Rare opportunity to own a truly one of a kind historic property ideally located near 403, schools, conservation areas and shopping.
The Kirby House built by distillery owner Andrew Todd Kirby in 1830 sits on a .97 acre mature property and showcases both Neoclassical and Georgian influences with numerous original features completely intact. Twelve foot ceilings on both levels, matching Count Rumford fireplaces, cross and bible doors are just a few of the unique features you will find in this inviting home.
Some restoration and improvements have been done including two new furnaces 2013, 2014(96.1 rating), new eavestrough 2013, 200 amp service, 55 ft drilled well and steel roof.
Other features include:
-Centrally located 5 minutes to many highways including #'s 403, 8(Cambridge), 5, 6(Guelph), and 52 .
Mins to downtown Dundas, Waterdown, Hamilton, under 15 mins to Burlington.
- Walking distance to elementary schools, short drive to highschools with bus pickup at end of driveway. Mins to McMaster University.
-A paradise for nature lovers! Across the street from walking trails to Websters Falls, Tews falls, the Dundas peak and Christie's Consevation Area.
- Private mature landscaping with century old pine, walnut and maple trees. Garden includes countless plants and flowers including ginkgo and pussy willow trees, trillium, wild raspberry, lilly of the valley and enough fiddlehead ferns to feed an army with no commercial pesticide used in 35 years! All that and a wonderful firefly show nightly in the summer make it an ideal backyard retreat.
-Full partially finished basement with workshop adds to the size of the home with added storage space in the attic.
-Old world charm and character including:
extensive use of black walnut on main floor for doors baseboards trim and paneled fold in shutters which feature hand wrought iron locking bars and oversize staircase.
- Elegant crown molding, light fixtures
-Two and a half foot thick stone walls
-Giant fanlight arch sets the stage for five more arches and an eleven foot bay window set in sixteen ft first floor landing
-Twelve foot ceilings on first AND second floor with hardwood throughout
This is a once in a lifetime kind of home that has so many possibilities. Make your family part of history in this home or duplex, in law set up or fantastic location for bed and breakfast....
We are cooperating with agents. By appointment only, 24 hours notice please.
Exclusions: all shelving/cabinetry, booth in shed
- Forced air
- Natural gas
- Septic tank
- Alarm system
- Bath and shower
Renovations and upgrades:
- Highway access
- Near park
- Residential area
- Mature trees
- Corner lot
- Financial institution
- Shopping Center
Near Health Services:
- Medical center
- Health club / Spa
Near Educational Services:
- Elementary school
- High School
- Middle School
Near Recreational Services:
- Golf course
- Sports center
- Bicycle path
- Pedestrian path
- Swimming pool