Decor Retains Prince’s Influence
Prince bought the six-bedroom, 14,280-square-foot property in 2001 for $5.5 million when he was with his Canadian wife, Manuela Testolini. It passed to her when they divorced in 2007, and sold four years later, in 2011, for $8.3 million. The current owners do not occupy the property—I’m thinking they bought it as an investment given its associations with Prince—but have rented it out on occasion. Alternately on and off the market, it listed most recently at $16.9 million. For the moment, the decor retains Prince’s influence. Purple shag carpet in the downstairs entertainment room. The Prince symbol etched in the glass door of the dining room. Furnishings and artwork reminiscent of the swiggly, colorful style that abounds at Paisley Park…
Neighbors in the exclusive Bridle Path area where the property sits include Drake, Celine Dion, and Gordon Lightfoot. This small neighborhood encompasses the most expensive homes in all of Canada. A friend and I made a wrong turn one day driving to the nearby Toronto Botanical Gardens and passed right by 61 The Bridle Path without realizing Prince had once lived there. The sun with squiggly rays that decorated the gate should have given it away. The lavish property includes a pool, cabana, tennis courts, barber shop, weight room, and sauna.
Yes, you can still feel Prince’s presence in this house, like he never left.
Slideshow: Prince Toronto Home
The slideshow below offers images from various rooms in the house.