Classic ‘Napier Simpson’ Masterpiece
98 Academy St, Ancaster, ON L9G 2Y1, Canada

Priced At $3,995,000· Luxury Estates (For Sale)

Stunning estate home in the heart of Old Ancaster. Rarely offered masterpiece by world renowned architect ‘Napier Simpson’. Approximately 4800 square feet of outstanding craftsmanship spread out on 2 floors. 3.1 bedrooms & 2.1 baths. Huge principal rooms help make this home an entertainers dream. Gourmet kitchen, with sun-filled eating area & wood burning wall stove, will please any inspiring chef. The conservatory is one of a kind, with potential for your own private botanical garden. The cozy library, with custom wood paneled walls, hidden bar & gas fireplace, would make the perfect home office. The exercise room with steam room, can easily be converted back to a 4th bedroom & ensuite bath. The 2nd floor boasts 3 bedrooms, with a spacious Master, complete with gas fireplace, floor to ceiling bookshelves, custom built-ins, 6 skylights, 3 sets of French doors overlooking the grounds & a spa-like ensuite, 2 additional bedrooms & a one of a kind main bath. All of this on an unprecedented 4.71 acre, park-like setting, complete with a stream, cobblestone bridge, stone paths & sunken terrace. Surrounded by natural gardens & hundred year old trees, this is as close to nature as one can imagine. The expansive covered porch is a great place to relax while the outdoor sport court is for unlimited fun. 3 car garage & huge circular drive with parking for 10 cars or more. Steps to shops & restaurants & mins to the 403 for an easy commute to St. Catharines, Hamilton, Buffalo airport & the GTA.


98 Academy Street Details

Rare estate sized lot in the center of Old Ancaster (4.71 Acres)

Steps to shops, galleries & restaurants

Close to conservation hiking trails & parks

Extreme privacy

Professionally maintained natural gardens & a wide variety of mature trees (including Maple, Walnut & Pine)

Natural habitat for a variety of birds (hawks, blue Jays, Cardinals, Finches, etc)

Cedar fencing around yard

Decorative stone urns & benches

Sunken stone patios with stone pathways, stairs & garden retaining walls

Outdoor covered terrace

Hidden circular drive with cobblestone & gravel

3 car garage with automatic garage door opening system & built-in storage areas

Meandering stream with limestone base

Original stone foot bridge

Fenced-in 4 seasons sport court (tennis, basketball, volleyball, pickle-ball, hockey)

Irrigation system front, back & sides

Newer Cedar shake roof (5 years)

Copper trim over Conservatory

Copper eaves-troughs & downspout

Gas-fired back-up generator ( 2015)


6 panel solid wood front door with bevelled transom

Formal vestibule with marble tile flooring

Walk-in closet with automatic lighting

Double door entrance to hallway


‘Neorest’ toilet with heated seat, automatic opener, bidet & multi-functions

Marble tile flooring

French doors leading to front gardens

Custom vanity with marble top & backsplash, decorative porcelain under-mount sink, Pewter taps & faucet

Waffle wood trimmed mirrored walls

Matching vanity sconces


Marble tile flooring with decorative inlays

Matching glass & brass hanging light fixtures

Pot lights


Double panel door entrance

Dark oak hardwood flooring

Czechoslovakian crystal 12 light chandelier

4 matching crystal wall sconces

French doors to terrace overlooking the gardens

Vaulted box ceiling with pot-lights

Wall of windows


2 sets of French doors to terrace

French doors to Conservatory

Double door entrance from Hallway & Dining Room

Dark oak hardwood flooring

Vaulted box ceiling with pot-lights

Custom ‘Brunswig and Fils’   drapery

‘Town and Country’ gas fireplace

Hidden wet bar adjoins office/den


Floor to ceiling rich oak panelled walls with built-in bookshelves & entertainment area ( accommodates a 60” tv)

Hidden wet bar with glass shelving and bar sink ( adjoins Living Room)

