Lovely view of the Kennebecasis River from this inviting manor house with stone exterior in the heart of Rothesay. Never a dull moment when you view this active river where boats sail, race and cruise, paddler boarders and wind surfers glide and in the early morning hours, when the water is as smooth as glass, world class rowers from the Kennebecasis Rowing Club slice silently through the water. Every day brings a new vantage point of river activities year round! Winter is busy too with snow mobiles, skating, hockey, ice boats and ice fishing!
This is a fantastic location within walking distance of the Riverside Golf and Country Club, perfect for avid golfers, curlers and socialites alike and Riverside Park with a flat walking trail and two lovely beaches for swimming, bon fires or catching the summer rays. By car you are only seven minutes from the east-side city malls, two minutes from the Rothesay Common, yacht club, post office, bank and churches and five minutes from the restaurants and markets of Quispamsis. Location doesn’t get much better than this.
Head down the stone walkway and step inside the entrance door with original carriage house hinges to the spacious foyer with double closet and hardwood flooring bordered with an inlay of precious woods. Through the Palladian arch we enter the expansive living room which will take your breath away, surrounded with sunny windows on three sides, featuring ten foot ceiling, oversized wood-burning fireplace with porcelain and glass surround, double crystal chandeliers, crown moulding, French door to the garden and built-in curios. If you enjoy to entertain this is the place to do it as friends are sure to be “wowed”! The adjoining formal dining room is accessed from the living room or the foyer. Again, an expansive space with elegant room features, coffered ceiling, raised panel wainscoting, crystal chandelier and hardwood flooring with inlays. Memories will be made around the table in this elegant room.
The kitchen is beautifully updated with quality cream coloured custom cabinetry, central island with double sinks, handsome granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances all included featuring a double fridge, microwave/fan, gas range, dishwasher and gas slide in range. A large window lets in sunlight and the original servants staircase leads to the second floor direct from the kitchen.
Conveniently located off the kitchen is a spacious family room/library overlooking the river with large windows and a full wall of bookcases to feature your book collection. On this level we have the nearby powder room, main floor laundry, den with stone feature wall and home office. This office features large windows and a separate entrance, perfect for professionals working from home.
The main staircase leads from the foyer to the second level with three large bedrooms and three full bathrooms. The master suite has a large dressing room (every clothes horse dream!), plus additional closets and a three-piece ensuite bath with oversized shower, sink, flush and vanity nook for hair and makeup. There is a lovely sitting room with built-in window seat an convex window overlooking the water situated nearby to the guest rooms. The second bedroom is large with a nearby full bath with double sinks, marble vanity, porcelain floor, glass backsplash and corner jet tub. The third bedroom is spacious as well with adjoining three-piece bath with tub/shower.
A staircase leads to the finished attic with two nice rooms, one with river view and both with closets and plenty of storage. This is the perfect location for a gym, larger office or child’s dream play room for cold or stormy days. If you require additional bedrooms this could be numbers four and five!
Two staircases lead to the finished basement, one off the foyer and one off the kitchen. Here we find two storage rooms, additional laundry hook ups if required, a powder room and huge rec/games room with propane fireplace. This attractive space is ideal as a home theatre location or a challenging game of chess before a roaring fire!
The property is approximately one half acre, with stone retaining wall, built-in outdoor stone barbeque and garden shed or studio. This original studio could be the perfect children’s play house for children and grandchildren alike allowing hours of year-round fun!