on Lake Huron
Located in historic Village of Bayfield, Ontario Canada
Filled with character, this residence is modeled after a historic Great Lakes Lighthouse and replicated as such to the most infinite of detail. Built in 1991, the Lighthouse footprint comprises 944 sq.ft., 804 main floor open concept, 140 sq. ft. screened porch. Sitting atop a slab on grade foundation, it is heavily insulated with an in-floor heating system. The 736 sq.ft. second floor is heavy wood laminated timbers and thick pine decking that serves as an exposed ceiling to the main floor. The 3rd floor of the tower is approx. 168 sq.ft. with 4th floor lookout at approx. 64 sq.ft., surrounded by an open air deck comprising approx. 256 sq.ft. Majority of inside finishes are tongue and groove 6" horizontal cedar boards, some natural, some painted in period finish with heavy trims. Exterior is finished in 4" pre-finished wood siding and trims, with steel roofing. Entrance area has 168 sq.ft. covered deck and approx. 300 sq.ft. open deck. Attached to Lighthouse by a covered deck, is a 14'x32' outbuilding housing 280 sq.ft. of garage/workshop, 168 sq.ft.den/office, 448 sq.ft. finished loft. The lot is 15,000 sq.ft. and is a beautiful landscape of mature trees, flowers and shrubs, with a lovely view of Lake Huron.
In the Lighthouse, the open concept of kitchen, dining area, and living room composes the core, with bedrooms on the second floor and in the tower. The fourth level is not only a lookout, it could be, and has been, a place to have your computer, or you can string a hammock on the outside deck. It's also a great place to have cocktails and watch the sunset over the lake. From all levels you have a view of the lake. The office and the upstairs bedroom in the outbuilding offer privacy, yet are readily accessible to the main house by the connecting covered deck.
Every bit of this home was created for living simply, inside and out, just like you do when you go to the cottage. The cedar and pine interiors, the exposed beams, the polished cement floor, all achieve an historic effect. We didnt throw out the slightly imperfect boards we used some of them, which is what helps contribute to the authentic look and creates a real cottage feel to the home.
The secluded lot is beautiful. It consists of mature pines, cedars, birch, maples, and flowering trees and shrubs, and Lake Huron is a few feet away from the front gate. The house doesnt sit right on the lakeshore, however the lot faces a short laneway/street that takes you to the lake (approximately 130 yards from the house.) There is a park on the lake bank (at the front of the property) so the view of the lake will never be impeded.
The Lighthouse has been featured in magazines, newspapers and tourist brochures. It is depicted on greeting cards, bookmarks - you name it. It is a landmark in the village that is frequently photographed and painted by artists and tourists alike.
Just a short walk from the Lighthouse is the Main Street of Historic Bayfield where you find world class restaurants, pubs, art galleries and unique shops, all in a 1 ½ block area. Because of its quiet and peaceful atmosphere, the village attracts cottagers and visitors alike.
Bayfield is one hour from London, 45 minutes from Stratford, 2 ½ hours from Toronto. It is in the midst of one of the most beautiful regions of Ontario and is one of the best kept secrets on the Lake Huron shoreline.
**There is no capability at this time to put the Canadian asking price of $649,900 on this website. Therefore, the price in U.S. Dollars is subject to change due to fluctuations in exchange rate with Canadian dollars.
For more information see http://www.tcc.on.ca/~lithouse
or contact Judi Milligan
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