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The “Robert Orr” Farmhouse: 920 Orr Court, Kitchener

The “Robert Orr” Farmhouse – 920 Orr Ct., Kitchener

Built in 1881, the newly restored “Robert Orr” Farmhouse fronts the City of Kitchener’s “Ferguson Heritage Green” in the charming new Rosenberg subdivision. This home blends fascinating period details with modern luxuries. The current owners are in search of a buyer who will appreciate the time and attention that have gone into bringing this unique piece of Waterloo County history back to life.

All work has been professionally completed.

Exterior

  • Repair/re-pointing of masonry & traditional Waterloo County “blonde” brick with historically accurate materials
  • Regrading of land to showcase & protect the original granite fieldstone foundation
  • Reproduction of two-storey front porch, in accordance with earliest available photos of the property (circa 1920s)
  • Restoration of all original windows
  • Creation of permanent storm windows
  • Reproduction of all basement windows, including storms
  • New roof, eaves & soffits
  • Restoration of intricate original front door box, complete with coloured glass accents, porcelain knobs & skeleton key
  • New custom side & rear doors
  • Construction of stunning 20 x 18 exposed-truss covered rear porch
  • Installation of foot paths
  • Installation of white picket fence

    

Mechanical

  • All new HVAC (furnace & air, ducting)
  • All new plumbing
  • All new electrical
  • New electrical panel

    

Preservation of Historic Elements

  • Curved staircase
  • Arched windows
  • Front door & original door box detail
  • Original wood floors throughout
  • Original wide baseboards
  • Original interior doors with filigree hinges/ceramic knobs
  • Floor & wall vents (any missing pieces have been replaced with historic replicas)

    

Interior Renovation

  • Professionally designed Chef’s kitchen & updated baths include coordinated cupboards/vanities, quartz surfaces & tile work
  • Huge breakfast bar with seating for 4
  • Custom corner coffee station
  • Custom designed “Mud Room/Pantry” off the kitchen to store coats, extra groceries, and gym bags after school
  • New light fixtures throughout and pot lighting in kitchen
  • Rough-in installed for future ensuite (in bedroom with single closet for future master/walk in closet & en-suite combo of 2 bedrooms)
  • New high quality appliances throughout, including stainless double-door counter depth fridge, gas stove, dishwasher & hood vent
  • New front-load washer & dryer in upper level laundry, with custom quartz folding station
  • Repair & refinishing of all wood floors and stairs
  • Original hand rail and balusters left untouched to retain original patina
  • Professionally coordinated colour choices and freshly painted throughout

     

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