Looking for a Vintage Home?
Having served on the board of Heritage Guelph for over a decade, Bonnie is the keenly interested, knowledgeable and informed choice for the realtor you want working to find your next old home in Guelph-Wellington.
Guelph offers three prestigious neighbourhoods of heritage homes. The Old University Neighbourhood, St. George’s Park and Exhibition Park are popular areas. However, there are many smaller areas tucked away offering distinctive character from the past. St. Patrick’s Ward and the Downtown area also have many fine brick and stone homes and commercial buildings with historical significance. Fergus, Elora, Rockwood, Eden Mills and the surrounding area also would appeal to vintage home enthusiasts.
Initially settlers to the area constructed log and frame dwellings but as they became more established they built in stone and brick too. Early on Scottish and English stone cutters and masons settled in the area and built solid limestone structures and carved ornate details right into the stone. Locally quarried, the warm-hued dolomitic limestone buildings have stood the test of time.
Well documented and remembered for his contributions to the collection of fine limestone structures in Guelph, Matthew Bell came to Guelph from Newcastle-upon Tyne, England in the 1850s. His is credited with having his own quarry on Water Street and having built numerous homes,commercial buildings and at least one church. Bell is best remembered for his stone carvings and sculpture that adorn many prominent buildings such as the Church of Our Lady, Old City Hall and the House of Heads on Water St.
If you appreciate the architecture, craftsmanship and character of the past you will fall in love in Guelph and Wellington County. You will appreciate having Bonnie on your side.
Call Bonnie for information on vintage homes where you want to live.