1872 Second Empire – Cornwall, Prince Edward Island, Canada – $212,281

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Added to OHD on 11/15/18   -   Last OHD Update: 11/15/18   -   11 Comments
454 Kingston Road, Cornwall, Prince Edward Island, C0A1H0

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$279,900 CAD
$212,281 USD









Come see this one of a kind century home set in a professionally planted oasis of tranquility. This is the well known "Cass Home" which was bought by the current home owner in 1985 and renovated throughout. Now some 33 years later it needs a new owner with a love of restoration who appreciates heritage and architectural detail. In addition to the home, there is a total of 9.5 acres which includes an open pasture field. A charming covered veranda faces south with a 2 level deck down to the side yard. The kitchen and family room have lots of sunny windows and the original 40's porcelain sink. The servant stairs are still in place off the main kitchen. The main level rooms have hardwood and softwood original flooring and a lovely vestibule with a transom window and inside solid double doors. All the ceilings on the main level are 10 ft high with the 2nd floor having 9 ft ceilings. There is a formal dining room with mantle, a formal living room and a study with mantle, all on the main level. The baseboard and moldings denote the age of custom finishes. The original staircase is in place made of birds eye maple and mahogany. Upstairs the integrity of the home has been kept with solid original doors, flooring and mantles. A lovely open space which was originally the 5th bedroom now has a bath and walk-in closet added. A home with history. Come make your own memories in this elegant home.
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11 Comments on 1872 Second Empire – Cornwall, Prince Edward Island, Canada – $212,281

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  1. zoomey says: 453 comments

    Lovely. Wow. I want to move to Canada now. Breathtaking. The floors, fireplaces, high ceilings, the exterior, views. Wonderful. Sigh. I love it all.

  2. Heidi says: 1 comments

    At first glance I didn’t think I would like this house but then I saw the interior…oh, my!!! That little landing with the antique sewing table? Swoon! Just need to update the kitchen and the rest of the rooms only need cosmetic touches like window treatments and area rugs. The floors are amazing!! Beautiful house. I want to move in today. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Sandy B says: 359 comments
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    2001 craftsman farmhouse
    Bainbridge Island, WA

    Lovely house. Spent time on PEI last spring and loved every minute. The countryside seemed very much English with rolling fields outlined in hedgerows instead of fences…..romantic landscape. I could live there easily.

  4. ruede says: 2 comments

    If only I could find work out in the Maritimes I would sell my overvalued Alberta home, pocket 400k and live there- my 10 year plan is soon to be single digits

  5. Ce Humeston says: 14 comments

    I want to know if the sewing machine is still in that cabinet!!! It does not look like it. Sigh.

  6. Karen SKaren S says: 10 comments
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    1923 Colonial
    New Rochelle, NY

    I love that image over the house on the mantle. Wow! But why do so many people close up their fireplaces? Is that what happened here? Very charming house!

    • JRichard says: 234 comments
      1763 center-chimney cape
      Biddeford, ME

      Some of these mantles show no evidence of having had hearths extending into the floor which makes me wonder if they weren’t either thimble surrounds for wood/coal stoves or purely decorative. I can say that having lived in a house with multiple fireplaces for so many years that a room, especially a living room or den, seems ‘naked’ or incomplete without a fireplace or at least a mantle.

  7. DeniseLynn says: 212 comments

    Love the curved dormers and how it’s sheltered by a variety of mature trees. This house has retained the simplicity of the era it was built. It feels like it could have housed some characters from the old Avonlea series.

  8. Sue S.Sue S. says: 304 comments

    While I certainly know there’s much, much more to the beautiful province of PEI than the Anne of Green Gables story, shows, and franchise, I have to admit I’d go all out AoGG with this house, down to recreating the rooms from the Megan Follows-Colleen Dewhurst 1985 series/movies.

    • kmmoore says: 292 comments
      Weatherford , TX

      Avonlea! I was thinking the same thing when I saw PEI. Love the books and the series.

  9. abevy says: 370 comments

    Liked the home. Even though it is fairly newer in age, Lots of different floorings and I want that sink.

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