Magnificent Historic Home in Cobourg, Ontario, Canada | Sotheby’s International Realty

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Reminiscent of ‘The Great Gatsby’, 163 Ontario Street exudes commanding curb appeal on one of Cobourg’s most sought-after streets and was once home to a famous Hollywood actress.

One glance at this historic property reveals the legacy left by the wealthy Burnet brothers. The Burnets settled in the Cobourg area in 1836 from Scotland and quickly established themselves as accomplished builders, distillers and private bankers. They preferred brick to frame construction and commenced erecting substantial brick buildings in Cobourg, eventually building their crowning achievement, Victoria Hall. The Burnets changed the urban landscape of Cobourg, changing it from a New England village to a English country town.

This home suits many lifestyles. Car collectors would relish the oversized garage with room for three big vehicles, easily accommodating car lifts for storing prized ponies. Local sailors can moor their water vessel at the world class Cobourg Marina, offering 187 slips with 20/30 amp power. Visitors by boat can utilize the sheltered outer harbor, which is perfect for anchoring overnight.

Property ID: LF9EGQ

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