Just north of downtown Guelph, this century home in Arthur, Ontario has certain hallmarks of country living that are undeniably charming.
On approach, you can’t help but be drawn in by the covered porch. The sound of the crushed stone drive underfoot only adds to the appeal.
This single-family century home has been completely transformed, and offers the latest in brand-new construction, yet it is located in an established, leafy street. It’s the best of both worlds—and a rare opportunity.
281 Smith Street is a 3-bedroom, 3-bathroom freehold home. It offers 1,857 sq ft of living space and has been outfitted with the most up-to-date fixtures and finishes available. There is beautiful flooring throughout, 9’ ceilings, pot lights and a striking original wooden beam that runs through the main living areas.
As soon as you walk in you see the stunning great room and kitchen with gleaming white cabinetry, Quartz counters, a large island with seating and lots of cabinets. The kitchen also features stainless steel appliances, subway tile backsplash and a pot filler.
Also on this level is a family room with a walkout to an impressive concrete patio, a pantry, a 2-piece bathroom, a bright and beautiful mud room and laundry area with exposed brick, as well a convenient side entrance to the home.
Upstairs there are 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. The primary suite has an ensuite bath and a walk-in closet, as well as a lovely walkout to the second-storey deck. It’s the perfect space to enjoy a cup of coffee in the morning or to relax and unwind with a cold drink at the end of a busy day.
The house sits on a big lot and in the backyard, there is a shed to store lawn and garden equipment, as well as any other seasonal items.
With a home this sleek it’s easy to be swayed by all of the impressive cosmetic enhancements, but there’s so much more work to appreciate. “The structural, mechanical and landscaping have all been completely redone or upgraded, the roof has just been re-shingled, there is a fabulous garage/shed in the backyard and loads of parking,” says listing agent Adriaan Demmers. “It's beautiful, modern inside & everything is done—just move in.”
This small town is friendly and welcoming, with lots of amenities. You are within easy walking distance to shopping, Arthur Public School, Arthur Christian School, St. John Catholic School and Arthur Arena.
For more information, view the full listing. You can reach REALTOR® Demmers at 519-824-9050 or visit Royal LePage Royal City Realty.