If you’re in the market for a generously sized home that’s move-in ready—one that’s located on a sprawling acreage, at that—look no further.
7 Megan Place is a stunning 5-bedroom, 5-bath home in the City of Guelph. The current owners turned what was originally a 3,100 square foot house into 4,800 square feet of luxury—and that’s not even counting the basement.
“When they did the addition, they pretty much rebuilt everything in the house,” says listing agent Linda Vadala. “It was a bungaloft but now it’s a two-storey with two master suites: one on the main level and another upstairs.”
The main floor master has its own ensuite and a walkout to a deck. The master upstairs has an enviable brand-new wardrobe, ensuite bath and a fireplace.
The home is located at the end of a cul-de-sac, so it’s tucked away. It is spacious, welcoming and well-appointed, with a beautiful kitchen the agent admits is “to die for”. It has an elegant butler’s pantry and is open to the family room. “In the dinette it’s just a wall of glass so it takes in all of the backyard,” says Vadala.
The property is almost five acres in size and the backyard offers lots of wildlife sightings. A beautiful covered outdoor area has its own fireplace, making the pretty spot useable at least three seasons of every year—it’s one of four fireplaces in the home. There’s also a hot tub out back to relax in.
Not only is the basement finished, it’s a walkout with lots of light. It has a home theatre, a games room, a rec room with a fireplace, a second kitchen, another bedroom, a full bath and lots of storage.
The roof and stone on the home’s exterior are all new. Almost everything has been updated.
The house has forced air, gas heating, high-speed internet and is on a well and septic system. “Even though you’re in the city, you’re still on country services,” explains Vadala.
Homeowners will love being able to walk to the LCBO, GoodLife Fitness or out to dining. You’re within walking distance of city services and transit, and you can easily access major transportation arteries nearby.
One of the biggest perks with this house is the location. “You’d have to pinch yourself to believe you’re in a city because you feel like you’re on a country estate. All of the Rolling Hills Estates are three-to-nine-acre private estate lots. They were in the Township of Puslinch and have been annexed into the City of Guelph so it’s like you’re in this little country estate in the middle of the city. It’s very private with mature trees. Lovely estate homes surround you.”
The kitchen is Vadala’s favourite. “The high-end appliances are pretty phenomenal, and the great big island is superb. It overlooks the family room with vaulted ceilings,” she says. The other big standout is that great room itself. “There are windows all across the back of the property. It’s just so private back there, you wouldn’t even know you’re in an area with other homes. It feels like a very exclusive estate.”
A home of this size and caliber would really suit a young family whose children could grow up here over the years and enjoy the outdoors. You’re still close to the city for sports and extracurricular activities yet have a retreat in the country to come home to. It would also be ideal for intergenerational living, as it is definitely laid out in a way that multiple families would appreciate.
Says Vadala, “I can see this working well for busy, younger families that want to be close to the city but want the privacy. They can have a nice life for their kids, who will be able to run around outside and play, yet still have all the handy amenities close by.”