New address, new lifestyle? For those with a taste for life's finer things, a sprawling estate -- home to a fully-producing peach farm -- just hit the market in the heart of Ontario's wine country.
Boasting 22.58 acres of lush fields, 1581 Concession 2 Road in Niagara-on-the-Lake is a foodie's dream. Here, in the midst of countless esteemed wineries, and with juicy seasonal produce growing (literally) in your own backyard, cobbler paired with a crisp glass of white can become your summer evening norm.
An afternoon spent touring Niagara-on-the-Lake is one filled with tastes of reds, whites, and rosés, with local eats and sweet treats sprinkled in between. The region is beloved for some of Canada's most established wine-producing vineyards -- not to mention Pillitteri, one of the largest estate icewine producers in the world.
For many, a day enjoyed here ends with a drive back to wherever they're visiting from, but this won't be the case for whoever's lucky enough to snap up this listing.
Sitting atop more than 22 acres of land, 1581 Concession 2 Road comes complete with a cherished Colonial home that -- just like the rest of the property -- is expansive. Built in the mid-1800s, the 2,424 sq. ft home serves four beds and two baths.
The eat-in kitchen, made for a country estate, is bathed in natural light and features maple hardwood underfoot, plus an original tin ceiling. This welcoming space opens to the dining and reception room, making for easy entertaining.
- Address: 1581 Concession 2 Road, Niagara-on-the-Lake
- Bedrooms: 4
- Bathrooms: 2
- Lot size: 22.58 acres
- Size: 2,424 sq. ft
- Price: $3,300,000
- Listed by: Kristyna Mracek, We Are Home Real Estate Group
Pine plank floors on the home's upper level add the cozy element you seek in a bedroom at night, while large windows in each chamber promise to make rising in the morning more inspiring than ever.
Our Favourite Thing
We're smitten with this entire listing, but we must shine a light on the element that boasts overwhelming potential: a Pennsylvania-style barn, complete with field stone walls and hand-hewn beams. This space is once again sizeable, spanning 1,610 sq. ft, and serves as the perfect backdrop for many an endeavour. Whether this property's new owners prefer to operate a winery, a venue, or a farm-to-table, they have ample space to do so -- and with style.
The soil, irrigation, and drainage conditions here are ideal for a future vineyard, while the vast size of the property means its future buyer could have their own estate wine label, growing grapes both on and off the land -- and producing bold wines on site. For the agri-business minded, the opportunities feel endless, and are beyond tempting.
And in addition to the large barn, across the property are an original icehouse and a second, smaller barn that houses cold storage.
Located just 10 minutes from the Canada-US border, quick trips into the states will be a breeze from this address. Meanwhile, St. Catherine's is just down the road, and Toronto is readily accessible via the nearby QEW. All-in-all, urban excursions are at your fingertips, but this property is just removed enough from the bustle to provide true peace and calm.
If you've looking for a sign to switch up your lifestyle, consider 1581 Concession 2 Road a flashing red beacon of encouragement.
WELCOME TO 1581 CONCESSION 2 ROAD
KITCHEN AND DINING
LIVING AND LOUNGE
BEDS AND BATHS
OUTDOOR AND BARN
Photography: Matt Vardy, mattvardy.com
This article was produced in partnership with STOREYS Custom Studio.