Elegant Victorian home sited on a generous corner double lot, with soaring trees and mature gardens in picturesque and historic St. Marys. This rare offering, built in 1874 by esteemed local builder Robert Barbour, has been extensively upgraded, restored, and maintained by the current owners, attentive to every small detail whilst maintaining the character features true to that era. Imagine, continuing the custodianship of this landmark historic property, enjoying the high-end finishes and old-world charm as you entertain friends and family in this 4532 sq. ft., 4 bedroom and 2.5-bathroom home. Steeped in history, the grandeur of the reception rooms with exquisite inlaid wood flooring, silk wallpaper from Germany, high ceilings, decorative plasterwork and stained-glass accents is a prelude to the functionality of this delightful period home.
The large front parlour extends through to the formal dining room separated by an impressive panelled sliding door. You can envisage the caterer serving luncheon or dinner here as you chat pleasantly with your guests, enjoying the warmth of the fireplace. Conveniently attached to the newly renovated, custom eat-in kitchen, complete with high-end appliances and a cozy wood burning fireplace for those more relaxed occasions. The former back service stairs (butlers not included) lead to the dream home office. Where better to serve high tea and pre-dinner cocktails than in the sitting room and solarium enjoying the comfort and warmth of the fireplace and sun.
On the note of the home office, there is exceptional hard wired internet service into the home with Rogers and fibre optic line from the house to the street.
Retire up the stairs with its original cherry wood banister leading to the 4 bedrooms. The original hardwood flooring, high ceilings and attractive décor continue to enhance the spaciousness of this home. The primary bedroom is generous in size and boasts a newly renovated 5-piece ensuite a few steps away. Guests will enjoy other bedrooms which share a conveniently located 4-piece main bathroom…. a truly fitting end to a perfect day.
This property has magnificent curb appeal heightened by the original Italianate wrap-around verandah, for those lazy evenings and early morning coffee. The more recent addition of an oversized 2-car garage and covered porch gives access to the front and private back gardens encompassing a diversity of plants and tree foliage.
It’s time to retreat to a community where lifestyle dictates, where the Thames River meets Trout Creek offering an abundance of trails for quiet enjoyment including the Grand Trunk Trail with its bridge over the Thames River providing spectacular panoramic views. Live, work, exercise (kayak or canoe) and play here without getting in your car!
Sotheby’s International Realty Canada
1867 Yonge Street, Suite 100
Toronto, Ontario, M4S 1Y5