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Richard K.C. Ling, Broker

Harvey Kalles Real Estate Limited, Brokerage


Water's Edge, Peterborough's Core

115 - 123 Crescent Street   



The Only Waterfront Family Compound in the heart of Downtown Peterborough on Double Lot with Stately Plantation Style Main House, Cape Cod Style Guest House, Pool, Lanai with OutDoor Bar-be-Que and Shuffle Board

   CDN $999,000.00 / U.S. $649,000.00

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This impressive Lakefront Estate offers a splendid “Plantation Style” 150 year old magnificent restored 2 storey main house along with a separate 30 year old “Cape Cod” style second house.   Aleric A Lettelier transformed the 150 year old Harry Winch Homestead into the “Lettelier Crescent” Apartments in 1939 – an avant-garde concept at the time.  In 1969 this was converted into the “Wilson Estate” by local entrepreneur Dave Wilson, partner of Dit Clopper and co-owner of “Dit Clopper’s Sporting Goods.”  In addition to the sporting shop Mr. Wilson’s other operations had gradually gained national prominence and success.

Sparing no expense and perhaps having a fondness for the movies of the thirties, Mr. Wilson appointed the house in a style reminiscent of a set in that period.  He also incorporated many decorative pieces from a nearby convent into the restoration.

The compound is set on 1.38 acres of superb landscaping including sweeping views of the lake, mature trees, oversized pool, lanai, spa and fountain. 

The unique downtown location which has never before been offered, welcomes the truly discriminating buyer who recognizes the great development potential in addition to wonderful family living.

The main residence has vast principal rooms with 9’ ceilings and plaster mouldings with matching sculptured carpets and pure silk wallpaper.  The living and dining rooms open with French doors onto the veranda and grounds overlooking the lake.  Other windows are large casement.  There are 3 wood burning fireplaces, 5 bathrooms (plus one at pool) and 4 bedrooms.  The spacious master bedroom has a fireplace and marble ensuite bathroom opening onto a porch overlooking the lake. 

The cozy den/family room adjacent to the “eat-in” kitchen boasts a magnificent Victorian fireplace and mirror in hand carved walnut (originally from a convent) and the walls are natural grasscloth.

The stunning solarium is winterized, has a marble floor and overlooks the pool and entertainment area.

There is a circular driveway in front and a detached three car garage in back.

The large side lawn overlooking the lake was designed by a landscape architect and features an oversized inground heated pool with attached hot tub.  The poolside entertainment facility includes a cabana area with change house, bathroom, fireplace/barbeque pit, sink, refrigerator, stone fronted bar, huge lilac tree and a shuffleboard court.  The pool is equipped with a slide and diving board.

The second house is a two storey and has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, attached one car garage and a lovely family room overlooking the lake.  It has one wood burning fireplace and a finished basement.  It is presently rented but would also make an excellent “in-law” home or guest house.

This estate property is only a 10 minute walk to a full service yacht marina, Holiday Inn, downtown shopping amenities, restaurants, bars and movie theatres.

Peterborough is a charming, safe and secure community of 70,000 people built along the Trent Canal system and Otonabee River and is set in the heart of the Kawartha Lakes.  The Peterborough Lift Lock is the highest hydraulic lift in the world and Little Lake can be accessed by boat from the St. Lawrence Seaway through the Trent System.  Peterborough is a 1 ½ hour drive north east from Toronto and boasts a municipal airport with on site customs.


Ground Floor


Silk wallpaper

Solid Cherry Staircase (from Convent)

Living Room
29.95' x 15.75'
Wood Burning Fireplace

French Doors to Veranda and Grounds overlooking Little Lake

Large Casement Windows (3x)

Plaster 9' Ceilings with Mouldings

Custom Carpet with same design as mouldings

Silk Wallpapers

Dining Room

17.85' x 14.57'

French Doors to Veranda and Grounds overlooking Little Lake

Large Casement Windows

Plaster 9' Ceilings with Mouldings

Custom Carpet with same design as mouldings

Silk Wallpapers


13.09' x 11.45'

Large Casement Windows overlooking Gardens

Built-in Cabinetries

Family Room

19.68' x 14.44'

Wood burning fireplace with Hand Carved Walnut Victorian Mantelpiece with Matching Mirror (from Convent)

Built-in Large SideBoard

Wall-to-wall carpet

Walk-out to yard

Hand Carved Walnut Stairway to Private Suite (Originally the domestic quarter)

Natural Grass Cloth Walls


19' 9" x 13'


Marble Flooring

Beamed Ceiling and Chandelier

Walk down to Basement

Powder Room


2 Piece

Second Floor
Master Bedroom

26.94' x 14.80'

Wood burning Fireplace

Wall-to-Wall Closet and carpet

Casement Window overlooking Pool

Ensuite Bath & Dressing Room
4 pc

Marble Vanity with two Hand Painted Sinks

Custom Marbleized and Monogrammed Tub

Walk-out to Second Storey Porch overlooking Little Lake

Bedroom No. 2

Built-in Closet

Shared 4 Piece Ensuite Overlooking Gardens and Little Lake

Bedroom No. 3  

Built-in Closet

Shared 4 Piece Ensuite Overlooking Gardens and Little Lake

Bedroom No. 4 14.63' x 13.02'

Separate Stairway

Built-in Closet

Large Windows overlooking Gardens and Pool

Ensuite Bathroom


4 Piece

Lower Level
Partial Basement  

Wood Paneling

2 Piece Plus Separate Shower Room

Walk-in Closet

Antique Hot Tub


3 Car   South side off Circular Drive


OutSide Structures


Professionally Landscaped with Latticed Planters



Built-in Hot Tub

Built-in Slide and Diving Board


Wet Bar in Stone

Fireplace/Barbeque Pit

Sink & Refrigerator

Change Room

Bath Room

Shuffle Board Court

Huge Lilac Tree

Guest House

Two Storey

Three Bedrooms

Two Bathrooms


Solarium overlooking the Lake

Attached One-Car Garage


Miscellaneous Details

Lot Size:  477.52' x 299.28' (Irregular)

Property Tax:  $8,273.78 (2000)

Utilities:  Main House  $283.00 per month

                  Guest House $157.00 per month

Inclusions:  Gas Hot Water

                      3 x Air Conditioner Units

                      Pool Equipment

                      Two Built-in Refrigeration, Stove and Dishwasher

                      Sideboard & Mirror in Den

                      Chandeliers (except that on top of Stairway in Main House)

                      Antique Hot Tub

Exclusions: Chandelier on top of Stairway in Main House





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