27 BARBER Avenue Guelph, ON
$ 2,999,900
Property Attributes
  • ID#40174043
  • TypeSingle Family
  • CityGuelph
  • AreaGuelph and District
  • NeighbourhoodExhibition Park
  • Postal CodeN1H 5E6
  • Style3 Storey
  • Price$ 2,999,900
  • Bedrooms8
  • 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 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.

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 16333202
Mls 40174043

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 6.35 x 4.22 3rd Level
Bedroom 7.14 x 4.93 2nd Level
Bedroom 5.28 x 4.90 2nd Level
Bedroom 8.59 x 4.90 2nd Level
Bedroom 5.05 x 4.95 2nd Level
Bedroom 4.34 x 4.24 3rd Level
Bedroom 3.76 x 2.64 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 4.09 x 2.92 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 652
Year Built
AVG 1880
AVG 53
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