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Richard K.C. Ling, Broker

Harvey Kalles Real Estate Limited, Brokerage



~One of the Last Few Remaining Century Home~


Part of the Historical Smith Estate   Tree Top View of Port Hope

Gutted and Renovated to Architectural Digest Model Perfection

In the midst of the most Chic-Chic Part of Town, Walk in Minutes to:

Fine Dining, Via Rail, Shops, Capital Theatre, Park and the "best" Latte in Northumberland

Unique Reverse Ravine; Terraced with Mature Trees - Yet Extremely Sunny

Private - on a Slow Rise (from the ordinary and mundane!)

Perfect for family and entertaining - Ideal for the Commuter (5 minute walk to Via Rail!)


Non-Designated Century Home

c 1868


Canadian $395,000 / ~ U.S. $353,000


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Completely Gutted and Modernized



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Richard's Notes

Think Tardis - instead of a traveling back to 1868, however, we are teleporting the Centur-ians to the present - with the interiors easily better than some of the layouts in Architectural Digest.  The fact that the family has model good looks add to the charm - think a Calvin Kline modeling shoot .... but I digress.  You know what I like the best though, think Martha Stewart (or does she call herself P-Siddy nowadays after the release) with an edge.  I love the stainless counter top in the kitchen.  Greenery views from the bedrooms.

Cozy, upscale, turn key.... HUGE basement.  The backyard is Spa material - LARGE patio, in ground pool, Reverse Ravine, terraced with a tree top view overlooking historic Port Hope .  Two additional Sheds for storage.  Incredible.

Rare opportunity don't last long!  Do take a peek soon!


Notes on The Region

Tap into what the cognoscenti have known for several years, a little bit of insider information if you will - Port Hope is turning into a bedroom community of Toronto. 50 minutes of highway driving east of Toronto on HWY 401, Port Hope is one of (maybe a couple), towns in Ontario that has a proactive Heritage Conservatory that has prevented bulldozing of Century Homes for Parking Lots - "managed growth" is a term that comes to mind.

And it is a good thing.  Steeped in history, it was the playground of the Rich and Famous since the early 1800's.  That would explain all the majestic estates in the surrounding countryside.

Northumberland County, wherein lies Port Hope, benefits from the growing trend of "city folk" moving out from the hustle and bustle in the "big smoke" to somewhere quieter and safer.  With the Internet revolutionizing the way we do business and communicate, many have taken advantage of what telecommuting has to offer. When we placed the Director of Marketing for a major National Bookstore in Grafton 4 years back, he traded his home in North York for a 100 acre farm with a restored Century Home that once belonged to the Masseys for $550,000.  I am sure it's worth a lot more now.

Northumberland County is only part of this phenomenon of "managed growth", although Port Hope, being the closest, has positioned itself to be a gateway of sort.  Port Hope, indeed, is unique with it's water frontage, Yacht, Golf and Country Clubs, developed cultural events and mildly eccentric denizens.  We have the Big Apple in Colborne that opens year round attracting millions.  And Brighton turning into a well received retirement community - great success in the development of Brighton-by-the-Bay by a REIT.  Then Prince Edward County, with picturesque Picton,  is turning into the other Wine Producing region.  After selling The Hillcrest in Port Hope to an area Spa, I see a few more popping up that provide a variety of alternatives and choices.  Another client from the U.K., now a good friend, is setting up another one in Brighton.  I am sure this will be quite special - as influenced by her background as a hotelier in Africa and her son as an impresario in the entertainment/music industry in the U.K. and New York.  Then there is Trenton and Belleville, led by one of the most dynamic Economic Development Boards in the person of Chris King; and Kingston, which is experiencing phenomenal growth.

You can pick up a copy of the Current Visitor's Guide at the Tourist Office as well!




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