Obviously I won't make a habit of this but this was a property sent to me by a Canadian estate agent and, while also a bit pricey for my usual wreck picks, I'm a sucker for a house by water.
For Canada, this is an old house - from around the 1780s, when Americans loyal to Britain left their newly-independent country to begin new lives in Canada.
Thousands of them - known as United Empire Loyalists, settled around the St Lawrence river and Lemon Mill is one of the properties they built.
It sits on the banks of the St Lawrence, in Maitland, and has river access. Each floor has views of the river and a deck fronting it - including this wonderful enclosed and heated sun deck:
The ground floor you can see in the pic above is tenanted and the agent says the tenants will need 24 hours to quit. That floor has a large living room, galley kitchen, bathroom and a workshop out to the rear yard.
The first floor has an open-plan living area (pic two below) leading to the large kitchen (pic three), and en-suite master bedroom.
The chimney runs up through the house, with stone fireplaces on the first floor and in the open-plan loft (first pic):
The decor is seriously yukky: drab greys and enough wood cladding to put a Swede off saunas for life.
There are wonderful original features here but a lot that needs removing and stripping back to loveliness. I think this pic of the master bathroom sums up the job that needs doing: