The impressive limestone main residence overlooks a flowering orchard and ponds. The authentic 5 bedroom stone home dates back over 100 years and was fully restored and expanded to include an open concept kitchen/living space, library, multiple fireplaces, indoor salt water pool with exercise studio plus stone terraces and walkways. At one point, this 176 acre property even had its own private golf course. Included with the property is the main house, gate house, large bank barn, workshop, flowering orchard, crystal clear ponds, farmed crop lands, peaceful woods and over 1200 ft of frontage (both banks) on the Speed River!
Authentic Limestone Residence
Originally constructed from locally quarried limestone, this home is a fine example of an Ontario Farmhouse-style residence with a hint of original Scottish accents including the wonderful front drawing room and grand dining room. This was not an ordinary Victorian era settler farmhouse rather it was built for a successful local merchant. Over the years, the Peller Family continued the residence’s modernisation with additional comforts of estate living such as a wood panelled library, a large eat-in kitchen with seating for at least twelve comfortably, an indoor salt water pool with a skylight roof that is as enjoyable to use in the day as it is during those starlight nights.
The country kitchen is an expansive room with beamed ceiling and wonderful western views over the countryside and the property’s spring-fed ponds. The kitchen is open to the family room with a gas fire place and offers a direct walk-out to the stone terrace. The room is flooded with natural light and the custom cabinetry and light stained hardwood floors add to the country charm of the room. Just off the kitchen is a large walk-through pantry with superb storage space.
The 2 ft thick stone walls, panelled window coves and century old wood floors make the dining room in the Peller house truly a signature room. The dining room is perfectly positioned between the kitchen and living rooms.
Living/ Drawing Room
At the south side of the home is the large drawing room which has welcomed guests since the late 1890s. The over-sized windows on either side of the fireplace and along the eastern wall offer views over the orchard and the surrounding countryside.
The private owner’s library and office can be closed off from the main portion of the home for added privacy and it also has its own exterior entrance. The rooms are warmed by a gas fireplace and have extensive rows of built-in book cases.
The Sun Room with Stone Fireplace
Off the kitchen and family room is a bright sitting room with floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace. Along the south wall are large sliding doors which open onto the stone terrace. This room is enjoyed in all seasons.
The lower level of the home has a large media room with stone fireplace. This is a perfect kids’ retreat space! Also on this level are a series of storage/utility rooms.
Alongside the porch door is the mudroom with powder room, main floor laundry and storage cupboards.
On the second floor of the home are 3 full bathrooms and 5 bedrooms.
The master suite has hardwood floors, 3 double closets and a 6-piece en suite bath which has been newly updated.
Bedrooms 2, 3 and 4
The bedrooms are arrayed down the main hall. The bedrooms are all well-proportioned and have good views over the property.
Bedroom 5 with Sitting Room
At the top of the back stair is a large guest suite with its own sitting room.
The north wing of the home was built of solid stone to match the original home. This wing has a wonderful sports complex with an indoor salt water pool, exercise room, sauna, plus change room/bathroom. The pool complex has large overhead skylights, exposed stone accent walls, massive timber beams and doors which open onto the grounds. At the east end of the pool is a home gym.
At the north end of the home is a large screened gazebo which enjoys views over the lawns down to the ponds. A great spot to enjoy the warmer weather evenings!
Just north of the main house is a large drive-in workshop with power. An ideal place to store extra vehicles or all the country property toys.
The Gate House
At the entrance to the property is a 2 bedroom bungalow gate house. This self-sufficient home has its own garage, kitchen, living room, 4 piece bathroom and large basement for storage. The home can be used for a property manager, guests or extended family use.
The large bank barn is in good repair and can accommodate hay/tractor storage and livestock. A great hobby farm set up!
The 176 acre property is currently held in 2 lots. The main house sits on its own lot of 11 acres which includes the residence, the orchard, the workshop and the 2 large ponds to the west of the home. The gate house bungalow, bank barn, farmland and remaining acreage being approximately 165 acres is held in a separate parcel.
The property has a wonderful mix of topography from arable land, forest land, rolling lawns, gardens, orchard and pasture land. The agricultural land and forest land can enjoy reduced taxation via the Farm Class Tax Rate and the Ontario Managed Forest Tax Incentive Program. The property enjoys three road frontages which enhances its accessibility and includes extensive paved-road frontage.
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