Real Estate for sale in Ontario - Canada

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  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathsfull: 10
  • Price: 'Price Upon Request'
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With a rich history and an air of sophistication, this iconic mansion resides in the heart of Kingston. Originally constructed in 1841 by John Watkins, this architectural masterpiece has stood witness to the evolution of Canada for over 180 years. After undergoing an extensive four-year restoration, this legendary residence has been rejuvenated to its original splendor, solidifying its status as the most prestigious address in Kingston.

Kingston, the first capital of Canada, nestled in the heart of the Thousand Islands offers a prime location with easy access to Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, and Syracuse, NY, all just a quick two-hour drive away. Kingston International Airport and the Via Rail station serve as gateways to the world, connecting effortlessly to global destinations. Located directly across from Historic City Park and adjacent to the renowned Kingston Yacht Club and just steps away from Lake Ontario, Queen's University, and the vibrant Downtown Kingston core. This residence, situated on a half-acre lot, offers a unique opportunity to own a piece of rich heritage while enjoying the vibrant lifestyle of a thriving city.

Step through the custom-made wrought iron gates and immerse yourself in the splendor of the meticulously landscaped gardens, complete with fountains and a heated saltwater lap pool. The exterior has been precisely restored, showcasing ornate woodwork, ironworks, and handmade masonry, creating a stunning facade that captures the essence of its storied past.

Step inside and be enthralled by the two-story library, a true masterpiece. Illuminated by a magnificent 20' by 20' bay window and an awe-inspiring 10-foot, 900-pound Austrian crystal chandelier. Ascend the cast iron staircase, imported from Italy, to reach the second-floor wrap-around mezzanine, creating an inviting space for intellectual pursuits.

The attention to detail continues in the two-story gourmet chef's kitchen, where a stone wall, stone fireplace, and wood ceiling beams create a warm and inviting atmosphere. The kitchen features top-of-the-line Wolf appliances, including a range, steam oven, microwave, Sub-Zero fridges/freezers and Fisher Paykel dishwashers. Accented with hand-hammered copper sinks and custom countertops.

This stately home embraces a spirit of adventure and entertainment. Discover a fully automated two-lane bowling alley imported from Germany, providing an authentic bowling experience. The spa retreat in the cellar, surrounded by natural limestone and timber, gives the excuse to pamper yourself in the luxurious hot tub and sauna, enjoy a revitalizing massage, or engage in a workout session. Moving outdoors, the original two-story stable, has been transformed into a rustic oasis, offering a serene poolside escape.

Entertaining is effortless, with multiple dining venues accommodating intimate gatherings and larger crowds. The mansion boasts five primary bedroom suites, each featuring private baths that rival the world's finest luxury hotels, catering to the most discerning guests.

Beyond its historic charm, 81 King Street East embraces modernity and convenience. With 27 heating, air conditioning, and ventilation zones, including radiant floor heating, ultimate comfort is assured. This smart home offers advanced automation, including security systems, lighting controls, and commercial-grade Wi-Fi access points. The three-car heated carriage house is wired for electric car charging stations, all of which ensure this heritage home is fully equipped to embrace the next century with ease.

From grand staircases to ornate fireplaces, priceless stained-glass windows to a wood-paneled elevator, every corner of this magnificent estate reveals unparalleled craftsmanship and architectural opulence.

81 King Street East—a true testament to timeless elegance, luxury, and the promise of a refined lifestyle.

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