Historical Edmonton Homes
The famous Magrath Mansion located at 6240 Ada Boulevard in the Edmonton Highlands neighborhood overlooks the River Valley, golf course and shows a panoramic view of the city’s skyline It has over 7385 above grade sq ft living space, 6 bdrm, 5 bath, 4 gas insert fireplaces, 3 full kitchens with gas stoves, 3 car garage c/w car lift, and sits on 5 city lots!
Magrath's residence is an eclectic construction evincing the strong influences of the Georgian Revival and Neoclassical architectural styles. Prominent features of the Magrath Mansion include the symmetrical front facade, two-story colonnade supported by robust classical columns, hipped roof with gable dormers, and wrap-around porch and balcony.
Real estate dealer W.J. Magrath built this mansion in 1912 to reflect his success in Edmonton's pre-First World War building boom. It is one of the finest architectural achievements in Alberta, with fine materials and craftsmanship used in the interior and exterior of the home. Oak paneling, a grand winding staircase, linen wall coverings, sculptured ceilings, and built-in leaded-glass cabinets on the main floor are among the many interesting architectural features.
W.J. Magrath resided here until his death in 1920. Magrath, a successful businessman actively involved in real estate, was involved in the development of the Highland subdivision in Edmonton. The house remained in the Magrath family until the early thirties. Few homes built during Edmonton's development excel the Magrath Mansion in architectural design, craftsmanship, and materials.
The Magrath Mansion sold in 2000 for $675,000 and was last on the market in 2020 with an asking price of $3,495,000 with a major restoration that brought it back to its former glory. For more information or to learn the value of your Highlands Edmonton homes, contact us at 780-910-5179.