Welcome to 7542 Bamsey Drive, an exceptionally private waterfront property along the southwestern shoreline of Rice Lake, situated within the charming community of Bewdley in the Township of Hamilton, Northumberland County.
A lower elevation than the main road gives the property its privacy, and on both side of a stone and wood retaining wall along the south side is a set of wood steps, as well as a sloped driveway, to the main house (the driveway continues along the side of the home to the edge of the backyard). A lush, majestic tree canopy adds seasonal shade, and the property is dotted with shrubs and perennial plantings. The backyard is quite large, has a small pond feature, and a set of concrete steps leading to its dock on the lake. The home is a 2+1 bedroom custom built bungalow, and has an attached single door garage off the main driveway; a lower ground level single door garage off the backyard (ideal for boat and seasonal storage); an upper balcony with a glass railing, a built-in bench seat, and three walk-outs from the home; as well as a ground level patio of aggregate stone that has two walk-outs from the lower ground level, and which is covered by the balcony above.
Warm wood finishes are showcased throughout the home. The main entry door and some interior doors on the lower level are solid wood, while wood trims, baseboards, crown molding, and wainscoting add finishing touches in many of the rooms (where seen). The main level has parquet oak hardwood flooring in the kitchen and the office area, while hand-scraped hardwood floors are laid in the living, dining, and breakfast rooms, as well as the hallway to the bedrooms. The interior ceilings on the main level are vaulted, and finished with wood paneling and beams. The bedroom wing has interior upper wall ‘windows’ (some of these have glass panels) that bring an openness to these rooms, while the exterior windows throughout the home are quite huge, allowing for an abundance of natural lighting, as well as fantastic outdoor and lake views. In addition, there are beautiful vintage-style chandeliers, classic light fixtures, and accent lighting throughout the home.
The entrance foyer features a stone-tiled floor, and surrounding the lower level staircase access that is off this space is a locally-made custom iron railing. The foyer also has its own closet space, and to the right is the entry into the office/mudroom. This large room has access to the main garage, a laundry area behind bi-fold doors, built-in cabinetry, and an oversized double closet with mirrored doors - and also has a direct entry into the bedroom wing.
The living room has a propane fireplace surrounded by floor-to-ceiling stone and finished with a wood mantle, as well as the first of the three walk-outs onto the balcony. Adjacent to this room is the dining area, which enjoys lake views through its window - while at the opposite end of this space is the breakfast room, and in the ceiling between these two eating areas are two skylights.
The kitchen is open to the living room, and this exceptional work area showcases oak cabinetry with a pantry area; a granite counter and back splash; a stainless steel double under mount sink; as well as additional space to accommodate a portable island or stand-alone pantries - and includes a side-by-side fridge/freezer, a built-in wall oven, a built-in dishwasher with an oak panelled door, as well as a vintage-style Elmira Stove Works electric stove with a griddle.
The bedroom wing features two bedrooms, both which are carpeted and have walk-outs onto the balcony - with the second bedroom having a double closet, while the master bedroom has two double closets - and this wing additionally features a 4-pc washroom with a skylight and a furniture-style vanity with stone counter, as well as a library/den.
To the lower level is a carpeted staircase, and the living/entertaining spaces are also carpeted. One half of this level is suited more to seasonal/household storage and workshop space, with this section having the garage entry to the backyard. The finished recreational area is through a French door entry, and this massive space features a separate games room; a custom wood bar; and a family room with a corner stove for seasonal warmth. Off the family room is a spacious bedroom - and both of these rooms have walk-outs onto the patio.
This home is located in an exceptionally family- and pet-friendly neighbourhood, is close to the Rice Lake Conservation Area, and is a 25 minute drive to the Hwy 407 extension at Hwy 35/115. Access to Hwy 401 is a short 16 minute drive by car - with Port Hope and Cobourg being 20-25 minutes away (respectively), for shopping, entertainment, everyday essential needs, as well as for recreational or professional services and facilities.
For more information, contact Marianne Wilson, of Re/Max Rouge River Realty Ltd., Brokerage, at (905) 372-2552.
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