27 BARBER Avenue Guelph, ON
$ 3,490,000
Property Attributes
  • ID#40062066
  • TypeSingle Family
  • CityGuelph
  • AreaGuelph and District
  • NeighbourhoodExhibition Park
  • Postal CodeN1H 5E6
  • Style3 Storey
  • Price$ 3,490,000
  • Bedrooms8
  • Full Bathrooms3+1
  • Half Bathrooms0
  • Sqr Footage8462
Listing Provided Courtesy Of:
Rob Green with Royal LePage Royal City Realty
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Property Description

No written remarks can adequately describe the quality craftsmanship evident in absolutely every detailof IDYLWYLD. Two foot thick walls of local hand-cut limestone were used in the construction of this 8460sq ft Second Empire French Mansardic styled mansion with 3+ floors, basement, a tall corner tower, andpatterned slate roof. Construction began in the 1870s on 13 acres of which the house originally had aLondon Rd address (Barber Avenue with its stone gate pillars was the laneway). It was built for J.D.Williamson the proprietor of The Golden Lion a very successful downtown department store whowanted only the very best of the best for his new home. The 2 carved stone lions guarding the frontsteps are a lasting tribute to Mr. Williamsons connection to his store. The interior has a centre hall floor plan layout with 18rooms-of which 8 are bedrooms. Significant interior features include The soaring 13 ft ceilings with awide variety of intricately handcrafted plaster mouldings and murals; Hand-selected woods of mahogany,ash, cherry, and black walnut in the waist-high wainscoting and 18-inch baseboards, Elaborate arched doors andtrim; Magnificent black walnut staircase winding up 3 full stories; Quarter cut oak flooring framed withintricate walnut, cherry, and maple parquet; Imported Italian fireplaces; Etched glass panels; and Detailedengraved bronze hinges and hardware. The property is a private park-like 0.84 acre L-shaped mature treedestate-size lot located on one of Guelphs finest residential streets in the heart of the very desirabledowntown Exhibition Park neighbourhood. There are 2 prestigious plaques prominently displayed onthe exterior wall at the front entrance as a reminder to visitors of the buildings architectural historicsignificance. The City plaque in part reads, IDYLWYLD is probably the best-preserved home of the 1880s and is a worthy example of its architectural style.

General Features

Acres 0.50-1.99
Beds 8
Parking Spaces 8

Interior Features

Bedrooms 8
Total Baths 3+1

Exterior Features

Lot Frontage 94.00
Jumpid 14180482

Room Details

Room Dimensions Level Flooring Details
Bathroom 2nd Level
Bathroom 2nd Level
Bathroom 2nd Level
Bathroom 2.31 x 1.47 Main Level
Bedroom 4.34 x 4.24 3rd Level
Bedroom 5.28 x 4.90 2nd Level
Bedroom 6.35 x 4.22 3rd Level
Bedroom 3.76 x 2.64 2nd Level
Bedroom 7.14 x 4.93 2nd Level
Bedroom 5.05 x 4.95 2nd Level
Bedroom 4.09 x 2.92 2nd Level
Den 5.61 x 4.19 Main Level
Den 4.44 x 2.74 2nd Level
Dining 7.06 x 4.88 Main Level
Family 10.03 x 4.88 Main Level
Games 10.01 x 4.27 3rd Level
Kitchen 4.88 x 3.73 Main Level
Library 5.13 x 4.22 Upper
Library 8.66 x 3.38 Main Level
Living 5.82 x 4.88 Main Level
Master Bedroom 8.59 x 4.90 2nd Level


  • Views
  • New Construction
  • Adult 55+
  • Lease To Own
  • No Strata Fees
  • Furnished
  • Master On Main
  • Air Conditioning
  • Seller Finance
  • Green
  • Fixer Upper
  • Horse
  • Golf
  • Fireplace
  • Deck
  • Garage
  • Basement
  • Pool

Property vs Postal Code Average in N1H 5E6

AVG $3.49M
AVG 198
Year Built
AVG 1880
AVG 51
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