94 Clapperton Street, Barrie, ON, L4M 3G2, Canada
There is something about the charm of a century home that is hard to resist. Perhaps it’s the architectural details, the grand, formal nature of the design or simply the idea of the history within its walls. As you step inside this grand Victorian 2.5 storey home you instantly feel as if you have stepped back in time. To a time of formal entertaining and graceful living where careful attention was paid to every detail of a home’s design to ensure function, warmth and elegance.
You couldn’t ask for a better neighbourhood to call home. This well established, central Barrie location, is not only steeped in history but is also just minutes from all amenities including the boutique shops and gourmet restaurants of Barrie’s vibrant downtown core, the MacLaren Art Gallery, Mady Centre for the Performing Arts, Barrie Public Library, public transit, GO Service and the highway and our waterfront district where marinas, beaches, parks and a variety of festivals are yours to enjoy.
This gracious and spacious home is nestled on a beautifully landscaped lot surrounded by mature trees. With original details throughout and a total of 6 bedrooms and 4 baths, this is a house you will be proud to call “home”.
A bright and spacious foyer greets your guests and boasts double closets, ceramic floors and decorative wainscotting. A doorway, with transom, opens to the home’s main living area. Original oak hardwood floors, oak trim, 13 inch baseboards and plaster cove mouldings are featured throughout the main floor and are accentuated by the warm colour palette throughout. The focal point of the formal parlour/den is the corner gas fireplace that boasts the original oak mantle.
An oversized entryway, with solid wood columns, frames the entrance to the formal living room. A large picture window, with original stained glass transom, overlooks the front yard and fills the room with natural light. Tucked away behind pocket doors is the elegant formal dining room. A dramatic chandelier is accented by a decorative ceiling medallion and the original stained glass window is complemented by the rich raspberry wall colour. The dining room offers access to both the kitchen and the main hallway in addition to the living room—perfect for entertaining.
The gorgeous custom kitchen is a true chef’s delight. Stylish and functional, this space boasts lots of storage space, including a pantry, painted in a warm cream tone that perfectly complements the luxurious granite countertops and natural curly maple of the centre island. A tiled backsplash provides a seamless transition from cabinet to counter and the pot lights, under cabinet lighting and beautiful pendant light fixture brighten every inch of the space. Casual meals are easily enjoyed at the breakfast bar that not only houses the dish-washer, but also provides a glass doored display cabinet that mirrors one in the kitchen and the built-in china cabinet featured in the breakfast area. The stainless steel fridge, oven, microwave and dishwasher and the built-in cooktop are all included. The sundrenched breakfast nook boasts a huge bay style window, with granite sill, offering fabulous views of the fenced and landscaped backyard. A walkout from the kitchen leads to the bonus 3-season sunroom. Enjoy the view—even on a rainy day—or step out on to the entertainment sized deck and enjoy the sights and sounds of nature in the privacy of your own backyard.
The centre, hardwood staircase leads to the second level where you find three of the six family bedrooms that this home has to offer. Original hardwood floors continue to this level and grace all three bedrooms. The master features cove moulding and is served by a sumptuous 4 pc ensuite. Soak away your stress in the soothing bubbles of the jet tub or hop in the separate shower. Granite graces the floor and the antique inspired vanity, complete with vanity tower.
A walkout from the second bedroom leads to a charming “widow’s walk” - overlooking the neighbourhood. The bedrooms are served by a beautifully updated 4 pc bath. In keeping with the home’s historical finishes, this space boasts a marble vanity with undermount sink, walk-in glass shower with subway tiles, built-in linen tower and mosaic tile ceramic floor.
The three upper level “bonus rooms” have so many possibilities! Would the kids love a play-room? Does mom or dad need an office? Do you need guest space? Does the bookworm in the family need a library? Or do you have a budding artist that needs a studio? Use these rooms to suit your family’s personal needs.
The lower level has been fully finished and boasts a rec room that was designed for family fun. Pot lights, a neutral carpet and a pleasing décor create a space that is bright and airy and perfect for family and friends. The focal point of the room is the gas fireplace with stone surround and wood mantle. A 2 pc powder room and the laundry room are offered on this level and the washer and dryer are included.
Recent updates include a newer roof and new gas furnace and central air conditioner (2015). The electric humidifier, window coverings, water softener and 2nd fridge are also included.
All original oak trim, original finish
Original 13 inch baseboards
Original oak pocket doors
Large plaster cove mouldings (throughout main floor)
Original hardwood floors throughout (main floor, and second floor)
Original stained glass in living and dining rooms
Original oak mantle (parlour)
Custom kitchen, painted hardwood cabinets, natural curly maple island, s/s appliances
Granite counter tops and window sills
Natural gas fireplace in main floor parlour and lower level rec room
Large laundry room with ceramic tile
Glassed in three season room with skylight
New second floor bath (period look black/white ceramic subway wall/mosaic floor tile, marble vanity, walk-in glass shower)
New water supply from street
Master ensuite, granite floors and counter, jet tub, separate shower
Short Walk to:
Downtown Shops and Restaurants
Waterfront Walking paths
McLaren Art Gallery
Transit and Allandale Go Station
New Downtown Shopping complex opening soon (Grocery store)
Primary, and High Schools
Heritage Park, Centennial Park, Queens Park (Tennis)
Easy Access to 400 Highway
- Robert & Matthew Johnston
- 705 795-4107
- 1 877 728-4067
- 705 722-5684
- Royal LePage First Contact Realty
- 299 Lakeshore Drive
- Barrie, ON
- L4N 7Y9