27 BARBER Avenue , Guelph Ontario N1H5E6

Sale $2,999,900.00  | 
Listing # 40174043
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Diane Montgomery

Diane Montgomery

Sales Representatives

Phone: 519.821.6191
Fax: 519.821.6764
Mobile: 519.400.9601


Royal LePage Royal City Realty, Brokerage (Independently owned and operated)


Guelph,  ON N1H1C4


No written remarks can adequately describe the quality craftsmanship evident in absolutely every detail of IDYLWYLD. Two-foot-thick walls of local hand-cut limestone were used in the construction of this 8460 sq ft Second Empire French Mansardic styled mansion with 3+ floors, basement, a tall corner tower, and patterned slate roof. Construction began in the 1870s on 13 acres of which the house originally had a London 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 who wanted only the very best of the best for his new home. The 2 carved stone lions guarding the front steps are a lasting tribute to Mr. Williamsons connection to his store. The interior has a centre hall floor plan layout with 18 rooms of which 8 are bedrooms. The layout also lends itself to have totally separate in-home office space or in-law suite. Significant interior features include The soaring 13 ft ceilings with a wide 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 and trim; Magnificent black walnut staircase winding up 3 full stories; Quarter cut oak flooring framed with intricate walnut, cherry, and maple parquet; Imported Italian fireplaces; Etched glass panels; and Detailed engraved bronze hinges and hardware. The property is a private park-like 0.84 acre L-shaped mature treed estate-size lot located on one of Guelph's finest residential streets in the heart of the very desirable downtown Exhibition Park neighbourhood. There are 2 prestigious plaques prominently displayed on the exterior wall at the front entrance as a reminder to visitors of the building's architectural historic significance. (id:2037)


Lot Frontage: 94.0 Feet
Lot Depth: 214.0 Feet
No. of Parking Spaces: 8
Floor Space (approx): 8462.00
Built in: 1880
Bedrooms: 8
Bathrooms (Total): 4
Bathrooms (Partial): 1
Zoning: R1B

Property Features:

Amenities Nearby: Hospital , Park , Playground , Public Transit
Communication Type: []
Community Features: Quiet Area
Features: Park/reserve , Crushed stone driveway
Ownership Type: Freehold
Property Type: Single Family
Sewer: Municipal sewage system
Structure Type: Shed , Porch
Utility Type: Natural Gas - Available
Utility Type: Telephone - Available
Utility Type: Hydro - Available
Utility Type: Cable - Available

Building Features:

Appliances: Dishwasher , Refrigerator , Stove , Water softener , Window Coverings
Architectural Style: 3 Level
Basement Development: Unfinished
Basement Type: Full
Building Type: House
Construction Style - Attachment: Detached
Cooling Type: None
Exterior Finish: Stone
Fireplace Fuel: Wood
Fireplace Type: Other - See remarks
Fire Protection: Smoke Detectors
Foundation Type: Stone
Heating Type: Baseboard heaters , Hot water radiator heat


  • Bathroom
    • Level: 2nd Measurements not available
  • Bathroom
    • Level: 2nd Measurements not available
  • Bathroom
    • Level: 2nd Measurements not available
  • Den
    • Level: 2nd 14'7'' x 9'0''
  • Bedroom
    • Level: 2nd 12'4'' x 8'8''
  • Bedroom
    • Level: 2nd 13'5'' x 9'7''
  • Bedroom
    • Level: 2nd 16'7'' x 16'3''
  • Bedroom
    • Level: 2nd 17'4'' x 16'1''
  • Bedroom
    • Level: 2nd 23'5'' x 16'2''
  • Master Bedroom
    • Level: 2nd 28'2'' x 16'1''
  • Games
    • Level: 3rd 32'10'' x 14'0''
  • Bedroom
    • Level: 3rd 14'3'' x 13'11''
  • Bedroom
    • Level: 3rd 20'10'' x 13'10''
  • Bathroom
    • Level: Main 7'7'' x 4'10''
  • Den
    • Level: Main 18'5'' x 13'9''
  • Library
    • Level: Main 28'5'' x 11'1''
  • Dining
    • Level: Main 23'2'' x 16'0''
  • Kitchen
    • Level: Main 16'0'' x 12'3''
  • Family
    • Level: Main 32'11'' x 16'0''
  • Living
    • Level: Main 19'1'' x 16'0''
  • Library
    • Level: Upper Level 16'10'' x 13'10''