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27 BARBER Avenue, Guelph, Ontario, N1H5E6

27 BARBER Avenue, Guelph, Ontario, N1H5E6 (ID 40062066)
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Brian Smith
Sales Representative
Coldwell Banker Grand Homes Realty, Brokerage*
Cell: 519-827-8000
Tel: 519-787-7009

$3,490,000 - For sale


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. 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 Guelphs 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 buildings architectural historic significance. The City plaque in part reads, IDYLWYLD is probably the best-preserved home of the 1880s and is a worthy example of its architectural style. (id:2471)

Location DescriptionLondon Rd or Westmount Rd to Barber Ave

Property Details
  • Property Address:27 BARBER Avenue, Guelph, Ontario, N1H5E6
  • Property Type:Single Family
  • Title:Freehold
  • Lot Size:0.83
  • Acreage:0.83 ac|1/2 - 1.99 acres
  • Sewage Type:Municipal sewage system
  • Water Type:Municipal water
  • Driveway:Gravel
Structure Details for 27 BARBER Avenue, Guelph, Ontario, N1H5E6
  • Structure Style:House
  • Building Age:1880
  • Bedrooms:8
  • Bathrooms:4-Total 1-Partial
  • Floor Space:8462
  • Heating Type:Baseboard heaters, Hot water radiator heat
  • Style:Detached
  • Architecture Style:3 Level
  • Storeys:3
  • Basement Type:Full (Unfinished)
  • Foundation Type:Stone
  • Cooling Type:None
  • Appliances Included:Dishwasher, Refrigerator, Stove, Water softener, Window Coverings
  • Exterior Type:Stone
Amenities for 27 BARBER Avenue, Guelph, Ontario, N1H5E6 Park setting, Park/reserve, Crushed stone driveway, Quiet Area
  • Amenities Nearby:Hospital, Park, Playground, Public Transit
Type Level Dimensions
4pc BathroomSecond level
3pc BathroomSecond level
3pc BathroomSecond level
DenSecond level14'07'' x 9'00''
BedroomSecond level16'07'' x 16'03''
Primary BedroomSecond level28'02'' x 16'01''
BedroomSecond level23'05'' x 16'02''
BedroomSecond level17'04'' x 16'01''
BedroomSecond level12'04'' x 8'08''
BedroomSecond level13'05'' x 9'07''
Games roomThird level32'10'' x 14'00''
BedroomThird level14'03'' x 13'11''
BedroomThird level20'10'' x 13'10''
2pc BathroomMain level7'07'' x 4'10''
DenMain level18'05'' x 13'09''
LibraryMain level28'05'' x 11'01''
Dining roomMain level23'02'' x 16'00''
KitchenMain level16'00'' x 12'03''
Family roomMain level32'11'' x 16'00''
Living roomMain level19'01'' x 16'00''
LibraryUpper Level16'10'' x 13'10''
Brian Smith portrait
Brian Smith
Sales Representative
Coldwell Banker Grand Homes Realty, Brokerage*
Cell: 519-827-8000
Tel: 519-787-7009
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