The opportunity to own a legacy home on the shores of Lake Ontario is not one that presents itself very often. But the rarity of 3 Fitzhugh Lane’s location is just one of the myriad reasons it ought to be your next abode.

Perched on nearly two acres of lakeside land, Gibson House, as it’s known, is the epitome of elegance. The Colonial Revival residence was recently renovated down to the studs, adding a minimalist, modern touch to the classic architecture.

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Its gated entrance and forested surroundings offer peace and privacy, but the home is a mere five minute drive from the town of Coburg, with its farmer’s markets, local restaurants, and independent shops. Head a few minutes further and you’ll find mainstays like Foodland, the LCBO, and Canadian Tire.

Up the winding, forked drive, the stately home greets you with grandeur; white oak wide-plank flooring runs through the open concept main level, connecting spacious light-filled rooms each offering a view more enviable than the last.

The custom chef’s kitchen features Taj Mahal quartzite countertops, stainless steel top-of-the-line appliances, luxurious gold hardware, and a sizeable centre island.

The connected family room, with its enviable white brick wall and oversized, Tuscan-style wood burning fireplace, is the perfect place to cozy up with family on a Sunday morning. Double doors lead to a newly built, four-season Muskoka room that gazes out to the lake.


  • Address: 3 Fitzhugh Lane, Cobourg
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 6
  • Price: $3,675,000
  • Listed By: Janice Williams, Sotheby's International Real Estate Canada

On the other side of the kitchen, a temperature-controlled glass wine display serves as a de facto gateway to the dining room. Just beyond, the sunken living room features a modern marble fireplace and commanding bay window, creating an ideal space for more formal entertaining.

The home’s four bedrooms are spread across the second level; the spacious primary suite offers a walk-in closet, five-piece ensuite, and stunning views of the water.


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While 3 Fitzhugh Lane is an unequivocally stunning home itself, the backyard oasis is unbeatable. From dining under the stars to diving into the lake, soaking in the hot tub to strolling through the forest, it offers outdoor adventure and relaxation at both of their finest.


Hours of entertainment are to be enjoyed in the theatre and games room in the finished lower level. But, the backyard oasis will be hardest to break away from.

Manicured gardens and lush trees surround a spacious patio with a fire pit, new hot tub, and refurbished frog pond. There’s more than enough room for outdoor dining, too. Crossing a majestic swath of forest leads to 112 feet of private shoreline, beckoning you for summertime dips, evening sails, and leisurely cruises.

Without a doubt, 3 Fitzhugh Lane is one of the most coveted properties in Northumberland. From its luxurious interior to its serene surroundings, its modern design to its classic architecture, Gibson House is a once in a lifetime home that’s not to be missed.






This article was produced in partnership with STOREYS Custom Studio.

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