Best of Home & Business
Be your own boss and work from home in this unique property at 2076 South Orr Lake Road just steps from the waterfront. This residence has been well maintained and updated, and features a unique residential/commercial zoning designation, allowing the owner an opportunity to run a business storefront with the comforts of home close at hand.
The front entry of the home has a large mudroom with hardwood floors and great storage for coats, boots and shoes. The living room is a warm, welcoming space with refinished wide plank hardwood floors and a stone fireplace with a heat electric insert. Large windows flank the fireplace and crown mouldings frame the space. The living room is open to the dining area which has space for a good sized table and features more of the same refinished hardwood and crown mouldings.
Adjacent to the dining room is the completely renovated family sized eat-in kitchen with hardwood floors and crushed granite counters. The contemporary white cabinets are nicely accented by the tile and glass backsplash. There is breakfast bar in the peninsula and a sliding door walkout to the new back deck. A built-in desk is also a great idea for homework time. A few steps from the kitchen is a versatile office/den with its own entry and a built-in bookcase, a perfect space for a separate home office. On the other side of the kitchen is an upgraded laundry room.
Also on the main floor is the master bedroom with laminate floors, bright windows and a good sized closet. The large main bath is straight across the hall with tile-style laminate floors and a relaxing Jacuzzi tub with shower. There are two more generous bedrooms on the upper level with laminate flooring, good sized closets and windows. Both feature interesting vaulted ceilings giving them both a loft like feel.
Attached to the home is an entire storefront/commercial space with endless potential. The storefront faces the roadway with a separate entry, new durable laminate floors, and a welcoming covered front porch. It opens up to additional studio/apartment also with new flooring, a wood burning fireplace and floor to ceiling front window. Just off this area is another storage room and 2-piece bath and access to a massive workshop. The commercial designation allows this entire space to be used for a variety of purposes from auto repair to a corner store to a nursery centre. There is also the potential to convert the space into an additional apartment for a tenant.
The possibilities for 2076 South Orr Lake Road are endless, and the value is second to none. The owners have done countless thoughtful updates including new shingles in 2013 and a new water tank and pump in 2016. The Springwater location is ideal and close to all kinds of four season outdoor recreation including boating and fishing on Orr Lake. It’s a perfect opportunity for anyone who would love to work from home in a pleasant rural setting.