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MLS #1702518

Rare Opportunity on Kempenfelt Drive

For the first time in more than four decades, this beautiful corner property on Barrie’s prestigious waterfront is available for you to renovate to its former glory, or rebuild your own dream home.

The existing home dates back to 1898. It is a majestic Victorian that boasts sweeping views over Kempenfelt Bay and features well preserved vintage details including original hardwood floors and deep trim & baseboards.

The home itself is nestled on a premium corner lot, allowing for panoramic water views from both the covered front porch and the elevated upper deck. The front door opens to the foyer with hardwood floors and a grand hand crafted staircase. The traditional layout offers large principal rooms including the spacious living room with hardwood floors. Two large windows, including one overlooking the lake, flood the room with natural light. More lake views can be found in the inviting family room/parlour across the hall which also has a charming wood burning fireplace with original mantel and trim.

Holiday meals can be a treat in the elegant separate dining room. This charming area features exposed beams and original trim around the large windows that also provide a lovely water backdrop. Before you sit down to dinner, you can get everything prepped and ready in the eat-in kitchen. Modern touches have been added including a tile backsplash, updated cabinets, and stainless steel appliances. These nice upgrades complement the original built-in china cabinet and hardwood floors. You can also access either side yard from the kitchen, or retreat to the den with built-in cabinets and an additional staircase to the upper level.

On the upper level you will find five family bedrooms including the very large & tranquil master suite. This delightful room has a wall of built-in closet space and a water view from the front window. There is also a 3-piece ensuite, rare for homes of this era, with a tiled walk-in shower.

The other four bedrooms are all generous in size and have their own unique features including built-in closet space. Two of the rooms also share an enclosed side deck. Also on this level is a convenient laundry room and the updated 4-piece bath with tiled tub/shower.

Outside, this private property has lots of lawn space to enjoy the views, and a detached double garage. With mature trees and lovely landscaping, this home is truly a charming jewel along Barrie’s waterfront.

170 Kempenfelt Drive is located minutes from downtown Barrie in an exclusive enclave of upscale homes, some of which also date back to the turn of the century. Bring your own style and design to remake this home to fit your lifestyle, and enjoy the historic touches that have been preserved and maintained in this stunning waterside gem.

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Property Features

  • Ceramic Tile Floors
  • Hardwood Floors
  • Water Views