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Richard K.C. Ling, Broker

Harvey Kalles Real Estate Limited, Brokerage




122 Kewatin* Drive, Ontario

(*Native American for "Peace by the Waters")


Architect Designed to Maximize Lakeview

142' Lake Frontage   Private Beach   English Country Kitchen   

Private - Behind Curtains of Majestic Trees along a Cul-de-Sac Terminating in &

Walking Distance to Nawautin Wildlife Sanctuary &

Minutes to Regional Spas     Wheelchair Friendly Access and Interiors


Canadian $550,000 / ~ U.S. $450,820


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Richard's Notes



Grafton has always been my favourite in Northumberland with it's gentle shoreline, proximity to Spas in the area and fine dining at Grafton Village Inn and only a stone's throw away from Shopping in Port Hope, Cobourg, Marina, Golf Courses and Riding Facilities.  I always look forward to lunch at Grafton Village Inn - world class cuisine at "dime store prices" and have made detours from my busy schedules when I am in the area just to eat there!  I love the Apple Vinaigrette dressing when they had it on the menu - wish I had jotted down the ingredients!  We digress....

Dr. M has built the property for his parents.  He and his wife, both medical specialists and enamored with Northumblerland,  sought diligently through the years for the best location for his retiring parents.  The latter fell in love with this location - with the water frontage, magnificent sunsets and proximity to the Nawautin Wildlife Sanctuary.  Some of the pictures above and in the links to the Sanctuary were taken by Mrs. Marrocco in her backyard and on her walks to the Sanctuary.


Raw Land Radiant Heating Throughout the Ground Floor


Always demanding the best, and yet practical, Dr. M commissioned an architect to design something that would take advantage of the view - ergo two levels of wall-to-wall windows, two Patios and a Second Level Deck.  As in all designs, there were some modifications in the final stages according to his parents' personal preferences.  The Main Level is an Open Concept Great Room 48' 6" wide with 18' 11" depth for the Living Area and 12' 11" depth for the Dining Area.  The foregoing, along with a 22' x 23' workshop, and the Master Ensuite Bathroom on the Mail Level, have radiant heating.  The Great Room heating is augmented by a Wood Stove in the Centre.  The English Country Kitchen was customized by Cabinet Tree from Peterborough.  The Counters have different elements - a Corian Peninsula just of the Great Room for the esthetics, the Ceramic ones flanked both sides of the Stove and Oven for higher heat tolerance and the Arbourite Counter at the back for Wheelchair accessibility.  They are of different heights for the convenience of Chefs of all sizes in the family.  There is a huge mirror on the wall at the back to ensure someone working there can have the lake and floral garden views as well!  All-in-all, there are 25 Pot Lights on the Main Level to ensure easy-to-care-for optimal lighting.  There are three patios:  one from the Master Bedroom on the Main Level (incidentally, the MBR has two sections and two huge double closets; the Master Personal Spa Ensuite is a 9' x 7' 3-Piece ceramic cocoon with heat lamp and radiant heating and ceramic bench near the shower); one from the Main Level Great Room and one from the Laundry Room.


The Second Level is ideal for an extended stay guest.  Huge Great Room (39' x 19'), Walk-Out Deck, Huge Bath Room (18' x 6' - 5 PC), Huge Walk-in Closet and two more Bed Rooms with Large Double Closets.


An avid horticulturist, Mrs. M has already got a Rose Garden started with Lilies-of-the-Valley in several forest spots as well as various annual and perennial flowers.  She is particularly proud of the little Hemlock that grew, and grew, and grew.....




On The Region

Steeped in history, Northumberland was the playground of the Rich and Famous since the early 1800's.  That would explain all the majestic estates in the surrounding countryside.

Grafton, Port Hope and Cobourg, the three jewels of Northumberland County, benefit  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.  Grafton is the "country" of the region - rich in Confederation History.  A stone throw away is the 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 (www.ElementalEmbrace.com).  This is 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.

Then there is The Old Canning Factory in the Hamlet of Grafton that I sold recently to a Book Designer from the Republic of Rathnelly (it's actually a neighbourhood of Forest Hills which declared themselves a Republic so they can serve wine during Block Parties).  He is transforming the Factory into a Loft Country Home dedicating a portion as a gallery for regional artists under the direction and design of one of TO's top designer who is currently working on a $20 million home in the Bridlepath.  Hmmm, perhaps reminiscent of Warhol's Factory?  And how much did his compound in Martha's Vineyard sold for?  (I think it was recently listed at US$50 million.  I also think he got it for under US$1 million in the sixties.)  I think Grafton is heading in this direction with what all the region has to offer - Spa, Wine, History just to name three!


More Information


On Grafton


Neighbourhood Restaurant - Grafton Village Inn


Neighbourhood Barnum House Museum


Neighbourhood Spas


Neighbourhood Nawautin Sanctuary







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