47-acre estate in Scugog, “entertainer’s dream” in Pickering dominate Durham’s priciest homes

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Published April 2, 2024 at 11:51 am

A 47-acre country estate near Port Perry, a home in north Courtice with parking for 28 cars and three custom dream homes in Pickering were the most expensive properties sold in Durham Region last month.

At the top of the list is a 3-bedroom home in Scugog Township containing 3.5 kms of private trails on 47 acres that sold March 22 for $2.3 million.

1940 Scugog Line 3

The 1.5-storey home on Scugog Line 3 (south of Port Perry) features many high-end finishes, 10-foot ceilings on the main floor and floor-to-ceiling windows, providing plenty of natural light. A huge shed and the property’s own maple syrup shack complete the outdoor oasis atmosphere.

At number two is a 3-bedroom home on Pebblestone Road in Clarington’s Courtice community that sold for more than $2 million March 2, more than $66,000 over asking and double the price the property sold for in 2018.

The showstopper home, which boasts parking for 28 vehicles, was ‘transformed’ of late with an updated kitchen with quartz countertops and a grand open concept living room with a vaulted ceiling and a finished basement with garage, heated floors and a cozy loft for entertaining.

Pickering homes sweep the next three spots on the list, with a 4-bedroom, 4,000 sq. ft. executive home on a family-friendly court in the Rougemount neighbourhood coming in third, with the Stonehampton Court property selling for $1,872,000 on March 2.

A major selling point in this entertainer’s dream home was the 20-foot cathedral ceilings and the deck overlooking the pool and backyard sanctuary outside.

The home sold for $84,000 over asking.

822 Douglas Avenue Pickering

At #4 is a 4-bedroom custom home on Douglas Avenue in Bay Ridges that sold for $1,775,000 on March 3.

The home has an open concept layout inside and a professionally landscaped yard with saltwater pool outside.

At number five on the list of most expensive homes sold in Durham is a 4-bedroom home on Westcreek Drive. The 3,500 sq. ft. home sold March 4 for $1,616,973 – $26,000 over asking.

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