Welcome to 166 & 168 Ontario Street, a side-by-side Victorian duplex well situated within an established neighbourhood that is walking distance to Cobourg’s historic downtown area.
The original homestead was built circa the 1850s, and both units share many of the same interior and exterior features: the original exterior brick and the stone foundation (which is still visible in the unfinished basements), private backyards, perennial gardens, 9’ main level ceilings, hardwood flooring, large principal rooms, crown moldings and deep baseboards, as well as large windows throughout and upper level bedrooms that are characteristic of the era in which this home was built.
Both homes also have important modern updates, including hi-efficiency forced air gas heating, air conditioning, R50 attic insulation, updated electrical, and smoke detectors.
Both 166 & 168 Ontario Street have three bedrooms (166 is currently tenanted, and its interior and backyard will not be seen in the video) - while a wood front deck with covered front doors offers an inviting entry into both units. Both have parking pads, and 168 has an interlocking walkway lined with perennials to a backyard that features a garden storage shed and a wood deck.
168 also features an addition to the original home - a lovely two-storey west-facing sunroom directly off the front deck, which is accessible from the inside, as well (the upper level is accessible from the master bedroom only). Another Victorian-era feature greets you as you enter through the front door - a vestibule with another door opening to the main hallway.
French doors fully panelled with glass open into the living room, which has a fireplace with its original tiled hearth and surround, as well as an elegant white mantle with an accent mirror - and the west-facing bay window has been partially converted into an entryway to the sunroom. The living room opens to a beautiful formal dining area, where a north-facing window allows soft natural light to fill the room - and there is also access from the main hall into this space.
The adjacent kitchen is a great work space featuring wonderful modern updates - abundant cabinetry storage; a centre island with breakfast seating; plenty of counter space; a stainless steel double sink; and includes fridge, stove, over-the-range microwave, and dishwasher. The kitchen has the walk-out to the backyard, and off the kitchen you’ll also find a double coat closet, access to the unfinished basement (which has great storage space), as well as a modern powder room with Euro-style vanity. The kitchen also features pendant and pot lighting, and throughout the home are elegant and classic light fixtures.
The upper level features two family bedrooms - one with a walk-in closet, the other with a double-sized closet - and both share the main 4-pc washroom, which features a ceramic-tiled floor and bath area, as well as a Euro-style vanity. This level also has the convenience of a laundry area with stacked washer and dryer - which is accessible through the gorgeous master suite. This bedroom features a ceiling fan; a walk-in style double closet; its own private wet-facing sunroom; as well as a beautifully updated ensuite washroom showcasing a corner jetted tub, a corner glass shower, as well as a furniture-style vanity with a stone counter.
This duplex within the catchment area of St. Joseph Catholic Elementary School; as well as C. R. Gummow Public School, St. Michael Catholic Elementary School, Cobourg Collegiate Institute, and St. Mary Catholic Secondary School for their French Immersion programs.
A short walk to the boardwalk along Lake Ontario’s shoreline, the public library, Peace Park, the Marie Dressler Museum, and the Cobourg Ecology Gardens - the duplex is also just minutes away from Cobourg’s historic downtown district with its restaurants, shops, and entertainment; Cobourg Beach and Marina, as well as places of worship - while the Via Rail Station, Northumberland Mall, Northumberland Hills Hospital, and access to Hwy 401 are all short drives away.
For more information, contact Marianne Wilson, of Re/Max Rouge River Realty Ltd., Brokerage, at (905) 372-2552.
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