36 Garrison Village Dr, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0, Canada
2190 sqft (203 sqm)
7868.3 sqft (731.0 sqm)
Offered for the first time since it was built by the incomparable Gatta Homes, 36 Garrison Village Drive brings style and graceful scale to the fore. With a nod toward historical themes – 6-over-6 and 4-over-4 windows, bright white portico columns topped with a stately pediment, this 2190 sq-ft bungalow in Niagara-on-the-Lake's architecturally protected enclave offers modern amenity and established community with room enough to enjoy life inside and out.
Overlooking a small parkette out front, the double interlocking brick drive leads to a 2+car garage and the handsome verandah palisade, perfect for chairs and cool shaded afternoons, greeting the neighbours and enjoying The Village community lifestyle.
This home is infused with light - in the great room alone there are 7 windows that rise 7 feet high, plus a large French garden door. Each room is bright, the lofty 10-ft ceilings ensure it feels airy and open and there is a gentle sympathy between the indoors and outdoors. The garden door leads to the interlocking brick patio and pool-sized rear yard, complete with privacy fence and surrounded by mature trees. One can imagine hosting warm gatherings of friends and family here, people trailing in and out, ice clinking in glasses, laughter and gentility.
The broad entry leads immediately through to the great room or to formal dining, generously-sized and ready to accommodate large gatherings. Cleverly laid out, this bungalow offers easy access to the kitchen from dining, and keeps the bedroom wing tucked away from the crowds.
Finishes are notable: classic millwork in the form of deep baseboards, crown moulding, California shutters in the bedrooms, rounded corners on the main floor. Details matter here, shown by the deep and carefully crafted natural gas fireplace; a historical flair with an updated finish.
One element about the layout and design which speaks to the careful architectural planning in evidence here – this home is wide open to the outdoors, yet entirely private. Window and door placement ensure pleasant views for display while concealing the neighbours. Quiet contemplation of snow falling or garden delights will not include intrusions from elsewhere.
The kitchen offers seemingly acres of granite island boasting a double sink, wine fridge and seating for 5, and is anchored by a Jenn-Air suite of appliances that include an induction cooktop, in-wall oven and microwave combination. Substantial cupboard/storage space provide support for a busy family or an in-home chef with all the toys.
Master suite – 2 walk-in closets with cabinetry, twin undermount sinks in the marble-topped vanity, decadent vessel tub, glass-enclosed shower surrounded by stone tile, generously sized, windows, an oasis from the world. An additional bedroom + a den with lovely French entry doors offer versatility of use – home office, library, options abound.
A stylish and hardworking main floor laundry/mud room includes countertopped front loading laundry suite, full sink, ample storage in custom cabinetry and an entry from the garage.
Downstairs: Full footprint in size and plentiful windows to let in natural light, a handsomely finished 4-pc bath, room for 8.5-ft ceilings when the drywall and ceiling installation is complete. Huge cold cellar, services, electrical and frame roughed-in for two full-sized bedrooms with large closets, expansive family room, den/exercise room/yoga studio, plus ample storage and an additional utility room, all waiting for drywall and your choice of colours and finishes.