This $5.35 million historic Oakville home got a head-to-toe transformation

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Interested in owning a piece of Oakville history? Built by Justus Williams in 1838, the five-bedroom, three-bathroom home at 53 Dunn St. is a stunning combination of heritage and modernity.

Renovated in completely from 2003 to 2017 with a 1,500-square-foot two-storey addition, landscaped garden, family room and foyer, the charming home also features a 500-square-foot wraparound covered porch that adds plenty of character.

Step inside to be greeted by the spacious foyer featuring two closets and antique glass doors that lead into the main floor office. With a window seat that overlooks the rear garden, you’ll enjoy sun all day long from your desk. 

The dining room is even more elegant, with a gas fireplace and two sets of French doors that open onto the wraparound porch and family room — the perfect setting for intimate dinner parties.

Renovations in 2017 transformed the kitchen into an open concept oasis featuring custom cabinetry, caesarstone countertops, a 14-foot center island with plenty of prep space and seating for five at the breakfast bar. 

Combined with the kitchen and breakfast room is the living room, made extra cozy by the wood-burning fireplace and antique mantle and windows on three sides to overlook the landscaped garden — along with 9-foot high beamed ceilings. 

The family room is a standout space, with heated stone floors and a gas fireplace and ceiling-to-floor windows, which convert to screens that lend themselves well to open air summer living — and with French doors that open onto the stone patio and garden, that will be difficult to resist!

The mud room is a major perk as well, connected to the driveway and garage with a built-in bench and two-piece powder room. 

The second floor is equally spectacular, beginning with the show-stopping primary suite. The 9-foot beamed ceiling and pine floors surround a sprawling space that leaves plenty of room for a sitting area in front of the fireplace with an antique mantle. The walk-in closet with built-in organizers make building your wardrobe easier than ever.

And the spacious five-piece ensuite bathroom comes with a glass-enclosed shower with a bench and steam unit, a clawfoot soaker tub, vanity with double sinks and even a laundry chute. 

The other four bedrooms each have their own perks, including closets with built-in organizers — and connected to the second bedroom is the combined sitting room and office, featuring a built-in desk with bookcases. 

Head to the lower level and you’ll find a recreation room with built-in cupboards, high-definition projector and 7-foot motorized drop down screen perfect for movie nights. 

The backyard has been beautifully landscaped by Christopher Campbell, with stone walkways, a cozy patio and a historically designed wooden fence for extra charm. Don’t forget about the detached two-car garage and double private driveway, with plenty of space for up to four cars. 

Perfect for a family, the property is conveniently located in the catchment area for New Central, Maple Grove and Oakville Trafalgar High School, and is close to desired private schools including St Mildred’s, Linbrook and Appleby.

53 Dunn St. is listed for $5.35 million with The Rennie Team at Chestnut Park Real Estate Brokerage.

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