c. 1870 – Tara, Ontario, Canada

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Posted August 2018. This home has been archived on OHD. The sold status is unknown.
Added to OHD on 8/14/18   -   Last OHD Update: 12/24/18   -   19 Comments
93 BROOK STREET W, Tara, Ontario, N0H 2N0

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  • $337,000 CAD
    $260,534 USD
  • 5 Bed
  • 3 Bath
  • 3500 Sq Ft
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Welcome to this stunning century home in the charming village of Tara. The house features high ceilings, crown moulding & medallions, and spacious elegant rooms. It has been well maintained and updated: open concept kitchen with patio doors to deck & master bedroom with gorgeous new 3 pc ensuite w. in-floor heat and walk-in closet. Economical heating with gas forced air furnace, comfortable air conditioning for the summer. Lovely deck and backyard for you to enjoy in the summer. Tara is a thriving village with parks, playgrounds, community centre, sports fields, trails, shopping, churches, K-8 school, & more. Tara is centrally located, just 15 min to Owen Sound or Port Elgin. Call today to view this exceptional property. (id:27)
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Joanne Veerman, Royal LePage RCR Realty
519.376.9210
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19 Comments on c. 1870 – Tara, Ontario, Canada

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  1. AvatarRandy C says: 422 comments

    Well……….there are so many things in this home that I have repeatedly said I did not like. Painted woodwork, recessed lights, carpet, blah, blah, blah. However, I can’t stop staring at these pictures. I would live here in a heartbeat and be very, very happy if it were further south. Winter would drive me nuts, but I can’t say enough good things about this house in spite of myself! The trim detail is beautiful and I love the little reading niches. The outside is phenominal.

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    • AvatarLori says: 6 comments

      You put my thoughts down perfectly. What a glorious, and obviously loved gem! The painted woodwork breaks my heart, but oh! Just a stunning home.

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    • TXJewelTXJewel says: 293 comments
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      1920 Thurber Brick 4 Square
      Strawn, TX

      Very well said Randy. I even like the kitchen, although I almost didn’t look at the house when I saw the phrase “open concept kitchen”. It’s seems like they knew just how to blend 21st century convenience (and not get over the top with that) with 19th century charm and elegance. The only exception is I’m not really a fan of what they did to the master bedroom ceiling, but the rest of the house is perfection to me. 😍

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  2. AvatarDeborah W Mann says: 176 comments

    This place is an absolute treasure and worth every penny being asked for it!

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  3. AvatarKarenZ says: 965 comments
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    Oh my!

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  4. AvatarSarah says: 7 comments

    Tara was my father’s home town. It is quaint and friendly and a little piece of heaven on earth. Close to the Bruce Peninsula which is gorgeous for fishing, kayaking, and camping. I love this house!

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  5. AvatarSarah says: 7 comments

    My father’s from here. Tara is a charming, friendly town. So close to the Bruce Peninsula with great fishing, kayaking and camping.

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  6. AvatarZann says: 532 comments

    There is not a single thing I would change in this house. Not one.

    Perfect.

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  7. AvatarDr. Peterson says: 113 comments
    Shenzhen & SoCal,

    The mis-matched masonry on the exterior back-side with a general shape, size and location of a door is a curiosity. It at least suggests some modification that occurred.

    I’m strong on architectural details and noticed the mis-placement of the ceiling light fixture on the stair landing between the two opposing bedroom entrances. May be inconsequential to others, but frequently, when one element is “off” there are likely other items which may also be off.

    That said, it’s certainly a nice building with some fine masonry work. Too bad the site is small as this property needs a bigger site for a proper perspective. Just saying…..

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    • MichaelMichael says: 1304 comments

      The interesting thing about the site is how the presentation of the house changed over the years as the newer houses were added in the neighborhood. You can see it from the street view. What was once the side of the house is now the front. The front faces the side yard to the neighbor. The house may have started on a larger lot and changed as the neighborhood grew around it.

      It is a beautiful house but the way it sits to the street is a little odd.

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    • BethsterBethster says: 801 comments
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      1927 Spanish
      NY (house is in VA), NY

      Interesting! That mismatched brick area is on the other side of the wall from the kitchen cabinets. I don’t see any clues about what was done though.

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      • JimHJimH says: 4197 comments
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        That’s what I saw too, as though a window or door was removed for the kitchen remodel. Could use a big potted plant there on the patio.

        Too much paint and updating overall but a fine old place. Towered Italianates are almost always grand, and I especially like the bold and expressive detailing and trim.

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        • BethsterBethster says: 801 comments
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          1927 Spanish
          NY (house is in VA), NY

          Yeah, I guess it was done for a better layout of the kitchen. I agree that a potted plant would be nice there. Not just to provide cover for the mismatched brick but also to add color and interest to that area. It would be a pretty easy addition.

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  8. Avatarkmmoore says: 299 comments
    Weatherford , TX

    Aaaand I’m dead. Love this one! I don’t even care about the kitchen. It looks like perfection.

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  9. michaeljoe62michaeljoe62 says: 34 comments

    I’m in lust with the alcoves and arches….sigh.

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  10. OurPhillyRowOurPhillyRow says: 95 comments
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    1852 Greek Revival Rowhouse
    Philadelphia, PA

    Beautiful house! There are too many houses to keep up with on OHD, but I will ALWAYS click on an Italianate.

    I noticed the infilled brick where there was once an opening right away, I also see on the other side where they infilled above the sliding glass doors (which always look awkward in old houses). The bulkheads in the bedrooms is likely hiding modern HVAC. It would have been nice if it was more thoughtfully integrated, but I’ve seen so much worse. It also looks like they replaced the wood floors on the first floor (the floorboards are not the right scale for the time period).

    That said, the entry is divine, the stair case is delicious, and there are so many charming elements to the house. Now if only we could see whats inside the tower.

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  11. AvatarChristopher Fitzgerald says: 2 comments

    The ONLY thing this house need is a fireplace in the living room. Otherwise its absolutely perfect

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