Offered At $ 1,795,000.00
Welcome to 161 Union Street Almonte. This Stone Home is truly one of a kind. Designed for a family of means and lovingly lived in since 1887, there is so much of the original character still remaining. Here at A Stone Home .com it’s so nice to have the opportunity to share a home that wasn’t built in a rush to beat the winter, or simply get a roof over the family. This home was clearly built using skilled craftspeople and top quality materials.
The form of the original “STONE” home remains very much as it was built. The floor plan has evolved and systems have been updated but always with resepect and sympathy for the heritage.
This was a very fomal home when it was built. The grand foyer was the meeting and greeting place and is large and comfortable.
This foyer would have been the family hub, all principal and formal rooms lead from here as does the grand stair to the family bedrooms on the second floor.
There are 3 formal gathering rooms (not counting the kitchen) – all bright and well thought out.
The living room and parlour form a wonderful place to meet and enjoy.
Take note of the high bseboards, trims and plaster moulding. Very special.
Seperated by pocket doors, these can be either individual rooms or combined into one large one.
The front room has french doors to the covered front porch.
Both rooms are accessed from the foyer.
Imagine the times you’ll share …
One of the comforts of an style family home is the formal dining room. The feasts !!!
There is an interesing alcove built in for a sideboard and lots of windows making it bright. The door in the far corner is a storage closet. This closet shares a wall with the pantry in the kitchen – possible a true Butlers Pantry at one time. The door you see outside of the dining room on the right side of the photo above is a the powder room.
Built for a well to do family …… Looking across the main foyer you see the back stairs to the servants quarters. Note there is a door that can be closed that would isolate the “working” part of the home from the living part. It’s so cool to see and speaks to a very rare part of life in the late 1800’s. At the bottom of the far stairs on the right is a side entrance.
The photo above was taken from the side door of the dining room. On the right is the hall to the side entrance and servants stairs, On the left is the door to the powder room. And straight ahead is the kitchen.
The kitchen has been updated and offers everything todays family would ever need.
A room that’s big enough to not need to be filled with cupboards, This a space that in 2021 the family meets, homework gets done and plans are made.
On the right in the photo above you see the kitchen pantry.
This is a family kitchen ….. lots of room for everyone.
The mud room is an addtion to the original home. This is the new family entrance – the hub. Enter the home, the back yard or garage. There is lots of storage and lots of light.
It’s always wonderful to see some of the original stone inside the house.