MLS #1703122

Superlative Family Home

If you are looking for room for the in-laws or a home that helps generate some extra income, this offering at 9 Margaret Drive in Barrie is move-in ready to suit your needs. This all-brick delight features, a walkout lower level with a separate guest suite, thoughtful upgrades like California knockdown ceilings & crown moulding, and a back yard built for entertaining. All of this is nestled on a premium property with easy access to shopping, school and recreation.

The home itself boasts excellent curb appeal with a stone walkway and steps that take you to the dramatic double front door with decorative glass and sidelights. The door opens to reveal the bright foyer with a ceramic tile floor and 9’ California knockdown ceilings framed by crown moulding. That textured look on the ceiling continues on the wall through the main hall which takes you past both a separate formal living room and formal dining room. The living area is light and bright with a picture window to the front and gleaming hardwood floors. Two half pillars frame the room while the crown moulding mirrors that found in the foyer. The dining room has bi-fold glass doors and hardwood floors. Here you can easily accommodate a large table for formal family occasions and holidays.

The hub of the home is the open concept eat-in kitchen and great room which truly lives up to its moniker. This breathtaking space features a towering 18’+ ceiling wrapped in crown moulding. The room is anchored by a gas fireplace that is flanked by two long windows while another large picture window above floods the room with natural light.

The hardwood floors continue into this space then make way to ceramic tile in the spacious kitchen. The home chef has plenty of cabinet and counter space to work with while a large breakfast bar in the peninsula is perfect for more casual meals. The light filled eating area has a double garden door walkout to the elevated back deck where you can enjoy outdoor entertaining with a view of the pool below. Additional storage can be found in the closet pantry just off the large laundry room which features a ceramic tile floor and inside entry to the attached double garage. The main floor is nicely finished off with a 2-piece powder room.

A hardwood staircase with carpet runner takes you to the upper level landing finished with hardwood floors and open to the great room below. There are four family bedrooms on this level including the tranquil master suite with a walk-in closet and room for a sitting area. A large window frames a view of the back yard below. The spacious 4-piece ensuite is a spa-like space with ceramic tile floors, a sumptuous corner soaker tub with tile surround and a linen closet. The other three bedrooms are all generous in size with bright windows and ample closet space. They share the main 4-piece bath with a ceramic tile floor and arched window.

The lower level has been designed with extended family living high in mind. Here you will find a completely self contained in-law/guest suite with the versatility for multi-family living or income generation. This level features an open kitchen and living room with a gas fireplace and lots of natural light. The double garden door walkout takes you to the back yard and pool deck. There are two large bedrooms, both with above grade windows and lots of closet space. The 4-piece main bath has a large single vanity and ceramic tile floor. The home is also equipped with a motorized chair/stair lift for accessibility needs.

Outside is your own back yard oasis. The property is fenced and landscaped for privacy. Enjoy a dip in the inground saltwater pool with remote control capability. The pool toys can be stowed away in the large storage shed and you can take in the sun from a lounger on either the lower level pool deck or elevated deck off the kitchen.

9 Margaret Drive is located in a desirable family friendly enclave. Kids can walk to school and you can enjoy activities at the nearby East Bayfield Recreation Centre or the Barrie Golf and Country Club. Grab a coffee at Tim Horton’s across the street or enjoy all the shopping Barrie’s Bayfield Street has to offer. The possibilities are endless with this turn-key executive home which has been lovingly maintained. With the ability to create extra income or to accommodate another family generation, this home is ideal for family living on a grand scale.

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Property Features

  • 9' Ceilings
  • California Knockdown Ceilings
  • Cathedral Ceilings
  • Ceramic Tile Floors
  • Hardwood Floors
  • Inground Saltwater Pool
  • Multiple Fireplaces
  • Multiple Walkouts
  • Separate In-law/Guest Suite
  • Walkout Lower Level