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Hawkstone Manor on the market for $4.2M
July 21, 2017
BY TERRY GILLIS
Ronnie Hawkins who is best known for his rockabilly musical career as “The Hawk” and is considered one of the most influential musicians on rock music in Canada has put his famous Hawkstone Manor Estate on the market. The property is located at 2250 6th Line, Lakefield, on Stoney Lake, which has been on and off the market over the years at different prices, and is currently listed for $4,250,000. In 2013, Hawkins put the property on the market for $14.9 million. Sotheby’s listing states that the property has 8 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms, however, it’s been reported as have 5 or 6 baths and 3 to 5 bathrooms.
This one of a kind waterfront estate and farm property is described as “Canada’s Graceland” on the lising. It has over 3,300 feet of lakefront shoreline and is situated on 175 acres. Before buying this piece of history, be prepared to pay $11,581 in property taxes (annually) and contract someone to maintain a 2,337,015,903.85 m2 lot. Parking, however, won’t be a concern since there are 20 parking spaces.
According to the listing, celebrity guests to Hawkstone Manor over the years inluded: John Lennon and Yoko Ono, Gordon Lightfoot (who wrote his hit “Sundown” at the estate during his many visits there), Kris Kristofferson, Robbie Robertson, Kenny Rogers, Rush, Blue Rodeo, Ian and Sylvia Tyson, and more. Most recently, in May 2016, Hawkins, Lightfoot and Kristofferson gathered at the Hawkstone studio on the estate to record a cover of “Me & Boby McGee.”
Hawkins moved into the home 45 years ago where he and his wife Wanda raised their three children. Hawkins’ son Robin is a well-known local musician who plays regularly at The Dobro in downtown Peterborough.