32 Grouse Glen, Barrie, ON
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Welcome to this exceptional home nestled in prestigious “Wildwood Estates”. This family-friendly community offers easy access to all amenities including schools, parks, shopping and the highway. This neighbourhood is also perched on the edge of the Ardagh Bluffs Recreation Area where 17 kilometres of nature trails are yours to explore by foot, snowshoe or mountain bike. This gracious and spacious raised bungalow is the perfect family home. Set back nicely from the road on an approximate 65’ x 136’ lot, this home has spectacular curb appeal with an all brick exterior, accented with keystone detailing, meticulously groomed front lawn, perennial gardens and stone front entry. The double car garage, with inside entry, and paved driveway provide ample parking for guests and family vehicles. Once inside, you are greeted by a home that exudes pride of ownership. Fully finished, this home boasts warm and inviting principal rooms, a total of 4 bedrooms (3 up, 1 down), 2 baths and attention to detail throughout. From the open concept floor plan, to the incredible back yard oasis, this house is a home your family will thrive in. Gleaming mahogany hardwood floors, installed in 2012, grace the main floor hallway and set the tone of this home immediately. An oversized entryway leads from the main hall to the formal dining room. The ideal setting for your most special meals, this elegant space boasts hardwood floors, a large window, with arched transom, and tray ceiling with cove lighting. The built-in wet bar will come in handy when entertaining and provides additional storage for table linens and barware. Step into “the heart of this home”; the open concept kitchen/family room. This family room just begs to be enjoyed with mahogany floors and a decorative fireplace. “Cut-outs” surrounding the fireplace conveniently accommodate your audio/visual equipment and the custom built-in provides plenty of storage space. Updated light fixtures and multiple windows fill the room with light. Chefs rejoice! This stylish and functional kitchen is guaranteed to impress with plenty of cupboard space, including a pantry, lots of counter space, easy care ceramic floors and a tiled backsplash. Updated light fixtures, pot lights, under and over cabinet lighting brighten every inch of your work-space and the stainless steel dishwasher and microwave are included. Casual meals are easily enjoyed at the breakfast bar or in the adjacent dining area. This room features glass block windows and terrace doors that lead to the patio, perfect for barbecuing and outdoor entertaining. A neutral colour palette throughout the entire space creates one cohesive room that is perfect both for entertaining and everyday living. Gleaming mahogany floors continue through the main hall and on to the three family bedrooms. The master bedroom features a large walk-in closet and a terrace door walkout to the deck, the perfect spot to enjoy your morning coffee. The master is served by a spacious 4 pc ensuite, complete with ceramic floor, glass block windows and shower and soaker tub. Pot lights and updated vanity light brighten the space. The two family bedrooms, both generously sized, are served by a 4 pc bath with ceramic floor and tub surround. The décor in the two family bedrooms are sure to please the “little prince and princess” in your family and storage shelves above the closets provide an adorable display perch for their treasures. All bedrooms feature ceiling fans and natural gas heat and central air conditioning ensure your sleeping comfort. The bright and airy lower level has been fully finished and features a spacious rec room that is sure to become your favourite spot for family movie night. Pot lights, neutral carpet and décor and above grade windows create an inviting room that offers enough space for all of your family and friends. The lower level also offers the fourth bedroom (currently an office) and the laundry room. The garage is also accessible on this level. No need for a cottage when you call 32 Grouse Glen “Home”. Keep cool, active and entertained all summer long in the sparkling blue water of the 16 x 32 inground saltwater swimming pool, complete with waterfall. The heater allows you to extend the swimming season and the liner was replaced in 2016 for your convenience. “Catch some rays” on the expansive stone patio”. The stone retaining wall creates a nice separation between the pool and the green space and the trees create lots of shade and privacy. Barbecue or dine “al fresco” on the deck, or curl up with a book on the second deck off the master. Lattice on both decks ensures your privacy. Fully fenced, with gates on both sides of the home, this is the perfect backyard oasis. Additional updates include the gas furnace (2013), air conditioner (2015) and shingles (2014) and the central vac and California shutters throughout are also included.