Old Second Road South, Midhurst, ON, L0L 1X0, Canada
Escape the hustle and bustle of the city and call this piece of paradise home! This picturesque 1.53 acre property is located in Springwater Township, just four minutes from Highway 400 and less than ten minutes to the shopping and restaurants of Bayfield Street, Barrie’s “Golden Mile”. This location offers easy access to some of the best recreational facilities in our region including world class skiing, challenging golf courses and an extensive snowmobile trail system.
A long, winding driveway leads from the road to this grand, two-storey home nestled amongst the trees. The detached 20 x 40 heated workshop is sure to please the hobbyist in the family while the double car garage, with inside entry, offers ample parking for family vehicles. An inground sprinkler system keeps the lawn lush and green all summer long.
This all brick two-storey has been fully finished and offers a total of 4 bedrooms (3 up, 1 down) and 3 & 1/2 baths. Beautifully maintained and recently updated, this home offers sunny and spacious principal rooms that are ideal both for entertaining and everyday living. The kitchen is truly the heart of this home and the sunroom, with southern exposure, is sure to be your family’s favourite gathering spot.
Once inside, you are impressed immediately by the warmth and grandeur of this spacious home. Gleaming hardwood floors grace the entry way and the front sitting room and the home has been freshly painted, in a neutral colour palette throughout.
New hickory hardwood floors grace the formal dining room and extend through to the sunken family room. A large bay window in the dining room offers panoramic views of the grounds and allows sunlight to flood the space. French doors and crown moulding add elegance to the space and pot lights brighten every nook and cranny of the room. A buttery yellow on the walls gives the room a warm and cozy feel; the perfect spot for your next family gathering or intimate dinner.
Double French doors lead to the sunken main floor family room. Adjacent to the kitchen, this space is the perfect spot for entertaining guests or relaxing with family. The focal point of the room is the Alderlee cast iron wood fireplace insert (installed in 2013). Christmas stockings will “hang with care” on the mantle as you snuggle up by the fire on those chilly winter nights. The brick surround, ceramic hearth and accent wall create an elegant backdrop and a new chimney liner has been installed for your convenience (2013).
Step up from the family room into the stylish and functional eat-in kitchen. Spacious enough for the whole family to help with dinner, this kitchen is guaranteed to please the family chef with easy care ceramic flooring and miles of luxurious granite counter tops. The centre island features a cooktop, additional storage space and more room for meal prep. Storage is not a problem in this kitchen with tons of cabinetry, a pantry, built-in shelves and a built-in wine rack. The built-in desk will come in handy for meal planning and is a perfect spot for the kids to do their homework when you are busy making dinner. The tiled backsplash complements the cabinetry and makes clean up a breeze. The stainless steel fridge, stove, dishwasher and microwave are included for your convenience. A bright and cheery break-fast nook is the perfect spot for casual meals.
Step down from the kitchen and soak up the sun in the spectacular sunroom. Huge windows overlook the grounds and with 3 walkouts, you are never far from nature. Adobe clay tiles and two ceiling fans give the room a “tropical feel”.
A door leads from the kitchen through to the main floor laundry/mudroom and a 3 pc bath with shower. The laundry room offers access to the yard and a second door leading to the driveway. The laundry room features a storage closet, sink with vanity/cabinets and ceramic floors and the stackable washer and dryer (new in 2011) are included for your convenience.
Upstairs you find the family beds and baths. No member of the family gets “stuck with the small room” in this home! The huge second bedroom offers semi-ensuite access to the beautifully renovated main 5 pc bath. This bath features extensive ceramics, granite counter and a large vanity with double sinks. Although currently configured as a 3 bedroom home, the upper level could easily convert back to a 4 bedroom with the installation of a dividing wall. All bedrooms feature neutral broadloom and pleasing décor.
Retire at the end of a busy day to the spacious master suite, guaranteed to provide you with a good night’s sleep. This room offers lots of storage space with three double closets and you will appreciate the privacy of your own bath. The 3 pc ensuite features a large vanity, built-in storage shelves and oversized shower.
Recent updates to the mechanics of this home include a high efficiency heat pump, home surge protector, hot water heater and garage door openers on both the garage and the workshop (2011).
The lower level has been fully finished and offers lots of room for family fun. The massive rec room is the perfect spot for family movie night or challenge the kids to a game of darts or pool in the separate games room. Brick walls give the space a “rustic feel” and create architectural inter-est to the space. Your library is attractively displayed on the built-in book shelves and the 4th bedroom, served by a 2 pc bath, easily accommodates overnight guests. Careful attention was paid to the lighting so the lower level feels bright and airy. You will want to spend all your free time in this space!
The weekend “do-it-yourselfer” will certainly appreciate the 20’ x 40’ heated shop (new oil tank in 2011) and the gardener of the family is not left out with a fabulous green house. Start your summer flowers, or vegetables early; a true gardener’s delight.
Several walkouts lead from the house to the outdoors. Listen to the sounds of nature on the deck, plant the garden of your dreams or spend the day just “puttering around” in the shop. Enjoy a campfire in your own backyard with a built-in bonfire pit with iron grate; the perfect spot to roast marshmallows as you enjoy all that this home has to offer. This is your forever home!
- Robert & Matthew Johnston
- 705 795-4107
- 1 877 728-4067
- 705 722-5684
- Royal LePage First Contact Realty
- 299 Lakeshore Drive
- Barrie, ON
- L4N 7Y9