactly what your job was.

by Anonymousreply 33September 14, 2021 11:49 PM

The house is far from fine, it's fucking hideous, inside and outside, a mix of too tiny rooms (some of the sitting rooms are bursting with only a sofa and two chairs) and other pointless rooms are on a scale to house an army of ancient Chinese clay warriors.

Unless someone wants a casino property in Mississauga or wherever the fuck, it's ridiculous. The size stretches the imagination for anyone who doesn't live a life at the court of a prince or archbishop, but it's the the size that offends, it's the vulgar empty taste.

by Anonymousreply 34September 14, 2021 11:49 PM

In photo 37, the intricate patterns on the red sofas and the carpet are starting to grow on me, when viewed from above.

by Anonymousreply 35September 14, 2021 11:56 PM

The exterior is actually quite nice, the detailing outside is pretty good, some care is been put into it, there's nothing jarringly worng. But inside it manages to be ornate and sterile at the same time. Thats quite a feat, but not in a good way. It manages to look like a Middle Eastern hotel

Many of the architectural details and even some of the furniture is quite nice, its just not doing it for me, and I like ornate gilted furniture, but this just doesnt look right somehow

Its also obscenely huge

R8 No outdoor pool cos... Canada. Even the indoor pool has its own fireplace

I think the thing that puts me off is that nowhere in the place is there any sense of intimacy whatsoever

by Anonymousreply 36September 15, 2021 12:08 AM

Aren't a lot of the most expensive mansions in L.A. very similar to this, just with more tasteful furniture?

by Anonymousreply 37September 15, 2021 12:15 AM

It's $45,000,000 CAD.

If you convert that to USD, search the furniture for change, and take into account the Canadian Universal Healthcare - it's practically free!

by Anonymousreply 38September 15, 2021 12:16 AM

eg. lots of pale stone and a sterile feel.

by Anonymousreply 39September 15, 2021 12:18 AM

It amazes me that people with that kind of money can't hire or defer to the guidance of a competent designer. Money can't buy taste, indeed. And in Mississauga of all places, lol (I live there, btw). There is a posh area here similar the Bridal Path in Toronto (where Drake lives and Prince used to live) but no way in hell this place is worth $45 mil. This is still Canadian suburbia after all. And yes, we have outdoor pools here, and certainly at that price tag I would expect one in addition to the indoor one.

by Anonymousreply 40September 15, 2021 12:33 AM

I would love to have a small house that is styled like this one on the exterior. The interior could be dramatic but not this dramatic.

by Anonymousreply 41September 15, 2021 12:38 AM

A nice Persian family will snap this up.

by Anonymousreply 42September 15, 2021 12:41 AM

I think the outside is rather pretty. Some of the inside needs to be glammed down,but overall theres a lot of possibilities. No hope for 99% of that furniture ! The 2 chairs in that circular entry do look rather French deco though. I also thought the party area was cool,can you imagine the hell of a bash you could have in there?

by Anonymousreply 43September 15, 2021 1:05 AM

R13 Mississauga IS suburban hell so your impression was correct.

by Anonymousreply 44September 15, 2021 1:44 AM

That's not a house. It's a very fancy mausoleum.

by Anonymousreply 45September 15, 2021 1:55 AM

[quote]I've never understood the desire or need for a house this large.

Look, this cult has a lot of members. Now help me finish painting mystic sigils on the floor, it's almost time for The Convergence.

by Anonymousreply 46September 15, 2021 1:56 AM

Why not have a large house? You can't take your money with you.

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by Anonymousreply 47September 15, 2021 2:24 AM

Because I don’t like to have to walk from the toilet to the sink to the shower. Every thing becomes a trek. “Oh, I want a pair of socks.” They are only two rooms and a hundred yards away. It’s ridiculous. Who needs twelve seating areas?

The master bedroom had two king size beds. Did two obese giants live there?

by Anonymousreply 48September 15, 2021 2:42 AM

R47 I'd rather have a smaller house and help a bunch of good people with the left over money

by Anonymousreply 49September 15, 2021 2:54 AM

Staff would spend a lot of their time cleaning the chandeliers.

by Anonymousreply 50September 15, 2021 6:06 AM

Classy houses have the word “mansion” on the gate.

by Anonymousreply 51September 15, 2021 6:13 AM

[quote]some of the sitting rooms are bursting with only a sofa and two chairs

There isn't much furniture at all in large sections of the house. Perhaps what's there is staged.

I couldn't the architect's name or year of construction in the listing. Anyone know?

by Anonymousreply 52September 15, 2021 6:24 AM

^ I couldn't FIND

by Anonymousreply 53September 15, 2021 6:25 AM

This says built in 2013.

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by Anonymousreply 54September 15, 2021 6:35 AM

That is one of the ugliest, most sterile kitchens I've ever seen. I don't think I'd like to cook there. And the amount of chandeliers, lucite chairs and 99.9% of the furniture needs to be tossed. There were a couple bedrooms I liked, the bar and gym were pretty decent, never going to say no to a viewing room and some of the bathrooms are VERY relaxing looking. Overall though, just TOO TOO HUGE.

by Anonymousreply 55September 15, 2021 6:36 AM

Would it work as a bed and breakfast?

by Anonymousreply 56September 15, 2021 7:08 AM
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