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Forward-thinking floor plan, extensive remodelling offer flexibility and style

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The 1,603 sq. ft. bungalow — which offers five bedrooms, three baths and about 3,000 sq. ft. of total living space — has been tastefully updated from top to bottom.

A light-filled main floor office next to the foyer is the perfect designated work-from-home space for parents.

The expansive, fully-finished lower level offers a media area with adjacent dry bar, exercise area, two bedrooms, a three-piece bath and ample storage space.

Surrounded by glass and situated under a vaulted ceiling, the three-season sunroom is a bright, beautiful space that holds huge dining and seating areas.

Featuring a pleasing combination of rustic and modern design themes, the spacious primary bedroom is a warm, inviting retreat.

The remodelled ensuite comes with an elegantly tiled walk-in shower and separate space with a sumptuous soaker tub.

Over the past year-and-a-half, debate over whether to buy a new or resale home has escalated to a new, more urgent level.

With the pandemic dictating they spend more time at home working and studying, families are now looking for more flexibility in a living space — a quality older homes often lack.

Consequently, even homes that are just over 20 years old can seem outdated. That is, unless they come with a forward-thinking floor plan and have been thoroughly updated both inside and out.

Val Miller of Royal LePage Dynamic Real Estate says 51 Lindenshore Dr. is one of those rare homes.

"The first thing that stands out about this home is that it’s been renovated from top to bottom over the past seven years," she says of the 1,603 sq. ft. bungalow, which was built in 2000. "It’s been fully updated in pretty much every area."

Indeed, the list of updates is impressive.

In 2014, both the kitchen and bathrooms were remodelled, and a new three-season sunroom was added to the home’s rear portion.

All main floor bedrooms got new cork flooring in 2015, new pot lights and light fixtures were installed in 2017 along with a new roof, and the kitchen’s flooring was upgraded with beautiful, engineered oak hardwoods in 2018.

That’s just the tip of the iceberg, says Miller.

"Just last year, the primary bedroom’s ensuite was remodelled, as was the lower-level bathroom. The home got new Polar Windows and doors in 2019, the driveway and sidewalk were lifted this year, and the home’s exterior got new paint, stucco, fascia, soffits and exterior lighting. In short, the home is in like-new condition."

And while the home is 21 years old, its layout is as functional as you’d find in any brand-new home.

In a design feature not found in many homes of its vintage, it starts off with a generous, tiled foyer that features two key spaces on either side: a mud/laundry room to the left and an office to the right.

"Right away, it provides families with a main floor office and a spacious mud/laundry room that offers a window, cabinetry and a closet," notes Miller. "The mud/laundry room provides lots of utility, while the main floor office, which comes with a built-in desk, gives mom or dad a separate spot to do their work from home."

It’s then on to the home’s main living area, which is bright, open and thoroughly contemporary.

The roomy kitchen is resplendent with its mid-sized island, two-tone thermofoil and glossy white cabinetry, off-white quartz countertops and newer stainless appliances, while the adjacent dining area can seat anywhere from four to 12 guests.

Meanwhile, the family room — which is tucked away neatly to the left of the kitchen and dining area — possesses plenty of contemporary charm, too.

"It features a gorgeous tray ceiling and a textured feature wall with a TV nook set between two large windows that let in lots of natural light," she says. "The windows also look out onto a special space behind it."

Turns out, that special space is none other than the three-season sunroom.

"With its vaulted season, three walls of windows, huge dining area, sitting area and access to a private, fenced backyard with fire pit, seating and barbecue areas, it’s the home’s show-stopper," Miller says. "It’s an absolutely gorgeous space."

The main floor is then finished off by a wing between the foyer and main living area that holds two big secondary bedrooms, a tastefully remodelled four-piece bath and a luxurious primary bedroom.

"It just has so much to offer. The cork floor gives it a rich, warm feel, while two large windows on its side wall let in loads of natural light. Then, there’s the ensuite, which can be closed off by a rustic barn door. The ensuite is an incredible space with its tiled walk-in shower, heated tile floor and separate area with soaker tub and a mirrored double closet with built-in storage."

Lastly, there’s the expansive lower level, which offers about 1,400 sq. ft. of finished living space.

"There’s a media area with an adjacent wet bar, exercise area, two more bedrooms, a storage area and mechanical area," says Miller, "This home is in move-in-ready condition in one of the city’s most central, desired areas. There’s no reason to buy new when you can find such an extensively updated home in an established area that’s close to a host of amenities."

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Details

Location: 51 Lindenshore Dr., Lindenwoods

Year Built: 2000

Style: bungalow

Size: 1,603 sq. ft.

Bedrooms: five

Bathrooms: three

Price: $699,900

Contact: Chris Pennycook or Val Miller, Royal Lepage Dynamic Real Estate, 204-989-5000

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