In one sense, it’s been available since the very first episode, but the mansion from which the Roses were evicted at the beginning of Schitt’s Creek is now officially on the market. Situated in the St. Andrews-Windfields neighborhood, the cozy “single-family” faux-Versailles home—12 bedrooms and 16 bathrooms spread leisurely over 24,000 square feet—can be yours for just under $12 million. Fans of the show have reportedly viewed the listing more than 33,500 times, though presumably not all of them are serious potential buyers.
Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the former head of the International Monetary Fund, has been trying to re-invent himself as a middleman for hire between China and various African nations. Why re-invent? Well, there was that awkward spate of allegations around the time he resigned from the I.M.F., in 2011: of sexual assault (brought by a maid at a New York hotel; charges dropped), of rape (brought by a French journalist; investigation dropped), of possible involvement in a gang rape in Washington, D.C. (investigation discontinued), of “aggravated pimping” in Lille in connection with a global prostitution ring (acquitted). A period of laying low might conceivably have suggested itself.