Janetville mansion open for tours in mid-October

By Lindsay Advocate

When Paulette Sopoci was younger, she’d stare at the imposing yellow brick mansion in Janetville from her school bus, imagining she’d one day live there.

As she got older, and life took her to Toronto for her career, the house was no longer on her radar. Then a friend mentioned to Sopoci that it was up for sale, and those childhood emotions and memories returned. “Without question I was certain I wanted to purchase it,” she said.

She did so without regrets. “I had never been in the home previously and it has met my expectations in every way. And adding my personal design touch has really made it feel like home,” Sopoci told the Advocate.

Known locally as the Janetville mansion by some and the doctor’s house by others, Primrose Hill Manor, as Sopoci has named it, is opening for tours, which should please lovers of history, design and architecture. They can check out the extensive renovations when it opens to the public on Oct. 16 and 17 for a heritage tour The new owner said she is looking forward to sharing its new look with Kawartha Lakes residents.

Sopoci, who worked for an entrepreneurial coaching organization called Strategic Coach for 30 years, is now planning to do more with her new home, including hosting small weddings, corporate events and corporate Christmas parties at the manor. You can hear more about Primrose Manor from Sopoci herself in our most recent Advocate Podcast.

For an online booking visit here. For more information about the tour, contact Sopoci at 647-404-4120 or

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