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The “Robert Orr” Farmhouse: 920 Orr Court, Kitchener ($749,900)

The “Robert Orr” Farmhouse – 920 Orr Ct., Kitchener (MLS 30700146)

$749,000

Built in 1881, the “Robert Orr” Farmhouse is part of one of Ontario’s oldest settler transportation routes.  It currently fronts the City of Kitchener’s “Ferguson Heritage Green,” in the charming new Rosenberg subdivision. Fully restored and historically designated under Part IV of the Ontario Heritage Act, the farmhouse 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, with restoration of historically significant elements overseen by Heritage Kitchener.

Exterior

  • Repair/re-pointing of masonry & traditional Waterloo County “blonde” brick with historically accurate materials where necessary
  • 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, according to historic specifications
  • 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
  • Removal of non-significant rear wood shed (circa 1930s)
  • Construction of stunning 20 x 18 exposed-truss rear covered porch in footprint of former wood shed
  • Installation of foot paths
  • Installation of white picket fence to delineate the property from the surrounding “Ferguson Heritage Green” park
  • Forthcoming: Heritage Kitchener installation of interpretive plaque (to be installed in park)

    

Mechanical

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

    

Preservation of Historically Significant Elements

  • Curved staircase
  • Arched windows
  • Front door & original door box detail
  • Original wood floors, including rare alternating maple & cherry pattern in kitchen
  • Wide baseboards
  • Interior doors
  • Filigree hinges/ceramic knobs on original doors
  • 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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