Built in 1893 by Master Carpenter Nathan Macfarlane, this heritage home features extensive renovations to allow for a modern lifestyle while preserving the property’s historical significance by keeping the original architectural design and character intact. Hand-carved posts and railings complement the staircase; ten original stained glass windows overlook the house’s original hard and softwood flooring, all accented by wide baseboards and door trim to complement the space. Additional original elements preserved include original fireplace mantles.
The home boasts a three-season section (the cottage), including the Media Room which is equipped with a 100” remote-controlled electric screen and a 3D projector. Additionally, there is a bedroom, sunroom, and a generous back entrance characterized by the estate’s 125 year old pine flooring. A workshop and single-car garage is attached to the house with a smart garage door opener for ease of use.
Exterior & Gardens
The exterior features new decking. A new front and back porch overlooking professionally landscaped perennial gardens which are mulched and maintenance free. Over 90 lilacs are planted, as well as over 2,000 tulips. An outdoor shower is also featured as an exterior element for mess-free beach cleanup!
Extensive renovations feature new heating, including electric remote-controlled baseboard heaters, a Harmon pellet stove, and a propane forced air furnace. Additionally, a new roof has been added to the property, which houses blown insulation within the attic. The basement has also been treated with spray foam insulation.
The home features all new 200 amp wiring as well as an array of Smart Devices. Many ceiling fixtures and lights are Alexa and Google Home compatible, enabling control while at home or away. Wired Internet within much of the house provides access to internet speed of 350 Mbps through Eastlink. The family/media room features built-in bookcases and is wired for a 7.1.4 Atmos setup, while the primary bedroom is wired for a 5.1 surround system. Additionally, the home features built-in bookcases in the Dining Room, Office, and Back Hallway.
The kitchen has been updated to bring a sense of modern living to the historical estate. This room features top tier appliances, including a Smart Stove, side-by-side counter-depth refrigerator, a dishwasher, a bar fridge, pot filler, and coffee station. The granite countertops house a built-in compost. Smart under-cabinet LED lighting has been included to accent the space; a feature enhanced with interior lighting within the drawers and cabinets.
Additional renovations include a spa bathroom which features white marble and subway tiles, a double sink vanity, and heated towel bar. Large cabinets faced with mirrored doors provide ample storage. The room is furnished with a spa shower featuring spray jets and digital temperature control as well as a deep, cast iron bathtub.
Quiet Village Living
Founded in the 18th century, Crapaud is a village within the township of Lot 29 and is known for its status as one of the first incorporated towns in Prince Edward Island. Crapaud is rich in both history and character; traits which have been preserved due to its small size and population. Don’t let the size of Crapaud fool you! Along with its rife history and quaint atmosphere, the town offers an escape from the hustle and bustle of city life while still providing ample access to larger townships. This is made possible due to its close proximity to the Confederation Bridge on the west and Charlottetown to the east, giving you the best of both worlds!
Famously written about in Lucy Maud Mongommery’s “Anne of Green Gables,” Prince Edward Island provides a particular flavour of Canadian culture and scenery. Experience the unique perspective Island Life impresses upon those who live within its coastal border. Traverse dramatic copper-tinged coasts and cliffsides. Watch the clouds roll effervescently over emerald hilltops and explore the quaintness of the province’s rural communities to experience a unique Canadian culture like no other. Known as the most rural province, Prince Edward Island proves that although the island is small, its wonders are great.