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Welcome to 2296 County Road 45, a four bedroom century home with a spectacular backyard oasis, and situated within the Norwood community of the Township of Asphodel-Norwood in Peterborough County.

A one-of-a-kind property, the front yard is filled with perennial planting while a massive oak tree provides summertime shade, with a white picket-style fence adding a charming touch on the east and north sides - and the covered front porch has concrete pillars as well as an east-facing exposure overlooking the front gardens, making it a beautiful space to enjoy morning coffee.

There is ample exterior parking, and a later addition on the home’s south side - currently used as a summertime recreation room with garden door walk-outs to both the front and back yards - can be converted into a two car garage with a workshop if desired. Between this space and the main homestead is a covered front patio, which also has a garden door entry into a secondary foyer with a coat closet and which provides access to the rec room/future garage, the main level living spaces, a washroom, and the main level master bedroom.

Through the double front entry is a tiled foyer area, and the main level showcases hardwood flooring in the reception hall, the breakfast room, and the Great Room; carpeting and crown moldings in a cozy living room off the entry hall; a carpeted staircase to the upper level with its original bannister, its wall finished with wainscoting that continues along to the upper hallway; two washrooms; a master bedroom; as well as a laundry area with washer and dryer, cabinetry and closet storage, and which is accessible from the rec room/future garage and the master bedroom.

The kitchen is finished with ceramic flooring, and features a peninsula with a stainless steel double sink and raised breakfast bar; has updated cabinetry with plenty of storage, as well as great counter work space; and includes the fridge, stove, and dishwasher - and both it and the adjacent breakfast room have ceiling fans.

Off the breakfast room - and through a French door entry - is the impressively sized sunken Great Room. A later addition to the original home - this exceptional entertaining space features a wood panelled vaulted ceiling with a fan and two skylights; wood wainscoting and wood-panelled accent walls; large windows on the east and north walls, with a sliding door walk-out to the backyard; as well as a corner fireplace that warms the formal dining area, as well as the rest of the room. Off this space is a 3-pc washroom with vinyl flooring, a granite-topped vanity, an acrylic shower area with sliding glass doors, a cedar-lined closet storage, as well as ceramic-tiled walls with a mirrored accent wall.

The main level master bedroom has a wood-panelled ceiling, wood finishes on its walls, and two ceiling fans - and this rustic cottage-like personal space has plenty of room for a sitting and media area. Large windows allow for abundant natural lighting, and there is a walk-out to the backyard - and this room can be used as a year-round solarium. In addition, this bedroom has a semi-private ensuite washroom that features vinyl flooring, an acrylic shower area, a vanity with a vessel basin, and a storage closet (this washroom is also accessible from the secondary foyer).

The upper level features hardwood flooring throughout, and has three bedrooms, all with ceiling fans. The third bedroom has a double-sized closet; the second bedroom has a walk-in style of closet; and the first bedroom (which would be considered the master bedroom on this level) has crown moldings and a walk-in style of closet. Completing this level is a hallway storage/linen closet; as well as a 3-pc washroom with a tiled floor, a bathtub with tiled surround, and a vanity with an integrated countertop and basin.

On the north side of the home is a flagstone walkway with an extensive pergola, and the walkway leads right into the amazing backyard with its outdoor spaces and structures. Extensively landscaped with perennials and stone, and shaded by numerous trees - the yard has numerous decks, many with pergolas; fabulous entertaining areas; as well as two buildings that can offer both personal enjoyment as well as great utility space.

Directly off the rear of the home is a flagstone patio area, and extending off of it are two wood decks: one a shaded sitting area, the other stepping down to a hot tub with cedar hedges for privacy. On the south side of the flagstone patio is a covered concrete patio with access into the rec room/garage area; and from here are steps leading to another flagstone patio area. This beautiful entertaining space showcases a rock garden with perennial plantings and two water features, as well a wood deck with a tiki bar.

The rear of the yard is an open, sun-filled lawn area, and at the very back is a huge interlocking patio with an arbour-like entry, a built-in bench, and shaded by trees. Running along the west and south fences is a wood boardwalk, off of which is a flagstone walkway to a wood gazebo.

Gardeners, please take note! The two structures on this property will delight anyone who loves plants and gardening! There is a she-shed with a wrap-around flagstone patio that is partially covered, and which was once used as a greenhouse; as well as a significantly larger greenhouse at the rear of the property that has an indoor pond feature, a partially covered wrap-around interlocking patio area, a rear storage space/workshop; as well as an upper level loft that can be man-cave or storage space.

This home is within the catchment areas of Norwood District Public and Intermediate Schools, St. Paul - Norwood Catholic Elementary School, Norwood District High School, and Holy Cross Catholic Secondary School; as well as King George and Edmison Heights Public Schools, St. Anne Catholic Elementary School, Adam Scott Collegiate Institute and Intermediate School, and St. Peter Catholic Secondary School for their French Immersion programs.

The heart of Norwood is both walking distance or a short car ride, and has many important amenities including a grocery store, banking and postal services, local businesses and restaurants, an LCBO, a pharmacy, and a Home Hardware. Places of worship, a community centre, a curling club, and gas stations are also close at hand - and with quick access to Hwy 7, connecting to Hwy 115 is within 25 minutes for commuters.

For more information, contact Jeanette Wood, of Re/Max Eastern Realty Inc., Brokerage, at (705) 930-7787.

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