Belvedere House is a landmark property, part of Caledon’s rich heritage. On land acquired in 1827, the Frank family first built a log cabin, then a frame house, a handsome stone barn with living quarters above and finally, in 1886, the magnificent stone house that stands here today. The belvedere (Italian for ‘beautiful view’) atop was added by Archibald Frank shortly after construction was complete so his asthmatic wife, MaryAnn, might enjoy the cool breezes. The home was built of rock quarried on this land, and roofed with shingles made at the Frank sawmill up the road in Belfountain.
Starting in late 2016, the house was largely gutted and rebuilt – a process which took almost seven months. All systems were replaced – electrical, plumbing, HVAC – while the home was insulated, dry walled, roofed, sandblasted, restored and resurrected. Essentially, this is a new home with a designer kitchen and bathrooms, worry-free mechanical systems and a modern interior layout, yet with refinished heritage floors, gorgeous period woodwork, 11-foot ceilings and a graciousness inside befitting the stately and irreplaceable exterior.
It sits on 18 rolling acres on Mississauga road just 4 km south of quaint and historic Belfountain, minutes north of Brampton and a 45-minute commute to Toronto. The property features a spring-fed pond with dam, two all-year creeks, pine woodlot, picturesque wooden bridges and groomed walking paths through the fields. There is a spacious two-car garage with attached workshop, the historic and very functional stone barn, plus an in-ground pool with stone patio and whimsical cabana with change rooms, washroom and kitchenette.
Belvedere House enjoys an excellent setback from Mississauga Road, tree-lined driveway and when illuminated at night on its knoll, is indeed memorable. It sits in the middle of the acreage, offering both beauty and privacy.
Potential to rebuild 2nd house which is rare.
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