If you love the charm, character, and history of Guelph’s storied Old University neighbourhood but are drawn to newer construction with a more modern, open layout, this custom-built home could be for you.
7 Echo Drive offers the latest in luxury, from its elegant and grand exterior that features a stone finish to the custom glass railings that lead up to the front door. This generously sized home sits on a massive, wide lot; it makes a statement and has undeniable curb appeal.
The main level is open concept, light and bright thanks to many large windows (with motorized blinds) and vaulted ceilings. Thoughtful touches include in-ceiling speakers and a gas fireplace. The stunning black-and-white kitchen boasts high-end appliances, a giant island, lots of storage and access to a deck. The living room opens up onto a gorgeous covered outdoor living space; it’s the perfect spot to enjoy your morning coffee while listening to the birds sing, to entertain friends and family, or to retreat with a drink after a long day.
The home, built by M2 Contractors, has 9’ ceilings on every floor, 8’ interior doors and modern finishes throughout. Every inch has been thoughtfully planned and designed, featuring high-end upgrades and a stunning staircase. With 4+1 bedrooms and 4+1 bathrooms, it offers great flexibility for today’s modern family; there is lots of space and privacy to accommodate multi-generational living, as well as room to work from home.
“The homes and lots in this neighbourhood are impressive,” says REALTOR® Greg Wand. “These builders thought of everything.”
There are four bedrooms on the upper level, two of which have ensuite bathrooms. The primary suite is particularly impressive, with a big walk-in closet and an absolutely knockout ensuite.
The basement contains a completely separate one-bedroom apartment that has been soundproofed, as well as a rec room with a wet bar that has been roughed in.
The Old University neighbourhood is known for its friendliness; it’s not uncommon to hear neighbours in the street catching up and to see and hear children playing and laughing.
Of course, you simply can’t beat the location. The area is quiet, mature and a wonderful place for families. From here you’re just five minutes to the University of Guelph, shopping and dining downtown, and the Hanlon Expressway.
Says Greg, “At 7 Echo, the oldest real estate rule in the book—‘Location, Location, Location’—remains truer than ever. Do not miss your chance to own real estate in one of Guelph’s most desired neighbourhoods.”
“Buying in the best areas in Guelph often requires sacrificing what you get in a home. 7 Echo changes all that,” says Hudson. “With practicality and high-end finishes for the most discerning buyer, picture-framed by one of Guelph’s best neighbourhoods, this home is a winner across the board. When something this special is built in a 5-star neighbourhood, you don’t walk to it, you run.”