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Songbird Symphony Minutes from Downtown Peterborough

June 25, 2018 | PHOTOGRAPHY BY HAROLD CLARK

Music lovers overlook a natural lush woodland in updated home.

Our Homes Peterborough Early Summer 2018A version of this article originally appeared in the Early Summer 2018 issue of   OUR HOMES Peterborough Kawartha Lakes Cobourg Durham Region Port Hope, p.22. Find Find local businesses in our Peterborough directory.

In a household where everyone plays at least one musical instrument, having a symphony of birdsong out their back door was a natural draw. This recently updated home in Peteterborough offers the best of both worlds – the ambience of a country retreat with all the amenities and convenience of city living.
 
“It’s peaceful, like a symphony orchestra with animals,” says the owner. “It took us years to find the right house,” she says. Stephen Coughlin, a sales representative with Exit Realty Liftlock Brokerage, found exactly what they were seeking in this 4,500 sq. ft. 10-year-old home.
 
Its large open-concept living space made it irresistible. A wooden coffered ceiling and fireplace give the family room the vibe of a mountain resort. An octagonal dinette adjoins a glass-walled sunroom with a panoramic view of the lake. A baby grand piano has a prominent spot at the front of the home.
 
With the help of designer Leadia Younan of Knock On Wood, the owners gave the ground floor a cosmetic makeover. Leather sofas, wood, steel and glass lend the main living areas a modern, eclectic and classical style. The dining and music room walls are finished in Benjamin Moore’s Seattle Gray from Charlotte Paint & Wallpaper. To complement the Hunter Douglas wooden blinds, they added French toile curtains, custom-made by Window Care
 
A large kitchen with a granite-topped island, cabinets, custom made by Cabinetree, and a dining bar extends from the dining room to the family room. There are few places in Peterborough with as much green space, privacy and lakeside tranquility. Trent Security Systems Ltd. helps preserve that peace of mind.

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