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Welcome to 12 James Govan Drive, a gorgeous and exceptionally well-maintained three bedroom freehold end unit town home situated within the waterfront community of Whitby Shores in the Town of Whitby.

Steps from the Waterfront Trail along Lake Ontario, this home features exterior siding accented with a lower brick facade; a single car garage with additional driveway parking; a covered front porch, its glass-paneled entry door and sidelights finished with scrolled wrought iron inserts; and an upper level balcony overlooking the street. Its fully fenced backyard is incredibly low maintenance, featuring a garden shed and garden beds filled with mature perennial plantings, while the remainder of the space is finished with stone interlocking that offers a wonderful outdoor entertaining area surrounded by greenery.

The main level features ceramic-tiled flooring in the foyer, entry hall, powder room, laundry room, and kitchen area - while the living and dining rooms are finished with hardwood flooring. A carpeted staircase with hardwood railing carries to the upper level, and the lower level staircase is also carpeted to its hardwood mid-landing. The lower half of this staircase is unfinished, as is the lower level - but this level has been framed and insulated, ready to be finished and transformed into future recreational and storage space.

The main level foyer has a coat closet, and off the entry hall is the powder room and the sunken laundry room - which features a front load washer and dryer, cabinetry and closet storage, counter work space, and access to the garage.

The living, dining, and kitchen areas are open to each other, and provide exceptionally entertaining space that extends to the outdoors during the warmer weather months with the sliding door walk-out to the backyard from the breakfast area. The dining room is illuminated by a modern chandelier, and the living room enjoys views of the backyard and its seasonal greenery.

The kitchen and breakfast area are brightened by contemporary pendant lighting and pot lighting - and the stunning kitchen showcases a huge island with seating and a double under mount sink; stone counters and glass-and-stone tiled back splashes; stainless steel appliances including a French door fridge with bottom mount freezer, oven with glass cooktop, as well as a built-in microwave and dishwasher; as well as beautiful contemporary cabinetry with under mount lighting, some glass-paneled upper accent doors, and a built-in chef’s desk.

The upper level features hardwood flooring throughout its hallway, and in a naturally bright family room - which is directly off the staircase landing. A huge east-facing window with a raised ceiling above it allows light to flood the room, and this window - as well as the windows in the main level living, dining, and powder rooms - are all outfitted with custom blinds.

The three bedrooms are all carpeted for coziness, with both the second and third bedrooms having good-sized closets, while the third bedroom additionally has a walk-out onto the balcony overlooking the street, with this balcony also having views of the park and Lake Ontario to the south. The main 4-pc washroom (located between these two bedrooms) has a ceramic-tiled floor and bath area, and across from the second bedroom is a linen closet. The spacious master bedroom overlooks the backyard, and features a ceiling fan as well as a walk-in closet - and is complete with a 4-pc ensuite washroom showcasing tiled finishes throughout, a soaker tub, and a glass shower area with a pot light.

This home is within the catchment areas of Whitby Shores and Julie Payette (Fr. Imm) Public Schools; St. Marguerite d’Youville and St. John the Evangelist (Fr. Imm) Catholic Elementary Schools; Henry Street High and Donald A. Wilson (Fr. Imm) Secondary Schools; as well as All Saints and Father Leo J. Austin (Fr. Imm) Catholic Secondary Schools.

A short walk to neighbourhood parks, waterfront and walking trails, and Iroquios Beach - this home is also close to Whitby Harbour, the Whitby Yacht Club, the Port Whitby Boat Launch, the SmartCentres Whitby Shores plaza, Iroquios Park Sports Centre, and the Victoria Fields - while the Lynde Shores Conservation Area, Rotary Sunrise Lake Park, the Kiwanis Heydenshore Shore Park and Pavillion, the Entertainment Centrum, Durham College Whitby Campus, the Whitby GO Station, and access to Hwy 401 are all short drives away.

For more information, contact Kim Weatherhead, of Royal Heritage Realty Ltd., Brokerage, at (905) 260-4546.

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