Welcome to 5767 Wellington Road 7 located in Guelph/Eramosa. Originally built as an upright log cabin in 1833 by William Kennedy, Upright Farm has transformed into a beautiful 3700 square-foot granite stone farmhouse. Kennedy migrated from Scotland and was instrumental in building the Kingston penitentiary. He designed this cabin with the logs upright as opposed to horizontally to resemble a stockade, thus the name Upright Farm.
In 1863, the log cabin was transformed into the granite stone farmhouse that we see today. The Bryden family resided in the stone house for three generations until the 1980s when the addition was built. Over the years, there have been many respectful restorations and additions, showcasing the original designs including high ceilings, deep sills, wide plank flooring, custom millwork on the doors, cornice moulding and floor trim.
The three-stone fireplaces anchor the main living spaces with the living room showcasing the original stone date. The kitchen comes beautifully equipped with white cabinetry, stainless steel appliances and a large island with a gas cooktop. The kitchen also allows for a pantry cupboard and a breakfast nook next to the doors to one of three porches.
On the upper level, there are three generously sized bedrooms with gorgeous hardwood floors, original wood trim around all of the doors and the showpiece arched window. The primary bedroom includes a full ensuite with a soaker tub and a walk-in shower. An amazing feature is the vaulted ceiling great room which opens to a sun-kissed solarium, merging outdoor and indoor living with a cedar sauna, hot tub, in-ground pool, and composite deck for year-round entertaining.
The large bank barn on the property has been repurposed and is set for weddings and family events. You will also find a 3-bay heated garage, room for 7, height for a hoist and 3 paddocks. The 84 workable acres are tilled where required.
This property also includes many upgrades including geothermal heating and cooling systems installed in 2009 and upgraded septic in 2015. The solar panels have 9 years remaining on a contract, which is transferable to the new buyers with approximately $11,000 of annual income, a 50-year metal roof, and natural gas.
This property is deep-rooted with lots of history and character. With 93 total acres of land, on the edge of Elora and Guelph, Upright Farm is an exquisite property.
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