287 King Street Niagara On The Lake was recently featured by the National Post (Click On Link to Visit Featured Article)

For Sale: Niagara-on-the-Lake restored century home, 3,250 sq. ft., four bed/four bath, coach house, just $1.5M

The quaint, quiet town of Niagara-on-the-Lake is known for its lovely old architecture, both on the main street and the residential streets around it. Tourists flock to the pretty town to attend the Shaw Festival, hire a bike to head out along the Niagara Parkway to visit wineries and enjoy the view across to the U.S. Tourists from near and far also take time out to also meander the old streets to ogle the beautiful Victorian houses and the meticulously kept landscaping.

Key details:
• 3,250 sq. ft.
• 120 x 298 lot
• four bedrooms
• four bathrooms
• coach house
• radiant heat
• Spacepak air conditioning
• cedar shake roof, copper eaves
• $1,497,000
• MLS #: XN30056734
• Perry Quinn, Royal LePage Niagara-on-the-Lake, 905-468-8621

The quaint, quiet town of Niagara-on-the-Lake is known for its lovely old architecture, both on the main street and the residential streets around it. Tourists flock to the pretty town to attend the Shaw Festival, hire a bike to head out along the Niagara Parkway to visit wineries and enjoy the view across to the U.S. But it’s not just the tourists who take time out to also meander the old streets to ogle the beautiful Victorian houses and the meticulously kept landscaping.

There’s more culture here than might meet the eye, not just with the Shaw, but such historical sites as Fort George, the Laura Secord homestead, many War of 1812 locations — and related (spine-tingling) ghost walks.

Some three-quarters of the population is over the age of 50, not surprising given the town’s quiet demeanour. But don’t let their ages fool you; it’s a very active community, what with all those bike rides between the theatre scene, the 25-odd wineries, foodie events, concerts, farmers’ markets and more.

This home, at 287 King St. is a beautifully restored two-storey century home, gated and fenced, just two blocks from the heart of the Old Town, with its restaurants, bakeries, shops, golf and Lake Ontario.

The house was taken back to the studs five years ago and rebuilt. Some fixes include radiant heat, original detail on the radiators restored (many years of paint were removed), Spacepack air conditioning in the attic, heated bathroom floors, copper eavestroughs and downspouts, two gas fireplaces, wide-plank hand-scraped beech floors, cedar shake roof and more.

The kitchen is perfect for those who will end up having many guests down for weekends. Top appliances include Wolf, Bosch and Sub-Zero. It opens to the family room, which has a custom fireplace, heated floors, and a walk-out to the stone patios and the gardens on the almost-one-acre site.

The restored coach house/shop and garage with two-car parking inside and two extra spaces outside is icing on the cake. Listing agent Perry Quinn says there’s more invested in this house than the asking price reflects.