Welcome to 3672 Old Scugog Road, an exceptional century home nestled on just under one acre of property within a desirable rural-like neighbourhood of north Bowmanville.
The original homestead was built in 1852, and retains much its original character. Although updated to modern standards, the home still features the original staircase; the original stone walls in its basement; the characteristic sloping of the ceilings in the upper level bedrooms; and oversized rectangular windows throughout. In addition, the side yard has a small shed currently used for storage that is also an original feature of the property (its former use is unknown). Although not original to the home, all the extra-deep baseboards, and the door and window trims, reflect what these details would have been like in a home of the time.
The existing property (today) is filled with mature trees, lined with a massive cedar hedge on the south side, has extensive lawn space, and backs onto a beautiful ravine with a creek running through it. There is a large storage shed at the rear of the property - as well as a 2-storey coach house with a parking pad that has multiple uses, and is propane heated and has air conditioning. The ground level has a concrete floor and features a single car bay with garage door, and the remaining space (currently used as a studio) is ideal for mechanics, woodworkers, artists, etc. - and also has a storage area with cabinets. The upper level has two bedrooms, two washrooms, a full kitchen, laundry facilities, and storage space - and is great for short or long term guests, or as a tenanted space for additional income.
The main household has old-fashioned charm, yet is completely modern inside. There are two concrete covered porches, one in front and one to the side - with the side porch used as the everyday entry into the home. The driveway is fairly long and has plenty of parking, and from it is an interlocking walkway lines with stones to the side porch, and winding its way around to the front porch.
Entering the home from the front door, it opens into a foyer with a lovely chandelier above it, and the staircase to the upper level carries from here. On either side of the foyer are the formal entertaining spaces, both finished with engineered wood floors. The living room has crown moldings, while a red brick breast with wood mantle surrounds a gas fireplace insert that adds cozy warmth to the room. The dining room has decorative crown moldings and decorative panelled ceiling, suspended from which is a contemporary chandelier accented with a medallion, and a set of French doors provides direct access into the kitchen.
The kitchen is finished with high quality wide plank laminate flooring, which also flows into the hallway space, the laundry/powder room, and the family room. The kitchen additionally showcases granite counters and a tumbled marble back splash; a centre island with breakfast seating, pendant lighting, and a vegetable sink; a stainless double wide sink with apron, and appliances (fridge with bottom mount freezer, dishwasher, oven with smooth cooktop, and over-the-range microwave); pot lighting; and cabinetry with molded uppers (some which are glass-panelled), valance lighting, and a wall pantry.
The hallway has pot lighting, and makes a great spot for an office area, and off this hall is the combined laundry and powder room, which has a front load washer and dryer, laundry sink, cabinetry storage, and a pedestal sink. The family room was a later addition to the original home, and this wonderful space features wood-panelled walls and a vaulted ceiling, track lighting; as well as a brick fireplace with a stone hearth and an electric insert. From here is a walk-out onto a spacious west-facing deck ideal for summertime evening enjoyment.
The upper level features engineered wood flooring throughout its hall and in all four bedrooms. All the bedrooms are characteristic of the time the home was built - and are bright, comfortable rooms with large windows. The second and fourth bedrooms have single closets, while the third bedroom has two double-sized closets - one for clothing, the other for linen and household storage. What was once nothing more than nook space, now showcases a functional and beautifully updated 3-pc washroom shared by these bedrooms, and is complete with a travertine floor, a Euro-style vanity, a tumbled marble-tiled shower with glass door, and an entry door with a waterglass insert.
A private retreat, the master bedroom is absolutely stunning. This gorgeous personal space showcases a large walk-in closet, a sitting area, a contemporary chandelier - and a luxurious ensuite washroom. Finished with beautiful ceramic tiles on the floor and in the shower, this relaxing, spa-like space has his-and-her vanities; a freestanding tub framed by a glass-panelled wall and a stacked stone wall with accent lighting; as well as a glass shower with a solar tube and a rain shower head.
This home is within the catchment areas of Hampton Junior Public School, M. J. Hobbs Sr Public School, St. Elizabeth Catholic Elementary School, and Clarington Central Secondary School; as well as Duke of Cambridge Public School, St. Joseph Catholic Elementary School (Bowmanville), Bowmanville High School, and St. Stephen Catholic Secondary School for their French Immersion programs.
Backing onto a beautiful ravine setting, this home is just minutes away from the Quarry Lakes Golf and Recreation Centre, the Bowmanville Valley Conservation Area, and Bowmanville’s urban centre for shopping and entertainment - while access to Hwys 401 and the 407 are just a short drive away, as will be Bowmanville’s future GO Station.
For more information, contact Greg Shea, of Royal Heritage Realty Ltd., Brokerage, at (416) 432-9153.
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