Situated on top of the highest point in Millidgeville, sits this extraordinary solid brick executive home at 40 Waterview Place, Saint John overlooking the Kennebecasis River, St. John River, Grand Bay, South Bay, Kennebecasis Island and Long Island. It’s like living on “Top of the World” with views up and down the river from Westfield to Rothesay. With its sunrise/sunset view, this one-owner home has been built on solid rock. Enjoy a relaxing afternoon with a good book or good companionship in the gazebo also with fabulous water view!
With 10.23 mature acres of privacy you can enjoy country living within the city with easy access to the Saint John Regional Hospital, University of New Brunswick, École Samuel de Champlain, Millidgeville North School, Rockwood Golf Course and RKYC Royal Kennebecasis Yacht Club. Most of the property is treed which allows for easy maintenance and very little upkeep.
Double entrance doors open onto a spacious foyer with porcelain flooring. Easy to tell immediately upon entering this home that although it was built for comfortable family living it was also designed for entertaining large parties in style! The foyer opens to the left through double French doors with specialty glass to the two-story living room with full height wood-burning fireplace, large sunny window, 16 foot ceiling and motorized drapes. The living room flows through to the family room also with large windows and motorized drapes which connects to the huge eat-in kitchen.
And what a kitchen it is! With an abundance of cabinetry, granite counter tops, wood-burning fireplace, large windows overlooking the valley, oversized central-island and walk-in pantry with not one but two huge sinks for party dishes. The appliances which are included are comprised of the stove, refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave, wall oven and a stand-up freezer one being a stand up. The eating area of the kitchen can easily accommodate a table for eight. Double patio doors here lead to the full length deck which is East facing for the morning sun!
Adjacent to the kitchen is the massive sun room with three walls of glass which currently doubles as a formal dining room and measures 18.4’ x 30.4’ with ceramic tile border and six skylights. This room can easily sit 48 for dinner for special occasions with a custom modular table which is also included. This flex room can have many uses and is the perfect place to entertain friends and family alike with its built-in bartender-style wet bar with full size fridge and wine cooler. These owners easily held their daughter’s wedding here on the property with the sit down reception in this sun room. The sun room opens onto the solarium/greenhouse connecting to the back yard and side deck for starting new plants early in spring and another door opens to the South-facing side deck which leads to the gazebo.
The main floor also includes a powder room, laundry with chute from the second floor, home office and bedroom with a full three-piece ensuite bath.
The second floor is comprised of the large master bedroom with spectacular water views, six-piece ensuite bath with double whirlpool, granite topped vanity, walk-in closet and dressing room or convenient nursery for a young family. The second and third bedrooms on this level have nice-sized closets and share a four-piece Jack and Jill bathroom with double sinks and tub/shower. The fourth nice-sized bedroom is currently used as a home office. The hallway at the top of the turned staircase has a railing overlooking the two-story living room and views of the river, bay and islands in the distance.
The full concrete daylight walkout basement is fully finished with a rec room with pool table included, second family room with woodstove, included, cold room for wine or preserves, storage room and full three-piece bath room with tub/shower. Even the basement has an extraordinary water view!
This home has an abundance of closets and storage space as well as a 400 amp electrical entrance and air exchanger. There is a septic tank and large field at the back of the house and the water source is a drilled well located at the front of the house. There are two hot water tanks which are rented and a water softener which is owned. The home is heated with three ductless heat pumps which provide economical heat and air conditioning which is supplemented with electric baseboard heating. The alarm system, intercom and central vac are built in and the accessories come with the house.
This 25 year old home is well-kept, shows pride of ownership and includes many updates including all new triple pane windows in 2013 (except the sunroom), new roofing in 2012, new granite countertops in the kitchen and master bedroom as well as new vanity in 2015, new hardwood and ceramic flooring in 2011 and new exterior hardware.
For those with mobility challenges and live-in or visiting family members who require easy access to the house, the current driveway can easily come around to the side patio off the sun room which allows for main level living with bedroom and ensuite bath. The basement level also with full bath and ground level entrance is perfect for in-family living for an elderly parent or live-in nanny for a young family.
The oversized garage is a three-car built in and the circular driveway is paved.
This quality-built home at the end of a quiet cul de sac is for the discriminating buyer who appreciates an abundance of space in their home and in their property. For more details and you’re your private viewing call/text Katherine Bacon, Fine Homes International Specialist™ today at 506-650-8575 or toll free across North America at 1-877-676-0300.