35 Manresa Court · $2,988,000 (CAD)

Tranquility and privacy ensconced in an executive neighbourhood. A home like no other, this Georgian-style jewel is discreetly positioned on a quiet cul-de-sac backing onto protected conservation land, just minutes from the amenities of the burgeoning city of Guelph. Portage or hike to Guelph Lake through the pristine St. Ignatius Old Growth Forest Trails running alongside the Speed River, and just steps from the back gate.

Swim and relax year-round in the self-cleaning, 800 square-foot by 8-ft deep indoor pool, with 8-ft octagonal spa, and gym area – all situated in a designated wing with soaring 20 foot ceilings. Delight in the beauty of majestic, mature trees in the professionally landscaped, fully-fenced and irrigated acre setting, accented by a koi, cascading waterfall pond. Capture forest breezes in a screened, serviced octagonal 20 X 12-foot gazebo, or enjoy a bon fire in the stone fire pit that in wintertime, centres the 80 X 30-foot skating rink.

Custom-built for a lottery winner, the 9700+ square feet of luxury living space (8095+ above grade), has ample room to graciously entertain, and accommodate a large single family, extended family or staff. Formal living and dining rooms are beautifully appointed with custom crown mouldings. A main floor office features floor to ceiling custom cabinetry and oversized granite-topped desk. An expansive, main floor, open concept great room and gourmet kitchen easily seats ten. Six bedrooms, plus one spare room, and seven washrooms. An above grade, second great room with walk-out to courtyard, has 9 foot ceilings, radiant in-floor heating and wall-to-wall, floor to ceiling windows. Lower level also has a second kitchen, and private bedroom - the perfect in-law or nanny suite. Finished and heated three-car garage with driveway parking for an additional 12-15 cars. Smart home indoor/outdoor audio and security system throughout.

Located just minutes to the University of Guelph, and a 30-minute drive, via Hwy. 7, to the Universities of Waterloo, and Wilfrid Laurier. This beautiful, one-of-a-kind home was featured in Our Homes Magazine, Spring 2017 edition.


9,700+ sq ft of total living space


800 sq ft indoor pool + 8 ft octagonal hot tub spa


7 (6+1) Bedrooms


7 Bathrooms

  • 9700+ sq ft of total living space (8095+ sq ft above grade)

  • Designed and finished 3,200 sq ft of lower level living space in 2007, adding 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, great room, multiple storage areas all with porcelain tile

  • Separate wing attached to main house with soundproof door contains a stunning 800 sq ft indoor pool, 8 ft octagonal hot tub spa, and gym; radiant heated flooring in change room with shower sink and storage; separate washroom (see Pool Features)

  • 9 ft. ceilings on main and lower levels

  • 6 bedrooms, plus one spare/guest room

  • 7 bathrooms

  • Master has dual walk-in closets, in-suite bath with custom walk-in shower built for two, separate Jacuzzi tub, double vanities/sinks, wall to wall windows overlook forest

  • Master and upper hallway have 150+ year old, 1” deep white oak reclaimed barn board flooring

  • Large formal living and dining rooms with custom crown moulding

  • Main floor office with custom cabinetry and desk, and 150+ year old, 1” deep white oak reclaimed barn board flooring

  • Expansive main floor great room with 11 ft ceiling and 150+ year old, 1” deep elm reclaimed barn board flooring – opens to kitchen and 60 X 20 ft cedar deck

  • Eat in gourmet kitchen seats 10+ - appliances/cabinetry updated in 2012

  • Main floor laundry – appliances/cabinetry updated in 2012

  • Walk-out lower level to courtyard

  • Second great room on lower level with radiant in-floor heating and floor to ceiling windows

  • Lower level private nanny/in-law suite

  • Park-like acre setting backs on to protected conservation land and Speed River

  • Back gate of fully-fenced yard opens to St. Ignatius Old Growth Forest Walking Trails

  • 60 X 20-ft elevated cedar deck with aluminum/glass railings off main floor great room/kitchen, overlooks forest (Replaced 2015)

  • Custom stone koi pond with cascading waterfall

  • Interlocking brick paver driveway, courtyard and pathways front and back

  • Professionally landscaped acre with 30+ year old trees

  • Rainbird EXP LS Plus 18 stage irrigation system

  • Fully serviced, screened, 12 X 20 ft octagonal gazebo

  • Stone fire pit designed to centre 80 X 30 ft winter skating rink

  • Energy efficient and sound proofing 2 x 6-inch exterior wall construction

  • Energy efficient and sound proofing triple pane windows throughout (installed 2015)

  • Hard-wired alarm system

  • Smart indoor/outdoor home music system with security cameras throughout (installed 2012)

  • Dual Whole House Generac Automatic Home Standby Generator System – covers home and pool (installed 2015)

  • 525 amp service

  • Kinetico whole home water treatment system with R/O drinking systems in two kitchens (installed 2016)

  • Finished, heated, triple car garage

  • Additional tractor/utility garage at rear of pool wing

  • Additional 8 X 16 ft storage/garden shed

  • Granite countertops throughout kitchen, laundry and washrooms/pool rooms

  • Central vacuum replaced 2009

  • Industrial sized A/C unit (installed 2013)

  • Furnace system (installed 2013)

  • Main house, pool house and gazebo roof – 50-year warranty Ultra HD Shingles (Installed 2014)

  • All eaves troughs and rain gutters (replaced 2014)

  • Two water heaters - Combi (replaced 2015)

  • Upgraded garage doors (installed 2015)

  • New doors throughout (installed 2015) Custom front door (installed 2007)

  • Upgraded thermal insulation (installed 2015)

  • Upgraded front entrance way in 2007 with the addition of a slate porch, portico railing and custom fibreglass door with side window panels

  • Updated wall and ceiling paint throughout main and upper floors (2015)

  • Upgraded window treatments throughout (2015)

  • LED lighting throughout

  • Light fixtures updated throughout