If you've been looking for the perfect escape from hectic city life, a schoolhouse that dates back to the 19th century and has been carefully restored into a charming family home by a renowned architect is fresh to the market.
Located at 1174 10 Nottawasaga Concession South in Clearview, just down the street from the Duntroon Resort and Golf Club, this listing presents the rare opportunity to own a piece of Collingwood and architectural history.
The landmark property has a unique provenance, as it's one of the first schoolhouses still standing in the area. Built in the 1890s, the original limestone schoolhouse was renovated and expanded in the 1960s by Napier Simpson, a prominent Toronto architect known for his restoration and heritage conservation work, with a log house addition completed In 1974.
While the schoolhouse has been restored, it now features all the makings of an ultimate, cozy country abode, without losing many of the original architectural features.
On the property you'll now find a log house that's centred around an open-plan kitchen and dining room and seamlessly connects to the original schoolhouse that boasts exposed eaves, a steeped roof with a bell tower, and a series of windows that fill the home with natural light.
Inside, the home features a large and welcoming dining room that flows into the kitchen, making it an ideal space to gather with friends and family. Adjacent to the dining area is the well-appointed office, which steps up to the great room that's housed in the original schoolhouse. Here you can relax beneath the impressive 15-foot ceilings as you cozy up by the floor-to-ceiling brick fireplace.
On the main floor, you'll also find a large principal bedroom, complete with vaulted ceiling and original hardwood floors, a nursery/dressing room and a private bath. On the second floor of the schoolhouse, there are two additional bedrooms as well as a full bathroom for guests.
Address: 1174 10 Nottawasaga Concession South, Duntroon, ON
Size: 2,739 sq.ft
Lot size: 165 x 398 ft
Agent: Matthew Webb-Smith, Sutton Group Incentive Realty Inc., Brokerage
Another draw of the property is that it's just minutes to Osler, Collingwood, and Blue Mountain, an abundance of green space can be found right at your back door. In the summer months, you can walk out to the 1.5-acres of gardens and apple trees that are surrounded by the mature trees that populate the property.
If you’re ready to own the perfect escape from city life, you can envision yourself in this dream schoolhouse via the listing’s virtual tour below.