RARE FIND! Historic (1885) stunning 4 bed, 2 bath home on a very quiet street in the old part of Russell. Facing the Castor River, this all brick, tin roof home is filled with character sits on almost half an acre! In fact, an entire lot can be severed and built on. A very rare find in the heart of the village!
The main floor has 9 1/2 foot high ceilings, exquisite original hardwood floors, ornate door frames, high baseboards, original cast iron registers and original woodwork. Major upgrades in recent years include most of the windows (15 of 18) to double hung, low E with argon and a high efficiency gas hot water tank and furnace (heat about $950/year). Large galley kitchen with eat in area and tons of newly (Aug ’14) refurbished cupboards. The door leading out from the kitchen to the veranda (and the door from foyer to veranda) are both original, beautiful, heavy, carved wooden doors. Through the kitchen the really nice sized Dining Room and Living Room are accessed. Big windows in the Living Room let in loads of light, as stylish California shutters adorn only the lower half of them. The main floor bath has stand up shower, deep jacuzzi tub, vanity and alcove room for washer/dryer and toilet. Also lots of room here for extra cabinetry for storage.
Up the lovely staircase to the second floor and one will find four bedrooms. Each a very nice size with original softwood floors and high baseboards. A wonderful view of the river from the two south facing bedrooms. There is potential a few different ways to turn two of the bedrooms into a big Master Bedroom, if so desired. The bathroom on this floor has a classic clawfoot tub….so perfect for this home!
The garage/workshop is a MASSIVE (32×40 feet) detached building (with coordinating tin roof to the home) that happens to have in floor radiant heating. The garage door was replaced with a new on in April ’14. It is completely insulated with R 20 walls and R 40 ceiling. Divided into two sections, the garage side can hold up to three vehicles and has loads of built in shelving for storage. The workshop is the other side and has door access from both the garage and the walkway from the home. There is also tons of storage space, work counters and is wired for sound!
Across the street from the home is the mighty Castor River. A fabulous spot for a wide assortment of wildlife as well as humans. Just steps from the big beautiful wrap around veranda of this home, one can fish (and ice fish), boat, skate, snowshoe, cross country ski and snowmobile up and down the river. Also within walking distance to this home are shops (hardware, drug, garden centre, groceries, variety, gas), schools (Catholic and public elementary and high), library, recreation (ball diamonds, curling club, ice rink, nature bike trails, conservation areas, outdoor swimming pool), churches (Anglican, United and Catholic) and restaurants (café, diners and pub). Also of note is a very convenient coach bus transit system that picks up at various points throughout the village and goes directly to downtown Ottawa!