27 BARBER Avenue Guelph, ON
$ 3,289,900
Property Attributes
  • ID#40118869
  • TypeSingle Family
  • CityGuelph
  • NeighbourhoodExhibition Park
  • Postal CodeN1H 5E6
  • StyleDetached
  • Price$ 3,289,900
  • Bedrooms8
  • Bathrooms4
  • Half Bathrooms1
  • Sqr Footage8462
Listing Provided Courtesy Of:
Rob Green with Royal LePage Royal City Realty
Data Source:
Property Description

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:27)

General Features

Architectural Style 3 Level
Beds 8

Interior Features

Bedrooms 8
Bedrooms Above 8
Total Baths 4
Total Half Baths 1

Exterior Features

Lot Frontage 94.0
Jumpid 15152823
Mls 40118869

Room Details

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


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

Property vs Single Family Average in N1H 5E6

AVG $3.29M
AVG 111
AVG 51
Data Provided by Walkscore ® not using MLS data