Very rarely in our area do we come across a property so well cared for that we’re comfortable describing it as bespoke. I can count in my career the homes I’ve seen in this condition on one hand. This is one such property.
Usually if this condition is seen at all it’s only in million dollar plus properties. At 2488 square feet and one and a half storey, this nice-sized home located at 41 Fox Point Drive in Drury Cove was undertaken with extensive planning and built with the best of everything! Not only is the home impeccable but the professional landscaping in the yard is stunning. Hand-laid stone walls, steps and walkways accented with wrought iron lead to a stone patio which is surrounded by mature flowering and evergreen shrubbery enhancing the property complimented by exterior stereo speakers. The home enjoys sunset water views over the Kennebecasis River from several areas of the house including the great room, home office and den.
The one and a half storey style home layout is perfect for empty nesters, young professionals, families with older children and those with mobility issues as everything is accessible on the first floor. This would include foyer, kitchen, great room, dining room, home office, powder room, master bedroom suite, mud/laundry room and storage room. The second floor consists of the second and third bedrooms or den, a full bathroom and second more spacious storage room.
Step into the foyer with heated tile floor and look beyond into the stylish great room which could only be created by a professional designer with soaring ceilings an abundance of heavy crown mouldings, quartz recessed and valance access lighting, raised panel mouldings and decorative columns. Modern shades of cream prevail throughout exquisitely contrasting tone on tone, texture on texture. If you like to entertain with flare, this is the place to do it! The open concept space starts with the great room with soaring fourteen foot vaulted ceiling, sunny windows on three sides letting in an abundance of natural light and hickory hardwood flooring (known for its hardness and scratch resistance qualities). The centre of this home is the air-tight wood-burning fireplace with retractable glass door. What’s cozier (or more romantic) on a cool night than the natural flicker, glow and crackle of a real wood-burning fireplace? Another important feature of this space is the built-in stereo and surround sound system. You won’t notice any black speakers projecting from the walls here as they are all brilliantly concealed behind cream-coloured grills in the fireplace surround and in the columns.
The magazine-quality custom kitchen is enchanting and fully open to the huge half octagon island providing plenty of counter space, double sinks and breakfast or evening bar overlooking the dining area and great room fireplace. No need for the home chef to be singled off in the kitchen here where you are the centre of it all! Stainless steel appliances gleam including slide-in range, French door refrigerator, microwave and dishwasher. The counter tops are quartz and the back splash is glass tile with accent lighting. The kitchen is fully open to the nice-sized dining area again with cathedral ceiling, valance accent lighting, huge Palladian window and access to the stone patio. An intriguing coloured-glass chandelier highlights the space in an interesting shade of azure. This entire area is laid with hickory flooring which is featured throughout the home as well as oversized windows.
Off the great room we find the home office with cathedral ceiling and large Palladian window overlooking the river.
The hallway leads to a powder room with heated tile flooring and further along we reach the master suite. The master bedroom also has a cathedral ceiling, large Palladian window, walk-in closet with clearstory window and deck access. This deck is totally private and surrounded by cedar evergreens and natural rock cliff. The spa-like five-piece ensuite bath boasts double sinks, quartz counter tops, tub and separate oversized tiled shower with rainfall shower head.
The main floor laundry/mud room with side by side washer and dryer included connects to the two-car heated garage and a storage room.
Up the turned hardwood staircase we find the second bedroom which overlooks East Saint John in the distant view, a full bath with tiled tub/shower, a large storage room and the large third bedroom or den which also overlooks the river.
This home incorporates two excellent efficient heating/cooling systems. First we have the hot water in-floor system which is built into the entire first floor. Then we have the air to air heat pump providing refreshing air conditioning during warm summer months. The humidex system is a welcome addition keeping humidity low in the summer and also adding moisture to the air in winter to keep dryness at bay. This home is offered for sale with the following inclusions for added value: Hunter Douglas duet shades, slide in range, French door refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher, front loading washer, dryer, Venmar, humidex, two flat screen TVs and stereo with surround sound. The driveway is double and paved.
Drury Cove is a wonderful location with a natural woodsy feeling as if you are living in the country but you’re always only moments to all important amenities of the city and the valley. The home is five minutes from east side shopping, restaurants and movies, ten minutes from the core of the city, fifteen minutes from the hospital, university, both city and valley golf courses as well as yacht clubs!
If a tasteful, well built and beautifully maintained 2488 square foot home is on your bucket list be sure to walk through this one before you buy your next home! For more information or your appointment to view this property contact Katherine Bacon, Global Luxury Specialist by voice/text at 506-650-8575 or Charles Turnbull by voice/text 636-0748 today.