Seldom do I walk into a house and am rendered speechless. I've never been at a loss for words, until I crossed the threshold of Caledon's Heritage property, The Graham Robinson house, recently relocated to 2 Morra Ave, the grand Dame of the neighourhood, sitting atop her perch at the entrance to the Bolton Gateway subdivision, greeting residents and visitors alike.
In a process that took approximately 2 years, this 1867 Gothic beauty was acquired by her current owners, moved to a new location just up Albion Vaughan Road, settled onto her new foundation and meticulously restored, and I mean meticulously!
Every single aspect of this home has been considered, from the door hinges, latches on the windows, every handle and knob. And the result is simply breathtaking. Hand selected craftsmen, following the design dreams of Louanne Morra, have melded together the modern conveniences and technology of today with the charm and character of yesteryear. Many unique features of the home have been preserved and restored: the stunning wood floors; the extra large baseboards; cherry staircase; and the original front door entrance, to name a few. Only a home of this calibre can manage to find that perfect balance between modern stainless steel appliances, and an antique claw foot tub.
The house was originally built for local farmer and business man, William Graham, and later passed to his daughter and son-in-law, Robert Robinson, a farmer and one of the first veterinary surgeons in Ontario.This 4400 sq ft home including finished 9 foot plus basement has been well loved and is ready to welcome that special discerning family through her doors. Don't take my word for it, come have a visit. And be prepared to fall in love.
Check out the write up from the Caledon Enterprise here: