Circa 1830 (100 Acres)
Offers Invited At $ 2,995,000.00
This is a very rare find indeed. This home is one of the original homes in Mississsippi Mills an area of Lanark County that was first settled around 1810 – see the history below. This was certainly one of the prime locations, outstanding fertile soils with a home set well back from the road and nestled in beside the Indian River. The river meanders through the property, another rarity, typically a river is considered reason for a lot to stop and another to start. You’ll love how this home has been preserved and added to.
2659 Ramsay Concession 7B is as the first stone home in the area known as Ramsay Township of Mississpppi Mills. The stone home was built of two-foot thick, hand cut field stones walls.
Robert and Agnes McLaren and their four children immigrated by ship from Scotland in 1821. Robert received his crown land patent in 1830 and a year later built this stonehome on the high ground beside the Indian River. His daughter Ann, who was 18 at the time mixed the mortar for the home, and for her efforts, Robert gave her a side saddle that is on display at the Lanark and District Museum in the Village of Lanark.
The home remained in the McLaren family until 1920. The current owners have restored and renovated the home with modern functions and design while honouring it’s treasured character. Great effort was taken to maintain original features and incorporating yesteryear decor. In 2018 an elegant and complementary south facing addition was respectfully added to the original home.
This is a home that beautifully melds the old and the new. Creating a bright and airy space that retains the cozyness and comfort stone homes are known for. The addition respectfully enhances the experience.