If some homes have all the bells and whistles, this home has the entire full orchestra. Architecturally designed and custom built by Blair Construction, well known for high quality in this area, this exquisite top quality minimalist-style waterfront home has every luxury and convenience imaginable and more – from a body dryer to a retractable central vacuum system, computer controlled toilets, remote controlled shades and a full-home Bose sound system, just to get started!
Make your way down the geothermal hot water heated concrete driveway with grey stone border and park in the attached 900-square foot, two-car finished garage with twelve foot ceiling and Stonhard epoxy coated heated flooring, dog wash and built-in storage. Take a stroll around the nearly ¾-acre private property, making note of the greenhouse and raised vegetable garden beds, walking trails, and professional landscaping by Brian Saunders. Follow a pathway to the waterfront beach where you’ll spot an Inuksuk, a stone fire pit, the year-round Jetfloat dock system with a railed walking ramp and best of all an impressive view of Drury Cove and the Kennebecasis River.
While you’re outside, stop and relax on the backyard patio with grey stone border to match the driveway. Enjoy the view and listen to your favourite music. Both the lower patio and the attached patio deck feature a built-in sound system. The upper patio has glass panel railings to provide unobstructed river views. You can take in the view from the comfort of a four-person hot tub (featuring a convenient self-opening power cover to keep you out of the sun or rain) or relax with friends by the fire pit (propane is directly piped in to both the fire pit and barbeque).
Come inside and prepare to be wowed! Are you in Malibu? No, you are actually in Saint John New Brunswick but as you glance around it will be hard to believe! Make your way through the glass front entrance into the foyer and admire the “tower” – a wall of windows featuring a three storey water fall over stone and a beautiful custom stainless steel, multi-tiered seagull mobile designed by local artist Steve Judge. A stunning addition to the entrance making a statement all its own!
The foyer flows into an open-concept great room. This outstanding space offers a wall of windows (custom made by South Shore Glass of Nova Scotia) bringing the river right into the home. From the moment you walk you are struck by the awesome unobscured sunset water view through walls of glass, glass and more glass. I guarantee you that you have never seen a home like this anywhere in New Brunswick! Remote controlled electronic shades on these windows offer privacy and allow you to adjust the amount of light coming in through the windows throughout the day.
The great room features a living area with an oversized two-way Napoleon propane fireplace with granite hearth, and crisp Modal engineered maple hardwood flooring with a white pearl finish (Akoya). There’s a spacious dining area, sitting area and a dream kitchen with an abundance of crisp white cabinets by Queenstown Industries. The kitchen features top quality GE Profile Ice appliances including a fridge, wall oven, induction cooktop, microwave, dishwasher, as well as a Whirlpool bar fridge. There’s a convenient walk-in pantry for additional storage and space for a freezer. The unique corner sink affords a water view from both angles through 90 degrees of shear glass.
The great room shares the two-way fireplace with a lovely study/home office. This room offers up more views of the Kennebecasis River and an ideal place to work from home or to sit and read a good book. Take note of the unique sliding plate glass door. Nothing but the latest and the best for this home!
Also on the main level is the master suite. This large suite features windows galore (including clearstory windows that can be opened by remote), a patio door to the upper deck (and hot tub!), high fifteen foot ceilings, as well as its own very impressive dressing room and ensuites. The huge dressing room with fifteen foot ceiling and clearstory windows providing natural light has built-in cabinets, central island with drawers on four sides, granite top and closets aplenty. There’s a cedar-lined closet, pants closet, shoe racks, purse racks, drawers, and so much more. Off the dressing room find his and hers separate bathrooms, each with a granite-topped vanity, and a Neorest Toto computerized toilet. There’s also a separate bathing room with a gorgeous deep soaker Cleopatra tub offering a multitude of settings for complete relaxation and the glass and tile shower with multiple jets and the Air Elegance body dryer will be a welcome indulgence!
A convenient laundry room is also located on the main floor. This room has glass sliding doors, many cabinets, a set tub and a built-in sewing table. There’s also a nearby built-in ironing board. Find more built-in cabinetry providing storage space in the mud room which exits to the garage. There’s a wall of built-in cabinets as well as a handy built-in bench for boot removal. Completing the 2300-square foot main floor is an elegant powder room with a contemporary sink and unique light fixtures.
An extra-wide open riser staircase with stainless steel and glass railings leads to an additional 2300-square feet of finished space in the walk-out daylight basement. This brings the total space to 4600 square feet. At the bottom of the staircase is a large planter which is designed to be a pond if so desired. This lower level provides a very spacious family/rec room (with a wall of windows overlooking the water and a door to the backyard patio) as well as two large bedrooms (both with water views) and a full bathroom. The Crystal White Stonhard flooring is heated for your comfort also with in-floor hot water geothermal heating. The lower level also features a massive storage room with a convenient separate walkout to the backyard, perfect for moving patio furniture etc. in and out seasonally.
While too numerous to list, additional features include remote powered opening windows in the master bedroom, dressing room, kitchen and tower, plus central vacuum system (with attachments, floor sweepers and retractable hose on the main floor), beach-side running water (in warm weather), plus, plus, plus!
Set on a quiet court in prestigious Highlands of Drury Cove with approximately 250 feet of water frontage, this extremely well built and beautifully designed home has everything you could want and more! This exclusive area holds the record for the provinces highest home sale. Contact Katherine Bacon, Certified Fine Home Specialist at 849-2601 or toll free across North America at 1-877-676-0300, for more information or to book your private viewing of this Exclusive listing.