Welcome to 254 Henry Street, a wonderful century home located just minutes from prime amenities and Cobourg’s historic downtown core.
Built in 1911, this home still retains its original brick exterior, and some of its original interior finishes. These include most of the baseboards, the door and window trims, as well as the leaded glass transoms above the solid wood front entry door and the dining room window - while the size and shapes of the existing windows, as well as the bedroom closets, are characteristic of homes from this era.
The home also features a wrap-around covered front porch; an enclosed front mudroom; a wood deck wrapping around from the rear south side of the home to the backyard (which is quite large); and a detached single car garage with ample driveway parking.
The main level features hardwood flooring throughout, and opens with a spacious foyer illuminated by a hurricane-style light fixture. Immediately to the right are the formal entertaining spaces of the living and dining rooms. The dining room has glass-panelled pocket French doors for semi-privacy from the foyer entrance, as well as a large window overlooking the porch and street. The living room has two south-facing windows, a walk-out onto the wrap-around porch, as well as a wood-burning fireplace - and both of these rooms are finished with crown moldings.
The eat-in kitchen blends modern and traditional finishes, and showcases beautiful wood cabinetry with extended height molded uppers; stone counters; crown moldings; a cozy breakfast area; as well as a stainless steel double under mount sink and appliances.
Off the kitchen is the sunken family room, an addition to the original homestead. This east-facing entertaining space features a garden door walk-out to the backyard; a wood-panelled feature wall as a backdrop for the gas fireplace and its mantle; and hardwood flooring. The family room is also accessible from a rear mudroom, off of which is a powder room with a tiled floor and a pedestal sink.
Off the main hall, between the kitchen and foyer, is a side mudroom with another entry door from the side of the home. From here is the staircase to the lower level, which features a workshop, a storage room with a laundry area, as well as wood-panelled walls in its main space that has potential as a man-cave or as a recreation area.
To the upper level is a hardwood staircase that has been refinished over time, but which still retains its original bannister. The upper level features hardwood flooring throughout; four nicely sized bedrooms, and a 4-pc washroom with a tiled bath/shower area, a herringbone-tiled floor, as well as a pedestal sink. In addition, the master bedroom has a turret-shaped wall with three windows that takes advantage of the bright natural lighting of its south-facing exposure.
There is also a third level to the home, accessible from a staircase off the second level hallway. This level has additional closet storage, and offers amazing space for household storage, a private office, or for recreational family use.
This home is within the catchment areas of St. Joseph (Cobourg) 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.
Minutes from Cobourg’s vibrant and historic downtown district with its shops, entertainment and restaurants - this home is also within walking distance or a few minutes away by car to many great amenities, including beautiful Cobourg Beach and its surrounding green spaces; Cobourg Marina; places of worship; public transit, as well as the Via Rail Station; shopping plazas and the Northumberland Mall; Northumberland Hills Hospital; and access to Hwy 401.
For more information, contact Marianne Wilson, of Re/Max Rouge River Realty Ltd., Brokerage, at (905) 372-2552.
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