18646 Loyalist Parkway
Professionally designed, refurbished, and architecturally curated with a flawless merging of historic details and modern convenience, this property presents a unique opportunity. The private residence blends seamlessly with an adjoining studio / gallery. Located in the Hamlet of Hillier a tourist destination in the centre of Prince Edward County’s wine region, the assemblage is a rare offering. Steeped in history, dating back prior to 1868, the property was originally operated as a general store. In May 2002, with extensive refurbishes complete, “Hillier House” has since enjoyed its tenure as a purveyor of fine goods in design, art and decoration.
The main entry foyer gives way to the principal living spaces. The expansive living room features a pocket door, four generously sized windows, original painted plank floors, custom built-in bookcases with integrated bench window seat and a cozy, efficient wood burning stove.
Glass fronted built-in cabinets are featured in the dining room along with vintage hardwood floors and French doors, two large symmetrical windows framed by exquisite linen draperies and two antique ceiling fixtures. The dining room flows easily to the kitchen, where solid framed wood cabinetry, a functional wood peninsula, centre island, with light imported from France, tumbled marble counters and a British vignette over the range are incorporated. Natural light streams in through the counter window that spans the sink and garners a glorious garden view. The main bath is conveniently located off a hallway between the kitchen and living rooms and is richly appointed with custom millwork, wall sconce lighting, large vanity, and Italian ceramics bordering the tub.
Function and design are incorporated in the “butler’s pantry”, a wing that spans between the kitchen and studio, accessed through a pocket french door. The multi-purpose space features a slate floor, built-in cabinets, enclosed washer & dryer, and a deep copper sink. Outdoor access is provided to the oversized deck and a French door gives way to the studio.
The upper bedroom level of the home offers comfort and serenity with character finishes such as original plank floors and beamed cathedral ceiling. The generously sized master, with private 2 piece bath, and guest bedroom enjoy views over front and back gardens. A large finished storage area under the attic spans from the residence to the studio.
Meticulously renewed from its original state, the exterior of the studio wing blends beautifully with the residence. The boom above the store handsomely replicates the original, including a retractable awning at the entrance. The interior is outstanding. Boards and exposed beams were refurbished, ceilings expanded, historically correct windows installed. Natural light floods through the studio windows where track & recessed lighting, two ceiling fans and a dramatic vintage iron chandelier provide magnificent ceiling illumination. A separate storage room and office space with built-in shelves are conveniently positioned at the rear of the studio space.
The residence is set on almost an acre with an expanse of mature evergreen & deciduous trees, numerous perennial and raised herb gardens, dry river rock bed, decking and patios. The grounds provide a wonderful respite for intimate al fresco dining, or simply relaxing and engaging the park-like views. The private driveway leads to an insulated detached garage with upper loft storage and a private shaded deck.
A much admired and known destination this property offers the new owner an exceptional opportunity. Excellent visibility in the centre of town and parking directly in front! Everything about this property exudes historical significance, speaks of comfort and sophistication
Quinte MLS: 550250122
Toronto MLS: X3945339
Prince Edward County
Lot Size: 41,947.68 sq ft
Iris & Brian Andrews, Brokers
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