Welcome to 177 King Street W, a three bedroom home with heritage designation situated just a short walk from the heart of Cobourg’s historic downtown.
Built c1848 with a Greek Revival flair, this home still retains much of its original character, with modern conveniences. The wood clapboard exterior and corner quoins dressed to resemble stone are in remarkable condition, and the front yard has been beautifully landscaped with raised stone garden garden beds, shrubs, as well as a flagstone front entrance - all enhancing the home’s curb appeal.
The property has a detached single car garage which has a covered patio off the rear, and from the driveway is a flagstone walkway that winds its way to the gorgeous backyard and around its wood deck. The yard has a south-facing exposure, is fully fenced, has a garden shed, and showcases meticulously maintained perennial gardens along its fence line.
Some of the original features of the home’s interior include oak hardwood flooring; 17” baseboards, as well as extra-deep wall, ceiling, door, and window trims; rounded walls; soaring ceilings; windows with original glass with storms (some also have wood valances); and the staircase bannister. The basement is unfinished, yet offers impressive storage space - and some of the modern features include California shutters or blinds on most of the windows; pot lighting; and two gas fireplaces.
The front door has sidelights and a transom, and opens into a foyer with a checkerboard pattered floor (also seen in the side mud room off the kitchen). The main level has a side hall plan with spacious principal rooms, and directly to the left is a parlour/formal living room, which has a double door entry gas fireplace - and this room opens to a library/den with built-in bookshelves and cabinets. The formal dining room has an aura of refined elegance, and has direct access into the modern kitchen, as well as the staircase access to the basement level.
The exceptional work space has both a walk-in pantry and a built-into-the-wall spice cabinet to complement the generous cabinetry storage; amazing counter space; a chef’s desk; a stainless steel double sink; and includes appliances - while the wall above the sink has been cut out for an openness with the family room. This casual entertaining space has the second gas fireplace, bench seats below its two windows that offer backyard views, and a sliding door walk-out for access to the backyard. Completing the main level is the mud room off the kitchen - which features an oversized double coat closet with organizers; a secondary side door entry; and access into powder room that features a vanity with elegant drop-in basin and a co-ordinating mirror, as well as a laundry area behind the bi-fold doors.
The upper level features three bedrooms, one washroom, and a large hallway linen closet. The second and third bedrooms are very spacious, with the second bedroom having a walk-in closet characteristic of the era. The master bedroom has a wonderful relaxing aura, and showcases a separate dressing room that is complete with three single closet with overhead storage cubbies, as well as a a niche space also with an overhead cubby that can be converted into a double closet. The washroom showcases a heated tiled floor; headboard wall paneling; a vintage-style pedestal sink; a soaker tub; a separate walk-in shower area; as well as built-in shelves by the tub, and built-in toiletry cubbies across from the shower.
This home is within the catchment areas of C. R. Gummow Public School (Fr. Imm); St. Joseph and St. Michael (Fr. Imm) Catholic Elementary Schools; Cobourg Collegiate Institute (Fr. Imm); and St. Mary Catholic Secondary School (Fr. Imm).
This home is just a short walk to downtown Cobourg, with many great amenities minutes away: including shops, restaurants, and entertainment; parks; Cobourg’s superb beach and its marina; places of worship; as well as banks and professional services - while shopping plazas and Northumberland Mall, Northumberland Hills Hospital, Cobourg Conservation Area, Via Rail train service, 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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