If you have $3,150,000, you could be the proud owner of the largest stash of fiddleheads in North America. And a 26.7 acre farm.
Norcliff Farms, located at 888 Barrick Road in Port Colborne, is the continent’s largest producer of rolled vegetables, and it has just come to market with Sotheby’s International Realty Canada.
In addition to the plethora of fiddleheads found on the property, the estate includes six man-made ponds, 20 acres of bush criss-crossed by trails, and a plethora of wildlife, including cranes, white-tailed deer, wild turkeys, and rabbits.
Fed by well water, the largest pond on the estate has been specially designed for swimming and is filled with catchable fish. A fountain, fire pit, and patio sit on its banks, while a hot tub and outdoor dining area sit on a Romanesque stone terrace.
The house itself is “a resort in its own right”. Nicknamed “La Dolce Vita,” the 4,465 square foot bungalow sits peacefully at the end of a winding driveway.
Amidst the stone facade, the entrance is lit by custom stained glass, antique onyx lanterns, and dazzling chandeliers.
A massive great room with a 15 foot vaulted tin ceiling combines the kitchen, living room and dining room into one majestic space.
The kitchen features wood cabinetry and stone countertops, while the living room is centered around a huge stone fireplace. Over a year’s worth of firewood is stored on the lower level of the house and can be carried upstairs via a custom mute server.
The dining room sits under massive windows that overlook an island of weeping willows and bulrushes.
“What makes home so special, whether it’s Thanksgiving, Christmas, or other family celebrations, is the joy and laughter of everyone gathering in one huge room,” the listing reads. . “Living, eating, cooking and rejoicing blend harmoniously here.”
The house has five bedrooms, three of which are in a private wing on the ground floor, and three bathrooms.
With abundant natural light and a private patio, the master suite is “nothing short of heavenly.” The five-piece bathroom features dual sinks, a long granite countertop, and a corner whirlpool tub that sits under a stained glass window.
“The wow factor is palpable,” the listing boasts.
The sunny lower level features a large recreation room with a second stone fireplace, a sauna, and a home office with a separate entrance.
The property offers a “special bonus” – a two-story guesthouse. Perhaps a gardener’s residence or a fine home, the two-bedroom, one-bathroom abode is completely self-contained, though physically attached to the main residence.
“Sip a glass of wine from a nearby Niagara vineyard, relax at 888 Barrick Road among the 26.7 acres and enjoy La Dolce Vita in paradise,” the listing suggests.
Interested farmers, wine connoisseurs and nature lovers can view the full list here.