Now, modern homes are fine, but there’s something to be said for historic properties that come with stories, character and quirks.
This home, located in Mono Township (about a two-hour drive from Toronto), is a historic gem you’re bound to fall in love with.
This property has existed since the early 1800s.
“The original date of settlement by the Atkinson family is unknown but believed to be in the early 1800s,” estate agent Carolyn Scime told blogTO.
It was once simply a fieldstone house made of mud and straw, the remains of which can still be found on the property today.
But the main house – the red brick farmhouse – was built in 1891.
“This property only belonged to two families,” Scime said.
“The current owner’s parents purchased the property from members of the Atkinson family in the early 1960s and have remained in the family ever since.”
It’s easy to see why the house hasn’t been on the market since the 60s.
Set on 29 acres of rolling grounds and mature woodland, the characterful red brick farmhouse is everything you would expect of a heritage home.
“The farmhouse has been lovingly preserved over time and many original features remain including the second floor floor, doors and millwork throughout,” Scime said.
Vintage wallpaper and stained glass windows add even more charm to the old farmhouse.
The house has four bedrooms and two bathrooms.
The ground floor is bright and sunny with high ceilings, large main rooms and multiple exits.
The only slightly disappointing room in the house is the kitchen. It’s very cramped and doesn’t seem to have the historic charm that the rest of the house has.
The bedrooms are quaint and could maybe use a little more storage space, but it’s an old house and they didn’t need a walk-in closet in 1891.
And as charming as the house is, the surrounding property is also a major selling point.
In addition to the 29 acres of land, the Humber Springs Creek also runs through the property. How picturesque!
The property also has a century-old bank barn, which could have multiple uses with a few updates.
So if you’re ready to ditch the city life and want to slow down on a lovely rural Ontario farm, this could be the perfect spot.
Maybe you can start a cozy Bed and Breakfast or whatever people do in Hallmark rom-com movies.
953136 7th Line EHS is listed for $2,750,000.