1851 Greek Revival Manor on the Grand River. Seize this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own a piece of Canadian history. A true one-of-a-kind heritage estate with thoroughly restored original details, 52 Grand River Street South is a three-bedroom, four-bathroom, three-level home built in 1851 by lumber merchant Asa Wolverton – one of the original settlers of Paris, Ontario. The almost 5,000 square foot home is designated under the Ontario Heritage Foundation and has been awarded the Ontario Heritage Trust Certificate of Achievement for the careful preservation of its distinctive design elements. This exquisite estate boasts original restored red pine floors, hand-hewn wooden beams throughout, a three-season enclosed veranda, six fireplaces all with original mantels, oil floor cloths recreated from 1820’s stencils, formal living, and dining rooms, and parlour. The main floor kitchen boasts an island and modern stainless steel appliances and connects to the carriage house through a hidden murphy cabinet/door. The carriage house can serve as an in-law or guest suite, with a separate entrance. Upstairs, find two bedrooms, newly renovated His/Her bathroom and a large balcony overlooking the main street and gardens. Downstairs are two separate living areas – one with a full kitchen, large dining room or possible living area, laundry and walk-in pantry, as well as a walk-out to stone patio overlooking the river. The other with a games room, bathroom, and small office. The lower level of the barn (the original animal stable) has been converted into a large woodworking shop with service elevator to the main level. Surrounding the house you’ll find original rose gardens framed by cobblestone walls, 1850’s smokehouse (one of a few left in Canada), and a swim spa with a flagstone patio. Just beyond the main home, attached to the carriage house, is a barn converted to store up to three vehicles. Follow the private stairs down to the river to find a standalone heated fishing cabin— perfect for outdoor activity lovers— and continue through the forest down to the Grand River where you can enjoy canoeing and scenic views.
52 Grand River Street South is just a short stroll to downtown amenities, including restaurants, markets and cafes. Paris is known as the hub for 80-120km to Niagara Falls, Toronto, K/W/C, London and Simcoe.
Updated on September 27, 2021 at 11:10 am