Built in 1910 and subsequently purchased by the current family in 1958, this nostalgic residence is being offered on the market for the first time in 60 years. Originally purchased as a duplex, the residence was converted to a single-family home in 1959. The current family also purchased the neighbouring home next door at 161 Maple Street and in 1960, the house was demolished and the land became part of 91 Third Street creating what’s now an oversized backyard.
There were rumours that the house was at one time a “Gentleman’s Club” for members only for the purpose of playing cards. When the current owners moved in, many of the rooms were wired with bells and a master board existed in the kitchen to allow staff to respond to requests for service.
In essence, charm and nostalgia describe this red brick 2,755 sq. ft. 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom residence filled with warmth and history of yesterday. Upon entering, a gracious foyer greets you with marble flooring leading to the living room with gas fireplace with marble hearth and wood mantle and pocket doors that open to the formal dining area with maple wood flooring and beamed ceiling. The living room also leads to the insulated and heated sunroom filled with natural light creating additional entertaining space.
Traditional appointments include crown moulding, solid wood French doors and original stained glass windows depicting the age of old elegance. The substantial library with gas fireplace has built-in shelving and cabinets with a wall of windows for natural light. The easy to remodel kitchen has a large separate pantry and bar with seating area connected to it.
The Bedrooms are located on the 2nd floor with a large landing area in addition to 3-piece Bathroom with claw foot soaker tub and travertine flooring. The unfinished attic has a full floor and could be easily converted to a great loft area and is accessed via a separate staircase from the 2nd-floor landing. The master bedroom has his and hers closets, maple flooring, ample windows and direct access to the large sun-drenched study/office.
Own a piece of Collingwood’s history at 91 Third Street, centrally located in the core of downtown Collingwood and walking distance to shops, grocery stores, restaurants, the Georgian Trail, the Collingwood harbour and a short drive to prestigious golf clubs, private ski clubs & Blue Mountain Village.
This property is currently listed at $989,000. For more information on this listing, please contact Barb and Ron Picot and Jennifer Ridsdale at (705) 445-5454.