The character of the Hamlet of Glen Williams is defined by its heritage buildings, many of which were built in the mid-1800’s by the original Williams family settlers. The home at 508 Main Street began as a Tool Factory until it became a residence in 1870, and in the last twelve months has experienced a massive transformation.
Keeping some of the original elements like 10” baseboards, built-in storage and tin ceilings, and modernizing areas like the flooring, kitchen and bathrooms has been a delicate balancing act. It was important to anchor the home in its history, while at the same time giving it a modern appeal.
The home is 2,572 square feet above grade, with four bedrooms, including two on the main level, and five separate entrances. It can remain as a residence, or because of the “Hamlet Community Core (HCC)” zoning, it could be used for any of the following: retail store, professional office, daycare, bed & breakfast, art gallery or studio – just to name a few. For more information, please contact the Zoning department at the Town of Halton Hills.
One of the best parts of this home is having the Credit River directly behind. At one time, the power of flowing water would have powered many of the local businesses, including the original tool shop. In 2018, it’s an enjoyable and calm place to fish, swim or just enjoy the view. There’s a staircase descending from the backyard to a lower clearing and a direct path to the water. The first time you see it, you want to take a photo because it’s just so lovely.
With 508 Main Street, you can access the Georgetown Go Train in about five minutes which will take you into the downtown Toronto core! You can also reach the 407 and 401 highways in less than 20 mins. You don’t often find a cottage-like property this close to the urban area. Your drive home is enjoyable, with plenty of farms and greenspace along the way.
If your idea of a great location is having a small school two doors away, an art gallery across the street, a park across the road, and a pub, bookstore and bakery just a short walk away, then you’ll love the lifestyle in “The Glen”.
Here’s the main floor, measuring 1,885 square feet:
Here’s the second floor, with another 668 square feet. The unfinished basement space adds another 1,002 square feet.
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