A magnificent custom home set on an impressive 1.7 acre property that backs onto a forested landscape, and situated within a private enclave of estates in the prestigious Staxton Glen hamlet of north Pickering, welcome to 3250 Salem Road.
Showcasing a brick and stone exterior with automated pot lights; a four car garage; as well as automated landscaping lighting with the driveway and with the interlocking front terrace - this luxuriously appointed home has seven bedrooms in total, eight washrooms, and just over 6,700 sq. ft. of main and upper level living space, plus a fully developed lower level.
The stately stone portico has an entry door with sidelights and an arched transom - and opens into a main level showcasing 10’ ceilings; dark hardwood flooring; 6.5” crown mouldings and 7.5” baseboards; exceptional trim work; rounded corners; pot lighting; stunning contemporary light fixtures and chandeliers; light diffusing shades; and generously sized principal rooms - including an elegant formal living room with a double French door entry, and a tastefully decorated formal dining room with glass-paneled pocket French doors and a waffle ceiling - with both rooms directly off the reception hall. The hallway has a curved wall display niche with accent lighting, and leads into an impressively sized Great Room that is open to the upper level mezzanine and hallway, and which has a wall-to-wall media unit surrounding its gas fireplace. Adding to the grandeur of this entertaining space is a soaring waffle ceiling, while its two-storey window floods light into this room, and into the upper hall.
Simply spectacular in both its design and functionality, the custom gourmet kitchen will delight the home chef with its exceptional meal preparation space and storage. The huge centre island has display shelves, seating, and a stainless steel prep sink; all the counters are quartz, and the back splashes are tiled in a herringbone design; the built-in stainless steel Wolf 4-burner gas cooktop has a BBQ grill, exhaust hood, and the convenience of a pot filler faucet; while the built-in hutch has two glass-paneled extended height accent doors and a bar fridge - and with walk-out from the breakfast area, entertaining easily spills to the outdoors during the summer months. Designed by Applewood Kitchens, the crisp white cabinetry also has some double-stacked upper cabinets with glass-paneled accent doors and interior lighting, as well as under mount lighting, soft closing hardware, and pull-out refuse and recycling drawers - and both the French door fridge and the dishwasher are panelled to blend seamlessly with the cabinetry. Completing the kitchen’s array of high end stainless steel appliances is a built-in coffee maker, steam oven, microwave, and wall oven - and in addition to the main stainless steel double sink and island prep sink is another prep sink in the butlers servery - with this convenient space featuring a back splash of arabesque-shaped tiles, cabinets with glass-paneled uppers, and a huge walk-in pantry - as well as a glass-paneled pocket French door entry into the elegant and intimate space of the formal dining room.
Off the reception hall is also a double coat closet and a powder room - and this washroom, as well as the seven other washrooms in this home, all showcase vanities with quartz counters, under mount basins, and soft closing hardware. The hallway off the Great Room leads into a mud room with porcelain flooring; access to the four car garage; a walk-in coat and storage closet; a bench seat with coat hooks and overhead cubbies; as well as the first of two laundry rooms, with this one having a front load washer and dryer, a quartz counter with stainless steel sink, and a back splash tiled in a herringbone design.
Off the mud room is both a private home office, as well as a bonus room that is ideal as a guest bedroom or a nanny suite that features a double closet and a sliding door walk-out to the backyard - with both of these rooms having semi-private access to a 3-pc washroom with porcelain flooring and a glassed-in shower.
To the upper level is a dark-stained oak hardwood staircase with wrought iron pickets, its staircase walls finished with wainscoting - and hardwood and wrought iron railings line the hallway where it is open to the main level below. The hallway is also finished with crown moldings, and other superb features of this level include 9’ ceilings, dark hardwood flooring, 7.5” baseboards, upgraded light fixtures, light-diffusing window shades, and rounded corners. Suspended above the foyer and the staircase are gorgeous contemporary chandeliers - and along the mezzanine is a wall of built-in bookcases.
All four bedrooms on this level are incredibly spacious, have closet organizers, as well as ensuite washrooms with porcelain-tiled finishes - with the second bedroom featuring a walk-thru closet to its ensuite, which has a glass shower and walls tiled in a herringbone design. This level also has the home’s second laundry room, which showcases a porcelain-tiled floor, a double linen closet, front load washer and dryer, storage cabinets, a quartz counter with stainless steel sink, and a back splash of hexagon-shaped tiles. The fourth bedroom has a raised arched ceiling above a window with an arched transom, as well as a walk-in closet, and its ensuite showcases arabesque floor tiles, a make-up vanity, and a glass shower with a wall niche. The third bedroom also has a raised arched ceiling above its arched window and a walk-in closet, while its ensuite has a bath and shower combo with a wall niche. The openness of hallway’s west end allows one to appreciate the grandness of the Great Room below - and just off the mezzanine is a double door entry into the spectacular master suite.
This exceptional personal retreat showcases 6.5” crown mouldings; bedside wall niches with accent lighting; a spacious sitting area with a gas fireplace surrounded by a built-in media cabinet; and also has a kitchenette with a bar fridge and sink.Luxuriously appointed and with two separate entries, the spa-like ensuite has two separate custom vanities; a heated floor; a soaker tub with a hand-held shower; a two-person glass shower with two rainfall shower heads, a hand-held shower, a bench seat, and two separate glass door entries; a water closet with toilet and bidet; as well as a built-in make-up vanity - and the master suite would not be complete without its two walk-in closets, both which are quite spacious, have organizers, and with the larger closet also having a window, a chandelier, and a dressing area.
To the lower level is a hardwood staircase, and this fully developed level brings outstanding living and entertaining space to the home - with some of its exceptional features being high quality laminate flooring, pot lighting, and 9’ ceilings throughout; oversized windows, most with light diffusing blinds; upgraded light fixtures; and rounded corners. The impressively sized recreation area offers abundant space for entertaining and family enjoyment. Its stunning custom wet bar showcases quartz counters, a stainless steel sink, bar fridge, and ice maker; while the cabinetry has a wine rack, shelving, and glass-paneled upper cabinets. The family room has a gas fireplace surrounded by a built-in media unit, while at the opposite end of the recreation space is a conversation area with a built-in bookcase - and the doorway next to the staircase wall opens onto a landing area providing access to a large storage room and the stairs to the garage.
The east wing of this level features a double coat and storage closet; a 2-pc washroom; a cold room; as well as two spacious bedrooms - one with broadloom and a double closet - with both having their own semi-private access to a stunning spa washroom - which features heated flooring, a soaker tub, and a glassed-in steam shower with rainfall shower head.
For the ultimate in home entertainment, movie nights with friends and family can be enjoyed in the theatre room - which has theatre-style lighting and sound-dampening carpeting, a black-out shade on its window, an elevated platform for tiered seating, built-in shelves, and includes a full Dolby Home Theatre system.
Another impressive feature of this home is its four car garage - which is heated and has an epoxy floor; has man-doors from the front driveway and from the backyard; has a second kitchen complete with cabinets, a stainless steel double sink, fridge, and oven with gas cooktop; as well as staircase access to the lower level.
This home also has two furnaces and two hot water tanks; a central vacuum system; CAT-5 wiring in all the rooms; a security system with a dedicated technical room and cameras; as well as a surround sound speaker system throughout much of the home, outside, and in the garage.
A magnificent presence within a rural setting away from the hustle and bustle of city living - all major amenities are close at hand, with the urban centres of Pickering and Ajax, as well as access to Hwys 7, 407, and the 401 for commuting - just short drives away.