Guelph’s Old University area has a certain cachet. When you get a peek into one of its cherished century homes, you immediately understand why.
8 Crawford Street in Guelph is a generous 5-bedroom, 3-bathroom, 2.5-storey home with over 2,800 sq ft. Built in 1910, is at once charming and stately, welcoming you right away with its warm curb appeal, wide stairs and cozy covered porch.
As soon as you step into the grand foyer you can’t help but notice the custom chestnut wood staircase and rich hardwood floors. There’s a large formal living room on the main floor, complete with a wood fireplace and two big banks of windows; it’s a great space to receive guests and entertain. The formal dining room, which has a large bay window, is perfect for hosting family dinners, holiday meals and special celebrations.
The country kitchen has white cabinets, black countertops, lots of storage, an eat-in area and sliding doors that open up onto a sprawling deck. Just off the kitchen is big, light-filled family room with another huge bay window that looks out onto the backyard. Ample windows in this space really bring the outdoors in, with views of the surrounding mature trees lending an air of peace and tranquility.
The home has a great flow. Each room on the main floor has more than one entrance, making it easy to circulate and move about. Also on the main floor is a laundry room with big upper cabinets for storage, as well as a two-piece powder room.
The bedrooms all have big windows and offer lots of space. There is certainly room for one or more to be used as a quiet home office or study, playroom or nursery. The primary bedroom has a 5-piece ensuite, a rarity in homes of this vintage.
There is lots more living space in the finished basement, which includes a wine cellar, a workshop, as well as an entrance from the carport with a mudroom.
The professionally landscaped lot—including the gardens and expansive deck—are especially lovely. With so many perennials and trees, you have built-in privacy, space and pretty views in every direction. Enjoy watching the seasons change in what feels like your own personal piece of the forest. There’s simply no need to travel in the summer when you can vacation in such comfort at home.
Everything you could need is located nearby, with schools, parks, public transit—even golf—just blocks away. One of the biggest draws to living in this area is how close you are to so many wonderful amenities. You’re just minutes from Guelph’s historic downtown core, with its many restaurants, cafes, unique shops and services. Pop into The Farmers Market or The Bookshelf on a whim, taking advantage of your proximity and making the most of this coveted lifestyle.
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