185 Main Street
Engage your artistic future in this chic classic brick Victorian with a savvy studio and fabulous gardens, on the Mill Pond in the artisan Village of Bloomfield. A prime tourist destination in Prince Edward County, Bloomfield is home to trendy shops, art galleries, studios, B&B’s, fabulous restaurants, lounges & and cafe’s. Charming tree lined streets showcase beautiful century residences. 185 Main Street offers a plethora of opportunities whether a retreat from the city, a residence with home based business, artist gallery, studio, or vacation rental!
Guests are welcomed to the front foyer and living room that is highlighted by one of four beautiful symmetrical bay windows, (a notable architectural feature of the residence). The living room is enhanced by richly painted plank floors, original tin ceiling, tongue and groove finishes and a delightful built-in cabinet.
Flanking the centre staircase, the generously proportioned dining room and parlour share handsome interior columns. These contiguous living spaces showcase painted plank floors, tongue and groove ceilings, bay window, unique niches and a handsome gas fireplace that offers a cozy backdrop for dinner parties and family gatherings.
The proportions and sequence of the rooms work in perfect harmony. The formal rooms give way to a functional, sleek, well equipped kitchen, complete with a full complement of appliances. A breakfast, serving counter unites the eating and food preparation areas and a double walkout door provides access to the spacious back deck. Laundry is conveniently tucked into a cupboard in the kitchen area and the vintage style powder room is located between kitchen and dining areas.
The “Muskoka Room”, is a coveted 3 season sun room, a recent addition to the residence. It offers a place to unwind and a connection to the out of doors! Wrapped in windows with screens it features a cathedral ceiling and overlooks the gardens , pond and art gallery.
The upper bedroom level of the home features plank floors in the hallway that gives way to 3 spacious bedrooms, and an office, den (or potential nursery), each comfortably appointed with character finishes; two with handsome bay windows.
The master with plank floors and triple bank of closets, is of generous proportion with numerous windows that welcome natural sunlight and garden views. It also features a private, deluxe ensuite bath appointed with sumptuous finishes including radiant heated marble tiled floors, large windows that flank a charming vintage vanity, and an oversized tiled & glass shower.
The main four piece bathroom with pedestal sink, tiled tub area, wall sconce lighting and a linen closet in the upper level services the guest bedrooms.
The gallery building is a fabulous part of the property. Charming with ivy clad entrance it offers two levels of gallery or studio space. Movable divisible walls create flexibility in layout. Large windows overlook back gardens. A staircase inside the entrance creates an easily separable entrance to the lofty upper gallery level which features an art display area, 3 bright skylights and convenient storage areas for artwork. The gallery features a 200 amp panel, gas heat and air conditioning and a double door walkout to a 15’ x 10’ deck. Whether a guest suite, gallery, antique shop or other home based business, this well appointed building is ideal for many uses!
The Mill Pond, private cedar hedging, and lush gardens, including a fenced raised vegetable garden, offer a park-like retreat area. Watch nature unfold at the edge of the pond!
This outstanding property exudes historical significance, speaks of comfort, sophistication and offers the best of small town living, within 2 1/2 hours to the GTA!
Quinte MLS: 550550101
Toronto MLS: X3903982
Prince Edward County
Lot Size: 0.5 Acres
Iris & Brian Andrews, Brokers
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