This really extraordinary waterfront property, at the end of a long and winding paved driveway, and with some 3700 square feet of pristine finished living space, is a scant twenty minutes north of downtown Kingston on the shores of Dog Lake.
In case you were wondering, 257 Montreal St is right at the end of John St. And so if you buy this sweet sweet house you can (once you’ve unpacked, and mused a while on how things really have turned out pretty well for you)...
NEW PRICE. York St between Chatham and Division is a popular little stretch that in its pretty jumble of styles epitomizes the downtown core. There are grand red-brick homes alongside houses no bigger than a double garage.
SOLD. I like Lyndhurst and don’t get out that way often enough. I like the really old bridge and Lyndhurst Creek (which flows into Lower Beverley Lake and which reminds me of the streams I fished as a kid
These are good times to live in Prince Edward County, it would seem. Artist Don Maynard and writer Melanie Dugan moved there from Kingston this summer. And a couple of years back it was teacher Keri Nelson and filmmaker Lenny Epstein. I don’t know if that move was countered by others moving this way, to Kingston, but I’d say the County did pretty well. Lenny is now a councilor there too, and his is a good and progressive voice.
SOLD! I read of a study once that suggested the intense scent of lemons could provoke happiness, cause great blooms of activity in the human mood centres, at least as they are picked up by the MRI machines. So I promptly went out and bought a dozen Meyer lemons, put them in a nice bowl on the kitchen counter.
OFF THE MARKET. This extraordinary triplex is just a ten minute walk from Queen’s campus and less than that to the heart of downtown, to grocery stores, restaurants etc. It’s as fine, and as interesting, as any rental property I’ve seen. So there you go.
It’s fall and I have some new listings. It’s busy out there. First up are a couple of homes on Bagot St, between Charles and James, specifically numbers 618 and 628. Buy one or buy them both. (There’s a real advantage to picking up both of these properties, by the way, but I’ll get to that in a bit.)
OFF THE MARKET. January 2014. This is a good property, and an exciting listing for me (here it is). But it strikes me that it’s a challenging spot too. It’s an opportunity, and I suppose it’s a risk too. It’s a no-brainer and it’s also complicated. So let’s start at the beginning.