Cherish a piece of history and live the colonial dream at this stunning home known as Casa Loma North. Built in 1881, this masterpiece was the original home of Dr. Louis H. Campbell, distinguished as the first doctor in Bradford and one of few doctors to perform house calls by horse and buggy. This premier home is situated in a prestigious downtown Bradford community, just steps from the famous four corners and backing onto Doctors Lane. Enjoy nearby shopping and restaurants and within easy walking distance of the Bradford GO train and bus stations. A spacious 3,500 square feet of living space boasts a glorious 6 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and original restored charm throughout.
Step up to a gingerbread detailed covered front porch and into a foyer boasting gothic style charm. Sharing similar craftsmanship and design as the famous Casa Loma, original finishes have been meticulously maintained to preserve the home’s historical significance. A freshly painted palette of warm neutral tones enhances decorative crown moulding, stamped pattern ceilings and plaster light fixture adornments. Wide millwork baseboards frame original custom walnut and oak hardwood flooring throughout. Appreciate the traditional appeal of solid wood pocket French doors and original lead stained glass windows throughout
Master culinary creations in the updated farmhouse style kitchen featuring a striking exposed brick wall. Newer cabinetry is complemented by a white ceramic tile backsplash and the included stainless steel appliances. This functional kitchen will suit modern tastes. Light meals and snacks will be enjoyed at the breakfast bar under an impressive trellis hanger. Maintaining true Victorian heritage, a secret servant’s staircase just off the kitchen leads to the upper master suite. Host formal meals in the comforting ambiance of a separate dining room filled with warmth from a woodstove-style gas fireplace.
Gather with family to catch up on the day’s events in the family room. Garden doors open to the back patio extending entertaining outdoors on warm summer days. Sink into the pages of a good book in the parlour living room, and enjoy working from home is a delight in the refurbished doctor’s office with built-in shelving. Stepping through the authentic glass door labelled with Dr. Campbell’s name is a step back in time. A 3 piece bathroom, featuring a rustic wood plank ceiling, serves family and guests alike. Plenty of additional storage space is found in the generous main floor laundry room.
A grand hardwood staircase leads you to rest on the upper level. Five generous bedrooms each boast unique character and charm. Bedroom one features a tucked away ladder stairway to a childrens and grandchildrens loft. The second delivers bright white cottage paneling with a wraparound picture window view. A bay window study and reading nook accompanies bedroom three. Ultimate comfort is created by a fireplace mantle in bedroom four. Bedroom five features a walkout to the private back balcony where views of the Oak Ridge moraine can be seen from the upper floor of the property. Routines remain right on schedule in the 4 piece bathroom with a modern jetted tub. The master suite is tucked away in a third level loft for superb serenity. Ample wardrobe storage is accommodated in the walk-in closet. Unwind with a soothing soak in the jetted tub of a 3 piece ensuite. Skylight windows fill the room with glorious sunshine while California shutters and an individual central air control provide personalized luxury.
Retreat to paradise in the tranquility of a fully fenced backyard sanctuary. Soak up the sun and host backyard barbecues on an expansive interlock patio surrounded by landscaped gardens, and cool off in the 16’x32’ in-ground pool. Recent updates to the pool include the liner being cleaned and inspected, a refurbished filtration system, and a new oversized pool heating unit. A semi-permanent barrier provides enhanced safety for children and pets.
The original 16’x41’ horse stable, once home to the Dr. Campbell’s horse and buggy, now provides parking for 2 vehicles. This large finished space is wired for electrical service with a plumbing rough-in. An upper loft featuring lead and stained glass windows offers the perfect space to create a dream hobby room and crafting studio.
Transition smoothly with included new (2016) furnace, water heater and rental water softener. The availability of all municipal services, up to code plumbing, updated electrical and recently cleaned and sanitized duct work add move in ready peace of mind.
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