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Tuesday, March 6, 2018

SPRINGDALE circa 1797



6 Webster's Falls Road, Greensville Ontario


Rarely does a home of this vintage become available for purchase! Literally get your 221 year itch on with this stunning 'Georgian Wilderness' style home. Located in picturesque Greensville, Ontario (think, Dundas) directly adjacent to Webster's Falls. 


Her history is so incredibly rich, it excites. Not only is the secluded street the home is situated on named after one of the original owners (Joseph Webster), but the town of Greensville itself has ties to this 3,225 square foot jaw dropper!

An indication of the age of this building can be detected in the simplicity of the slender balusters and newel post on the sixteen tread staircase.

History
The home's now 263' x 264' lot was original to Lot 11 in Concession 1 which was granted to Col. John Showers from the British Crown on April 5, 1797.

Can you imagine signing a deal to purchase this home, exactly 221 years later, on April 5, 2018?!




According to title search, Showers never settled on the property and sold 73 acres of the north part of Lot 11 to wealthy businessman Richard Hatt in 1800. 

Hatt died in 1819 and his executors sold 78 acres of his land in Lot 11 to Joseph Webster in the same year. 


Several sources claim when Webster bought the land there was a stone house with distillery under it on the property above the falls, which is quite conceivably the same house still standing at #6, and for sale today!



Joseph Webster Jr. married Maria Green, the granddaughter of John Green, an original settler after whom Greensville was named. 

Pretty cool, eh?!

Fresh Fact
You've probably heard of expression, 'party in the front and business in the back', but this house takes the reverse affect to the mullet.



6 Webster's Falls Road is constructed with two storeys on the main façade and three storeys at the rear. Dubbed, 'Queen Anne front, Mary Jane back', the main façade is constructed of large, well-shaped stones and the rear with local rubble (because travelers and/or guests would never see this view).


Fresh Features
This was once one of the largest and most elegant houses in West Flamborough, built as a showcase for displaying wealth. Majestic cut stone gates flank the circular driveway.



The doorway contains an original eleven pane transom with wooden trim. On either side of the main entrance are sidelights which are divided into 10 panes of original etch glass.



The west façade is enclosed by a sunroom addition, featuring seven sets of huge 9 on 9 double hung windows. Attached to the south wall of the sunroom is another addition, covered in cedar shake.



The east façade is identical to the west but features a screened in porch.



Surrounded by large spruce, maples and black locust trees, the property also features an in-ground pool, hot tub, spectacular playhouse, an Astroturf badminton court and creek access.



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Truly a once in a lifetime opportunity to own an amazing home, as well as a piece of local history. And at less than $95,000 per decade in existence, this home is a steal! :)

Offered at $1,990,000
View Full Listing HERE
RE/MAX Escarpment Woolcott Realty Inc., Brokerage



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