Welcome to 62 Handley Crescent, a beautifully maintained 3+1 bedroom detached brick home which backs onto a greenbelt within the Lakeside community of South Ajax.
This home has a single car garage; an interlocking walkway to the covered front entrance, and a stone walkway leading to the backyard. Fully fenced and premium sized, the backyard is beautifully landscaped - showcasing lush perennial gardens during the warm weather months - and is an ideal outdoor entertaining venue. A huge deck with a pergola is accessible from the kitchen area, has plenty of space for dining, and its barbecuing area is surrounded with privacy fencing. From the deck is an interlocking pathway to a separate patio area, and the yard overlooks a green space that is lined with mature evergreens.
The main level opens into a ceramic-tiled entrance foyer that immediately welcomes you into open concept formal entertaining spaces finished with hardwood floors. The living room showcases a soaring Cathedral ceiling and is open to the upper level hallway, while a west-facing picture window, and a second storey window with arched transom flood abundant natural light into the home. The dining area is illuminated with the ambient lighting of its pendant-style modern chandelier - while half walls with decor columns separate the dining room from the foyer, and the living room from the upper staircase, yet maintain the openness and flow of these entertaining spaces.
Off the main hallway to the kitchen can be found a coat closet; a powder room with a pedestal sink, ceramic flooring, and wainscoting; as well as access to the garage and to the lower level - while another great feature of the main level are California shutters on almost all the windows.
The kitchen is a bright and spacious work area, and features a ceramic-tiled floor and back splash; pot lighting, with pendant lighting in the breakfast area; a stone countertop; abundant cabinetry storage; stainless steel double sink, dishwasher, microwave range hood, double door fridge with bottom-mount freezer, and oven with gas cooktop; as well as an oversized sliding door walk-out opening onto the backyard deck. Open to the kitchen area, the family room is brightened with both natural and pot lighting - while this warm and inviting informal entertaining spaces enjoys additional coziness from a gas fireplace and soft broadloom.
Berber broadloom finishes the staircase to the upper level, and also adds cozy underfoot comfort throughout the hallway and in all three bedrooms. The end of the hallway is open to the foyer and living room below - and to the right is the main 4-pc washroom finished with a ceramic-tiled floor and bath area, while to the left is the third bedroom showcasing a a double closet and walk-out onto a balcony overlooking the street. Off the staircase landing is the second bedroom, which has a double closet and overlooks the backyard and green space, as does the master bedroom. The master bedroom additionally showcases a double door entry, a walk-in closet, and a double closet - with a 4-pc ensuite washroom featuring a jetted tub with ceramic surround, a walk-in shower area, and ceramic flooring completing this beautiful personal retreat. This level also has a convenient laundry room with front load washer and dryer, ceramic flooring, cabinetry and closet storage, as well as a large work counter — and there are five ceiling fans - two in the hallway and one in each bedroom - for fresh air circulation.
The finished lower level features laminate flooring in the main recreation space, which is combined with a kitchenette/bar area complete with cabinetry storage, a stainless steel sink, and a fridge. Laminate flooring is also found in a separate room off the recreation area that is quite generously sized and which can be used to suit personal needs - while the added feature of a large closet also makes it ideal as a fourth bedroom. There is also a 3-pc washroom with a tiled floor, vanity with stone back splash, and a corner glass shower - as well as under-the-staircase storage, and a large storage room that can be used as a pantry area, a home office, or a hobby room.
This home is within the catchment areas of Carruthers Creek Public School, St. Bernadette Catholic Elementary School, Ajax High School (French Immersion available), as well as Archbishop Denis O’Connor Catholic High School; and Southwood Park Public School, St. James and St. Patrick Catholic Elementary Schools, as well as Notre Dame and St. Mary (Pickering) Catholic Secondary Schools for their French Immersion programs.
Carruthers Marsh Pavillion, the Ajax Waterfront Lakeside Park, public transit, and numerous biking, hiking and nature trails are just a short walk away; other nearby amenities include the Carruthers Creek Golf and Country Club, community and recreational facilities, shopping plazas, places of worship, and Lakeridge Health Ajax Pickering Hospital; while the Ajax GO Station, access to Hwy 401, and access to the 407 via the 412 are just short car rides away.
For more information, contact Franchesca Peralta, of Century 21 Leading Edge Realty Inc., Brokerage, at (647) 219-8580.
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