If owning a heritage home has always been your dream, there are two local options that you’ll definitely want to take a look at.
Centre Wellington, of course, is home to several heritage properties. You can own a piece of history with one of these dwellings.
While these historic listings share a few features in common—they have charm in spades and are full of warmth and character—they are also quite distinct.
25 David Street East, Elora
25 David Street East is a 2-bedroom plus den, 2.5-bathroom detached home in Elora that offers 2,267 sq ft of living space. Built in 1869 and known as “The Mason House”, this elegant and stately home has been completely updated.
The main floor showcases the perfect mix of the kind of character you’d hope to find in an older home and modern functionality.
There is exposed stone throughout and wood floors in the kitchen, living and dining room that are original to the house. Upstairs there are completely renovated bathrooms and good-sized bedrooms.
The backyard is sure to be your own private oasis. It features mature gardens and trees, as well as a beautiful stone patio. No matter what the weather or time of year, you can enjoy the lovely backyard from the sunroom just off the kitchen. The home includes a detached garage and a double-wide driveway.
Elora, known as Ontario’s most beautiful village, is home to charming shops, restaurants, the Elora Mill and Spa, festivals and more—all just steps from home.
43 Galt Street, Guelph
43 Galt Street is a 5-bedroom, 3-bathroom home that offers 3,322 sq ft of living space above grade and another 2,426 sq ft below. This showpiece of a property has unmatched curb appeal and is located in downtown Guelph. The original home was built in 1860 and multiple additions have been done over time, all seamlessly matching its vintage character.
Those who appreciate historic detail will love this limestone bungalow, from the front doors made of cherry wood to the original exposed stone and Italian tile. The home has lots of natural light, including a back wall of windows with views of the entertainer’s backyard.
The kitchen, with custom cabinets built by Neff, includes skylights and more of those original stone walls. The elegant dining room features a fireplace and custom built-ins. At the back of the home there is a large living room and home office—likely one of the nicest you will ever see.
The primary suite has a gorgeous ensuite bath, multiple walk-in closets, built-in storage and double glass doors that open out onto a sunny back deck.
The basement is partially finished and includes an impressive gym with rubber flooring, a sound system and mirrored walls; the other half of the space includes rough-ins and you can finish it according to your vision.
You will love the backyard, with its tiered, armour stone-lined gardens, built-in BBQ, irrigation system, manicured gardens, new gazebo and a fire pit. The home also has an oversized 3-car garage with top-of-the-line storage.
In downtown Guelph you have the farmers’ market, shops, restaurants, bars and grocery stores—even GO train access—all close at hand. The area is known for its historic charm and walkability, and it is a welcoming place for all ages.