27 BARBER Avenue Guelph
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Guelph is home to perhaps five legitimate mansions. Idylwyld located at 27 Barber Avenue is one of them. In 1878, Scottish craftsmen were called upon to erect from local limestone an imposing three storey nearly 8500 sqft Second Empire French Mansardic style residence on a 13 acre special piece of land close by the old fairgrounds, now Exhibition Park. It took them two years to complete every scrupulous detail, intended as it was to showcase the importance of the Williamson family for whom it was built. As we would say today, Mission Accomplished. The skilled workmanship has withstood the test of time, the exterior limestone masonry, ornate decorative wood cornices and unique tower with slate roof and cast iron cresting. Inside, the solid walnut millwork, elaborate decorative plaster ceilings (13 feet high on the main and 2nd levels, and 11 feet even on the 3rd), the grandly curved 3 storey walnut staircase to the 8 bedrooms up, even seemingly minor detail like the exquisite brass door and window hardware, each one a work of art. Admittedly, you may want to add some modern touches of your own now, remembering that this home is a treasure not to be enhanced without careful consideration. Yes, Idylwyld on its maturely treed 3/4+ acre lot, has been a Guelph treasure for 140 years and can now be treasured by your family too, for far far less than its cost of replacement, not that you ever could. Contact listing agent for additional information. (id:25417)
- 8 Bedrooms
- 5 Bathrooms
- 8,462 Square Feet
- $13,764 / month (estimated mortgage)
- Listing ID: 40024486
- Listed On: SEPTEMBER 22ND 2020
- Address: 27 BARBER AVENUE
- Location: GUELPH
- Postal Code: N1H 5E6
London Rd or Westmount Rd to Barber Ave
|4pc Bathroom||Second level|
|3pc Bathroom||Second level|
|3pc Bathroom||Second level|
|Den||Second level||14'70'' x 9'00''|
|Bedroom||Second level||16'70'' x 16'30''|
|Primary Bedroom||Second level||28'30'' x 16'10''|
|Bedroom||Second level||23'50'' x 16'20''|
|Bedroom||Second level||17'40'' x 16'10''|
|Bedroom||Second level||12'40'' x 8'80''|
|Bedroom||Second level||13'50'' x 9'70''|
|4pc Bathroom||Third level|
|Games room||Third level||32'10'' x 14'00''|
|Bedroom||Third level||14'30'' x 13'11''|
|Bedroom||Third level||20'10'' x 13'10''|
|2pc Bathroom||Main level||7'70'' x 4'10''|
|Den||Main level||18'50'' x 13'90''|
|Library||Main level||28'50'' x 11'10''|
|Dining room||Main level||23'20'' x 16'00''|
|Kitchen||Main level||16'00'' x 12'30''|
|Family room||Main level||32'11'' x 16'00''|
|Living room||Main level||19'10'' x 16'00''|
|Library||Upper Level||16'10'' x 13'10''|
- Amenities Nearby: Hospital, Park, Playground, Public Transit
- Community Features: Quiet Area
- Features: Park setting, Park/reserve, Crushed stone driveway
- Property Type: Single Family
- Ownership Type: Freehold
- Structure: Shed, Porch
- Zoning Description: R1B
- Appliances: Dishwasher, Refrigerator, Stove, Water softener, Window Coverings
- BasementType: Full (Unfinished)
- Basement Development: Unfinished
- Bedrooms Main Level: 8
- Constructed Date: 1880
- Construction Style Attachment: Detached
- Cooling: None
- Exterior Finish: Stone
- Fireplace Fuel: Wood
- Fireplace Present: True
- Fireplace Total: 3
- Fireplace Type: Other - See remarks
- Fire Protection: Smoke Detectors
- Foundation: Stone
- Bathrooms (Half): 1
- Bathrooms (Total): 5
- Heating: Baseboard heaters, Hot water radiator heat
- Size Interior: 8462.0000
- Stories Total: 3
- Type: House
- Utility Water: Municipal water
- Amenities: Hospital, Park, Playground, Public Transit
- Sewer: Municipal sewage system
- Size Frontage: 94 ft
- Size Irregular: 0.83
- Size Total: 0.83 ac|1/2 - 1.99 acres
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