Situated on one of the most sought-after streets in the prestigious Upper Thornhill Estates community, this Lanterna built residence is sure to impress. Loaded with upgrades and featuring a customized and functional layout, the 4+1 bedroom, 5-bathroom floor plan wastes no space and is ideal for today’s family.
From out front, the home’s stone & stucco chateau inspired elevation gives it a commanding presence on this quiet, child friendly Crescent. The curb appeal is further accentuated by rich interlock and professional landscaping which is found around the entire structure. Pass the awesome Japanese Maple and colourful flower bed, and up the stone steps, you’ll come to a front porch which is great for relaxing on. Finally, the entrance appears, a stylish and modern fiberglass front entry door with multi-point locking system ($6000 cost). In you go…
An oversized entrance foyer greets visitors and features 18” porcelain tiles arranged at a 45 degree angle. Coats can be hung within the full-sized hallway closet and next to this, you will find a spacious powder room with custom vanity. The main floor features 9’ smooth ceilings while the foyer is separated from the remainder of the house by a half wall that is topped off with a dark-stained oak ledge which adds to the earthy appeal of the home.
Moving forward, principal room floors are adorned in rich dark-stained oak hardwood, with the living/dining room combination directly ahead. The room is perfect for both formal and informal family gatherings, with its large windows, coffered ceiling, crown moulding and pot lights. Just to the right is the family room where the fun really begins. This convenient space features a cozy cast limestone gas fireplace which is flanked by custom built-ins, perfect for displaying mementos and for storing audio/video components. The family room also features a large window which overlooks the pond and greenery that is just beyond the backyard fence.
Still on the main floor is the custom designed chef’s kitchen with its white shaker cabinets that feature glass inserts, crown moulding, soft-close drawers and cabs, compartmentalized dividers and pull-out drawers. A solid granite counter-top and a brick-inspired marble backsplash complement the space, while the floor is covered in 12” x 24” marble tiles. Stainless steel appliances are highlighted by a 5-burner gas range for the chef extraordinaire. As well, the fridge and dishwasher were purchased in 2020. Finally, an oversized stainless steel undermounted sink is accompanied by an upgraded faucet, for your convenience.
The bright breakfast area offers plenty of room for a family-sized table, or there’s always the option to sit counter-height at the island, which was designed with a contrasting dark chocolate finish. Best of all, the views from this area are spectacular, overlooking a tranquil pond and lush ravine. Off of the breakfast area is the patio door which will take you out to your deck, which has been enhanced with contemporary glass railings. Also on the main floor is the mud room, which features laundry facilities, cabinets for extra storage, a treated wood counter-top as well as a door to the garage.
A open winding oak staircase with wrought-iron pickets leads upstairs to the bedroom level. The 2nd floor is also covered in dark-stained hardwood, and features 4 well sized bedrooms, 3 of which feature ensuite bathrooms. The 2 front bedrooms are a great size and each come with a 4-piece ensuite bathroom, complete with ceasarstone counter-tops, porcelain tiles, mosaic trim and upgraded faucets. Furthermore, these two front facing bedrooms have beautiful decorative windows, oversized closets with organizers and blackout blinds with drapes.
The master suite is truly exceptional, allowing the king and queen of this castle to relax and enjoy everything they’ve worked so hard for. There is a sumptuous 5-piece ensuite bathroom that features marble floor tiles, a frameless glass shower and a large double vanity with granite counter top, undermount sinks and upgraded faucets. The walk-in closet is a great size, and is complemented by high-end closet organizers that do a great job adding to the storage capacity. Best of all, the views out the bedroom window will leave you speechless.
Down the stairs to the lower level, the professionally finished walk-out basement is bright and airy with distinct areas used for specific purposes. The theatre room portion is surrounded by enlarged windows and feels as though it is situated on the main floor. This room is overly spacious and is great for having friends over to watch the big game. Connected to the theatre is the rec area, which comes complete with a wet bar that is covered in a modern ceasarstone counter-top with waterfall effect. Keep the current use of a billiard lounge or turn it into a play room, it’s a great space with many uses. Finally, there is a spacious bedroom and a 3-piece contemporary themed bathroom, which are perfectly utilized as a nanny-suite or home gym.
Out back, the home is highlighted by an intricate patterned stone patio with complimenting steps and a gas bbq line which is perfect for entertaining. The yard is enclosed with a durable extra-height wooden fence and features luscious landscaping.
There is no doubt that this home is heavily enhanced and many a times, it is the little things that make the difference. From upgraded hardware and light fixtures to larger baseboards and door casings with integrated backbend, this home is not like the rest. The floor plan was enlarged and customized with the builder by pushing out walls in the kitchen, master bedroom and front bedrooms while adding and enlarging windows in the basement. Sinks are Franke and Kohler and faucets are Grohe and Blanco in the Kitchen and Master Ensuite. The basement has been sound proofed with Roxul Safe & Sound Insulation, and features the Delta sub-flooring system which is meant to keep the lower level warm and dry during the chilly months. There is also wiring down here for up to 7.1 surround sound and that extends to the exterior as well– all that you need are the speakers! The home also comes with an Elite Lennox high-efficiency gas furnace, high efficiency air conditioner and a 200 AMP electrical panel.
Located in the high-demand community of Upper Thornhill Estates, this home is ideally situated on one of the most coveted streets in the neighbourhood, and boasts a spacious lot which measures 42’ wide and has a depth of 106’-108’. 101 Lady Karen Crescent is zoned for great schools such as Nellie McClung PS (holding here until a new neighbourhood elementary level school is built), Romeo Dallairre PS (French Immersion), Alexander Mackenzie HS & Vaughan SS (FI). Parks, playgrounds and green spaces are plentiful in the vicinity, while the Yummy Market Plaza is close by, and features a range of shopping and dining options. Get anywhere quick with access to Hwy. 407, the GO Train Terminal and the York Region Bus Line (YRT). What an ideal location – your family deserves this!