168 Bethel Sideroad, Georgina Twnshp
Address: 168 Bethel Sideroad
Listed at: $1,975,000
Lot Size: 145 acres
MLS #: N34113845
Description of the Property:
Known as Peony Hill Farm on an L-shaped parcel of gorgeous gently rolling farmland in the Township of Georgina. The house is situate on the high point of the local area and has magnificent 360-degree rural views. There are two-road frontages being Bethel Sideroad and Kennedy Road.
105-acres is farmed by a neighbour who leases the land. An additional 15-acres can be cleared for farming. Farm Tax Credit Minimizes Property Taxes.
The house is an original Ontario Georgian home built by Andrew Morton between 1840 -1842. The exterior bricks were made using the clay from the property. The interior of the home projects a feeling of casual elegance as the principal rooms display “sophisticated” features that have been preserved from its original state.
The original Ontario Georgian Home has been substantially updated including new copper plumbing & electrical wiring. New breaker panel, walls re plastered, new roof shingles in 2010. The attic insulation upgraded. The home is heated with forced air gas heating since 2005. Original detailing has been preserved. Extras: additional 15 – acres can be cleared for farming, hardwood forest on balance of land at north-west corner, new drilled well in 1990, large drive shed, all appliances, and all window coverings.
Some of the gracious features typical of a Georgian design include:
- 15 ft. ceiling height on the main floor and 10.2 ft. ceiling height on the upper level,
- Pine wood flooring thru-out,
- 17” to 18 ½ “ high baseboard trim and,
- An abundance of large windows that maximizes the natural light that floods every room
- Double hung six over six pane windows with each pane 12’ by 18”, and
- All walls are solid plaster (lath removed in 1966)