In Port Hope there waits a quaint neighbourhood, home to a private estate with 10’ hedges shielding the entire property -- welcome to 188 Dorset Street.

As gorgeous as it is grand, this newly-listed, restored home represents the perfect mix of luxury and refined living. 

With both urban flair and rural charm, this circa-1899 property offers over 6,000 sq. ft of living space and 1.28 acres of well-manicured grounds. Spacious yet functional, the grand foyer is home to a generous count of wood accents, emanating a feeling of warmth that’s perfect for welcoming guests.

An entertainer's bliss, the home’s gourmet kitchen features marble flooring, top of the line appliances, plenty of counter space, and a separate galley kitchen available for additional support as needed. What’s more, spread throughout the property are seven functional fireplaces, providing a consistent sense of comfort.

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The primary bedroom is complete with essential features like a walk-in closet, a dressing room and a notable six-pc bath; one word can be used to describe this chamber: luxurious. The space is incredibly functional too – with the abundance of square-footage, all your creature comforts will fit comfortably here.

The finished basement features an indoor spa equipped with a pool, aromatherapy steam shower, and dry sauna, truly serving a complete wellness experience. This rejuvenating environment is the perfect place to invite friends or family to relax in, while enjoying a bottle from the wine cellar. In addition, the basement includes: two laundry rooms, a linen room, and lastly, a dog wash station ( – ideal for when your furry friend takes a run through the sprawling yard, right after it rains).


  • Address: 188 Dorset Street, Port Hope, ON
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 6
  • Size: 6,315 sq. ft.
  • Price: $3,999,999
  • Listed by: Janice Williams, Sotheby's International Realty Canada

Accommodating all lifestyles is the purpose of a functional home, so without further adieu: this property is also equipped with a double garage, heated floors, and full house generator – here, handymen have an opportunity to enjoy garage activities, all year round.

And, formerly known as the ‘established’ spot for wealthy Americans to build their summer estates, Port Hope is a small lake-side town that also holds a rich history. Since Toronto is only 45 minutes east, city-lovers are able to experience the best of both worlds.

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The highlight for 188 Dorset Street is, undoubtedly, its indoor spa. With the busy lives and stressful routines of present day, having a calming space to come home to is the perfect way to decompress – this is a place to detach yourself from the digital world for a while.

Next to impress is the open porch with plenty of room for outdoor furniture. This home’s new owners will be poised to enjoy a coffee on the front porch while admiring the lush green space and colourful flowers that complete the yard.  

Family living will be a breeze in a place as wholesome as this – a tad secluded from the city, but not entirely. And, as entertaining is a priority for many, this home's floor plan took festivities of all kinds into consideration. Ultimately, there's a little something for everyone at this stunning estate.


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This article was produced in partnership with STOREYS Custom Studio.

Listed Luxe