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6,395 sqft

170' x 150'

5 + 1


4 + 1


135 Watson Avenue, Old Oakville

An Arts and Craft Beauty


A rare opportunity in the heart of Old Oakville - this unique landmark property is large for this area and comes with development potential.  If you are seeking a small-town lifestyle, yet can keep the city within an easy commute, this community and this home provides the opening. It is just an easy five minute walk to the historic downtown with its cafés, restaurants and shops. The lake is just a few blocks walk. The central library, the Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts, and the harbour are all within easy walking distance. The new Community Centre will be built just 3 blocks away. Finally, for families, excellent schools both in the public and private systems add to the mix.


This distinctive Arts & Craft style home (circa 1912) offers 6,395 square feet of living space. The property, large for this area at 170' frontage by 150' deep, has been approved to be subdivided into three lots. The existing home, which will remain on one of the lots, is heritage designated. The home is a full three storeys, with gracious formal rooms, walk-outs to the patios, the gardens and the pool. Unique details particular to the period can be found throughout, including archways, lead glass windows, a cocktail bar tucked into the living room.


There are five spacious bedrooms, three of which are on the third floor and sharing one full bathroom. The two bedrooms on the second level have ensuite bathrooms. There is a powder room on the main level. The basement has another bathroom, with steam shower. Also on the lower level is a small den and a large recreation room (now being used as a bedroom).


About the neighbourhood : Old Oakville abounds in charm, with its eclectic mix of traditional homes, original old cottages and new modern custom homes. Downtown Oakville offers the best of shopping, elegant restaurants, and cafés and is within easy walking distance. Located on Lake Ontario, Oakville was settled originally as a summer home area for the wealthy of Toronto. Within easy commuting distance to the city, the town is now an affluent suburb with a reputation for excellent schools.


Details for the existing home include: 8 1/2' High ceilings on main and second levels. Hardwood flooring on main floor. Five wood-burning fireplaces. Radiant heating, with auxiliary furnace / forced air heating system. There is central air (2 units), complemented by a manual unit in the kitchen. The cedar shake shingle roof suits the character of the home. Copper eavestroughs were installed in 2002. The salt-water pool is concrete, and has been maintained.


Please be sure to ask about Floor Plans, and the Survey (showing potential lots).




Garage: Double car with inside entry


Square Footage Approx: 4,643 square feet on three levels, 1,752 sf in the basement


Lot Size: 170 feet x 150 feet


Taxes: $18,600 / 2016


MLS #: 30562735


Type: Three Storey Arts and Craft style home, circa 1912 (heritage)



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