Seaforth Home with Small Acreage for sale: 3 bedroom (Listed 2017-10-17)


80108 Roxboro Line, Seaforth, Ontario

MLS®#: 426607
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  • Property Value$399,000
  • Sold on 2018-04-04
  • Property Address80108 Roxboro Line, Seaforth, Ontario, N0K 1W0, Canada
  • TypeHome with Small Acrage
  • Style1.5 Storey
  • BasementPartial Unfinished
  • ParkingAmple
  • Year Built1855
  • Taxes$2,538 (2017)
  • Lot Frontage50 ft
  • Lot Size Area4.87 acres
  • Bedrooms3
  • Bathroom1 full

80108 Roxboro Line, Seaforth, Ontario, N0K 1W0, Canada


The well-paved Roxboro Line, a mile and a quarter west of Seaforth, runs north of Highway 8. The first laneway to the right takes you to a mid-19th century solid brick cottage. A winding tree-lined laneway leads to this very private, unique rural property. In total there are 4.87 acres, half of which are undeveloped. The original brick house features upgrades including studs, insulation and drywall; steel roof; and propane furnace. There is an extensive open-plan living room, a surprisingly large kitchen, a sunroom, two bedrooms on the main floor, and a third bedroom in the loft overlooking the grand vaulted entranceway. An outbuilding, formerly an airplane hangar, has been repurposed into a covered east-facing patio, car garage and large office with propane fireplace and A/C. There is a large loft above the office providing extensive storage space.

This house – known as the Old Garrow House - appears on a detailed map of McKillop township dated 1855. It is therefore one of the oldest brick houses in the area. The builder was Edward Garrow, blacksmith. The house had no wooden frame. As was the local custom it was constructed of three layers of brick, plastered on the inside. The walls of the rooms were dropped onto a wooden floor laid across the interior space. Originally, the cottage had a simple hip roof with no gable. The gable was probably added in the 1870s or 80s. The tri-window arrangement in the gable is found in several other brick houses in the 5-mile block suggesting a common mason. These other houses are a generation later than the Garrow house.
The owner acquired the house in 1981 and enlisted the help of an architect to update the house. A new configuration of rooms was established. The central portion of the 12-foot ceiling was dropped four feet to accommodate the loft. Within the brick walls and above the original wooden floor all is new construction.
In 2006, the owner severed the property from the family farm. The same year a sunroom was added to the south of the kitchen and the hangar was modified. This truly charming country property approximately 1-hour commute to London and Kitchener. GPS 43.565303,-81.40794

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  • Office Phone: 519 600 1006