Over the weekend I had the pleasure of viewing a fantastic home which was on the ‘House & Garden Tour of Note’, in support of the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony. All seven homes were beautiful, but one home in particular made we want to move right in!
Located in the quaint historical area of West Galt in Cambridge, the home I loved is a Georgian colonial, built in 1898 for a partner in the Babock and Wilcox Company.
The structure of this stunning home features 12 paned windows with shutters and double brick. Many interior and exterior renovations have been recently completed, featuring a beautiful pool with stone surroundings. The spacious interior boasts more than 5,000 sq. ft, including a third floor which was used as the servants’ living quarters. In later years the third floor was converted to two apartments and currently renovated back to suit a single family with bedrooms, den and a craft room…..not to mention an amazing skylight which was uncovered in a closet during the renovations.
After the tour we had to visit the shops along Main Street in downtown Galt. The owners of this fabulous home also own ‘Cornerstone Home Interiors’, (cornerstonefurniture.ca) a great place to find great pieces for a century home. Another great store we visited was ‘The Art of Home’, (theartofhome.ca) full of vintage and new décor finds….with super friendly staff!
West Galt Georgian Colonial
Downtown Galt in 1894