Prince Edward County is a quiet retreat in southern Ontario. Many come to visit and many leave wishing they didn’t have to.
This innovative residence will tempt you to make the County your new home. Situated in Wellington, it embodies the best of both worlds; a reawakened century home with care for the quality of the original architecture and the artistic infusion of modern contemporary design. You will find sleek silhouettes, geometric lines and robust materials enhance the abode’s character, and close attention has been paid to every detail.
The main floor us large and open concept. It begs to host your parties, family and guests. And trust us, your friends and family will want to visit! The space transitions between formal and casual and from indoor to outdoor entertaining seamlessly. The main floor is wired for audio throughout and offers a convenient two-piece powder room that is centrally located. The room proportions are generous and comfortable while taking into consideration common uses. The oversized windows are thoughtfully laid out to enhance views and maintain privacy.
The best part of the home is the luxury kitchen which is a chef’s dream. Designed with hosting elegant parties in mind, the kitchen is generously sized but maintains an intimate atmosphere. The modern freestanding gas fireplace and vaulted ceilings create a regal decadence while the large Caesarstone island offers an inviting venue for gathering. The design includes a six burner 36″ commercial gas range, contemporary brass accents, two spacious Blanco sinks, and custom stone throughout.
There are three bedrooms upstairs plus an optional fourth on the main floor. Two have been restored to century old charm and the master is modern with a spa-like master bath that features heated floor, oversize double shower, double sink and natural cedar trims. You will fall in love with the huge walk-in closet and private 70 square foot balcony with a view of the backyard and adjacent picturesque pastures. There is layered custom lighting throughout to create perfect ambiance at any time of day.
Enjoy the best of both worlds with a beautiful century home and a modern stunner combined. This home is a masterclass on the juxtaposition of contemporary design with period accurate restoration. Painstaking care was taken to not disturb the original baseboard, mouldings, tin ceilings, and floors while upgrading to state of the art electrical, plumbing, and heating and cooling. The finishes are magazine quality and chosen to be timeless as opposed to trendy. The home has been completely renovated, upgraded and updated. There is nothing to be done besides hanging your pictures.
The home features professional landscaping in the front and around the house which is still under warranty. The modern poured concrete patio is on the level with the house for easy access between the covered BBQ kitchenette and the indoor kitchen. Dine alfresco then enjoy a campfire in the integrated sunken fire pit or move further back the deep lot for a larger bonfire in the outdoor pit. The backyard is a park-like oasis that backs on to a pasture offering privacy as you enjoy the many local residents like foxes, rabbits and birds. Another bonus feature is the century-old carriage house barn which is solid and ready to be finished into a shop, guest suite or studio.
This home was built circa 1900 by the area’s most prestigious builder W. W Fitzgerald. Fitzgerald built the majority of the noteworthy homes in and around Wellington, which are now highly sought after. His unique style and incredible craftsmanship make each home a unique piece or architectural history. The trim and mouldings were hand-made and are one of a kind. The tin ceilings are in perfect condition and completely intact.
Wellington is an idyllic lakeside village that is the heart of trendy Prince Edward County. The village offers everything its residents need plus many access points to the water, parks and trails. This house’s prestigious main street location makes all of the shops, services and incredible dining including the world-famous Drake Devonshire a short walk.
This home is currently listed at $939,000. For more information on this property, please contact Kate Vader and Rob Plomer at (613) 471-1708.
Source: Chestnut Park Blog