Welcome to 299 Hedge Road, an historically significant waterfront property situated within the Mossington Park community of Georgina.
Built circa 1822, and bought by Thomas Mossington, a retired English naval officer, in 1829 - Mr. Mossington named the property “Plumstead” after his residence in England, and is an example of the influence of Georgian architecture on homes built in the area during the 1800s. In light of its historical and architectural significance, the residence received historical designation from the Ontario Heritage Foundation in 1986.
The home still retains much of its original character - as seen in the room layouts and sizes; the wood plank floors; the trims, baseboards, and wainscoting; as well as the main staircase and its railing to the upper level. There are also three massive fireplaces on the main level, and many of the main level rooms have built-in storage closets or cubbies for ease of access to table linens, silverware and china, books, sewing and needlepoint notions, or any other items that were deemed an essential to everyday life in the 1800s. The home also has its original bell tower, above what would have been a summer kitchen back in the day - and has an unfinished basement for storage.
Across from the main property is its waterfront along Lake Simcoe - an exceptionally sized outdoor space surrounded by trees that, and a relaxing retreat at the end of the day.
The exterior landscape is quite beautiful - and is filled with majestic seasonal shade trees and cedars, perennial gardens, and an extensive lawn for daily strolls around the property. Cedar hedges line portions of the property, as well as the driveway, and there is a charming flagstone patio in the backyard surrounded by and surrounding perennial plantings. At the rear of the home is an interlocking patio, as well as a concrete patio surrounded by a brick and cinder block half wall, with an awning for shade; there is another interlocking patio on the west side of the home; and the backyard has a detached garage with a workshop area.
The home has six separate walk-outs to the yards. Two are from sunrooms on the north and west sides of the home; one from the kitchen; two from what would have been the more formal front and rear entrances, both which are off the reception hallway that splits the home into separate wings; another from the summer kitchen/servants’ quarters; and a final one from a room on the east side of the home between the summer kitchen and formal living room, which may have been used for informal dining and entertaining.
The principal rooms on the main level include the current kitchen, as well as living, dining and family rooms; and there are the two sunrooms, the summer kitchen/servants area, and the informal entertaining room.
The kitchen features wood cabinetry with separate pantry and storage cabinets; brick and ceramic accents, a stainless steel double sink, as well as a built-in wall oven and cook top - and both a laundry area with washer and dryer, as well as one of the sunrooms, are found off this space.
The family room, the formal dining room, and the formal living room have wood beamed ceilings, and all feature the original fireplaces. The living room also has doors opening into the informal entertaining room - and beyond this space is the summer kitchen/servants area. This room has a 3-pc washroom with a shower, and one of three staircases to the upper level - this one leading up to what would have been sleeping quarters for the household help.
The second staircase is found off the family room, and leads into to the private master suite space - while the main staircase found off the reception hall way leads to the common area of the upper level.
The common area has four bedrooms and a 4-pc washroom — while the master suite space features a large bedroom with a wall-to-wall closet, a 4-pc washroom, and a bonus room that can be a private den, a TV/sitting room, or another bedroom.
An exceptional property and home, the town of Sutton is just a short drive away for most major amenities, as is Hwy 48 for commuting - and other nearby attractions include Sibbald Point Provincial Park, The Briars Golf Club, the Stephen Butler Leacock historical landmark, the ROC, as well as wetlands and forested conservation areas.
For more information, contact Jennifer Jones, Sales Representative, of Keller Williams Realty Centres, Brokerage, at (416) 702-1146.
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