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Old Oakville home seamlessly blends history and modern luxury

Stately historic home features an elegant Gren Weis-designed 2-storey addition

This is one of Oakville’s finest historic homes, filled with charm and character. It is ideal for today’s modern family.

53 Dunn Street is a 5-bedroom, 3-bathroom home that is located on a spectacular 104 x 104 ft corner lot. It was originally built by General Merchant Justus W. Williams, circa 1838.


Over the years, it has been extensively renovated, with great attention to detail and only the highest quality materials used.

The 500 sq ft wrap-around covered porch not only makes for a charming entrance, it is the perfect place to enjoy your morning coffee. Welcome your guests in the spacious foyer, which opens into the heart of the home.


You’ll love the light that floods into the main floor office from the front and rear gardens; it’s a sunny space that features custom built-ins.

The dining room includes 2 sets of French doors and an elegant gas fireplace, perfect for hosting a formal dinner for 10.

The open concept kitchen with breakfast room and living room was completely renovated in 2017.

The gleaming all-white kitchen includes a generous 14 ft centre island that includes prep space and seating for at least 5.


Other standout features in the living room and breakfast room include 9 ft beamed ceilings, a wood-burning fireplace, pine floors and windows on 3 sides.

A family room just off the kitchen features heated stone floors and a gas fireplace. In the summer months you can easily convert the floor-to-ceiling windows to screens, allowing the breezes in. French doors open to the lovely garden patio.


There is also a side entrance from the driveway into the mud room that includes a closet, as well as a 2-piece bathroom.

The primary bedroom suite is a lovely retreat, beautifully enhanced with a beamed ceiling, fireplace and sitting area, a 5-piece ensuite and a walk-in closet. A second bedroom with a walk-in closet has an adjacent sitting room-office that includes custom built-in bookcases and a desk. Three additional bedrooms and a renovated 4-piece bathroom with heated floors and a glass shower complete this level.


On the lower level, there is a spacious recreation room with a gas fireplace and a projector with a motorized drop-down TV screen, as well as a wall of built-in cupboards. A laundry room, a pantry with built-in shelving and a storage room complete this level.

The extensive garden was designed by celebrated landscape architect Christopher Campbell; it includes lovely stone walkways and a patio enhanced by a historic designed wooden fence. 


There is also a detached 2-car garage and a double private driveway with parking for 4 cars.


You are just a stroll from Lake Ontario or Oakville’s finest shops and restaurants. With the waterfront and marina, parks and trails, and so many amenities nearby, you will love the location.

For more information, view the full listing.

REALTOR® Julie Rennie of Chestnut Park Real Estate Limited, Brokerage can be reached at 416-925-9191, ext. 2980. You can also follow The Rennie Team on Facebook and Instagram.

REALTOR® Julie Rennie