In our current realestateNOW feature, we tour a striking contemporary home in Bobcaygeon surrounded by a natural setting and just steps from Pigeon Lake, from Tom and Wendy Hunt of Hunt4Dreams Realty Inc.
Nestled away on a gently rolling tree-lined street that curves with the natural landscape and surrounded by the peaceful setting that is Pigeon Lake, 250 Riverside Drive seems a world away yet is mere minutes from all the wonderful amenities of Bobcaygeon.
This location is ideal for the outdoor enthusiast with access to a public boat launch on Pigeon Lake just steps away. Boating, hiking, cross-country skiing, great views, and lots of fresh air abound in this pristine area.
“It’s like you’re in the country, but you’re actually in town. It’s a very comfortable setting,” says Tom Hunt, Broker of Record with Hunt4Dreams Realty Inc.
Located in a high-profile subdivision, the 3,800-square-foot private and tranquil in-town bungalow was constructed a year ago to exacting detail, and with use of the finest custom materials by master builders and craftspeople.
“The finest modern amenities and intricate details enhance the home and add to its aesthetic and practical value,” explains Hunt.
This includes high ceilings, recessed lighting, tile entry, high-quality oak hardwood floors cut on the diagonal, gorgeous moldings throughout the main floor, stainless steel appliances, and high-efficiency propane heating.
The property features three bedrooms, three bathrooms, a large rear deck with beautiful views, a front covered porch, a private rear yard, and an attached garage.
There are two large family room areas, and a spacious laundry room on the lower level.
The wow factor
“There’s a wow factor when you enter the house,” boasts Hunt, noting the grand entry to rising 10 feet cathedral-like ceilings in the main great room.
“The oak hardwood floor that you see when you enter is heavy duty, hand-scraped hardwood and cut on a 45 degree angle,” he adds.
Every room is bathed in natural light, creating a seamless transition from indoor living to outdoor experience.
The high-end kitchen features solid wood cupboards and stainless steel built-in appliances (stove with separate cook top and a double oven), paired with a large island and dining area.
Let the master bedroom be your sanctuary. This large suite is polished with an L-shape, 10 x 15 foot walk-in closet, along with an ensuite bathroom with a full soaker tub and a shower with rain shower heads and oversized ceramic and sliding glass panel doors.
The spacious second bedroom has oversized sliding doors to the rear yard, and the third bedroom is perfect for guests, or as an office or craft room.
The lower level, covered in hardwood flooring along with a dampness barrier beneath, is an entertainer’s dream come true, says Hunt.
The raised floor has loads of features including two enormous entertainment rooms (measuring 23 x 20 feet and 23 x 26 feet), an ideal environment to display a huge TV screen and home theatre system.
VIDEO: A virtual tour of 250 Riverside Drive
“The nine foot ceilings and huge windows allow a lot of light and make you feel like you’re on the main floor,” notes Hunt.
It also has two utility areas, a three-piece bath with a corner Jacuzzi tub on a raised pedestal all surrounded by 12 x 15 inch ceramic tiles around the walls and floors, and a laundry room with ceramic floors.
Plenty of outdoor living
Creating an inviting outdoor living space in the yard is the best way to meet neighbors, and there is plenty of opportunity for that on this property with a front covered porch and 44-foot rear deck.
“Both decks are overbuilt and the floor joists are over code,” says Hunt. “They have solid support.”
If entertaining isn’t your cup of tea, you can just sit back and relax as you watch wildlife roam through the beautiful natural setting-right from the comfort of your own home.
The asking price for this property is $659,000. Real estate agents Tom Hunt, Wendy Hunt, and Madeline Brown can be reached by phone at 705-738-1414, or in person at their office at 42A Bolton Street in Bobcaygeon.
All photos courtesy of Hunt4Dreams Realty Inc.