What would it have …you might ask? Well there’s one available right now that may answer that question for you. Here’s a list of the features we would expect a “Mini Country Estate” to have. It should come off a good well-maintained road for easy access to schools, shopping, health clinic, etc. Probably in that part of Ontario where the land gets really interesting with lots of lakes, rivers and recreational trails for all kinds of outdoor activity. Like up just north of Tweed for instance, not so far away that its a chore to get to. And how big should this mini estate be?
An attractive three acres should be enough for an active family without over-burdening them with work. A nice mix of lawns and trees, both coniferous and deciduous for good year-round colour. Ample room for gardens, both vegetable and flowers. And what would your own mini estate be without a private swimming and fishing pond? You have it now. The lawn goes right around it …with even a bridge across the stream inlet. Of course, if it had a large building already on it, as big as a barn, with a new roof and a poured concrete floor, that would be a bonus wouldn’t it? And a septic tank already in place and a dug well too …even a 200 amp service panel. That doesn’t leave much out does it? Oh yes, A road of about 250 feet that winds back to the perfect house site (overlooking the pond of course), has been roughed in. And the forest behind the house site has been thinned out to make quite and attractive yard of maples and large pines. What kind of a house would suit this mini country estate? …you’re probably thinking? Why not one of those charming old early Canadian log houses if we’re really dreaming? They’re so warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Maybe about 1200 sq. ft. for starters? Yes it comes with the log shell, restored and ready to reassemble. The old wide pine floors, hand-hewn ceiling beams from c1850 come with it too. OK, you’re probably thinking this is going to cost a lot.
Yes, this dream is being passed on to you for the incredible price of $198K by a retiring architect/builder who, for personal reasons, cannot carry on with it. He will, by the way, produce the final architectural plans for the eventual house for you …gratis! The costs to build have not been included in this offering but he will endeavor to guide you to the practical economics of it. It is doubtful you would find such an offering without searching it out for years as this vendor has done. You could, however, see many such sites that he has put together for others over many years (at considerably more expense) by visiting his work shown on www.traditionhome.com. Sound interesting?
Call Sharon Moorcroft, Sales Representative Sutton Group-Masters Realty Inc Cell: 613-329-5772 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: www.sellmates.ca