826305 Grey Road 40 Grey Highlands

This $5 million dream estate north of Toronto was built out of an 1850s timber barn

This isn't the first time realtor Sue Creed has built a country dream home with an 1800s barn in Meaford, Ontario. 

According to an article in On The Bay Magazine, in 2016 Sue and her husband Jeremy bought a home that had a 2014 addition on an 1800s farmhouse.

But they weren't sure it was going to work for their family so in 2019 they decided to buy Walnut Ridge – a picturesque 36.9 acres with escarpment views and direct access to the Bruce Trail system.

826305 Grey Road 40 Grey Highlands

The 40-foot kitchen, dining room, and living room with soaring ceilings. 

"My husband and I purchased the property in 2019 and worked with architect Jim Campbell of Rockside Campbell Design Inc., landscape architect Joel Loblaw, and builders Jon Price and Scott Harding of Bayside Build Company," Sue Creed, Managing Partner at Forest Hill Real Estate Collingwood, told blogTO.

826305 Grey Road 40 Grey Highlands

The family room. 

And it seems that practice makes perfect, as they built this stunning five bedroom, four bathroom 4,720-square-foot modern farmhouse over two years. 

826305 Grey Road 40 Grey Highlands

The mud room. 

"The home is a true mix of old and new, with primary living spaces situated within the relocated and restored frame of a historic Timber Barn, originally erected in Glen Morris, ON, circa 1850," Creed said.  

826305 Grey Road 40 Grey Highlands

The kitchen with a 17-foot island.

The main living area is bright, open concept and has so much character and charm you can't help but fall in love with it. 
826305 Grey Road 40 Grey Highlands

The wine cellar. 

It also doesn't hurt that the home also has all the modern luxuries like radiant heated floors, modern European appliances, and a wine cellar. 

826305 Grey Road 40 Grey Highlands

The dining room that connects outdoors. 

The large windows throughout the home create that great indoor/outdoor living feel, while providing views of the surrounding property, which are nothing short of spectacular.

826305 Grey Road 40 Grey Highlands

The backyard. 

"The exterior of the home has been fully landscaped and delivers a true oasis complete with in-ground pool, hot tub, wood burning sauna and views of The Beaver Valley," said Creed.

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One of the bathrooms. 

There is one guest suite on the main floor with a bedroom and four-piece bathroom but upstairs you'll find the main bedrooms. 

826305 Grey Road 40 Grey Highlands

The primary ensuite. 

Each have their own sweeping views and a four-piece bathroom. 

826305 Grey Road 40 Grey Highlands

The primary bedroom. 

The primary suite is in the old-barn part of the house and features a walk-in closet and four-piece ensuite bathroom. 

826305 Grey Road 40 Grey Highlands

The guest bedroom. 

This home has basically everything you could want from a country home, while the house is close to tons of local amenities like vineyards, golf, skiing, hiking, beaches, and more. 

826305 Grey Road 40 Grey Highlands

The backyard at sunset. 

It's almost shocking that the Creed family decided to stick with their first barn conversion house, but their choice means some lucky family gets to call this place home...  So I guess it all works out. 

The home is currently listed for $4,945,000

Photos by

Aisling & Co


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