This one of a kind property is located in the Purple Hills near Creemore. From its Escarpment setting it commands magnificent countryside views which are themselves enhanced by the placement, natural appearance, and artistry of the main Barnhouse. In the style of an Old World holding, it is pleasingly grouped with a genuine Victorian Guest House, a multipurpose new-but-old barn, and a comfortable workshop/dry storage shed.
The 24 acres of land contain an exquisite trout stocked spring fed pond for swimming, paddling, or skating, a small but lovely mature forest, meadow and grassland habitat for birds, seasonal streams, established bridged trails for hiking, riding or show shoeing plus lovely perennial gardens.
The estate is anchored by the oft featured Barnhouse. It was created by deconstructing a McPherson family farm barn built near Paris, Ontario circa 1840. The extraordinary axe hewn timbers and wide planking reflect the strength, security and warmth derived from their origin in the legendary Carolinian forests of the Valley of the Grand. In 1997 began the long and careful process of disassembly, carriage north, and complete repurposing of these architectural elements under the guidance of James Campbell of Rockside Campbell Design. Today, the Barnhouse blends history, natural character, and contemporary design in a manner that suits perfectly the unspoiled landscape surrounding it.
Also on the property is the cozy, original (1880s) Victorian farmhouse enjoyed for years by the current owners prior to the Barnhouse era. It is now a sought-after guest house or seasonal rental. Completely renovated ten years ago and it is a very comfortable home in and of itself.
A fifteen minute walk, or two minute drive to the always delightful village of Creemore. For skiiers, the Devil’s Glen, Osler and Manfield Ski Clubs are within easy reach. In warmer seasons, the Mad River Golf Club and Duntroon Highlands, the Creemore Equestrian Centre, Wasaga Beach, the Collingwood Yacht Club, the North York Hunt Club, the Collingwood Regional Airport, and so much more are all within short and scenic distances.
This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to own a property thoughtfully created and lovingly cared for.
“Good things happen here, and we are blessed to have had our turn.” – Owner
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Co-listed with Ginny MacEachern with Royal LePage.
Beds: 3 (+ 3 in Guest House)
Baths: 4 (+ 1 in Guest House)
Property Type: Detached
Taxes/year: 10,317.26 (2019)
Appx Sqft: 5050 total (Main House) / 1843 total (Guest House)
Parking: Barn and Long Driveway
Amenities: Main Barnhouse, Barn (with Parking and potential Horse Stalls), Potting Shed, Workshop, Spring-Fed Pond with Stream, Victorian Guest House
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