Despite being an absolutely gorgeous home, 230 Russell Hill Rd. is having a hard time retaining owners. The six-bedroom, seven bathroom home that was the former residence of Neil Peart (millennial note: he was the drummer for Canadian rock band Rush) has been on the market three times in three years. Not that it has a hard time finding buyers, in 2013 it was listed for $4,800,000 and sold in just four days at $5,200,000 – $400k over ask. Last June it listed again for $5,895,000, and just 14 days ago it listed with Howard Lende at $5,665,000.
The three-story house was built in 1909 and backs onto Sir Winston Churchill Reservoir – which you’ll probably never use because of the sick backyard. It contains a period coach-house complete with kitchen, a salt-water pool, and expertly landscaped pockets of greenery. A guest room also has direct access to the backyard.
Inside the home itself there’s a wine tasting room, a living room with coffered ceilings with a massive stone fireplace, a chef’s kitchen, and marble clad bathrooms.