Restored & Updated To Enhance The original
SOLD August 2023
“Stephen Merrick House,” a magnificent property nestled in the village of Merrickville, steeped in history & rich in natural beauty. This captivating home boasted a timeless allure with stunning Greek Revival architecture. A testament to its historical significance & elegance. This fine property had been extensively restored with the utmost care & attention to detail carefully preserving its original character.
This was the finest example of ashlar stone work we’ve seen in an Ontario residence. The tooling visible on every piece was really something to marvel at. It captured what a true tradesman could do in a time without electricity or gas equipment.
The age and beauty of this home had been respected and retained but with a careful eye to the future. State of the art building sciences were included when possible and the main floor primary suite addition complimented the old while providing modern comfort and luxury.
This is a home you’ll love to enjoy both inside and out and it’s ready for you the day you move in. It provides single level living with guest rooms on the second floor. Even a main floor laundry. The basement is high and dry but you’ll use it only for storage because everything you’ll need is on the main floor. As with all stone homes, the builders took great care in size and proportions as they laid the stones. The original home has 12 foot ceilings which results in large windows that make the gathering rooms comfortable and bright.
The grounds have been lovingly developed over time creating an oasis everywhere in the yard which has been shared on the local garden tour. There is a large studio workshop that presents like another place to live !!! Finished inside with insulation and drywall floors, lights and a heating system this space has so many possible uses – you really have to see it to appreciate it.
Merrickville is a lovely little community on the Rideau Canal about 49 minutes from Ottawa. Nestled in the rich country side you’d smile the whole drive home.