Kingston, Ont. castle hits property market – kingston

It’s a property fit for a king or queen – 14 Sydenham St. in Kingston, Ontario, known as the city’s only castle, is listed for sale at $2.8 million.

It was designed by architect John Powers for Scottish shipowner Donald McIntosh in 1852.

It is said that McIntosh promised his family a castle with a view of the lake to entice them to move to Canada.

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The property is 3,500 square feet on three levels.

“There is no square room in the house so it has really interesting shapes, high ceilings, lovely patio doors all sorts of lovely historic details and ideally located. You have a great view of City Park, you’re right next to the county courthouse, you can walk everywhere, you can enjoy downtown,” said Majorie Cook, listing agent for Royal Lepage.

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The family selling the property has lived there for 50 years.

The home features four fireplaces, original hardwood floors, high ceilings, and even a watchtower.


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The glass tower is said to have been added to the house after it was built so Lady McIntosh could watch the hangings take place across the street at the Frontenac County Courthouse.

“Kingston has so many incredible historic gems and this would definitely rank among the landmarks and we are very, very happy to be able to bring this to market,” said Sandy Sheahan, listing agent for Royal Lepage.

Bids will be accepted on Monday 2 May.

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