27 BARBER Avenue, Guelph

General Info
Exterior Features
Interior Features
Room Dimensions

General Info

Listing ID

40174043

Transaction Type

For sale

Price

$2,999,900.00

Property Type

Single Family

Ownership Type

Freehold

Amenities Near By

Hospital, Park, Playground, Public Transit


Public Remarks

No written remarks can adequately describe the quality craftsmanship evident in absolutely every detail of IDYLWYLD. Two-foot-thick walls of local hand-cut limestone were used in the construction of this 8460 sq ft Second Empire French Mansardic styled mansion with 3+ floors, basement, a tall corner tower, and patterned slate roof. Construction began in the 1870s on 13 acres of which the house originally had a London Rd address (Barber Avenue with its stone gate pillars was the laneway). It was built for J.D. Williamson the proprietor of The Golden Lion a very successful downtown department store who wanted only the very best of the best for his new home. The 2 carved stone lions guarding the front steps are a lasting tribute to Mr. Williamsons connection to his store. The interior has a centre hall floor plan layout with 18 rooms of which 8 are bedrooms. The layout also lends itself to have totally separate in-home office space or in-law suite. Significant interior features include The soaring 13 ft ceilings with a wide variety of intricately handcrafted plaster mouldings and murals; Hand-selected woods of mahogany, ash, cherry, and black walnut in the waist-high wainscoting and 18-inch baseboards, Elaborate arched doors and trim; Magnificent black walnut staircase winding up 3 full stories; Quarter cut oak flooring framed with intricate walnut, cherry, and maple parquet; Imported Italian fireplaces; Etched glass panels; and Detailed engraved bronze hinges and hardware. The property is a private park-like 0.84 acre L-shaped mature treed estate-size lot located on one of Guelph's finest residential streets in the heart of the very desirable downtown Exhibition Park neighbourhood. There are 2 prestigious plaques prominently displayed on the exterior wall at the front entrance as a reminder to visitors of the building's architectural historic significance. (id:20209)

Exterior Features

Architectural Style

3 Level

Exterior Finish

Stone

Total Stories

3

Property Frontage

94 ft

Property Depth

214 ft

Acreage

0.83 ac|1/2 - 1.99 acres

Water Utility

Municipal water

Sewer

Municipal sewage system

Interior Features

Bedrooms

8

Bathrooms

4

Basement Development

Unfinished

Fireplaces

3

Heating Type

Baseboard heaters, Hot water radiator heat

Room Dimensions

4Pc Bathroom

Measurements not available

3Pc Bathroom

Measurements not available

3Pc Bathroom

Measurements not available

Den

14'7'' x 9'0''

Bedroom

12'4'' x 8'8''

Bedroom

13'5'' x 9'7''

Bedroom

16'7'' x 16'3''

Bedroom

17'4'' x 16'1''

Bedroom

23'5'' x 16'2''

Primary Bedroom

28'2'' x 16'1''

Games Room

32'10'' x 14'0''

Bedroom

14'3'' x 13'11''

Bedroom

20'10'' x 13'10''

2Pc Bathroom

7'7'' x 4'10''

Den

18'5'' x 13'9''

Library

28'5'' x 11'1''

Dining Room

23'2'' x 16'0''

Kitchen

16'0'' x 12'3''

Family Room

32'11'' x 16'0''

Living Room

19'1'' x 16'0''

Library

16'10'' x 13'10''

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