James Naismith is a household name for people like myself as he was the inventor of basketball.
He is to me as Justin Bieber is to the adolescent girl.
So this will come as bittersweet news to some, but the childhood home of the iconic Naismith is up for sale. The 3-bedroom home located in Almonte, Ontario sitting upon 45 acres of picturesque grasslands is selling for 1,195,000 Canadian dollars, which would be converted to 1,170,420.59 in United States currency.
Here is a snippet from the realtor whom is in charge of selling the property:
The opportunity to own an important piece of Canadian and sports history is here. This is the childhood home of Dr. James Naismith, the inventor of basketball. The Naismith home is a prominent and architecturally powerful historical landmark. It is designated as a heritage home both locally and provincially. The Naismith house sits on 45 acres of picturesque rolling farmland, and is set back from the highway. The property also boasts approximately 200 feet of pristine Mississippi water front. This beautiful one –and- a -half storey stone house was constructed in 1850 in the Georgian Vernacular architectural style with Regency style elements. The exterior of the home has maintained all of its original features while the interior has been lovingly brought up to the comforts of today. The kitchen truly is the heart of the home and has been completely renovated to meet all the modern standards while maintaining the look and feel of the rest of the home.
Who wants to chip in to buy the house?
H/T I Am A GM