Tranquil Country Living at its finest. This Pelham country estate of 14.95 acres is sure to lure you to leave the city behind. Enter through either of the two driveways, and meander along the paved and tree lined driveway, flanked by antique lamp posts that once lit the Peace Bridge, and now lead to this secluded setting. A peaceful country life surrounded by acres of manicured landscaping plus a thick forest of trees, and with an attractive pond complete with a water fountain. Early risers can sit on one of the main floor decks and catch views of deer passing through, or ducks with their ducklings waddling by as they start their day. Enough can't be said to describe this property.
The modest entrance to this fortress of a home, leads into a foyer with three repurposed and majestic closet doors, retrieved from the old Welland jail, C.1870 and now gracing three large closets for family and guests. From this foyer you can use elevator or take the stairs to the main living area and the heart of this home, the great room. This great room is replete with soaring ceilings, large well located windows and oversize patio doors attracting so much natural light, and leading to an intimate dining terrace on the south side, or a northern viewing deck offering shaded mornings to enjoy your coffee or breakfast before the day gets started. The great room with two storey ceilings, and hickory flooring view the open staircase that leads to the full walk around mezzanine on the upper level. An open and inviting dining room finished next to the great room, and leads o the kitchen through a pocket door. This marvelous kitchen is filled with warmth, charm and gourmet appliances and is reminiscent of our memories of a good country kitchen. The ceiling is enhanced by a real tin ceiling and the attractive trevartine floors suite the elegant yet country style. A 54" Miele induction stove top is comprised of four sections and five burners plus a concave wok fryer section and is complimented by a double Bosch oven for the chef of the family. A 5' x 9' island his home to the dishwasher and wine cooler, and the Kitchenaid fridge is a 48" gem. Adjacent to the kitchen is a large den or office with hardwood flooring.
At the west end of the main floor is the owners rooms starting with the bedroom and many closets plus a walk in cedar lined closet just outside the entrance to the large ensuite bathroom with a marble tub and separate shower and an oversize vanity with two sinks. Not to be left out there is a door to a patio. Leaving the ensuite, you will find the convenient laundry room with built in cabinets, storage, folding surfaces and more. Convenience is everything. Isn't it? Across from the laundry room is a two piece powder room for guests.
Taking the open staircase to the mezzanine, the upper floor has two very large bedrooms. These rooms are oversize and one makes an absolutely ideal guest suite. It is shown in the photos with two large beds, lots of closet space, and a full insuite bathroom. Light abounds in this home.
Take the elevator now back to the main floor. This space is truly the treat of a lifetime. Do you have hobbies? Do you have a collection or are you ready to start one? How about building your own sail boat? Well, come on into the garage which is climate maintained by the heat or air conditioning throughout the house. There is room enough for several cars, or whatever your interests lead you to. Also, there is a finished hobby room unlike anything you have imagined. It offers you storage, creative and display areas, The main room has a hand washing sink. Also if you get overly involved with your hobby or work, you can freshen up in the three piece bathroom.
The basement;s interior size is an incredible 78’ x 38’ area. The construction of this home with attention to detail in every aspect has to be seen to be appreciated. All of the homes’ systems are monitored.
This home is surrounded by beauty and yet close to all conveniences. Often you can see cyclists out for a country ride on Effingham Street. Just up the road a few kilometers is a small airport. Watch the sky diving on weekends, or glider planes. See the occasional but not frequent air shows from your own back yard, Private air travel is nearby. Country market and road side produce are plentiful in season. Nestled on top of the Niagara Escarpment, this home can access both Lake Erie and Lake Ontario and is a lovely drive to Niagara on the Lake and Niagara Falls. Enjoy nearby boating, private flying, and all that nature offers. Entertainment available year round at the Performing Arts Centre in St. Catharines, or hockey at the Meridian Centre.