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82 Edwards Drive, Barrie, ON

Blog by Robert & Matthew Johnston | May 25th, 2015

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Make the move to one of Barrie’s most desirable neighbourhoods; Kingswood Estates. Located in south Barrie, this prestigious subdivision is close to parks, schools, shopping and the GO Station. A short walk will have you at the water’s edge where you can spend a day at the beach with your family or watch the sailboats glide across the Bay. This home exudes pride of ownership from the moment you arrive. The all brick exterior, combined with the unistone walkway and well established perennial gardens create exceptional curb appeal while the double car garage, with inside entry, and paved double driveway provide ample parking for guests and family vehicles. Nestled on a picturesque 53’ x 158’ lot, backing onto towering pine trees, this backyard is a private oasis in the heart of the city. Relax or entertain on the expansive deck as you listen to the sounds of nature in your own backyard. This elegant and inspiring bungalow has been fully finished and offers 3 bedrooms (2 up, 1 down) and 3 full baths. The open concept floor plan works well both for entertaining and everyday living and with quality finishings throughout, this is a house you will be proud to call “home”. Sunlight pours through the decorative glass inserts of the double front door entry. Easy care ceramics grace the foyer and continue into the walk-in storage room located off the main entry. Adjacent to the foyer is the elegant formal living room. Spacious enough for your most special family gatherings, yet cozy enough for more intimate meals, this space boasts gleaming hardwood floors and a neutral décor that extend through to the hallway and formal living room. Three windows, one with an arched transom, overlook the front yard and fill the room with natural light. The California shutters in the dining room, living room and kitchen are all included for your convenience. A sophisticated light fixture completes the space and complements the décor. Two decorative columns and an arched ceiling frame the entrance to the “heart of this home”. Sophisticated and inviting, the open concept living room/kitchen is sure to become the favourite gathering place for family and friends. The focal point is the cozy gas fireplace, surrounded by windows, that anchors the room. This functional floor plan makes it easy to keep an eye on the kids while you make dinner and be part of the fun when entertaining guests. Casual meals are easily enjoyed in the bright and cheery breakfast area. Easy care ceramics grace the space and continue through to the kitchen. Sliding glass doors open from the dining area to the deck and barbecuing is easy with a gas hookup already in place for your convenience. The family chef will feel right at home in the stylish and functional kitchen. The breakfast bar is the perfect spot for a quick snack or a great place to lay out the buffet when entertaining. The kitchen offers ample counter and cupboard space and quality stainless steel appliances including a gas stove, refrigerator, microwave and dishwasher. A ceramic backsplash creates a seamless transition from cabinet to counter and upgraded light fixtures brighten your entire workspace. Two generously sized bedrooms are offered on the main floor including the master bedroom. Both rooms feature new broadloom and pleasing décor. The master bedroom is served by a private 4 pc ensuite with soaker tub and separate shower. The second bedroom (currently used as an office) is served by an additional 4 pc bath with Mirolin tub/shower enclosure. Both baths feature large vanities with lots of storage space and ceramic floors. The Kinetico water softener and reverse osmosis water filtration system are included for your convenience. The professionally finished lower level has been perfectly designed and offers space for work, sleep and play. Attention to detail is apparent in the thoughtful, open concept design that is an entertainer’s delight. The highest quality Berber carpet graces the fabulous family room and continues through to the bedroom and den. Your family is sure to make many happy memories in this family room. Extensive pot lights and a “beachy” colour palette combine to create a bright and inviting space that is the perfect setting for family movie night. Unleash your inner sommelier and host a wine tasting for your friends at the exquisitely crafted bar. Custom designed, the bar features gorgeous cabinetry with etched glass doors and “soft” drawer closings. The sink and wine fridge complete the space and add to the bar’s functionality. Overnight guests are easily accommodated in the spacious bedroom, served by a sumptuous 3 pc bath. The bath offers an antique-inspired vanity with granite countertop and undermount sink, glass shower and travertine floors that extend through to the laundry room and the bar area. A “bonus” room is also offered on this level. This room would make a great den, hobby room or playroom for the kids. There is no shortage of storage space with two double closets featured in the bedroom, a double closet in the bonus room, a storage area under the stairs and storage space in the utility room. Surround sound has been roughed in for your convenience and natural gas heat and central air conditioning ensure your comfort all year long. Step outside and experience what backyard living is all about. The fully fenced yard is an outdoor paradise with an expansive deck, with privacy panels, overlooking the yard. Two retractable awnings provide relief from the sun on those hot humid August days . The deck, measuring 16’ x 35’, offers lots of space for barbecuing or dining “al fresco” and offers two sets of steps down to the lush, green lawn. The well established plantings and decorative arbour are sure to please the gardener in your family and the 10’ x 10’ Royal garden shed is included. Spend your summer here!