Sold: 24 Brant Road North
A house of moments waiting for your memories.
24 Brant Road North Cambridge, Ontario
2 Car Carport with 3 Car Private Drive
TAXES / MAINTENANCE:
$13, 565 (2019)
A home. A garden. An incredible history. A remarkable future
This stately, Regency Cambridge home is not so much seen, as experienced. The term ‘character’ seems almost trite when used to describe all the moments that give this 6 bedroom, 3+ bath home and garden a presence you need to feel to believe.
Your first impression comes from the sweeping covered porches that overlook the front and side gardens. The sitting areas on the porch are a tiny taste of what’s to come inside, but you are still not prepared for what you find. When you swing open the front door and are greeted by the centre hall, it’s difficult to know where to look first. From the sweeping staircase to the original strip hardwood flooring, to the millwork you are overwhelmed with the grandeur of the home. Impeccable craftsmanship is evident in every detail.
The main floor features a formal living room, library, formal dining room, office and mudroom. Bevelled leaded glass is featured in windows through. There are (3) wood-burning fireplaces, two staircases, beautifully hand-crafted built-in storage and so much natural light the home has an ethereal quality that makes it seem too-good-to-be-true.
The kitchen, the heart of the home has been respectfully modernized in a way that keeps original details intact. Butcher block countertops, Minnesota soapstone counters, island and with wrap-around breakfast bar that seats 3 for casual meals. You’ll also find stainless steel appliances and one of the wood-burning fireplaces with slate hearth and surrounds. From here, step through the french doors into the screened-in porch dining area. A welcome change from the formal dining room (also off the kitchen) this room makes you feel as though you are dining in the back garden.
Upstairs, the second floor has three bedrooms, including the spectacular principal suite with a 5-piece ensuite bath, walk-though built-in closets and dressing room. Here, you’ll also find a second library, tucked into a breathtaking alcove bathed in light from large bevelled stained-glass windows. It is also worth noting the working transoms above the doors, originally built to promote airflow through the home.
The third floor is an ideal children’s area. Made comfortable with in-ceiling air conditioning that services the third and second floors, this large space has a bathroom, bedrooms and a large family space for homework or play.
The large basement offers an excellent opportunity to create additional home office space, home theatre, exercise room and/or playroom, without losing the existing woodworking room, cellar area and cold storage.
The home is truly spectacular but one cannot consider life here without including the gardens in that reverie. The front garden has the sense of being orderly yet free. As you walk through, take the time to notice all the little details. At the far end, under the wisteria, you’ll find a shaded dining table tucked away from the world. This is just one of many areas where you can sit and take in the beauty of the garden while feeling like you have discovered a secret spot created solely for you. The lap pool blends seamlessly into the yard and offers kids and adults alike the chance to keep fit and cool off during sunny summer days.
You can access the back garden by walking through the dog run at the side of the home. Beyond this, you’ll find the BBQ area and entrance to the screened-in porch. The back garden, designed by Dr. Leslie Laking, feels like yet another character in the unfolding story of this home. Equally tranquil, you will also find quiet seating areas here to enjoy your morning coffee as the sun rises over the house, or enjoy cocktail hour as the sun recedes over the park to the West. The gentle gurgle of the Koi pond and rustle of the wind through the trees make you wonder if you are really in a city at all – which is remarkable just minutes walk from downtown.
The home has a carport with room for 2 cars with additional space for parking in the driveway, beside the grassy lawn on the north side of the home.
About the Neighbourhood and Lifestyle
Victoria neighbourhood in historic West Galt, Cambridge has mature tree-lined streets filled with century homes along with some more contemporary but still impressive architecture.
Globe street lights nod to the industrialist heritage of the area, highlighting the lawns and laneways without overhead wires to detract from the curb appeal and mature trees and boulevards that line the streets. The area offers great schools just minutes walk from The Grand River and downtown.
Located steps from Victoria Park, a 2.7-hectare green space featuring sports fields including a baseball field and cricket pitch, walking trails, public Tennis Club, playgrounds and woodlot.
While many of the homeowners have been in Cambridge for generations, this area is becoming more popular for families looking to escape from city life, and settle down in a warm community just 1.5 hours from downtown Toronto – a reasonable commute one or two days per week.
Bosley Real Estate Ltd., Brokerage