Historic Quaker home in a fabulous Conservation setting! Only 15 minutes west from Masonville Mall in north London.
Built as the original Quaker Homestead this 3 storey home comes with a large barn and a smaller one too, an inground pool and over an acre to play on or just enjoy the privacy!
Built in the Quaker bell architectural style this is a piece of South Western Ontario history right out of the text books!
Nestled amongst the trees and greenery of Coldstream Conservation area you can enjoy the trails and ponds right across the street! As well, the Friends of the Quakers have maintained the original Quaker Meeting House located at the Conservation area.
The winding road to the home is a lovely drive that truly defines "a Sunday drive in the country", yet you are minutes to major shopping at the new mall developments at Hyde Park and Fanshawe Road.
A quick highway drive to the University, Robarts Research Institute and University Hospital. Great location for north end workers.
Intriguing curb appeal and historical significance combined with its fascinating history and architecture will draw you to this wonderful home. There is lots of parking in the 4 car driveway plus a paved circular driveway to the front door. The home is surrounded by gardens and trees, plus the owner just added last year, a spacious enclosed front foyer with heated limestone floors!
You have an inground pool (installed in 2002) to look forward to enjoying which is completely seperately fenced for added safety. This 20 by 40 pool is gas heated and has recenlty been converted to saltwater. It comes complete with a diving board, winter cover and it is 10' deep at teh diving end.
Situated right out your side door is a spacious patio area, so the pool can be enjoyed by the entire family. This space is also a terrific area for entertaining large parties.
There is an adorable smaller barn which is used for storage and a play area for the kids, plus a large bell shaped barn, the owners now use for storage purposes.
The home has doors to the backyard from both sides so you can access the pool or the opposite side of the house, where you will find a large 2nd patio area that makes an ultra private outstanding spot for your hot tub!!
Imagine owning your own little acre in God's country! And its fully fenced also!!
You will love all the updates that have been added without limiting the original integrity of the home!
As you step into the home, the gleaming wood floors, sunlight and space will impress you right away. There is a double parlour that can be used as it was originally intended, as a formal living and dining room area, or as a large family room with space for everyone, as the present owners use it.
The newer gourmet kitchen will blow you away and you cannot help but be impressed with the oversized eating area that can easily serve as a 2nd gathering room.
The kitchen boasts an abundance of granite countertops, custom pine cupboards, tumbled marble backsplash, ledge sink, large bar fridge, tambour and an abundance of pot lights.There is also a Miele stainless dishwasher, glass fronted cupboards and gas hookup for your stove.
The chef in the family will fall in love with this room.Plus there is a really cute computer nook here too.
Down the rear hall is your main floor laundry and a one of a kind, room sized closet /storage area that will accommodate all your families needs and then some. It too has a heated floor and could be converted to a main floor den.
This floor also offers you a newer huge bathroom with an amazing steam shower so its like having a spa in your own home!!
Upstairs on the 2nd floor are 4 great sized bedrooms with newer trim work, huge windows and great closet space.The family bath on this level offers a relaxing whirlpool tub, double sinks, a cozy heat lamp and marble flooring.
The master sized bedroom on the 2nd floor has a huge custom designed walk in closet that will have mom running out to buy more clothes just to fill it. The room itself will easily accommodate your king sized suite and has 2 sunny large windows.
The third floor is completely finished (35 by 20) into one amazing full storey loft with a gas fireplace and master suite area at one end and an office and library at the other! Huge windows light each end and one wall is lined with book shelves. This room would make a wonderful family area, workspace, master retreat or artists studio. All done in a tongue and groove finishing with lovely wood floors..,.it's stunning.There is an ideal spot for an ensuite bath if desired too.
The lower level has been almost completely finished. There was new weeping tile installed, and this area was professionally insulated and water proofed with a rubber barrier on the floors also.
Presently this space has a recreation room, storage and furnace area, weight room and hobby area.
The slate imitation shingles were done in 2006 with a 50 year warranty, the windows are all newer over the last 7 years ,there is a survey available, and the home is smoke free. The heating system and pool heater are serviced yearly and surround sound was installed in the double parlours. The exterior is concrete so this home is not going anywhere!!
Bottom Line is, this home is one of a kind. It's historically significant and cannot be replaced for anywhere near the asking price. There is little left for you to do but enjoy the labours of the previous owners. So.....If you love charm, character and uniqueness but are happy to have had someone else update a piece of history, and plus you want to be a short hop to a major city, yet in a wonderful setting, this is a chance for you to own something no one else has in Ontario.