2 Ponds, Bank Barn
Hydro Tennis Court
Paddock, 13 Acres in Hay
Cherry Wood Kitchen
4 Seasons Family Room
4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms
For the past 42 years, the present owners have lovingly maintained and upgraded this outstanding 1905 red brick Victorian on 22.23 manicured acres with trails, extensive perennial gardens, 2 ponds, hydro tennis court, and bank barn.
The solid wood doors, high-baseboards, window & door casings with corner or head blocks, and pine floors have been restored to their original natural state. A gorgeous custom cherry wood kitchen by a local master craftsman, with built-in appliances and centre island, as well as a 4-seasons family room, have been added onto the home while keeping its architectural integrity.
The original sun porch has been enclosed and has built-in benches, wood ceiling, broadloom, and the outer original brick wall entry.
The Living Room is formal and has broadloom and the original solid pine doors and trim.
A cozy Den or TV room has broadloom.
The Dining Room has a wood stove, wainscoting, broadloom and leads to the Kitchen & Family Room addition.
A beautiful custom cherry wood Kitchen has in-floor, hot water heated ceramic floors, a convenient centre island with sink, and built-in appliances including a Jenn-Air cooktop with inserts, Miele dishwasher, Jenn-air double wall ovens, and an Amana fridge. There is a walk-out from the Kitchen to the wraparound deck, which has lovely views of flowers and trees.
The 4-seasons Family Room has walls of windows, heated ceramic floors and a walk-out to the deck. Original exterior brick walls are exposed in both the Kitchen & Family Rooms. The addition is 15 years old.
The stackable Laundry is on the main floor & is located in a cabinet near the 3-piece bathroom with jet bathtub.
Upstairs is the Master Bedroom which has a closet and a 3-piece semi ensuite.
All of the bedrooms have original pine flooring. The 4th Bedroom or Office has two closets and a second staircase to the main level.
The bank barn (60 x 40 feet) is currently set up for cattle, and has sufficient height for stabling horses. The barn is in good repair and has a steel roof over old shakes. There is an insulated dog house and fenced kennel. The barnyards are fenced & there is a 2-acre paddock to the south. A local farmer cultivates approximately 13 acres in hay, which allows the farm tax reduction for the owner.
There is a spring fed pond, a seasonal stream which feeds the second pond, a small orchard and approximately 53 varieties of trees on the property.
The hydro tennis court is a Hartru (clay) court designed to be irrigated sub-surface. The water flow to each of the six cells which under lie the court is regulated by a series of valves (currently the water is pumped from the pond). The court is maintained as is any clay court, and all maintenance equipment is included in the sale. It is also possible to water this court above surface.
The home has 200 amp electrical service, oil-fired hot water radiant in-floor plus forced air heating, a dug well and septic system. The windows in the original part of the home were replaced about ten years ago, and are double-hung, low “E” squared, argon filled and have new stone sills. There is a walk-up from the basement to outside for ease in storing wood. Taxes for the property were $4210.67 for 2012.
There is a land survey available, and approximately 50% of the frontage boundary borders a closed road allowance. Property is under Niagara Escarpment Conservation.
Included in the purchase price is the water softener, central vacuum syst
em & attachments, UV water system, fridge, cooktop, double ovens, dishwasher, washer dryer. There are two rental water heaters and security is $28.25 per month. Hydro costs Aug 2011 to July 2012 were $1,567. Hot water rentals (one for hot water, one for furnace & in-floor heating) were $460 per year. Oil costs were $2,562 plus one bush cord of wood $350.
Please ask for a detailed list of “attached to the wall” antiques and light fixtures, which are not included in the purchase price.