The Integral House in Toronto is easily one of the most architecturally unique and famous homes in all of Canada. This creation comes from the mind of a not a madman, but the great Canadian mathematician, violinist and professor James Stewart.
“one of the most important private houses built in North America in a long time.”
– Glenn Lowry, director of the Museum of Modern Art
The Integral House was masterfully built for around $32,000,000 CAD, and there isn’t anything else like it on the globe made since. This property took 15 years to finish, and Mr. Stewart finally completed it in 2009. It has since gone on to be featured in countless magazines and publications, and even has already gone up for sale in the past.
From the outside glance upon entering, you know you’re in for an interesting experience. The external appearance almost looks like some piece of jewelry or art installation, it almost reminds me of an elegant necklace. Staring at the photo my brain has a hard time picking on where to settle its gaze…and I kind of like it.
While its idea was out of James brilliant mind, Toronto based Shim-Sutcliffe Architects Brigitte Shim and Howard Sutcliffe made it come to life. The name Integral House comes from its curved walls, and their similarity to the mathematical integral symbol.
Stepping inside and you’ll notice the abundance of space, that’s because this house is over 17,000 square feet. This home was built to entertain and it has done so over the years. James Stewart was known to host many fundraisers and benefit concerts for charity here in his home sharing this unique place with others.
“Integral House comes with a state-of-the-art concert hall that can seat up to 150 people.”
Perhaps the most interesting feature of the Integral House comes with a state-of-the-art concert hall that can seat up to 150 people. In all my days writing about luxury real estate, I can safely say that’s the first time I’ve ever seen a concert hall inside a home.
This live-in art piece makes use of its giant windows to flood each of the five floors with natural light. There are so many twists, turns, nooks and crannies in here that it’s needed to showcase all its highlights. I’ve been staring at the above photo for five minutes now and I still can’t figure out where these stairs go.
The entire home comes with four bedrooms, two dens and eight bathrooms scattered throughout the five floors. You’ll also find a home theatre, a gym, spa like pool area and even a study/art gallery. To make it easy, there is an elevator installed in here to get you around easier.
What I really like is that sunken tub in the master bathroom. Add that to the list of things I’ve never seen before in a luxury property. It’s cut into the marble floor almost too well, I’d be worried about slipping into it during a midnight bathroom trip.
The Integral House was put up for sale in April of 2019, and it’s still awaiting a new owner for $21,500,000 CAD with Chestnut Park Real Estate Brokerage. The sales representative is Janet Lindsay and she can be reached directly via 416-925-9191 to learn more or book a viewing.