Waterfront on the Nith River, this legal duplex is up for sale for the first time in 40 years. It sits at the most desirable location in the prettiest town in Canada, at the Forks of the Grand River, right in the heart of beautiful downtown Paris at 46 & 48 Mechanic Street.
Sturdy Menonite construction fron cedar beams except for the upgrades like the roof. The rustic cedar shingle exterior was purposely done with the cottage feeling in mind which is perfect for the peaceful location. A cottage get a way only a block from the bustling downtown core.
Situated at the footbridge going to the Lion's Park where you'll find plenty of ways to keep the kids busy. There's a wheelchair accessable pool & splash pad as well as baseball diamonds & sound trails that are sight impaired friendly.
It's conveniently located withing walking distance to all amenities, stores, top quality restaurants, craft brewery, walking trails, white water rafting & the neighbours are amazing.
It has a single deed for the lot but it's a legal duplex with 2 addresses & separate utilities & has the possibility of severing. Semi's go for well over 400,000.00 in Paris & duplexes are very scarce & desirable.
The lot is approximately 198' X 98' & the dwelling is 40' X 36' total. Aproxximately 1200 sqaure feet per side with slanted ceilings in the 2 bedrooms on each side.
There's over 150 feet of amazing rock gardens lined with hand picked & placed Quartz & Granite with a Turkish travertine stone patio & outside bar on the river side. The upper cement pad deck overlooks the river just beyond the bountyful herb gardens. There are mature cedars, trees & tons of perenials like honeysauckle, several varieties of lilies, Hostas, lilly of the valley, French lilacs, peonies, roses & rose of sharon etc. A gardeners paradise.
There's a vegetable garden enclosed with fence & cages to allow vines like squash, cucumber, & beans to flourish as well as a raised garden done with blocks in the backyard.
There is a newly built very sturdy front porch deck done with sienna on the front on 46 side.
This is an animal lovers paradise with absolutely NO pesticides or sprays used on this property ever.
There is an abundance of wildlife like chipmonks, mink, squirrels, beavers & deer aas well as Blue jays, Cardinals, Grackles, Chickadees, Finches, Orioles, Hummingbirds & more.
Enjoy the gentle breeze off the river in the summer.
There's a newer complete wrap around covered deck for those storm watching nights!
A double & a single driveway, both paved as well as a newer 14' X 14' work shop. There's an older shed as well 12' X 12' that needs a roof.

Rents can be set to what current rates are since it's been owner occupied for the last 30 years as a single family home but can easily be converted back to a duplex with replacing a wall.
Great spot for a bed & breakfast or riverside cafe! The bed & breakfast around the corner rents for $210.00 a night & is constantly rented out.
Currently 46 side is under complete renovations from top to bottom with everything new. You can purchase it as is, complete them yourself & save some money or make an offer finished but the price will rise as it gets completed.
Included is most materials to complete one side & some materials for the other.
Some upgrades are already done like insulation, windows, joists & plwood on the floors, some drywall, some soffit & facia & we just installed a brand new forced air gas furnace & ducts.
The roof is newer & done with all new trusses, 3/4" plywood & 25 year shingles.
Cabot Cordovan brown cover stain is almost complete on the exterior & 48 side has a new front door installed.

There is also thousands of dollars in supplies included.
Partial list of supplies includes:
  • New toilet, over the toilet cabinet, sink, tub & exhaust fan for bathroom 46 side & tub 48 side
  • Water heaters for both sides.
  • Black double door fridge/freezer, flat top stove & microwave with exhaust fan for 46 side
  • Stainless exhaust fan range hood for 48 side.
  • New kitchen cabinets & counters with extras that could be used on 48 side.
  • Potlights & marble flooring for both kitchens & 48 side diningroom.
  • Enough laminate flooring to do the livingrooms on both sides & the dinigroom on 46 side.
  • Patio doors & large window for 48 side diningroom.
  • New front & back door for 46 side.
  • Insulation, bundles of shingles, a roll of 12/2 wiring, soffit, facia, various kinds & sizes of lumber including 4" X 4" sienna & much more.

    Closing by July 2022 but are flexible & will be accepting offers along the way. Make an offer & save on realtor fees now, when finished it will be listed.
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