Double door access from hallway

2 sets of French doors lead to front gardens and Conservatory

Dark oak hardwood flooring



Custom-built by ‘Mayfair Conservatories’  9’3” x 28’8”

Vaulted ceiling

Custom stone flooring

Separate gas powered furnace

Unique hanging lights retrieved from a historic church

Electronic ceiling blinds

Custom window blinds

Exposed brick wall

3 sets of French doors

Minioned windows

Steel and glass frame


Greenhouse eating area

Bronze & gold leaf 6 light chandelier

French doors with custom shutters leading to terrace

Central island with granite top, fluted detailing, microwave nook and electrical outlets

Granite counters and seamless backsplash

Soft gray oak cabinetry with glass door inserts and under cabinet lighting

Bleached oak hardwood flooring


Old fashioned wood-burning wall stove with wrought iron detailing, and exposed brick wall

B/I stainless steel ‘Bosch ‘dishwasher

B/I stainless steel ‘Thermador ‘Professional Series double oven

4 burner gas cook-top with stainless steel range hood & spice shelf

Side by side stainless steel ‘Sub-Zero’ fridge

Double stainless steel under-mount sinks with gooseneck faucet

Separate tap for distilled water


Elevated front load ‘Kitchenaid’ stainless steel washer & dryer

b/I cabinetry with granite folding counter, granite backsplash & deep stainless steel laundry tub with hand-held sprayer

Clay tile flooring

Double & single coat closets

Single French door to separate mud room with outdoor and garage access

Private hallway with full storage wall of built-ins


Original 4th bedroom converted to a home office

Custom built-in floor to ceiling cabinetry & desks & tv nook

Oak hardwood flooring

Minioned windows with wooden shutters



Easily converted back to en-suite bath

Corian ‘Roma’ steam sauna

Two tier seating

Glass wall & door


Dramatic sweeping staircase with custom berber & silk runner

Cherry hardwood flooring

Spacious landing with antique chandelier & plaster ceiling medallion


Newly renovated

Floor to ceiling built-in library with sliding wooden step ladder

Built-in shelving, drawers & cabinets

2nd wall of built-ins

walk-in closet

Vaulted ceiling

6 skylights with electronic blinds

3 sets of French doors with custom wood shutters overlooking magnificent grounds

‘Town & Country’ gas fireplace with brick surround, marble hearth & hidden built-in cupboards

Open sitting area

Cherry hardwood flooring


Luxurious ‘Waterworks’ freestanding soaker tub with stand alone chrome faucet & hand sprayer

Floating vanity with marble counters, under-mount porcelain sinks, & crystal & polished nickel faucets

‘Neo-rest’ one piece toilet with multiple functions, including bidet, dryer & automatic opening lid

Heated marble floors

Vaulted ceiling with 2 skylights & electronic shades

Solid glass wall

Oversized floor to ceiling wood-framed mirror

Flush built-in panelled medicine cabinets


Custom designed ultra-modern bathroom

NeoMetro stainless steel toilet

Walk-in shower with marble floors & surround & raw edged glass wall

3 body jets plus hand sprayer

Marble floors & walls with granite inlay

Chrome barrelled vanity with granite sides & countertop

2 under-mount stainless steel sinks with chrome fixtures

Exotic wood wall with hidden cabinet & drawers

Pocket door entry

Minioned windows with custom wood shutters

Etched glass wall sconce

Paint tray ceiling fan cover


Utility Mineva water filtration system with 3 filters

Distilled water tank is connected to kitchen, Master en-suite & humidifier

Carrier Ultra efficient gas furnace with electronic air cleaner, humidifier & Hepa air cleaner

Storage shelves & cabinets




Sally O'Shea

Sotheby's International Realty Canada

Sally has over 30 years of proven sales and marketing experience, combined with an extensive background in business management, making her well aware of the necessity to go above and beyond the clients expectations in order to keep one step..


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