362 Bay Street South, Hamilton Ontario
|The authentic property – Highfield preparatory college for boys.|
Built within the 1930s by an heiress and her husband who had ventured to France and needed to duplicate a chateau that they had seen throughout their travels by the Normandy countryside.
- The home-owner inherited her fortune from her brother, who was a chemical engineer. He invented no-knock gasoline, offered the patent, to an oil large, and died quickly after amassing his wealth. The 12 months was 1933, within the depths of the Great Depression.
- It took two years to construct and is rumoured to have price over $200,000 to construct, a substantial amount of cash in 1933.
- The heiress and her husband went to nice lengths to satisfy their imaginative and prescient: The roof tiles and the craftsmen who put in them had been introduced over from Wales; wooden carvers and stone masons made a particular journey from England.
- But the property at 362 Bay St. South has a for much longer historical past than that of the present home. The authentic mansion was used as a summer season residence by Lieutenant-Governors of Ontario through the 1800s.
- Around the flip of the 20th century, the property was put up on the market. The consumers had been educators who established Highfield as a preparatory college for boys.
- A extreme fireplace broke out in 1918 and the injury to the constructing successfully ended the boarding program. In 1933 that construction was changed by the present home.
- Hillfield-Strathallan, the successor college to Highfield, is positioned simply up the hill.
- three.85 acre property in prestigious south west Hamilton overlooks each the town and the bay
- Approximately 11,000-square-foot Normandy Style stone citadel
- 18- to 24-inch thick masonry partitions
- A baked tile roof was imported from Britain together with the employees to put in it
- Hand-carved millwork woodwork was crafted by employees from England
- Three log-burning fireplaces
- The lobby has beamed ceilings and a gracious staircase
- The formal eating room seats 18 individuals with out crowding (the prime minister of Grand Cayman is without doubt one of the many visitors who’ve dined there through the years)
- There is a library with built-in bookshelves
- There can also be a built-in wine cellar, a sauna, a billiard room and 6 bogs
CURRENTLY LISTED FOR $2.5MM on REALTOR.CA – VIEW HERE
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