Carriage Trade
27 BARBER Avenue Guelph, ON
$ 3,999,000
Property Attributes
  • MLS#40024486
  • TypeSingle Family
  • CityGuelph
  • AreaGuelph and District
  • NeighbourhoodExhibition Park
  • Postal CodeN1H 5E6
  • Style
  • Price$ 3,999,000
  • Bedrooms8
  • Full Bathrooms4+1
  • Half Bathrooms0
  • Sqr Footage8462
Listing Provided Courtesy Of:
Royal LePage Royal City Realty
Property Description

Guelph is home to perhaps five legitimate mansions. Idylwyld located at 27 Barber Avenue is one of them. In 1878, Scottish craftsmen were called upon to erect from local limestone an imposing three storey nearly 8500 sqft Second Empire French Mansardic style residence on a 13 acre special piece of land close by the old fairgrounds, now Exhibition Park. It took them two years to complete every scrupulous detail, intended as it was to showcase the importance of the Williamson family for whom it was built. As we would say today, Mission Accomplished. The skilled workmanship has withstood the test of time, the exterior limestone masonry, ornate decorative wood cornices and unique tower with slate roof and cast iron cresting. Inside, the solid walnut millwork, elaborate decorative plaster ceilings (13 feet high on the main and 2nd levels, and 11 feet even on the 3rd), the grandly curved 3 storey walnut staircase to the 8 bedrooms up, even seemingly minor detail like the exquisite brass door and window hardware, each one a work of art. Admittedly, you may want to add some modern touches of your own now, remembering that this home is a treasure not to be enhanced without careful consideration. Yes, Idylwyld on its maturely treed 3/4+ acre lot, has been a Guelph treasure for 140 years and can now be treasured by your family too, for far far less than its cost of replacement, not that you ever could. Contact listing agent for additional information.

Price History
9/22/2020 Listed $3,999,000

General Features

Acres 0.50-1.99
Beds 8
Garage no
Listing Type House
Other Structures Shed
Parking no
Terms SALE
Wheel Chair Access no
Zoning R1B

Interior Features

Bedrooms 8
Fireplace yes
Total Baths 4+1

Exterior Features

Lot Frontage 94.00
Pool Y/N no

Room Details

Room Dimensions Level Flooring Details
Bathroom 3rd Level
Bathroom 2nd Level
Bathroom 2nd Level
Bathroom 2nd Level
Bathroom 3.91 x 1.47 Main Level
Bedroom 6.65 x 5.64 2nd Level
Bedroom 6.20 x 5.13 2nd Level
Bedroom 4.67 x 4.47 2nd Level
Bedroom 5.23 x 4.52 2nd Level
Bedroom 6.35 x 4.22 3rd Level
Bedroom 5.03 x 4.24 3rd Level
Bedroom 8.28 x 5.38 2nd Level
Den 6.05 x 2.74 2nd Level
Den 6.76 x 6.25 Main Level
Dining 7.52 x 4.88 Main Level
Family 10.03 x 4.88 Main Level
Games 10.01 x 4.27 3rd Level
Kitchen 4.88 x 4.42 Main Level
Library 5.13 x 4.22 Other level
Library 9.80 x 3.61 Main Level
Living 6.05 x 4.88 Main Level
Master Bedroom 9.30 x 5.13 2nd Level


  • Foreclosure
  • Views
  • Short Sale
  • New Construction
  • Adult
  • Lease To Own
  • No Strata Fees
  • Furnished
  • Master On Main
  • Air Conditioning
  • Seller Finance
  • Green
  • Fixer Upper
  • Horse
  • Golf
  • Fireplace
  • Deck
  • Garage
  • Basement
  • Pool

Property vs Postal Code Average in N1H 5E6

AVG 15
Year Built
AVG 1880
AVG 53
Data Provided by Walkscore ® not using MLS data

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