2216 Gordon Street would make the perfect home for a family looking for a bit of space.
It’s set back from the road, backs onto farmland and the lot is treed all the way around. It’s private and quiet, and you’re not squeezed right up against your neighbour.
And yet everything you need is just minutes away, says listing agent Frances Snider. At Clairfield Commons you’ll find banks, grocery stores, bakeries, restaurants and shops, even the south end movie theatre. Schools are nearby too, just off Clair Road. You’re six minutes’ north of the 401. If you’re a golfer, Springfield Golf & Country Club is two properties over.
“Everything’s on the south end now,” says Snider. “They’ve literally got everything in that little corner.”
The current owners have lived in the 3-bedroom, 2.5 bath house for about 22 years and happily raised three boys there, who are now all grown with families of their own.
It’s the kind of house that shows wonderfully. It has been well maintained over the years and has a nice layout. There are lots of different spaces that could be put to creative uses, including several little den-like rooms throughout. “It’s got a lot of little pockets,” says Snider, “so it’s great if you need home office space or even if you needed additional bedroom space, you could use those as smaller bedrooms.”
There is a main floor bedroom with an ensuite, as well as a couple of bedrooms upstairs. It has traditional principal rooms, including a very large living room or great room right off the entrance with a gorgeous stone fireplace. There’s even a gas fireplace in the basement, which keeps the rec room cozy.
One thing Snider was surprised by was the size of the garage. It’s double-length, so while it may look like a standard two-door garage, it has room for four cars. “It’s very deep so there’s a ton of room. If somebody needs a man cave or if they’re a collector or need some hobby space it would be perfect,” she says.
The property is part of the Clair-Maltby Rd expansion and preferred community structure with the City of Guelph. “It’s part of the city of Guelph but it’s still somewhat in the country as it is on the very southern end of Guelph,” says Snider.
The property itself is quite lovely. It backs onto the east, so morning sunrise is off the back deck. There is farmland behind and around the property, and the lot is over half an acre in size. There is complete privacy; no neighbours to see from the backyard, no noise makes it way from the road.
Snider loves the stone feature at the front of the home, at the entrance and on the house’s north side. “I think that’s gorgeous,” she says. It certainly sets a welcoming tone for the relaxed country living to be found inside.