Welcome to 121 Durham Street, a century home built in 1916, and situated within a well-established neighbourhood of south Cobourg.
This model of home is commonly known as “The Jackson”, and built mainly within the Town of Cobourg. Beautifully maintained, the home still retains many of its original features - including the deep red brick exterior, windows characteristic of the era, and the grand columns of its covered front porch (which in itself has been exceptionally well-maintained). Inside the home, most of the baseboards, interior door and window trims, and hardwood floors are original, as are the any existing baseboard heat vents.
A perennial garden with a massive hydrangea bush borders the front porch, and there is a walkway from the front to the side deck. This deck is tiered - the higher portion is off the side of the home - stepping down to the lower portion that wraps around to the backyard. This lower deck has a slatted privacy wall on its north side, and the yard also features a patio area, a storage shed, as well as cedar hedges and majestic trees for privacy on its east side. Another feature that was quite common to have at the time is a back door directly into the cellar (this door does not have access into the main level of the home).
Both the front and side doors have updated security screen doors - and the front door opens into a foyer area that showcases the home’s original hardwood flooring beautifully refinished with a dark stain, and this flooring is seen in the main level’s living, dining and family rooms, as well as in the upper level hallway.
The entire home has been freshly painted with a neutral colour giving it a light, airy feel - while decor and design features have been carefully chosen to complement the home’s character. There is a wonderful ease of flow between the living, dining and family rooms - with all three featuring California shutters on their windows, as well as French door entries. The dining room additionally features an ornamental fireplace mantle, and has the added ambient brightness of an elegant light fixture. The family room also has access to the unfinished basement level, which has a laundry area with washer and dryer, and offers great storage space.
The bright, modern kitchen showcases ceramic flooring; cabinetry with scrolled door knobs and drawer pulls; quartz counters, with a cozy breakfast area by the window; ceramic back splashes with stone accents; a double under mount sink; fridge and stove; as well as a broom closet and a built-into-the-wall pantry - and from here is the walk-out onto the deck.
Original to the home, the staircase to the upper level is painted in white, and accented with dark-stained treads - and this level features three bedrooms (all with ceiling fans) and two washrooms. The second and third bedrooms are quite spacious, overlook the backyard, and retain their original hardwood floors - and both share the main 4-pc washroom, which features ceramic finishes throughout and a modern vanity with under mount basin. The master bedroom enjoys the natural lighting of its east-facing exposure, and California shutters on the windows allows for privacy and light control. The bedroom also features a walk-in style closet characters of the era, and a 2-pc ensuite washroom with ceramic flooring and a vanity with counter top basin.
A short walk to the boardwalk along Lake Ontario’s shoreline, this home is also walking distance to Cobourg Marina, the Victoria Park Campgrounds, as well as the parklands associated with beautiful Cobourg Beach. The shopping, restaurants, and attractions of historic downtown Cobourg are also just minutes away - and its a short drive to the Via Rail Station, Northumberland Mall, Northumberland Hills Hospital, the Cobourg Conservation Area, and for access to Hwy 401.
For more information, contact Marianne Wilson, of Re/Max Rouge River Realty Ltd., Brokerage, at (905) 372-2552.
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