Sitting on the side hill overlooking the imposing Kennebecasis River from this beautifully updated Nantucket-style home the shear entertainment of nature on the water is endless. From the Canada Geese landing as a collective flock to glide along the shore to the stunning array of vibrant reds, oranges and purples that streak the skyline as the sunsets over the distant hills, it’s a scene you’ll never tire of. Power boats speed past with the spray from their wake spewing into the air and sail boats eagerly tack close to the water’s edge catching every last trace of wind as they cut through the water with precise purpose. In winter the snow mobiles race over the crusty snow, ice fishermen huddle in their huts telling stories and hoping for a catch of smelt, cross-country skiers meander along the shoreline, hockey rinks dot the river and when conditions are just right skaters glide with ease over the gleaming ice with the wind on their back. One thing is for sure, there is never a dull moment, year round when you overlook the river here in East Riverside/Rothesay.
The very important feature of this property is that not only can you enjoy this view but it comes with deeded beach rights on a sandy/gravel beach allowing you all the pleasures of waterfront living without the high waterfront price! Recently built stairs lead directly to the beach allowing you easy access to enjoy life on the water. Relish a refreshing swim, relax on the sand or enjoy an evening bon fire on the beach. Moor your power or sail boat just off the shore with a deep water anchorage or glide your canoe or kayak along the shore. If you enjoy the waterfront you can enjoy it all with this property!
This home has been lovingly restored and updated keeping the cozy Nantucket feel while introducing the latest in comfort and convenience. The cedar shingled exterior, covered front entrance and verandah, original maple hardwood flooring and the original restored hand-carved fireplace mantle and surround by Robert Graham from the Benjamin Appleby homestead all lends itself to the best of yesteryear. The ultramodern quality kitchen with stainless steel appliances, cream coloured cabinetry, high-end rare selection granite counter tops and Carrier heat pump with air conditioning speaks to the present age of modern convenience.
Full slab stone steps lead through hand-laid stone raised shrubbery beds to the covered front entrance and verandah with recessed lighting and glass rails overlooking the river. The large foyer is surrounded in glass with ceramic tile flooring and built-in shoe storage. This home has a wonderful casual feel and the foyer opens up to the great room on your left and the kitchen on your right.
The spacious great room runs from the front to the back of the house with windows on three sides. It has maple hardwood flooring, river view and wonderful antique fireplace mantle and surround from the Benjamin Appleby homestead, as mentioned, updated with modern propane convenience! There is plenty of space here for sitting areas, home theatre, library corner, etc.
The kitchen is second only to the view as far as ‘Wow’ factors are concerned. It has every modern convenience yet projects old world ambiance with an abundance of custom cream-coloured, bead-board style cabinetry, stainless steel appliances (all included), rare selection of attractive slab granite, breakfast bar with water view and pass-through to the dining room.
And what a dining room it is! Spacious with garden door access to the deck, plenty of space for serving seated guests who will all appreciate the wonderful view of the water, Long Island and the hills of Kingston beyond! The dining room opens onto a sunroom with glass on three sides and opening onto the kitchen as well. This is a most desirable spot for a few quiet moments at the end of a long day just taking in the tranquil view.
The main floor family is a nice size with plenty of windows overlooking the handsome back yard. This room is open concept with the kitchen and has hardwood flooring and double garden doors accessing the deck. There is a nice view of the water from this room as well. Directly off the family room is the convenient main level powder room.
The hardwood staircase leads to the second floor bedroom level. Here we find three bedrooms (two with water view), the main three-piece bathroom with tub/shower enclosure and the master suite. The master suite is one of the rooms on this level overlooking the water. It has a dressing room with window and two separate closets plus a walk-in closet. The ceiling lines are interesting being a Cape Cod style. It is spacious and boasts a wonderful five-piece spa-like ensuite with deep soaker whirlpool tub, separate tiled shower, double sinks and granite counter tops.
The walkout basement level is finished as well. It includes a rec room or man cave with built-in shelving & TV hook up (this would make a perfect home office), laundry area, second half bath, utility room, storage and large walk-in pantry. The two-car garage is built in to this lower level.
The back yard to this property is lovely with a wrap-around perennial garden, completely fenced, wrap around decking with water view and an eight-person hot tub (included). There is even a water view from the hot tub! The fencing makes is perfect for toddlers and pets alike. Additional approximately ½ acre additional property may be available for purchase.
This home has been beautifully updated with high quality products!
Fantastic location within steps of the Riverside Golf and Country Club (get your clubs ready) as well as Riverside Park. Some of the provinces most highly rated public schools as well as private schools are within a five minute drive.
To view this interesting property overlooking the Kennebecasis River please call Katherine Bacon, Fine Homes International™ Specialist phone/text 506-650-8575 or toll free across North America at 1-877-676-0300.