This week’s Property Of The Week takes us only a short walk from downtown Barrie but it feels as though we’ve stepped into a time machine. This 19th century home combines rustic beauty with modern design and rural charm with downtown amenities. The craftsmanship is clear — from the sunny and bright dining room to the beautifully landscaped yard with its swimming pool and hot tub.
Imagine sitting on this front porch with a coffee in the morning. In front of you, an unobstructed view of Lake Simcoe, to your right not one, but two Barrie parks, St Vincent Park and Kempenfelt Park. In addition, the Barrie North Shore Trail is right across the street. Take a quick stroll down that, and it’s just a short walk to the downtown Barrie core for restaurants, bars, shopping, and more.
Just inside the house, you’ll find a breathtaking combination of modern design with historic charm. This 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom home was built in 1884 and last renovated in 2017 to bring it to its current, masterfully restored, state while keeping the original wood floors, railings, trim, and doors.
The kitchen in particular is beautifully modern with its built-in fridge and 48” gas stove. Just outside the kitchen you’ll find the large dining room with its own stunning fireplace. The dining room is bright and spacious with lots of room for hosting dinners or board game nights.
Speaking of original charm, another notable feature of this home is the cozy library, perfect for a home office or den. The tall built-in bookshelves make this room the ideal place to curl up with a good book and forget the rest of the world.
Enough about the inside of this house… let’s take a look at this backyard, because it is glorious. Just looking at this meticulously landscaped yard with that in-grounpool makes it easy to start daydreaming about jumping in on a hot summer day.
In addition to the swimming pool, you’ll find a Beachcomber hot tub, built-in garden plots, and a covered seating area for when you need to get out of the sun. Whether you want the comforts of rural living without leaving the city, or a place that’s ideal for big parties and hosting friends, this home truly has something for everyone.
- Address: 144 Kempenfelt Drive
- Price: $1,199,000
- 4 Bed / 3 Bath
- Listing: Paul Webber | Forest Hill Real Estate
- Listing ID: 191049
- Images courtesy of: Forest Hill Real Estate
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