Rich Historical Home



  • Number of Bedrooms
  • 4
  • List Price
  • $2,750,000
  • Number of Bathrooms
  • 5
  • Year Built
  • 1819
  • Lot Size
  • 19.25 acres
  • Fireplaces
  • 5
  • Number of Square Feet
  • 4500
  • Region
  • Niagara on the Lake
  • Taxes
  • $7,455 per annum
  • Realtor
  • Thomas Elltoft of Niagara on the Lake Realty

Known for its lush vinyards and the world famous Falls, The Niagara region is also steeped in history. From the Queenston Heights monument, Fort George, and the quaint streets of Niagara on the Lake, one can find ample evidence of the regions rich colonial past. The lands of this estate were first cultivated in 1780 by James Secord, a loyalist from Pennsylvania. His son Major David Secord, uncle to Laura Secord, sold the property to William Davis, son of a Conneticut loyalist who built who built the current home from locally quarried whirlpool sandstone circa 1819. It changed hands again in 1833 when it was purchased by Humphrey John Trench, a businessman who was invested in Upper Canada’s premiere horse-drawn railway which ran the nine miles between Queenston and Chippawa and cost nineteen thousand pounds and took six years to build. The Chubbick’s bought the estate in 1862 and it was the sold to George Prest, a close relative whose family owned it until the 1960s. The current restorations began in 2004, keeping in mind the historical past and masterfully updated to provide all the amenities expected for a modern lifestyle. Truly a labour of love, this property has undergone a complete and tasteful restoration and has been brought back to its original grand state with heritage features intact. The spacious later additions, sympathetic to the original style provide the comfort and space necessary for a sophisticated and luxurious lifestyle. Detailing in this incredible home includes wide pine floors, original and reclaimed woodwork, sizeable windows, tiled walk-in showers, five functioning stone fireplaces, stone baking oven, AGA stove, Vantage push-button lighting system, Bang & Olufsen media/audio system, theatre room, copper roof and downspouts. The master suite features a dressing room, ensuite bathroom and library with views that stretch from the Niagara Escarpment to Lake Ontario. It also comes equipped with a fireplace for cold winter nights. Proudly situated on an expansive 19 acres, the grounds highlights include a stone courtyard, a pergola and gardens ideal for anyone blessed with a greenthumb. There is also a potential to establish a small vinyard on the west lawn area. This historical property is a short distance from Toronto and would make an ideal recreational or retirement property. It is currently listed for $2,750,000. Any inquiries should be directed to Thomas Elltoft of Niagara on the Lake Realty

For more information on the Niagara on
the Lake property contact Thomas Elltoft of
Niagara on the Lake Realty
Tel: 905.468.3205


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