This $1.8-million home in Grafton is a modern-and-rustic country resort: Home of the week



Location: 163 King Rd.,

Pipeline and King Rds.

Asking price: $1,800,000

Size: about 3,100 sq. ft., plus about 1,000 sq. ft. finished basement

Lot: about 15.4-acres, two-car attached garage, private drive with ten parking spaces, in-ground pool

Taxes: $6,400 (2020)

Bedrooms: 4

Bathrooms: 3

Surrounded by 15 acres that include Shelter Valley Creek, three ponds and walking trails, this country resort-style home features a modernized, contemporary design with rustic highlights.

“The house was a gut job when I purchased it four years ago. I started the process of a complete renovation right away and upgraded everything,” said homeowner Shannon Desroches.

The two-storey, wood-panelled residence is lined with windows, features wood and exposed brick treatments, and has a main-floor office plus an 800-sq.-ft. basement workshop.

“I have always loved sunken living rooms, and this is my favourite room in the house,” said Desroches. “The large windows offer a perfect the view of the creek. I walk my dogs everyday through my property trails, and everyday there is something new to discover.

“Many of my friends have asked me to host a yoga or wellness retreat as the space is perfect for it, and for weddings as well, especially with the barn and the ponds.”



The property, that also has a horse barn and chicken coop, is a short drive to shopping, restaurants and a hospital in Cobourg, and is a 90-minute drive to Toronto on nearby Hwy. 401.

“The home is a wooden structure positioned against the creek, complementing the natural surroundings,” said listing agent Lori Copeland. “Inside, the open-concept kitchen and dining space is light-filled and modern.

“The in-ground pool is surrounded by outdoor living and dining space, and a sauna and bathroom in the pool house,” said Copeland.

This family home features a wood-plank exterior, large windows, a flagstone walkway and front patio, a double-car attached garage and lawn space with gardens and trees.

The front door opens to a heated, wood-panelled sunroom with a flagstone floor and a wall of windows overlooking the front yard. A double door leads from the sunroom to the foyer with a hardwood floor, cathedral wood ceiling and access to the stairway.

A few steps down lead to the spacious, sunken living room with a vaulted, wood-beamed ceiling, a wall of large windows, a hardwood floor, a recessed entertainment area, and a wood-burning fireplace with a floor-to-ceiling brick surround.

The dining room includes a hardwood floor, a chandelier, three windows, a partially exposed brick wall and a sliding door walkout to the backyard.

Open to the dining room, the kitchen showcases a large island/breakfast bar with a waterfall design, granite counters, a walk-in pantry, a large basin-style integrated sink with a window above, pot lights, a hardwood floor, and built-in stainless appliances.

The main-floor office has a hardwood floor, built-in cabinetry and a window. Completing the main floor is a laundry room with a backyard walkout, a three-piece bathroom and direct access from the hall to the attached double car garage.

On the second-floor, the primary bedroom has a hardwood floor, a rustic wood accent wall, a ceiling fan, two double closets, and a four-piece ensuite. As well, there are three more bedrooms with large windows, ceiling fans, hardwood floor and closets, and a three-piece bathroom.

The lower level features a finished recreation room, a large workshop, a huge storage room and a cold cellar.

The backyard also a has a large stone patio, a fenced in-ground pool with a change room including a sauna and bathroom, gardens and mature trees.

To have a look at this property please contact listing agents Lori Copeland and Nathan Copeland, Re/Max Rouge River Realty Ltd., Brokerage, 905-372-2552;

Home of the Week is written by freelance contributor Allison Harness, a Toronto-based real estate writer. Although we try to provide the most up-to-date information available, we cannot guarantee features as listed. Please contact the realtor. To make a submission to Home of the Week, email

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