The Waterloo Region farmhouse; a crucial piece of our history. Standing as proud as ever and nearly 150 years young on its newly-fenced 0.379acre lot, is 1415 Bridge Street. In classic farmhouse style, it’s sitting pretty without pretence. Changes were made with an eye to providing modern day conveniences all while preserving that coveted period charm. Heart and soul were poured into this loving renovation by the owners and their colleagues (the way it used to be done), something apparent right down to the tuck pointing of all exterior brickwork and foundation. Mechanically updated, and with the kitchens and baths upgraded, 10-foot ceilings are just the way they used to make them (before air con and R50 insulation). Warm greetings are made in the front vestibule or the ridiculously endearing “sun/mudroom”. Pocket doors from both then and now, period fixtures, and tall window niches still corral the sun for the parlour and dining guests. There’s a handsome and handy full bath on the main floor, while a closet in the master suite offers a private access to the dreamy five-piece bath, where you can soak in the westward views from a claw foot tub (follow with toes on a heated tile to encounter a great way to press the re-set button). There are freshly-renovated children’s bedrooms, including one with a back staircase access to snacks from the kitchen cabinets that stretch up to the pot-lit and shiplapped ceiling. The farmhouse life is a rare but real possibility for those who appreciate it. Plus you can rest easy knowing that you can handle any minor farmhouse details in the attached shop/shed.