27 Barber Avenue Guelph, Ontario N1H 5E6

8 Bedroom 4 Bathroom 8462
3 Level None Baseboard Heaters, Hot Water Radiator Heat


No written remarks or pictures can adequately describe the quality craftsmanship evident in absolutely every detail of IDYLWYLD. Originally commissioned in 1876 by the Williamsons (dept store magnate of Guelphs gilded age) the 8,460sqft mansion was constructed with 3+ floors, basement, tall corner tower & patterned slate roof in the French 2nd Empire Mansardic style by Scottish masters specifically chosen for their skill with the local limestone & other top quality materials. After years of scrupulous intricate work, the end result is a magnificent testimony to their abilities. The interior has a centre hall layout with 24 rooms, 8 of which are bedrooms. The size & layout lends itself to easily accommodate more than 1 family or a separate in-home office space/ in-law suite. Inside, the quality of craftsmanship everywhere you look elevates every detail into a genuine work of art; The soaring 13' ceilings with a wide variety of intricately handcrafted plaster mouldings; Hand-selected woods of mahogany, ash, cherry & black walnut in waist-high wainscoting & 18 baseboards; Elaborate arched doors & trim; Magnificent black walnut staircase winding up 3 full storeys; Quarter cut oak flooring framed with intricate walnut, cherry & maple parquet; Imported Italian marble fireplaces; Etched glass panels; & detailed engraved bronze hinges & hardware. The property is a private park-like 0.83 acre L-shaped mature treed estate-size lot located on one of Guelphs most exclusive Victorian home residential streets in the very desirable Exhibition Park neighbourhood-just a short walk to downtown. IDYLWYLD has been a Guelph landmark for over 140yrs & has been lovingly cherished by the current owners for the past 42. There is simply nothing else like it (especially considering that the Montreal mansion on which it was modeled has since been destroyed). If you like history & appreciate bygone architecture & craftsmanship then you need to see IDYLWYLD for yourself to appreciate. (id:27812)

Property Details

MLS® Number 40201707
Property Type Single Family
Amenities Near By Hospital, Park, Playground, Public Transit
Communication Type Fiber
Community Features Quiet Area
Features Park/reserve, Crushed Stone Driveway
Parking Space Total 8
Structure Shed, Porch


Bathroom Total 4
Bedrooms Above Ground 8
Bedrooms Total 8
Appliances Dishwasher, Refrigerator, Stove, Water Softener, Window Coverings
Architectural Style 3 Level
Basement Development Unfinished
Basement Type Full (unfinished)
Constructed Date 1880
Construction Style Attachment Detached
Cooling Type None
Exterior Finish Stone
Fire Protection Smoke Detectors
Foundation Type Stone
Half Bath Total 1
Heating Type Baseboard Heaters, Hot Water Radiator Heat
Stories Total 3
Size Interior 8462
Type House
Utility Water Municipal Water


Acreage No
Land Amenities Hospital, Park, Playground, Public Transit
Sewer Municipal Sewage System
Size Depth 214 Ft
Size Frontage 94 Ft
Size Irregular 0.83
Size Total 0.83 Ac|1/2 - 1.99 Acres
Size Total Text 0.83 Ac|1/2 - 1.99 Acres
Zoning Description R1b


Level Type Dimensions
Second Level 4pc Bathroom Measurements not available
Second Level 3pc Bathroom Measurements not available
Second Level 3pc Bathroom Measurements not available
Second Level Den 14'7'' x 9'0''
Second Level Bedroom 12'4'' x 8'8''
Second Level Bedroom 13'5'' x 9'7''
Second Level Bedroom 16'7'' x 16'3''
Second Level Bedroom 17'4'' x 16'1''
Second Level Bedroom 23'5'' x 16'2''
Second Level Primary Bedroom 28'2'' x 16'1''
Third Level Games Room 32'10'' x 14'0''
Third Level Bedroom 14'3'' x 13'11''
Third Level Bedroom 20'10'' x 13'10''
Main Level 2pc Bathroom 7'7'' x 4'10''
Main Level Den 18'5'' x 13'9''
Main Level Library 28'5'' x 11'1''
Main Level Dining Room 23'2'' x 16'0''
Main Level Kitchen 16'0'' x 12'3''
Main Level Family Room 32'11'' x 16'0''
Main Level Living Room 19'1'' x 16'0''
Upper Level Library 16'10'' x 13'10''


Cable Available
Electricity Available
Natural Gas Available
Telephone Available



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