3157 Safford Road

K0E 1E0


Property Description

$698,888-3157 Safford Road, Edwardsburgh-Cardinal, ON K0E 1E0



Welcome to a truly fantastic log home, in fact simply amazing!   Could you ever reside in a more beautiful home?    Essentially this home is like a bungalow with 2 main floor bedrooms, a main floor 4-piece bathroom and an incredible 2.5 story high grand room that will wow you!   The loft bedroom is presently used as the primary bedroom.  The property is 6.73 acres and is comprised of 2 separate lots.


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Hi Speed internet at the property is excellent.  Xplornet is the provider.   Joe Computer and Bell are other options.




Incredible curb appeal!   Beautiful rural lot!


At the end of your long laneway is your impeccable 1700 sq ft 3-bedroom/2 full bath log home with 1120 sq ft finished basement & 100 year steel roof located on picturesque secluded 6.73 acre lot with beautiful pond.  Safford is a paved road located on the border between Edwardsburgh-Cardinal on the west and the Township of South Dundas on the east side of the road.  The home is one of two homes on the north end of Safford.


Sumptuously decorated grand room features majestic 2+ story cathedral ceilings in living/dining/kitchen combo with fully WETT certified antique replica wood stove to enjoy on those cool fall evenings.  Pour that glass of Cognac!  Two double sets of French doors lead to the huge south facing wrap-around veranda.  Another single French door brings you to the covered front veranda and yet another door goes to the covered rear deck to enjoy both sunrises & incredible sunsets over the rural landscape.  This bright and sunny grand room features 2 other windows in the living area and kitchen as well as 3 upper south facing fixed windows that act in some respects as “wall” skylights.   The homeowners have hung decorative stained glass hangings in these 3 windows.   Simply gorgeous!


Your kitchen area has beautiful hand-crafted kitchen cabinetry with lovely centre island & nearly new stainless steel appliances.  Wow!  Check out the decorating in the pristine 4- piece bathroom!   Awesome!


The main floor also has 2 spacious bedrooms each with 2 windows and ample closet space.   The flooring in both rooms could be upgraded by the new owner in the future.   There appears to be a defect in the flooring that has existed since the present owners purchased the property in 2007.   With the kids growing up, there was never time to complete the upgrade themselves and a new owner may wish to select their own choice of replacement flooring and complete the upgrade on their own.


The huge upper level loft features pine plank flooring and a primary bedroom with large his & hers walk-in closets and an open concept office/sitting area on the landing overlooking your wow-factor grand room.


The lower level features in-floor radiant heat in contrast to the hot water radiant heat upstairs operated by a propane gas fired boiler.   You will enjoy your huge family room to watch Netflix or the Big game!    The den is presently used as a 4th bedroom for one of the sons (there is no window) This room has a big walk-in closet & a second single utility closet.  Most areas have hi-end laminate flooring and both the 3-piece bathroom and laundry room have beautiful ceramic tile flooring.   The storage closets and utility room have concrete floors.      The propane hot water tank is original to the home and is in very good condition.   However given the age, your insurance company may request that it is upgraded.   Approximately $2500 is your cost for a new propane hot water tank or $51/month for a rental.   Or install an electric hot water tank for approx. $800.


Electrical:   200 amp breaker panel located in north east closet in family room.   Copper wiring.


Plumbing:  ABS and copper


Drill Well:   Water test results from October 20th, 2021, were 0/0.   Water has always been A+


Septic System:   Septic installed by Lloyd MacMillan of Iroquois when home was built in 2004-2005. Septic pumped in October 2020 by Elmer’s & reportedly in tip top condition.  The system was pumped previous times by Twin Peaks in Chesterville.


Wood stove is cleaned & inspected annually by Harber’s Flame of Williamsburg-


Recent upgrades include the siding on both peaks, north and south.


The 6.73 acre property is comprised of 2 parcels of land.   One parcel of land is 5.4 acres that have 12-year old pine & spruce trees and the pond.  Take a walk through the forest or make a few trails!   The other lot is approximately 1.3 acres and has your log home and storage building located on it.


