291 Broadway, Orangeville


Price: $950,000

7 Bed 4+1 Bath 3 Storey Style

Property Description

Built by Thomas Jackson in 1876, this stately red brick Victorian has come to be known as the "Lester Bowles House". Thomas Bowles, the first sheriff of Dufferin County and grandfather of future Prime Minister Lester Bowles Pearson, purchased this property from John Aikins in 1880 for $3,000. The late Prime Minister was a familiar visitor to the town during his younger years and even stated in his memoirs that it was in Orangeville where he got his "first taste of the thrill and excitement of electoral success" when "Uncle Marshall was elected mayor."

This massive home features three finished storeys, four bathrooms and seven bedrooms! The main floor features a large kitchen, formal living and dining rooms, a family room currently being used as a bedroom, a four piece bath, powder room, laundry and two bonus living spaces where the original coach house would have been found.

The second floor can be reached from the stairs at the front entry or rear kitchen stairs. This level has four generously sized bedrooms and a five piece bathroom before heading up to the finished third level where you'll find an additional three bedrooms, four piece bathroom, and access to unfinished attic space.

The huge 100 ft x 175 ft lot has more than enough parking for at least six vehicles and a bonus freestanding "Carriage House" 2 storey structure with a bathroom, kitchnette, and two finished spaces.  

C5 Holding zoning allows for a multitude of possible uses, pursuant to approval from the Town of Orangeville.  Possible to convert into a multi-unit rental building, or would make an excellent professional office for lawyers, accountants, doctors etc.

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