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Huntsville is a place full of history and charm, especially when it comes to the architecture of some homes. Long known as the place for cottage living in Muskoka, you can find homes here with rich histories and incredible craftsmanship. One such home is currently available for the discerning buyer looking for their own connection to the past, and the comforts of today. The Hutchinson House, now known as The Spring Farm located at 36 Lake Drive in Huntsville, was built in 1900, and still retains its original exterior as a turn of the century farmhouse. Being the original home on land which was developed into the Fairy Lake Subdivision, Hutchinson House is a neighbourhood showcase, highlighting the charm of year round living in Huntsville.
Built by Huntsville master mason, George William Hutchinson, (whose craftsmanship can still be seen in the All Saints Parish Hall and Anglican Church), anyone living in this home will love the historical architecture of the stone and brick work of this 116-year-old farmhouse. But don’t let the age of the home concern you. While the exterior remains, the interior has been remodeled with modern conveniences in mind. The original home had only four rooms, two on the main floor and two above. Remodeling projects over the years have included not only constructing a basement, but also adding on a family room, raising the roof and building a master suite with full three piece bathroom, and an attached two car garage. The additions were done in keeping with the style of the original farmhouse, retaining the historical feeling of this jewel of a home. With over 1,000 square feet of space added to the original living space, this home is an ideal place to raise a family or retire in style.
The property surrounding Hutchinson House, now The Spring Farm, also harkens to its rich history. Originally a farm, the oversized lot still has plenty of trees, including maple and apples planted by the Hutchinson family. Garden lovers will enjoy the landscaped garden areas as well, which have been in place in one form or another since Mrs. Hutchinson first planted a lovely English Garden. When looking at the original exterior, you can see fine details that reflect the era in which the home was built. The gabled roof, original window openings, and stone walls with wide mortar joints attest to the craftsmanship that has gone into this historical treasure. To get an in depth feel of the property and its surroundings, we have a video available for you to view.
Hutchinson House is also ideally situated to enjoy all that Huntsville has to offer. There is Meadow Park located behind the property which includes a playground area and as of this spring, new tennis courts. Fairy Lake is just steps away and provides spectacular sunrise views. As a “Gateway” to Algonquin Park, this location offers easy access to fishing, boating and hiking all close to home. Hutchinson House is also well situated to take advantage of Huntsville’s amenities including downtown shopping, arts and theatre venues, as well as Huntsville District Memorial Hospital which is less than 2 kilometers away.
Below is a bird’s eye view of where Hutchinson House is situated so you can see just how advantageous of a location this home is:
Huntsville is a celebrated town in what is widely recognized as “cottage country” with a variety of historical and modern homes. Hutchinson House is a true gem among our homes, but the time has come for new owners to move in and enjoy for many years ahead. If you are in the market for a home in Huntsville, and would like to book your own personal viewing of this fine home please do not hesitate to contact us. Put the care and expertise of The Wearing Parrott Team to work for you. Please call us at 705-788-3535 or email at info@WearingParrottTeam.com today!
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