My one hobby that I’ve kept up with is real estate. I find myself browsing through old and new listings looking for the incredible heritage homes Ontario has to offer. On occasion you can find some incredible gems that I feel need to be highlighted. And today I found a good one.
This circa 1826 restored STONE 3 story home was built by Captain McCann. It can be found in Vankleek Hill, Ontario with a hefty price tag. This house is everything I dream of and more. Here is a look at this fairy tale stone house.
Exterior, living, dining and sitting rooms and kitchen:
Wood beams, cedar ceilings, stone walls and fireplaces, hardwood floors, large windows, and what looks to be terracotta tiles in the kitchen – perfection! Country charm at its finest.
5 Bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, screened in porch and 11 horse stalls:
The bedrooms have the exposed stone walls and the wood beams as well as fireplaces and large comfy beds. Who wouldn’t want to snuggle up here? Can I just live here for a week to experience it? I would spend my days on the screened in porch and visiting the horses.
This agricultural based community became a thriving community in the 1890s and still retains many of the buildings and structures which were present then. This is reflected in the fact that Vankleek Hill is the Gingerbread (the wood carvings on the eaves of one’s roof) capital of Ontario.
The town was named after Simeon Vankleek, a United Empire Loyalist, who settled there near the end of the 18th century. Relatives report that he left his farm in the Poughkeepsie, New York area, in fear of soldiers from the Revolutionary War. He hopped on his horse and rode as far as he could until he got to what was to be Vankleek Hill, where the horse dropped dead.
The town has a population of 1,996 and the local newspaper is The Review.
The local hockey team is the “Vankleek Hill Cougars.” Vankleek Hill also has a soccer league, the Champlain Soccer League, and takes part in the Glengarry Soccer League. There is also a competitive hockey league for girls and women called the Hawkesbury/Champlain Girls Hockey Association.
Vankleek Hill is currently home to a community garden, which has two acres of organically-grown produce being harvested by residents within a few steps of Main Street.
The town has one set of traffic lights, 9-hole golf course, golf driving range, parks, arena and a fair ground.
The town is the home of Beau’s All Natural Brewing Company, an award-winning craft brewery that supplies pubs, restaurants, and vendors across Canada.
To view the full listing of this house please visit realtor.ca MLS® Number: 1169829
Th information about Vankleek Hill was found on Wikipedia.
Hope you love the house as much as I do!