Nestled within idyllic surroundings in rural Cobourg, welcome to the estate property that was officially known as New Lodge Farm, located at 9421 County 2 Road.
Situated on just over 6.6 acres, this sprawling residential estate showcases six separate buildings, including a manor home and a former coach house, both with heritage designations.
A huge circular driveway lined with majestic trees provides privacy from Hwy 2, and leads to the manor home, which was originally built in 1829. The exterior was refurbished in 2015, and the six-paneled entry door with sidelights and transom displays a Heritage Building plaque, which was bestowed onto the home in 1987 under the Ontario Heritage Act.
The interior of this 5,870 sq. ft. Regency-styled home was remodelled in 2001, and beyond the vestibule are generously sized principal rooms, as well beautifully maintained finishes and details throughout.
This home showcases a curved double staircase with an intricately carved railing to the upper level; hardwood floors; exquisite chandeliers as well as pot lighting; incredible millwork, including extra deep baseboards, crown moldings, and the door and window trims; stained glass accent windows; French doors; as well as built-in storage cabinets and shelves in almost every room.
The main level also has high ceilings, three of the five wood-burning fireplaces in the home, as well as two powder rooms - one which is nestled off a room well-suited as a combined living room and parlour. Through a set of French doors from this room is a full length verandah running along the south and west sides of the home, overlooking the vast green expanse of the estate and the surrounding properties.
Off the main hall is the spacious cloak room - as well as the main powder room, which is tucked away for privacy - and with both spaces elegantly finished to complement the Regency styling of the home.
A grand entertaining space directly accessible from the kitchen, the Great Room is exceptionally sized and ideal as a formal dining area, with its fireplace spreading warmth throughout the room - and off its west wall, and at the south end of the main hallway, is a another entry door that provides access to one of two staircases to the lower level. Off the Great Room are two additional rooms ideal as home offices, sitting rooms, or private dens - and completing the main level is the open concept kitchen and breakfast area.
Finished with a ceramic-tiled floor, the kitchen’s elegant modern design blends beautifully with the home’s century charm, and showcases an open U-shaped workspace with stainless steel appliances and double under mount sink; Corian countertops with a raised breakfast bar; and cabinetry with molded uppers, as well as overhead cabinets with glass-paneled doors maintaining the open concept theme. The breakfast area has a walk-out onto an east-facing covered side deck - and from there, a stone walkway leads to an outdoor parking area, as well as the Coach House and detached garage.
Off the breakfast area is also the staircase to a finished lower level that is carpeted throughout - and immediately off the lower landing are two rooms with many potential uses, including as additional bedrooms; and a 4-pc washroom with ceramic-tiled floor and bath area, as well as built-in storage shelves. There is plenty of storage available on this level, including a large room off the hallway with built-in cabinetry, shelving, and counter work space; as well as two more generously sized rooms, each with wood-burning fireplaces. The first of these rooms has a coffered ceiling with pot lighting, and also features a small storage room with shelving that has a small window opening to the hallway. The second of these rooms is quite spacious; has an exposed brick wall, as well as a brick fireplace with raised hearth and wood box, and is ideal as an informal entertaining area or a family room. This level also has a ceramic-tiled walk-out entrance to the south side of the home, as well as a second staircase leading up to the main level hallway.
The upper level features three spacious rooms with hardwood floors, all which are ideal as bedrooms - and is complete with a storage closet adjacent to a 2-pc washroom that can be easily converted to a 3-pc washroom with a shower area. A third storey was added to the home at the turn of the century, but was restored to its original design in 1963 with help from renown architect, Napier Simpson.
The manor home, as well as the other buildings, have new roofs, and the 2,520 sq. ft. coach house, converted into a barn with stalls, also received official heritage designation in 1987. Well-maintained, this building has an upper level, and the exterior was refurbished in 2016. The gatehouse is the first residence off the entrance of the main driveway, and this 1,050 sq. ft. home has a detached garage, two bedrooms, a finished basement, and one washroom. The rental home is located near the rear of the property, was newly renovated in 2016 - and at 950 sq. ft., includes three bedrooms and one washroom. The estate also has a detached 700 sq. ft. two car garage, as well as an archive building that is 300 sq. ft in size - and this exceptional and unique property is just a short drive to the heart of historic downtown Cobourg, as well as to Hwy 401 for GTA commuters.
For more information, contact Michelle Fraser of Re/Max Hallmark Fraser Group Realty, Brokerage, at (416) 494-7686.
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