1527 County Road 2, Augusta Twp
$2,499,000

Every historic home tells a story. Pull up to this Loyalist stone masterpiece built in 1822 on the banks of the St. Lawrence river and what will you discover? Magic. Beyond the private driveway lies the stone facade of a beautifully maintained Georgian home; shaded by centuries-old trees and enveloped in the tranquility of a country estate. There is truly nothing else like it. »cont'd

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Symmetrical sash windows flanking an elliptical doorway, dormers punctuating an open gable roof top - these are testaments to home's evident heritage and hallmarks that are responsible for its feature in "The Ancestral Roof" - a book about the architecture of early Ontario. What you can't see however, is that everything has been updated to 21st century comforts without disrupting the irreplaceable character of this dwelling. Plumbing, electrical, dual-zone geothermal heating, a top end security system and heated marble floors are some of the future-ready features that fit seamlessly into this home. A new addition plus two out-buildings, an outdoor courtyard and pool round out the roster of luxury conveniences.

Sitting on 6 acres of verdant green space, find a lot that offers incredible frontage compared to its peers; 316 feet of it in fact. With the pristine waters of the St. Lawrence as your vista, you may never want to leave. Most striking is a respectful balance of new and old. Thanks to architect Richard Strong, home's modern addition, the crystal blue pool, separate garage and studio flow seamlessly through the artfully crafted terraces and vegetation. The result is a timeless harmony within home's heritage surroundings. Architectural landscaping is fully irrigated, allowing you to enjoy beautifully manicured gardens with ease.

Within, a classic centre hall layout welcomes. Proportions are elegant and spacious yet offer plenty of opportunity for intimate gatherings. Thoughtful attention to detail has brought a classic layout to life with a new addition whose exterior mirrors the open gable and demi-lune windows of the original home to perfection - the inside is just as good. Note the warmth of softwood underfoot, knots adding character in all the right places. Original millwork has been restored, solid wood windows have been updated but yield an on-point historic aesthetic. Deep window wells divulge the thickness of the original home's stone walls.

On one side of the main hall, a formal living and dining space sets the stage for dignified entertaining - two original fireplaces separated by built-ins delineate and connect each space. Tall windows show off the verdant tableau outside and dinner flows seamlessly into digestivo.

An impeccable balance in time is found in the kitchen - with an original roaring fireplace grounding one wall, it's easy to imagine cozy nights with family members perched at the large quartz-topped island, enjoying some great conversation before sitting down to dinner. In this gourmet kitchen, no culinary adventure is off limits; an induction cooktop, SubZero fridge, Miele oven and dishwasher make an impressive team. Nearby, a home office kitted with built-ins and two tall windows combines serenity and productivity - somehow it works. Make your way to the addition, which flows seamlessly into a bright family room. Marble at your feet, pot lights overhead and sweeping french doors are the only indication of "new". Otherwise, a fine hand as ensured the architectural design of this space is in tune with home's historic character. A secondary entrance features additional closet space and a window seat - perfect for casual comings and goings. In the family room, a fireplace is a commanding centrepiece, chevron patterned brick is a nod to other original fireplaces elsewhere. Taking full advantage of the incredible waterfront view, sunrises here are epic - don't forget your morning coffee before you catch the show.

Take the french doors to the incredible grounds outside. Thanks to the new addition, a courtyard-like social zone is poised for alfresco entertaining. Light up the barbecue, start the outdoor fireplace and wow guests with the incredible view. Watch kids revel in the beautiful outdoors - there's room for every game imaginable, or follow the natural stone landscaping to the pool and surrounding leisure areas. There's something for everyone, and of course - the St. Lawrence is ready for your boat, canoe or kayak routine during summer months. Summers here were meant to be spent outside - all is as it should be.

Back inside, the main floor master can also be found in the addition - naturally lit via large windows that offer up stunning views of the St. Lawrence, there is no better way to start and end your day. If the calming natural vista isn't enough, double closets and a full ensuite clad in heated hardwood may do the trick. With a soaker tub and walk-in shower, indulgence can be yours on the daily.

Upstairs, three bedrooms feature loft ceilings and exceptional views through dormer windows. Wide plank original floors on this level boast charm in spades. The main bath on this level serves two bedrooms, while the third features its own ensuite - overnight guests get an extra special treatment.

An unexpected and incredible feature? A lower level, complete with original cooking fireplace, sink, exposed wood beams and stone. What an exceptional space to cozy up in during winter months. Nearby, a bathroom serves pragmatic needs.

A separate double car garage hosts space for a workshop as well - handymen and hobbyists rejoice! On the second level, a guest suite, yoga studio or artist's loft also boasts a bathroom - endless opportunities for use await this incredible space. A second separate garage is designed specifically for water and exploration adventures - keep your RV, seadoos, boats, and other toys secure and protected from the elements. A high powered generator serves all three buildings on the property in the case of an emergency. Every estate convenience and circumstance has been provided for with exceptionally good taste.

A rare opportunity to live in such an impeccably maintained Georgian home does not come around often. Within an hour's drive to the city and an international airport, get ready to enjoy all the benefits of this beautiful country estate only a lucky few in Canada's history have had the chance to experience. Don't wait - make an appointment today

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Room Dimensions

Storage Room Main 44'9 x 24'10
Foyer Main 17' x 9'5
Partial Bath Main 7' x 3'6
Ensuite 4-Piece Main 15' x 7'3
Master Bedroom Main 15'10 x 15'
Great Room Main 25'8 x 16'1
Laundry Room Main 15'8 x 7'
Foyer Main 17'6 x 8'10
Den/Office Main 14'6 x 8'1
Eating Area Main 14'10 x 9'3
Kitchen Main 15'1 x 14'10
Living Room Main 16'8 x 15'4
Dining Room Main 15'4 x 14'1
Bath 3-Piece Second 5'8 x 5'1
Bedroom Second 20'5 x 19'9
Bath 4-Piece Second 11'4 x 9'2
Bedroom Second 15'4 x 15'
Bedroom Second 15'5 x 10'10
Ensuite 3-Piece Second 8'4 x 7'5
Master Bedroom Second 20'6 x 14'9
Bath 3-Piece Lower 7'1 x 5'6
Recreation Room Lower 17'4 x 15'1