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Welcome to 866 Taplin Drive, a spectacular custom-built home situated on a private, premium sized lot within the highly sought-after Dunbarton community of Pickering.

Located on a cul-de-sac, this home has an extra large 4-car garage with three 9’ x 9’ front doors - and with a rear door for access to the backyard; a brick and natural stone exterior, as well as extensive natural stone landscaping front and back; a covered front porch overlooking lush perennial gardens just off the stately front entrance; and over 5,200 sq. ft. of stunning main and upper level living space that is complemented with a fully finished lower level adding approximately 2,300 sq. ft of living space to the home.

Open to above is a grand entrance foyer with a Cathedral ceiling and skylights - while immediately to the right, French doors with crystal knobs open into a formal living room with a waffled ceiling. Another set of French doors separates the living room from an elegant formal dining room finished with a tray ceiling - and these spaces, as well as the remainder of the home, showcase superb appointments.

Beautiful hardwood flooring flows throughout the main and upper levels, which also have 10’ ceilings and 8’ solid core interior doors - while porcelain flooring is found in the main level hallway and mudroom, as well as most of the washrooms. Exquisite chandeliers and wall sconces - many with crystal accents - as well as pot lighting, illuminates the home, and all have LED bulbs; while in almost every room are custom window treatments and built-in ceiling speakers.


The main hallway has two separate storage closets, the main double coat closet; a gorgeous powder room with a glass back splash and a floating vanity with vessel basin; as well as an incredibly spacious mud room with built-in wood cabinetry and access to the garage.

A wall of windows bathes the the breakfast area and the family room in natural light, while allowing for unobstructed views of the backyard. A waffled ceiling defines the family room, and this casual yet elegant entertaining space showcases a gas fireplace surrounded by quartz cladding, as well as a full wall of custom built cabinetry.

Garden doors off the breakfast area open to a professionally landscaped backyard, which features an extensive natural stone patio area, with the stone also surrounding an 18’ x 36’ salt water pool with a fountain.

The showpiece of the main level is its custom gourmet kitchen. A huge centre island with breakfast seating and crystal knobs co-ordinates with cabinetry accented with glass-paneled display uppers. Complete with built-in high end stainless steel appliances, a double under mount sink, and a separate vegetable sink - white granite counters and glass-tiled back splashes are beautiful finishing touches - while between the kitchen and the dining room is a convenient servery area with a stainless steel sink and bar fridge, cabinetry with glass panelled uppers, as well as pocket door access to a walk-in pantry.

The upper and lower staircases both have the classic finish of dark treads and railing with contrasting white risers, as well as wrought iron spindles. The upper hallway is open to the foyer below, and this level showcases four generously sized bedrooms - all with their own ensuite washrooms; a spacious hallway linen closet; and a convenient laundry room with a heated porcelain floor, quartz counters, cabinetry storage, a front load washer and dryer, as well as a stainless steel laundry sink - and there is also a large bonus space off this area well-suited as a sewing, crafts, or hobby room.

The second, third, and fourth bedrooms are incredibly spacious, and all feature coffered ceilings; walk-in closets with custom organizers; and ensuite washrooms with quartz counters and under mount basins, as well as glass showers - while the second bedroom additionally features a personal linen closet within its washroom, making it ideal as a guest suite.

Wood-trimmed columns and double doors are the befitting entry into the stunning master suite. A spectacular personal space that has a coffered ceiling with recessed lighting and a chandelier - just off the bedroom is a walk-in closet and dressing area finished with built-in solid wood custom organizers, as well as a coffered ceiling with chandelier. Luxuriously detailed, the 7-pc ensuite washroom offers a spa-like environment, and showcases a heated marble floor; a vaulted ceiling and chandelier above the freestanding tub; a water closet with toilet and bidet; a vanity with quartz counter, under mount basins, and a make area; as well as a heated towel rack next to the marble-tiled glass shower.

The solid core double front entry doors have a 3-point locking system; there is CAT 6 wiring throughout; all of the interior trims are solid wood - including the 10” baseboards, the 6” casings, the wall accent trims, and the crown moldings; and the home is also equipped with a steam injected humidifier; dual hot water tank and boiler for heating the floors; as well as a water purification system with reverse osmosis and water softener.

The fully finished lower level features 9’ ceilings; a wine cellar with a sliding barn-style entry door to a separate storage area; as well as a radiant hydronic heated porcelain floor with 3” high density insulation beneath it. Ideal for entertaining and for family enjoyment, this level also features a bedroom with a double closet; a wet bar with quartz counters, multi-coloured accent lighting, and rough-ins for a fridge and a stove; and a spacious recreation area with a walk-up to the backyard. This level is complete with plenty of storage space; a washroom with a glass shower and a sauna; a work-out room; as well as a home theatre room with a 150” fixed screen.

Some important features of the home include 10” reinforced steel concrete walls on 24” footings; an emergency panel wired to a generator to power the main components of the home in case of a power outage; and security cameras with recorder and video monitor. The backyard is also fully fenced, and additionally features an in-ground sprinkler system, as well as two cabanas: one with a change room and a washroom, while the other is for pool equipment and storage - and there is also a smart panel control system to control the pool lights, pump, heater, and more.

Walking distance to William Dunbar Public School, and close to the Pickering Town Centre Mall, the GO Station, and access to Hwy 401 - this home is also just a short drive to the shopping, entertainment, and waterfront enjoyment of Pickering’s beautiful Frenchman’s Bay community along Lake Ontario.

For more information, contact The Shiv Bansal Team, of Century 21 Percy Fulton Ltd., Brokerage, at (905) 683-2100, or direct at (416) 396-3550.

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