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FOR SALE: Updated Century Home on a Permaculture Mico-Homestead Property - Near London, ON  RSS feed

 
Julie Walter
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Location: London, Ontario, Canada
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Been looking for somewhere to start? The search is over! This beautiful century home is full of character and charm, very tastefully decorated, and has been extensively renovated with eco-improvements. With a wonderful view out over a hay field into a forest, this .54 acre lot has been planted with dozens of fruit and nut trees, and has numerous gardens that are ready to be planted this spring.

Featured in 'Select Homes' magazine, the house consists of two huge open-concept spaces on the main floor. The eat-in harvest kitchen has expansive black granite countertops, thick Spanish tiles, and classic pine cabinets with stained glass accents. The kitchen is well lit with natural light from the adjoining family sunroom- a lovely space for entertaining. Currently set up as an office, library and playroom, the other large open-concept space has a floor to ceiling stone fire place as the focal point, serving both a wood stove and wood burning fireplace with a double flue. Heat generated from the wood stove can heat the house easily. Large wooden beams support the upstairs where there is a 4 piece bathroom and two bedrooms - a large master bedroom with two double closets, and a smaller bedroom with walk-in closet. The basement has a bedroom with ensuite bathroom and a laundry/utility room. Home has forced air furnace and air conditioning. There are ceiling fans in most rooms. The home has no carpeting - all floors wood or tile, including beautiful pine subfloors in several rooms, and new pine, oak, and bamboo floors in others. hot water tank is a rental. All plumbing and wiring have been updated to standard wiring and copper pipes.

Enjoy the comfy front porch, wrap-around back deck, and above-ground pool with large deck and surrounding privacy fence. The grounds are abundant with food crops. Imagine the freedom of growing your own food onsite! Property includes seven dwarf apple trees, cherries, grapes, hardy kiwi, Asian pears, currants, long rows of strawberries, raspberries, asparagus and Jerusalem artichokes and much more! Harvest your own eggs this spring from the chicken coop perfect for your little egg-layer flock. Collect nuts from the two mature black walnuts that produce loads of delicious and healthy nuts. Harvest sap from the two maples large enough to tap for maple syrup each spring. The large fenced garden area is ready to grow your choice of annual veggies in raised beds. There are several other beds around the property ready for annuals as well, including a hugelkultur with a pawpaw tree!

There is a large barn with a loft and its own electrical panel on the property. It has three distinct areas: car port/shop; wood shed/chicken coop; and large loft space above which could be insulated and converted into a functional space. Back section of barn has a well built caged in chicken coop including nesting boxes, plus dry firewood storage, and some additional storage space.

The property is located just ten minutes from London, Ontario and ten minutes from Strathroy, Ontario. Walking distance from the beautiful Coldstream Conservation Area, which features hiking trails, creek and a lake. Experience the beauty of the country with all the convenience of being close to the city. Down the street from Valleyview Public School, Coldstream Fire Station and a lovely playground with baseball diamonds.

Property has had extensive updates in the past ten years, including: steel roof of the highest quality with transferable 50 year warranty on house (2012); Strausburger vinyl windows (2007); granite counter top (2011); high efficiency (95.1%) natural gas furnace (2011); thorough insulation improvements in attic, basement headers and crawl spaces (2012); kitchen appliances (2011); basement renovation (2010); new jet pump and reservoir for well (2014); new laundry pump system (2015); custom vinyl blinds (2007); new trusses and steel roof on barn (2007); gutter guards (2012); new septic system (2007).

Layout:

Upper Floor:
Master Bedroom – 15ft x 14ft
Bedroom 2 – 10ft 8in x 8ft 9in
Bathroom – 4 piece
Main Floor:
Eat-in Kitchen and Family Sunroom – 26ft 8in x 25ft 6in
Living Room/Office/Playroom – 26ft x 18ft (approx.)
Bathroom – 2 piece

Lower Level:
Bedroom with 3 piece ensuite – 16ft 2in x 14ft 6in
Laundry/Utility room – 18ft x 13ft 8in

Listed for $379 000.00 CAD









 
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