Situated within the Ajax-by-the-Lake community is 16 Billingsgate Crescent, an exceptionally well-maintained semi-detached brick bungalow, represented by Sandy Gardner of Royal LePage Connect Realty.
Welcoming you into this home is an interlocking front patio surrounded by perennial gardens, and from the entrance foyer are stairs leading to open concept principal rooms in a main level with 8’ smooth ceilings throughout.
Most of this level is finished with engineered dark hardwood flooring that has a textured finish and is also waterproof. Solid maple cabinetry, granite countertops and display ledges, as well as the earth tones of the ceramic flooring give the incredibly functional kitchen a warm and inviting feel - and this work space also features an LED ceiling light fixture; multi-coloured under cabinet lighting; a wall cut-out to view the front foyer; a glass tiled back splash; as well as stainless steel under mount sinks, fridge, and a double oven with warming drawer and glass cooktop - and just off the kitchen is a broom closet which could be converted into a convenient pantry area.
At the rear of the home - and what was originally two separate bedrooms - is the current master bedroom. Very generously sized, this personal space features a walk-in closet with organizers, a sitting area, track lighting, as well as a built-in display niche - while through a 6’ sliding door walk-out is the backyard oasis. Fully fenced and private, the backyard is shaded by mature trees, has perennial and vegetable gardens, an extensive stamped concrete patio area, and an 8’ x 22’ outdoor workshop - in addition to a 4’ x 16’ garden shed, as well as refuse and recycling bins in the side yard. This dream outdoor space also includes a hot tub showcasing an automated Covana cover and gazebo with roller privacy blinds and mesh screen - while two other great backyard features are outdoor display shelves, and the corner wood deck - which conceals the air conditioning unit - and this home also has a long and newly sealed driveway with newly painted curbs that can accommodate parking for up to five vehicles.
The main level also features a secondary bedroom with a bay window and track lighting; a beautifully updated 4-pc washroom with a ceramic tiled floor and bath area, a jetted tub, a pedestal sink, and pot lighting; separate toiletry and linen closets conveniently close to this washroom; as well as hidden storage areas in the foyer and the kitchen.
The elegant living and dining rooms are brightened with pot lighting, the dining area is additionally illuminated with a contemporary crystal chandelier, and oversized south-facing windows in the living room and above the front door allow for bright natural light.
A separate side entrance off the driveway opens into a ceramic tiled landing area with a built-in shoe cubby, and the stairs lead down to a fully finished lower level that not only offers amazing family living space, but has the potential for conversion into an in-law suite. This level showcases 8’ smooth ceilings and above grade windows; a huge recreation area finished with laminate flooring and track lighting; plenty of storage space; and a built-in display shelf off the hallway. There is also a recently updated 4-pc washroom brightened with pot lighting and finished with a ceramic-tiled floor and bath area; an exceptionally clean and well-maintained mechanical room; and a carpeted bedroom with a double closet and track lighting. Completing this level is a laundry area, as well as a workout room with pot lighting - and which also has existing electrical and plumbing rough-ins that give this space the potential to be converted into an eat-in kitchen.
Offering the lifestyle of lakeside living, in a great family neighbourhood close to reputable schools, this home enjoys proximity to many other prime amenities including shopping plazas, Durham Region Transit, GO Transit, quick access to the 401 and the 407 — as well as community-oriented services, a conservation area, parks, and recreational facilities.
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