Charming Waterside Retreat
Tranquil lakeside living comes together with chalet style charm in this unique offering just steps away from waterfront access on Lake Simcoe. This custom designed home boasts soaring spaces and lots of natural light in an exclusive waterside enclave in Gilford. It has also been lovingly maintained and updated with thoughtful features throughout.
The home is set back from the street with a rustic cedar & brick exterior that fits right in with the neighbourhood vibe. The foyer is light and bright with two large windows, a ceramic tile floor, and built-in closet. There are two sets of French doors in the foyer; one takes you to the family room, a cozy space with pine floors and floor to ceiling built-in wall units & book cases.
The second set of doors opens to reveal the true stunning hub of the home; an open concept design anchored by a soaring great room with a cathedral pine ceiling open to the upper level. The pine floors continue through the room, and the eye is drawn immediately to the floor to ceiling reclaimed brick surround on the wood burning fireplace with a herringbone inlay. The great room is open to the kitchen, a well designed space with 10’ ceiling & ceramic tile floor. The cabinets are topped with crown moulding and incorporate a wine rack and glass inserts along with a wall of pantry storage. A large window at the sink overlooks the back yard and you can also enjoy casual meals at the breakfast bar in the peninsula.
The main level also features a bedroom with double closet and a 3-piece bath with a tiled shower. You can also access the back patio from a second foyer/entry way with additional closet storage.
A wood staircase to the upper level has a lovely resting spot with a window seat that has a built-in cedar lined storage bench. At the top of the stairs is the loft like master suite with vaulted wood ceiling, lovely built-in wardrobes, and more cedar lined storage behind the bed. Double French doors reveal the sumptuous 4-piece ensuite bath which includes a luxurious 2-person jet tub and separate tile & glass shower. A stacked washer/dryer is also conveniently built into the ensuite. Also on this level is a small bonus loft that overlooks the great room.
Outside the property features a 25’x20’ detached workshop/garage and a versatile 20’x20’ bunkie. Both are heated and are on separate hydro meters from the home, making this the perfect set up to run a home business or for creating more living/guest space.
The Lake Simcoe shoreline is just steps away from 86 Lakeshore Boulevard, which enjoys access to a resident only waterfront park just down the street. Kon-Tiki Marina is also just a short walk down the road and you can hit the links at the nearby Harbourview Golf & Country Club. This delightful home features recent upgrades including fresh paint, shingles in 2017 and new furnace/air conditioning in 2015. It ticks off all the boxes for those who enjoy an active lakeside lifestyle all year round.
- Access to Private Waterfront Park
- Cathedral Ceilings
- Separate Garage/Workshop