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Located on a quiet street in the heart of Rothesay, this elegant home at 229 Eriskay Drive, off Highland Avenue with impressive stone exterior is within walking distance to the most sought-after amenities in Rothesay. One of the great features of a central Rothesay address is the abundance of convenient sidewalks which are not available in most of the valley. From this home you can walk to the Post Office, Yacht Club, tennis courts, churches, bank, skating rink and all three levels of public schools as well as RNS private school. Francophone children attending Samuel de Champlain École or École des Pionniers enjoy bus pick-up right at their door!
This new home only two-years old has curb appeal plus with its stone façade, multi gabbled roof line, oversized Palladian windows and raised stone-lined flower beds. A hand-laid stone walkway leads to the two-storey covered entrance so convenient in stormy weather. Upon entering the large foyer the unique interior styling at once comes to life showing this home as transitional-styling. Although the exterior is absolutely traditional in style the interior is much more modern in light shades of greys, creams and white. Lines are much more simple and cleaner which shows in the cabinetry, custom baseboards, trim and crown mouldings used throughout while hardware, plumbing and electrical fixtures are of a modern finish and styling as well.
To the right of the foyer through French doors we find the main floor den or home office. Strategically located to entertain business appointments without disturbing the family, this room boasts a sunny oversized Palladian window and Brazilian cherry hardwood flooring which gleams throughout the house. To the left of the foyer we enter the gracious living room and dining room which are open concept through a wide square arch. Large windows at each end of these rooms allow in an abundance of light while the modern chandelier sparkles from the center of the dining room as dinner guest are welcomed in.
From the foyer, dining room or mud room we can enter the spacious and well-appointed custom kitchen. With an abundance of modern white cabinetry, walk-in pantry, gleaming chrome hardware, large central island, stainless steel appliances and gleaming porcelain tile flooring, this kitchen invites the imagination of the most creative home-chef! The appliances include stainless steel French-door fridge, wall oven, microwave/convection oven, dishwasher and impressive 36” induction countertop stove, all included. The eating area of this kitchen is in a sunny breakfast nook surrounded by glass on all sides and patio doors here lead to the oversized deck. The kitchen and family room as the heart of the home are open concept. The family room has a stunning two-storey ceiling, large windows, hardwood flooring and a two-story full height stone propane fireplace which is enjoyed from the kitchen as well.
Off the kitchen, leading to the garage is the convenient large mud room also with porcelain flooring. Here we have the concealed laundry area with set tub and supply storage cabinetry as well as a coat closet.
Up the turned, hardwood, grand staircase we find the second level of this home and more sought-after amenities. The master bedroom with tray ceiling and sunny sitting area enjoys not one but two spacious walk-in closets! How much would you enjoy not sharing your closet? Off the master is a luxurious 5-piece ensuite bath with heated porcelain floors, huge oversized tiled shower with two separate shower heads plus a rainfall feature, double sinks and deep soaker tub. The second and third spacious bedrooms on this level are sure to impress children and guests alike, each with walk-in closet with full height shelving and rods plus full 3-piece ensuite bath with tub/shower enclosure! An interesting architectural detail of this home is the second floor viewing area with wood rail and wrought iron spindles overlooking the family room and fireplace.
The lower daylight basement of this home is as beautifully finished as the rest of the house! Here we find a fourth bedroom with large sunny window and closet adjacent to a flex room that can be used as a sitting area for the fourth bedroom, or a room used for play, exercise or crafts, the choice is yours. The home theatre on this level is the perfect place for family movie night and the adjacent full 3-piece bath with tub/shower is in close proximity as well to the fourth bedroom. For the children or grandchildren in your home there is a sweet surprise on this level. A built-in, hidden play house, what fun! Ask the Realtor® to show you where it’s located. There is an abundance of storage space at 551 square feet and a second staircase leading directly to the garage which is perfect for bringing outdoor furniture indoors for the winter months.
If your dream garage is a three-car, you’ll love this one complete with heat and water. Do you enjoy tinkering and detailing your special ride even in cool winter months? This is the perfect attached garage for you measuring 23 feet by 33.6 feet with huge sunny windows!
This is also a smart home and has a state of the art alarm system that connects to your smart phone. It’s the NextGen Home Security and Automation System from BellAliant. It includes three exterior cameras, a smart mud room lock and two smart light switches that are all programmable and controllable using BellAliant’s NextGen online dashboard. Each of the elements are fully customizable to fit the owner’s needs and all controllable via smart phone. Also, the cameras are viewable via smartphone. This home also has the smart link system on the garage doors which allows for garage doors to be opened and closed via smartphone and/or PC. If you love new technology, you’ll love this application! So easy and oh so convenient.
The entire home is wired for cat-5 and comes complete with all kitchen appliances, garage remotes plus central vac and attachments. It is heated by an air to air heat pump providing economical heat and air conditioning throughout. The electrical system is 200 Amp and the home is on municipal town water and sewerage systems. This home contains over $177,000 in upgrades, over and above the original building quote. A detailed list of these upgrades is available for qualified buyers. The home comes complete with 10-year Platinum home warranty and there is eight years remaining. The windows have a life-time warranty as do the plumbing fixtures and the roofing shingles are 30-year shingles.
The lot is 13,078 square feet and is totally landscaped. A retaining wall of huge natural stone at the rear of the property allows for a generous-sized flat yard, perfect for children playing ball on warm summer days.
If your idea of a new dream home is located in Rothesay with all the latest in technology and amenities plus curb appeal galore than this is a property you should certainly consider. Call Katherine Bacon, designated Global Luxury Specialist™ at 506-650-8575 Voice/Text, 506-849-1678 Office and 1-877-676-0300 Toll Free Across North America.