Welcome to 124 Elizabeth Street, a gorgeous 4 bedroom John Boddy home situated in the heart of Pickering Village, and backing onto the Duffins Creek Conservation Area.
Featuring an interlock driveway, 2-car garage, and beautifully landscaped front yard, the double door entry invites you in to this luxurious and immaculately maintained Forest Glen model.
The arched entryway from the front foyer opens into a spacious receiving hall with two automatic ceiling lights, and is finished with beautiful hardwood floors that flow through to the formal living and dining areas.
Graciously sized, and perfect for large scale entertaining, these combined spaces are filled with natural light streaming through a wall of windows in the living room. A modern chandelier adds ambient lighting to the dining room, which also features a coffered ceiling and decor columns framing the entry to the hallway.
The huge family room is ideal for relaxation and informal entertaining, with soft broadloom and a gas fireplace creating a warm and cozy space for comfort and enjoyment.
An expanse of windows in the adjacent breakfast area allows abundant natural light into this space and the kitchen, as well as offering beautiful views of the greenbelt. This combined space features a walk-out to the backyard deck and ceramic floors, and the family-sized kitchen also showcases quartz counter tops with breakfast bar; stainless steel appliances; double under mount sink; and plenty of counter and cupboard space, including a huge pantry area.
Completing the main level is a large double coat closet, direct access to the garage, a 2-pc powder room, and a laundry room with washer and dryer.
The curved hardwood staircase leads to the upper level, where a large skylight floods the landing with natural light, and soft broadloom adds cozy comfort throughout the hallway and all the bedrooms.
The 5-pc family washroom features a vanity with dual under mount basins, a water closet, ceramic floors, and a tiled bath area with sliding glass shower doors.
French doors open to a room used as office space, which is also carpeted, and could be easily converted to a fifth bedroom.
All the secondary bedrooms have spacious closets, and the largest of these rooms, with its own 2-pc ensuite, is an ideal guest room.
The master bedroom is a substantially sized retreat with multiple windows for abundant natural light, a large walk-in closet, and plenty of space for a sitting area. Its luxurious 5-pc ensuite is complete with water closet; vanity with make-up area and dual under mount basins; step-up corner soaker tub; and shower area with sliding glass doors.
Some additional features included with this beautiful home are all existing electrical light fixtures; all window coverings; central air conditioning; and garage door opener with remotes.
The custom finished basement offers plenty of storage and living space, and is also ideal as an in-law suite.
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