Great Canadian Country Estates

East of Toronto

Northumberland County South

(40 minutes to 60 minutes from TO)

Port Hope


      Idalia, Port Hope     


85 Victoria Street South, Port Hope ON Canada


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Commissioned by Arthur Williams for his Daughter in late 1800's

Fine Example of Italianate Architecture

Restored, Manicured Gardens, May Accommodate three distinct Families

Or One Large One

On a Cliff overlooking  Port Hope Golf and Country Club and Lake Ontario


  The distances below are measured by traveling time From Toronto in Hours

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c 1890

98 Ontario Street

CDN $895,000


Magnificently Restored with New Extension totalling approximately 6,000 sq.ft.  Originally home of T.A. Wickett, Founding Member of the predecessor to Canada Trust.  New plumbing from Street & throughout the House.  All new period light fixtures, new furnace with hi efficiency gas - roughed in for Central Vacuum.  Chimneys rebuilt from Roof Line up.  All new wrought iron fencing, professional landscape with interlocking brick circular drive.  Cosy, understated yet refined.



 3 Ward Street


Distinctively Opulent Home


Canadian $879,000 / ~ U.S. $785,000



Sold $934,000









PortHopeCentury Terrace-Gardens

~ One of the Remaining Last Few Remaining Century Home ~



  Non-Designated Century Home

Canadian $695,900 / ~ U.S. at Par!














~One of the Last Few Remaining Century Home~


Part of the Historical Smith Estate   Tree Top View of Port Hope

Gutted and Renovated to Architectural Digest Model Perfection

In the midst of the most Chic-Chic Part of Town, Walk in Minutes to:

Fine Dining, Via Rail, Shops, Capital Theatre, Park and the "best" Latte in Northumberland

Unique Reverse Ravine; Terraced with Mature Trees - Yet Extremely Sunny

Private - on a Slow Rise (from the ordinary and mundane!)

Perfect for family and entertaining - Ideal for the Commuter (5 minute walk to Via Rail!)


Non-Designated Century Home

c 1868


Canadian $395,000 / ~ U.S. $353,000



Non-Designated Century Home

c 1800's


Canadian $850,000 / ~ U.S. $700,000


 Simply Magical   


39 - 41 Pine Street South

Circa 1847



A Piece of History Pre Confederation Days in Loyalist Country


Canadian $449,900 / ~ U.S. $300,000

Sold in a Week!

globul2a.gif (851 bytes)  New England's Ravine in Port Hope 1.00  Sold

Tree Top Lake View, Antique Fire Place, Pergola with Flagstone Patio, Deck, Terraced Gardens

Two Cascading In-Ground Water Fountain, Gym with Spa, Wine Cellar, Magic Room

Elevated Platform Solarium, Master Sanctum Sanctorum with both Lake and Ravine View

( Canadian $428,000.00/~U.S. $286,000.00)

globul2a.gif (851 bytes)  RoomsWithaView,PortHope 1.00  Sold

Circa 1847

Toronto's Own Renowned

Film Maker, Photographer, Writer's Country Home

( Canadian $595,000.00/~U.S. $397,000.00)

The Gardens of Brunhilde Ewing, Port Hope  Sold Asking Dr. Spilbury's House, The Town Surgeon's Manor .88

Canadian $399,000.00/~U.S. $266,000.00 


Courtesy of the Very Very Talented Mr. Simpson


Non-Designated Historical Home

c 1850's


Canadian $399,900 / ~ U.S. $266,600


One of the Last Remaining Century Home

Substantial Renovation & Addition



Non-Designated Historical Home

c Early 1900's


Canadian $269,900 / ~ U.S. $215,920

80 Hope Street North, Port Hope


~One of the Remaining Last Few Remaining Century Home~


Non-Designated Century Home

c 1895's


Canadian $369,900 / ~ U.S. $296,000

"The Hillcrest"

Circa 1874


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A Distinguished, Elegant  Beaux Arts Style Mansion

Atop a Hill with Panoramic View of Lake Ontario

Set in 4 Acres of Land with

Landscaped Grounds, Statues, Columns, Terraced Gardens, Waterfall, Inground Pool ....

Soaring Ceilings, 12 Fireplaces, Sauna, Whirlpool, Formal Dining and Living Rooms,

Separate Maid Quarters ......

The Manor on Walton, Port Hope Sold Licensed Tea Room (20 years in the making), Antique Shop, Bed & Breakfast     A Veritable Cash Cow   Canadian $475,000/~ U.S. $317,000 .90


 2 Baldwin Street, Port Hope


Non-Designated Georgian Century Home


Canadian $1,280,000 / ~ U.S. $1,166,000


The Owner's Notes


The Bloomsbury Group was an important movement of writers, artists, designers, intellectuals, philosophers, economists, etc. in England, from the beginning of the 20th century through World War II. It began as a group of friends who had gone to Cambridge University together, and who frequently gathered at the home of the Stephens sisters in the Bloomsbury district of London. Virginia Stephens became Virginia Woolf, one of the most influential writers of the 20th century, and married to Leonard Woolf, a literary figure and publisher who founded the Hogarth press with Virginia.. Vanessa Stephens was an artist, who married art historian Clive Bell but shared a home at Charleston farm for most of her life with fellow artist Duncan Grant. Charleston was a country house that became the gathering place and weekend home of many of the group -- decorated and painted throughout by Vanessa, Duncan, Clive and others, who also created beautiful gardens. Other members fo the Group and visitors to Charleston included writer Lytton Strachey, artist Roger Fry, economist John Maynard Keynes, philosopher Bertrand Russell, poet T.S. Eliot, writer E.M. Forester... In Port Hope, Bloomsbury on Baldwin Street evokes the spirit of Virginia and Vanessa -- and reflects the style and ambience of Charleston Farm -- a place that is home to art and books, and a gathering place for eclectic groups of friends, country weekends, political gatherings, and conversation... in the house, in the gardens, by the pool and on the tennis court (considered by many visiting tennis lovers from around the world to be the most beautiful private court in Canada.


About the house -- the earliest part of the house was Georgian -- built in 1843 -- one of the earliest houses in this section of Port Hope which was known as Englishtown and was a garrison area for British soldiers. The earliest occupants were probably army officers. By early in the 20th century, the house was owned by Nicholson's File Factory, a major mill and employer in Port Hope at the time, and was occupied by the marketing and sales director of the factory. The retaining wall in the ravine on the North side of the house was created by literally hundreds of millstones and grinding stones from the file factory. In 1970,. the house was bought by Claude Fitzgibbons, a lawyer and colourful local character who added on the great hall, swimming pool, cabana and tennis court. Irv Bronfman was the next owner before us. We then bought the house, which had fallen into disrepair and restored the house and gardens and created Bloomsbury.


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