Perched atop a hill with a spectacular view, welcome to 1445 Old Forest Road, a stunning custom-built 4 bedroom home in the Woodlands neighbourhood of west Pickering.
The driveway ends at an impressive covered stone entry into the triple car garage, while a stone walkway and steps lead up to the stately covered double door entrance into this magnificent home.
The front foyer’s beautifully tiled floor, a maple staircase with cast iron balusters, as well as a skylight and the grand chandelier overhead, offer a wonderful first impression of the elegance and attention to detail presented inside and outside of this home.
As you enter into the main family spaces, gorgeous Brazilian hardwood floors catch your eye - and then, a glimpse of greenery through a wall of windows draws you to the spacious breakfast room. Here, a set of garden doors leads onto a stone and cedar patio balcony that stretches the length of the home, and from which there is a breathtaking view of the lush neighbourhood ravine.
The expanse of windows in the breakfast area and family room allow for abundant bright, natural light - while a gas fireplace with floor-to-ceiling stone facing spreads glowing warmth throughout. Pot lighting adds ambient brightness, and can be found throughout the home.
The stunning kitchen offers incredible work, storage and family space - and showcases a large granite-topped centre island with breakfast seating and built-in wine rack; crisp, white modern cabinetry with under mount lighting; tiled back splashes with mosaic accent design; stainless steel double under mount sink and built-in appliances including fridge, dishwasher, oven, warming drawer, and microwave; as well as a smooth cooktop stove with stainless steel range hood.
Off the kitchen is a large laundry room with front load washer and dryer, slate floor, cabinetry storage, and walk-out access to the backyard; as well as a large pantry area behind double doors.
Convenient, yet nestled away from these principal family spaces, are a double coat closet, a well-appointed powder room, and a home office with its own set of garden doors to the the balcony.
To the left of the foyer, and accessible from the kitchen area as well, are the formal living and dining rooms. Also finished with Brazilian hardwood floors, these elegant entertaining spaces are flooded with natural light through oversized windows and showcase coffered ceilings with crown molding accents, while garden doors in the dining room open onto a stunning private oasis in the fully fenced and landscaped backyard. A majestic shade tree canopies the expansive cedar deck, and a natural stone walkway takes you to a luxurious, gas heated custom Betz pool with hot tub which is surrounded by a natural stone deck and lush greenery. This incredible backyard resort also has a change area and outdoor shower as added conveniences.
This home also features 9’ ceilings on the main level, with 10’ ceilings in the lower level; three garage door openers with remotes; central air conditioning and central vacuum; includes all ceiling electrical light fixtures; and has 200 amp service.
The upper level is finished with hardwood floors throughout, crown molding in the hallway, and showcases four generously sized bedrooms and two washrooms.
All the secondary bedrooms have ample closet space with built-in organizers, and the first of these bedrooms has a juliet balcony overlooking the front foyer. This bedroom and the second bedroom also have gorgeous views of the backyard oasis.
The main 5-pc washroom is complete with a wall-to-wall vanity with two under mount basins, a skylight, and a separate water closet and bath area with rain shower.
The master bedroom is truly an amazing personal retreat. A vaulted ceiling with pot lighting, as well as a wall of windows, gives this space an incredibly bright and airy atmosphere, with the added luxury of a double-sided gas fireplace with floor-to-ceiling stone facing. This personal haven also showcases a huge walk-in closet with built-in organizers, and a spa-like 5-pc ensuite with a freestanding tub by the picture window; vanity with his and her under mount basins; two skylights; a water closet; and an oversized shower area with sliding glass doors and rain and hand-held showers.
This stunning home is close to schools and parks, places of worship, a community centre, public transit and a local shopping plaza; and is just a short drive to Pickering Town Centre, Petticoat Creek Conservation Area, Rouge Park, and access to the 401.
For more information, contact Dionne Witter, of Royal LePage Connect Realty, Brokerage, at (416) 700-9890.
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