Welcome to 190 Barnardo Avenue, a three-level, four bedroom century home situated on a corner lot within a well-established neighbourhood of north Peterborough.
This home features its original brick exterior; a parking pad off of Conger Street; a detached storage shed; and a lovely northwest-facing side yard surrounded with hedges and dotted with perennial plantings.
Majestic trees provide additional shade for the covered front porch, and through the solid wood entry door is a very spacious foyer area welcoming you into a home that has retained many of the characteristics of its era.
The electrical and plumbing have been updated to modern standards, and some of the interior features include original oak hardwood flooring in the living and dining room, the foyer, the powder room, and throughout the second level; extra deep baseboards and trims (with some of the wood trims remaining unpainted); many interior doors of solid wood (including the pocket door entry into the living room); windows and bedrooms characteristic of the time the home was built; as well as oak hardwood staircases carrying to both the second and lower levels.
The lower level is unfinished, and features two separate spaces. The furnace room is combined with workshop space and a laundry area, and the original stone foundation is still visible in this room. The main room directly off the staircase has finished walls and a concrete floor, a coat closet and a smaller storage closet, as well as a brick fireplace (non-working, decorative only) - and while great for storage, this room has potential for living space.
The incredibly spacious formal living room features crown moldings, a huge picture window, and a decorative fireplace with a tiled hearth and surround, and a mantle accented with decor columns. Across the foyer is the formal dining room, which has a turret-shaped wall with three windows, a decorative fireplace, and direct access into the kitchen.
The kitchen showcases modern cabinetry, a stainless steel double sink, vinyl flooring, as well as appliances including stove, fridge with bottom mount freezer, and a built-in stainless steel microwave. Off the kitchen is a sun-washed den with laminate flooring, and which has a walk-out onto a covered deck overlooking the backyard - and completing the main level is a powder room accessible off the den, and which features a modern toilet, a wall-mounted corner basin, and built-in toiletry and medicine cabinets.
The second level features both a walk-in storage closet and a cedar-lined closet off the hallway, and an updated 5-pc washroom showcasing a tiled bath and shower area; vinyl flooring; pot lighting; and a vanity with granite counter, under mount basins, and great toiletry/linen storage. The three bedrooms are very spacious, and all have ceiling fans - with the second and master bedroom also having walk-in closets, while the master bedroom additionally features a turret-shaped wall with three windows. This level also features a sunroom at the end of the hallway - a light-filled space for reading, relaxing, or entertaining.
Another set of stairs leads to the third (and uppermost) level, which was once an unfinished storage area that has been converted into a wonderful (and functional) living space ideal for older children. Finished with laminate flooring throughout, this level has a TV room with wood-panelled walls and ceiling; a 4-pc washroom with vinyl flooring, a Euro-style vanity, and a tiled bath/shower combo; a bedroom with a ceiling fan and a clothing closet outside its door; as well as a bonus room with a pocket door entry and storage nooks.
This home is within the catchment areas of Queen Elizabeth Public School; as well as Edmison Heights Public School, St. Anne Catholic Elementary School, Adam Scott Intermediate School and Collegiate Institute, and St. Peter Catholic Secondary School for their French Immersion programs.
Across the street from a seniors centre, and with a Montessori school a short walk away - other nearby amenities include parks; shopping plazas and professional services along Chemong Road; the restaurants, shops, and entertainment of downtown Peterborough; places of worship; community facilities; as well as recreational and aquatic enjoyment of the Otonabee River - while access to Hwys 7 and the 115 are just short drives away for commuters.
For more information, contact Jeanette Wood, of Re/Max Eastern Realty Inc., Brokerage, at (705) 930-7787.
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