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When opportunity knocks… In keeping with this ideal location, this house is currently zoned residential, multi-units, bed and breakfast or residential with in-home business. This is the perfect opportunity for a lawyer, doctor, accountant, architect, designer, therapist, etc. to live in this fabulous heritage home using the huge double parlors and library located directly off the front entrance and foyer for their in-home business. There are many benefits to working from home; the portion of the home used for business purposes can be written off your income tax as well as the expenses accumulated to upkeep and maintain it. No trudging off to the office on stormy days, simply walk downstairs! The kitchen makes a comfortable lunch room and best of all your clients are sure to be very impressed when they enter through your front door! The property conveniently includes off-street parking and the rents from the two basement apartments will pay the property taxes and more! If you are a business professional operating a small business this is your chance to own, work and live in an outstanding Victorian property at its best.
Or simply use this wonderful property as your private home! The choice is yours. “They don’t make ‘em like they used to,” is an expression commonly used when comparing the workmanship of today with that of the past. The property at 28 Mecklenburg Street is a testament to this expression and remains as impressive today as when it was built back in 1872.
While much of the original character remains, any rooms that have been renovated have been updated in a complimentary manner, respecting the integrity of the home married tastefully with modern conveniences. This home is a perfect blend of Victorian charm and Twenty-first Century comfort.
The two-story red brick home sits on a quiet one-way street within walking distance to the Imperial Theatre, the City Market, many restaurants and shops, as well as the Canada Games Aquatic Centre, the New Brunswick Museum, the Cruise Ship Terminals and so much more. You couldn’t ask for a better location in Uptown Saint John. And there’s no parking issues, either. This property includes two city lots, providing not only a beautiful, private backyard retreat, but allowing for off-street parking for up to four vehicles as well.
Now come inside and step back in time …
A solid wood door with glass panels and beautiful carved details opens into the homes entrance airlock vestibule. Look down to appreciate the mosaic flooring. Now pass through the main door with a merchant ship etched in the glass (the first four owners of this magnificent home were merchants) and make your way to the foyer where you’ll be greeted with 11-foot ceilings, a stunning main staircase with skylight, original intricate mosaic flooring and deep baseboards.
To the left of the foyer is the library features a large walk-out bay window with original wood shutters, hardwood flooring, original crown molding and a truly gorgeous floor-to-ceiling book case surrounding the original, fully operational fireplace.
Across the hallway is the double parlor which has been freshly painted to match the two original fireplaces. In this massive room you’ll find new hardwood flooring, two walls of windows with original wood shutters, crown molding, deep baseboards and two chandeliers.
Also off the foyer to the home’s spacious formal dining room. Stop and imagine the conversations that will have taken place in this inviting space. If only these walls could talk! The dining room is large enough to comfortably accommodate amazing dinner parties. Features include original crown moldings, a fireplace with a gorgeous mantle and a chandelier said to have come from England.
The gourmet kitchen is one room that has undergone extensive renovations in keeping with the era of the home. It is a chef’s dream space. Both morning and afternoon sun makes this oversized room glow. There is an abundance of custom cabinets, many built-ins, unlimited counter space, and a central island with a double sink, cooktop, and breakfast bar seating. The kitchen includes stainless steel Heartland appliances adding charm to the room. A back staircase from the kitchen leads to the second floor. There’s an exposed brick wall and double patio doors that open to a spacious wrap-around deck where you can dine al fresco on warm summer evenings.
A powder room with dresser-style vanity and original built-in shelves and drawers completes the main level.
Situated at the front of the house, the master suite gets afternoon sunshine through the walk-out bay windows. There is hardwood flooring, an original working fireplace, plenty of closet space and spa-like five-piece ensuite bathroom accessed through double French doors. This bathroom includes a separate shower and bidet. Soak away any stress in the oval-shaped Jacuzzi tub. Look way up to the exposed widow’s walk allowing in more natural light.
A refreshing breeze flows in through a wall of windows in the second bedrooms. This oversized room has hardwood flooring, a fireplace, crown molding, a closet and a three-piece ensuite bathroom with a pedestal sink and tub/shower.
The third and fourth bedrooms, each feature hardwood flooring, a fireplace, and a closet with built-in shelves and drawers. Off the hallway conveniently find another huge closet.
The home’s back stairs from the kitchen leads to the coziest room in the house, the family room. This room has windows galore, capturing morning and afternoon sunshine and offering up panoramic views of the Bay of Fundy, Partridge Island, and visiting cruise ships entering the harbour. There’s a Vermont Castings wood stove, many built-in shelves and hardwood flooring. Near the family room is another full bathroom which also has a convenient concealed laundry.
To assist with expenses this home offers two lower level apartments. Both apartments have their own entrances found at the side of the home and feature a three-piece bathroom, a kitchenette with a bar fridge, two-burner stove, microwave, dishes, plus. The apartments are currently rented for $600/month per unit to university students, creating a rental income of $1200/month utilities included.
Truly outstanding, this home offers 4800-square-feet of living space, seven fireplaces, original woodwork, crown moldings, deep baseboards, converted coal gas light fixtures, brass hardware plus!
Enjoy the quality of yesteryear combined with the comforts of today offset with two rentals and set on a double lot with a private backyard and off-street parking in the best possible Uptown location. For more information, or to book your private showing, call/text Katherine Bacon, Certified Fine Home Specialist at 506-650-8575, or toll-free across North America at 1-877-676-0300.