56 King Street in Woodville
Welcome to 56 King St. in Woodville – The Old Presbyterian Manse
The Old Presbyterian Manse, known as “the Manse” is historically designated. This Georgian home has been beautifully restored to reflect its country charm and character. The solid brick and fieldstone home sits prominently on a large well-treed lot, surrounded by extensive, naturalized gardens, all contributing to and creating a quiet retreat.
Over their 35 years of ownership, the owners have added to the canopy of mature sugar Maples, a wide variety of trees and shrubs, including some rare Carolinian species.
The end result is an oasis of greenery that provides privacy and adds a naturally complementary beauty to the home’s exterior.
The exterior patios, water features and walkways are constructed of locally sourced flagstone and ledge rock. Paths lead to a magnificent grape pergola, culminating at a charming potting shed. This quaint, Victorian-style dwelling is entered through a French door and offers a sturdy stone floor. It has multi-paneled windows and a perfectly situated cozy fireplace. It’s the perfect “She Shed”.
The interior of the home is classically decorated and demonstrates the owner’s pride and love of ownership. The spaces are filled with natural light from the oversized, multi-paneled double-hung windows.
The moldings, wide-planked wood floors, 18” baseboards, solid doors and paneling are all original when the house was built in the early 1800’s.
The painted hues match the home’s classic architecture. In addition, the plaster walls tastefully reflect the “vintage” of the home.
The front hall, living room, dining room and one of the bedrooms feature exquisite hand-painted murals, invoking sensibilities dating from the mid 1800’s.
The Manse is graced with a double curved staircase, curved walls, windows and doors. This architecturally significant feature is a result of the ingenuity of the original Scottish builder and mason. Fireplaces of the Rumford design, with faux marble mantles are found in the living room, dining room and library.
The kitchen is very functionally designed with classic features including glass cupboards, granite countertops, polished terra cotta floor tile and the stainless steel appliances which, all combined create a chic, French country atmosphere.
Adjacent to the kitchen via a French door is a wonderfully appointed den that includes a propane fireplace, multi-paneled windows and painted tongue and groove paneling on walls and ceiling. The overall effect is one of tranquility and the space is bathed in natural light from the pair of 18 over 18 stunning antique windows.
The classical beauty of this historical home cannot be overstated. From the wine cellar up the spiral stairs to the library, the unique architectural features abound.
The Manse (Circa 1859) is an undeniably impeccably restored property that will impress the most discriminating buyer of historical homes.
Woodville town amenities within a five minute walk include: the town library, a bank and LCBO, an elementary school, two churches, a curling and a skating rink as well as a pharmacy, restaurant, grocery store and gas station.