A dynamic curb appeal that draws your interest to a home the moment you set eyes on it is rare.
198 Terrance Pl. is one of those homes.
Prefaced by a long, curved driveway and framed by mature trees, the 3,000-square-foot home is perfectly positioned behind a pair of stately cedars, fronted by a pristine cultured stone pond with a quietly cascading waterfall.
Add a Victorian-style turret, reclaimed brick exterior and vibrant red garage door to the mix, and the two-storey home is quite the sight.
"According to the owners, people walking or driving by the home often just stop and look at it," he says.
"As impressive as its exterior is, what’s inside and behind it in the backyard is even more impressive. Viewing this home from start to finish is the only way to fully appreciate all it has to offer."
Once inside, there is much to appreciate, starting with a grand foyer with tile floor and stunning chandelier hanging down from its 20-foot-high ceiling.
A gorgeous twisting staircase with custom wrought iron spindles and blond railing to the left adds another touch of grandeur, while wide doorways to the left and right lead to a wonderful collection of spaces.
To the left is a spacious living room/dining room, while a trio of spaces — a cosy family room, remodelled kitchen and sunroom-like breakfast nook — can be accessed by taking the angled entrance to the right.
Even though the floor plan is traditional — this is a 32-year-old home, after all — well-placed doorways ensure flow between spaces is seamless.
The living room/dining room is perfect for entertaining, the family room is a perfect spot to spend time with the family, and the kitchen/breakfast nook area is a spectacular space that’s a perfect hub for family life or cooking gourmet meals for large gatherings.
"Over $150,000 was spent on a newer island kitchen that was designed by Mosaic Millwork," Moss says.
"It features stainless Miele appliances, a fabulous coffee station, rift oak cabinets, granite countertops and a beautiful bronze glass tile backsplash."
Then, there’s the breathtaking breakfast nook at the end of the richly finished area.
A table for eight to 12 bordered by a built-in bench provides plenty of space for the family or company to eat, while a series of 11 windows on its periphery let in loads of natural light — and views of the resort-like backyard.
"It features a huge multi-level deck, a Las Vegas-style pool with rock waterfall, lit tennis/basketball court with newer (2018) EPDM rubber granular surface, gazebo, hot tub, pool change room and incredible trees and landscaping — it’s your own private getaway," he says. "There’s also a firepit area at the rear of the backyard next to a creek."
Take the striking staircase upstairs and you find a bright, expansive second-floor landing around which three bedrooms, a four-piece bath and office/sitting area revolve.
"Both secondary bedrooms are huge, the main bath was recently remodelled, and the office/sitting area is a special space.
"The master suite is a stunning space with ensuite with heated tile floor, newer shower and jetted tub beneath a tray ceiling with a series of large windows behind it that overlook the backyard. A door on its side wall leads out to a private balcony and the guest suite."
The meticulously maintained home is then finished off by a fully finished basement that offers the same function and style found on the main level and second floor.
"There’s a huge rec room with wet bar, games area with pool table and media area," Moss says.
"It also comes with a bathroom with steam room, exercise room and large mechanical room with two furnaces and reverse osmosis water system."
He adds that there’s absolutely nothing lacking in the beautifully updated home.
"There are almost too many additional features to mention — outdoor speakers in the backyard, an epoxy floor in the attached triple garage, main-floor laundry, security camera system and music and sound system are just a few," he says.
"This is a phenomenal family home in an incredible location. You won’t find a better value in a home in this price range on the market today."
Year Built: 1987
Style: two storey
Size: 3,000 sq. ft. with 300 sq. ft. attached guest house
Contact: Arnie Moss, RE/MAX Professionals, 204-227-3629