Welcome to 14324 Kennedy Road, an outstanding property with a wonderful three bedroom bungalow, nestled on 60 acres of forested land in rural Whitchurch-Stouffville.
A sprawling landscape of mature hardwood forest with expansive green spaces, a pond, and a driveway winding its way through the trees to the home - the property also has several outbuildings, including a rustic log cabin (as is), an equipment shed, and a workshop. The home overlooks a huge, private lake that is stocked with fish, and the natural surroundings offer an opportunity to explore, birdwatch, play in, or simply to enjoy the splendid tranquility of this private oasis.
The home features a brick and wood siding exterior and a double car garage; lawn spaces that are manicured, with perennial garden beds dotting the landscape around the home; and is also surrounded by interlocking walkways, patio areas, and a wrap-around raised deck (with a pergola by the family room). There are nine separate walk-outs from the home (excluding the front door) - two from the family room, and one from each of these spaces: the three bedrooms, from the living and dining rooms, from the den, and from the lower level. There is exterior parking for up to 12 vehicles, and also included with the home are two garage door openers and remotes, a water softener, a generator, and an irrigation system.
Other interior features include contemporary ceiling light fixtures; a curved open-tread hardwood staircase to the lower level that is illuminated by an elegant modern chandelier; crown moldings in the foyer area, the living room, the dining room, and the main level 4-pc washroom; as well as large windows in addition to the sliding glass door walk-outs for natural brightness and amazing outdoor views. Hardwood flooring is found in the dining and family rooms, the main hallway, and in the powder room; while all three bedrooms have Berber broadloom, as does the living room, the hall to the master bedroom, and the den.
The front foyer is tiled, and to the right is a double coat closet as well as the powder room - and the foyer opens into the formal dining room, its space defined by two wood half walls - one with display shelves. The adjacent sunken living room has has hardwood railings separating it from the dining area and the hallway to the master bedroom, and also off this hall is a spacious den area with a double closet. The cozy family room enjoys views of the lake and the lush tree greenery, and has a floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace with wood mantle.
The country kitchen and its breakfast area are quite bright, and enjoy gorgeous views of the neighbouring lake. The kitchen has wood cabinetry with abundant storage space that is complemented with a pantry off the main hall; lots of counter work space; a ceiling panel light and a wall pass-thru to the family room above the double sink; and includes appliances.
The master bedroom is a lovely, serene retreat with a extra-wide double closet - and its beautifully updated ensuite washroom showcases built-in cabinets, shelves and additional closet storage; tiled finishes throughout; pot lighting; a vanity with under mount basin; as well as a water closet that includes the shower area, which has glass- and -stone-tiled mosaic accents and two shower heads.
The second and third bedrooms - which are found down the hallway from the family room - both have double closets, and this section of the home also has a walk-in linen/storage closet; access to the garage at the end of the hall; the laundry room; and the main 4-pc washroom, which has tiled finishes throughout, a wall-to-wall vanity with integrated countertop basin, and a water closet complete with a bath/shower area with sliding glass shower doors.
The lower level has exceptional recreation space, and is a great spot for casual entertaining or family fun. The huge recreation area features cozy broadloom; a custom wood wet bar with a fridge, stove, and a brick accent wall; a wood-burning stove with a brick wall behind it to warm the room during chillier weather; a wall of windows for breathtaking outdoor views; and its walk-out opens onto a huge covered interlocking patio. This level has a wood-panelled 3-pc washroom with a shower area, a wall-to-wall vanity, and access to a cold room - and there is also a large utility room, wall-to-wall storage closets in the recreation area, as well as a massive unfinished storage/workshop space.
This home is within the catchment areas of Whitchurch Highlands Public School, Holy Spirit Catholic Elementary School (Aurora), Stouffville District High School, and St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic High School (Aurora); as well as Devins Drive and Lester B. Pearson Public Schools (both in Aurora), St. Joseph Catholic Elementary School (Aurora), and Aurora High School for their French Immersion programs.
A truly private and peaceful retreat, the urban centres of Stouffville, Newmarket, Aurora, and Markham are all under a 20 minute drive, while access to Hwys 48 and the 404 for commuting within the GTA are also short drives away.
For more information, contact Howard Lee, of Royal LePage Your Community Realty, Brokerage, at (905) 642-6333.
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