Cottage of the Week: $1.6 million for a 113-year-old Prince Edward County farmhouse

Cottage of the Week: $1.6 million for a 113-year-old Prince Edward County farmhouse

The 2,300-square-foot property comes with its original shiplap ceilings and stand-alone barn as well as a 600-bottle wine cellar and five spa-worthy bathrooms

Neighbourhood: Bloomfield, Prince Edward County
Agents: Stephanie Roles and Rebecca Wagler, Forest Hill Real Estate PEC
Price: $1,650,000
Last sold for: $463,000 in 2021
Size: 2,300 square feet
Bedrooms: 5+1
Bathrooms:
5


The place

A five-bedroom, five-bathroom farmhouse built in 1910 and located on Highway 62 in the heart of Prince Edward County. It’s a 15-minute drive from Sandbanks Provincial Park as well as the region’s famous wineries, breweries and beaches.

The history

The current owner—a company that specializes in restoration projects—purchased this property for $463,000 two years ago. They spent a year gutting the place, modernizing the interior and preserving the Victorian exterior. Now it’s back on the market.

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The tour

During renos, the owner added this wrap-around porch, which touches three sides of the home.

The cottage's porch covers three sides of the home.

The foyer and open-concept living area is defined by its shiplap ceilings and many windows.

The foyer bleleds into the open-concept living area.

Here’s a closer look at the living area, which comes with a gas fireplace and built-in shelving.

There's a gas fireplace in the living area.

Opposite the living area is the reading nook. Those pine floors are reclaimed barn board from the Ottawa Valley.

The reading nook, surrounded by wood

The dining area walks out to the wrap-around porch.

The dining area walks out to the porch

In the kitchen: a two-seat island, plenty of storage, stainless steel appliances and subway tiling.

There's a cozy island in the kitchen

A closer look showcases the farmhouse sink, two ovens, open shelving and gold accents.

The gold accents contrast with the understated design

Down the hall is the mudroom with custom closets.

Then den doubles as a mudroom

The den also has this adjacent bathroom with a glass shower and a rainfall head.

The ensuite bathroom, with a rainfall shower head

There are five bedrooms on the second floor. This is one of them.

This is one of the home's five bedrooms

The main bedroom is 200 square feet. It comes with vaulted ceilings and overlooks the surrounding gardens.

There are vaulted ceilings on the second floor

The main ensuite bathroom features a clawfoot tub, a double vanity and a pleasant view.

Is this a farmhouse or downtown spa?

Moving to the basement reveals the rec room. Those stone walls are locally sourced, and the polished concrete floors are heated.

The basement is finished and has a rec room

Next to the rec room is the 600-bottle wine cellar

The wine rack is a paradise for epicures

This pergola out back was also added during the latest reno.

The owners built the pergola themselves

The backyard is serene.

Here's the backyard

Lastly, the renovated barn, set against an Andrew Wyeth–like landscape.

You can see the PEC countryside stretch for miles from the house

This is not your typical barn.

The renovated barn looks like a gallery

Inside, the space could be used as another bedroom—or to just watch the world go by.

The barn can be used a spare bedroom


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