THE McCARTEN HOUSE
Barbara Couch’s clients step 186 years into the past upon entering The McCarten House. The antique-filled circa 1830, 2-storey stone Victorian building is situated in the heart of Carleton Place. Barbara purchased this unique property in the Spring of 1997 and has lovingly restored it to its original splendour. It is here, at The McCarten House where Barbara conducts her RE/MAX business along with her staff.
The McCarten House Professional Building has had a long prestigious history including a bed and breakfast, a private residence/insurance office, and now a successful professional office offering a diversity of services and our RE/MAX Office.
Original hardwood floors, etched transom windows and 10ft ceilings adorn this stately stone mansion. Barbara furnished the entire building with ornate period antiques and treasured yesteryear prints.
Standing guard at the entrance to The McCarten House is a rare two hundred year-old Ginkgo tree. Ginkgo is the great-grandfather of all trees, a living bridge across time, reaching back to the dim prehistoric beginnings of life on earth.
Barbara’s clients enjoy the peacefulness of the formal historical gardens which are accented by a majestic three tier fountain created by a local artisan.
Well known in the Community for her decorating flair and heritage restorations, Barbara, who resides in a Victorian home just two blocks away, states “When the outside world becomes so hectic, it is a pleasure to walk through the doors to a simpler time when a handshake mattered.”
Barbara cordially invites you to stop by the heritage designated McCarten House next time you are in our neighbourhood and to tour her award-winning gardens.