Reportedly the 6.73 acre subject property’s 5.4 acre parcel could be severed into 2 lots making a total of 3 lots.   Please re-confirm with the Township of Edwardsburgh-Cardinal.  Contact the Township:


Wendy Van Keulen


613-658-3055 #101


Bonus 16 x 16 ft storage building also has steel roof and an addition to store wood.


Room sizes:

Main level – flooring is 5 ¼” birch and ceramic tile

Grand room: 19’7” x 27’6”

Bedroom #2 (NE): 15’2” x 13’4”

Bedroom #3 (NW): 13’4” x 11’4”

4-piece bathroom: 7’7” x 9’11”


Upper level – flooring is pine plank

            Master bedroom: 11’1” x 17’8”

Walk-in closets (2): 11’2” x 4’

Landing/Sitting Area: 7’9” x 13’8”


Lower level – flooring is laminate and ceramic tile with in-floor heat

Family room: 16’11” x 14’8”

Den/Bedroom: 10’7” x 12’3”

Walk-in closet: 7’7” x 3’6”

3-piece bathroom: 7’9” x 5’7”

Laundry: 14’2” x 7’1”

Storage: 5’7” x 6’3” (concrete floor)

Utility: 14’6” x 8’5” (concrete floor)


The virtual tour floor plans measurements included above are based on I-Guide technology and are deemed accurate however may need remeasuring if the exact measurements are pertinent for fitting in furniture. There are often discrepancies between actual measurement with Randy’s old fashioned tape measure and the laser measurements for the I-Guide. The latter measurements are usually slightly larger.


Civic address: 3157 Safford Road, Edwardsburgh-Cardinal, ON K0E 1E0

(Safford Road runs north to south between Haddo Road in South Dundas and Brouseville Road in Edwardsburgh-Cardinal.  FYI, technically the mailing address is Cardinal)

Roll Number: 0701701025108020000



Overall Lot Size: 999.60’ (frontage) x 272.59’ (6.485 acres)

Zoning: Residential

Heating system:   Propane heated boiler with radiant heat.  In-floor radiant heat in lower level.

Year built:  2004 approximately

Year purchased by present owners:   2007


Annual Expenses 2020:


Electricity:                   $  90.00   $1,080.00 (September 2020-September 2021)

Propane:                     $331.92    $3,923.00  104.42 (September 2020-September 2021)

Firewood                     $  50.00    $    600.00 (6 cords)

Home Insurance:       $158.33    $1,900.00 (Grenville Insurance).

Property Taxes:          $298.66    $3,583.92


Property Taxes* 2021: $271.96/month ($3263.52 annually) for house on 1.3 acres and $26.70/month ($320.40 annually)  for remaining 5.43 acres

*Property Taxes will increase after the sale of the home.


Inclusions: Built-in dishwasher (2018), gas range/stove (2017), refrigerator with bottom freezer (2008), hood range/microwave (2017).


Exclusions: Magnetic curtain rods & decorative valances on all steel doors.  3 finished stained glass hangings on south upper wall of grand room, dining room chandelier, decorative shelves above toilet and free standing antique cabinet in main floor bath, free standing antique cabinet in main bath.


Negotiable: Gas clothes dryer (2015), washing machine (2019)


Rental items: Propane tanks.


MLS#: 1267161


The owners had an amazing offer on Nov 2nd however closing was too short & owners future property had inspection issues on same day,   Late closing preferred, however if the price is right, anything is possible



Iroquois Point, a wooded area jutting into the St. Lawrence River, first drew the attention of the native people who reputedly camped there and from whom the nearby village took its name.


This point of land was a favourite camping ground for Iroquois Indians for hundreds of years. Many artifacts were discovered here in the 1800s.  Later there was a school, post office, the first Methodist church in Upper Canada and also a partially built fort. The Americans attempted to land here during the war of 1812 and battles were fought east of here. Before the seaway construction this was a beautiful place with tall pine trees, orchards, farms, many cottages and a swing bridge. This was the location of the original road between Montreal and Toronto before the canals were excavated.


The actual village lay east of the Point and had grown as a pioneer settlement after the arrival of the United Empire Loyalists in 1784. In 1857, Iroquois became an incorporated village and the first in the area to have water services.

The Iroquois Canal was part of the Williamsburg Canal, with a lock system designed to overcome the Galop Rapids by raising or lowering the river boats by 20 feet. The old lock may still be seen at the end of Carman Road on the way to the new  Iroquois Lock lookout. Carman Road, by the way, is named after one of the original Loyalist families recognized for their contributions to the community development.  The old stone Carman House is now a museum.  At the time of the Hydro and Seaway projects of the 1950’s, the village of Iroquois was moved one mile back from the river.


For some more detailed information about Iroquois and the local, please see below:


The shopping centre/strip mall in Iroquois has numerous amenities:  The Royal Bank, the Foodland grocery store featuring fresh meat, fresh fruit and vegetables as well as a good bakery.  Others include 2 convenience stores, LCBO, restaurants including Yefsi’s, a pizzeria, Chiropractor clinic, full service Pharmacy & a few specialty stores.   Other amenities in the town include a gas station/Tim Hortons, car wash/laundromat and huge hardware store, Thompson’s TIMBR MART with some of the best service in Eastern Ontario.


Yefsi’s is the finest local restaurant with a cross section of Canadian and foreign cuisine.  The Orchard Restaurant in Morrisburg, part of the McIntosh Inn & Convention Centre has a terrific Friday and Saturday buffet and a terrific a-la-carte menu.   Numerous small restaurants such as the Alibi at the Iroquois Golf Club offer simple but good home-cooked style food.  And of course, Cornwall and Brockville, both a 30-minute drive have many fine eateries as well as small specialty stores and big chain stores of all kinds!   And Ottawa’s fine eateries are only 55 minutes north.  2 hours east of course, le voila, Montreal’s best restaurants.


Iroquois has a small airstrip for propeller planes, a great marina, lawn bowling, an RV Park, as well as an outdoor rink.  The town is home to the first locks on the Seaway east of Lake Ontario.  It is truly fascinating to watch the big ships go through the locks.   Occasionally you will see an ocean-going cruise ship and some incredible private boats & old-fashioned tall ship.  Check out the amazing snack bar at the locks!   Approximately one km east of the locks is one of the most beautiful local beaches and waterfront swimming in the area-crystal clear water too!   The sand beach compares to some beaches in some of the nicest resorts.  There are washrooms to change and a volleyball net for the kids as well as markers indicating the swimming area.   Paradise, and free too!


If you like to golf, there are 18-hole golf courses across the nearby bridge in the Ogdensburg area, Prescott, Morrisburg, Upper Canada and of course Iroquois’s terrific waterfront golf course, with on-site restaurant, the Alibi.


Two Creeks Conservation Area provides excellent walking trails.  Upper Canada Village just east of Morrisburg is a day trip in itself comprising a collection of buildings from the 18th and 19th centuries.   The buildings are decorated with Christmas lights during Alight the Night festival in December and early January.  The Upper Canada Bird Sanctuary offers a quiet getaway for not just the birds!


Seaway is the local high school, having grades 7-12 inclusive.  There are two Public schools, one located in Morrisburg and the other Iroquois, both offer grades kindergarten to grade 6, with Iroquois offering French Immersion.


Large employers in the area include KBD Transportation, Lloyd McMillan Equipment Craig Packaging, Swank Construction, and Ross Video, the latter an international company with a fiercely loyal Iroquois resident as owner.


Two other nearby waterfront towns, Cardinal to the east and Morrisburg to the west offer various services and amenities.

Property Information



Lot Dimensions:

999.6′ (frontage) x 272.59′ (6.73 acres)





Sewage Type:










Full, finished


2 storey

Square Footage:



Built 2004


5 1/4″ birch, pine plank, laminate, and ceramic tile


Radiant, propane






Gravel parking for 10+ vehicles