This remarkable waterfront property located at 196 Model Farm Road, Quispamsis affords luxury, privacy, and convenience all in close proximity to town amenities. Boutique shopping, Superstore, Sobeys, Shoppers, Goodlife Fitness, bakeries, banks, country markets, salons & more are all within a ten minute drive to the town centre. The city of Saint John is fifteen minutes away as is the Saint John Airport . Enjoy a quiet country lifestyle with your own private groomed walking trails (great for cross-country skiing in winter) overlooking a protected cove off Meenans Cove on the Kennebecasis River. This is the perfect area for kayaking, canoeing and fishing. Listen for the haunting sound of the Loon at twilight and enjoy the beauty of numerous birds and water fowl throughout the day. This property comes with one thousand feet of environmentally protected waterfront, home to many special species of wildlife. The property is a nature enthusiasts dream with spring-fed pond with aerator turned on with the flick of a switch keeping weeds at bay and the water crystal clear. If you’re a boater or plan to be large power and sailboats can be kept on the far side of the bridge with dingy access right to your own property. Southern New Brunswick is a boaters paradise with the deep Kennebecasis River connecting to Grand Bay, St John River, Grand Lake, Belleisle Bay and the Washademoak Lake taking you to the interior of the province or right out to the Saint John Harbour and the Bay of Fundy! For serious boaters, this is as good as it gets!
The 5000 square foot ranch-style home was built to stand the test of time with unparalleled quality construction by renowned builder Reg Potter and architecturally designed by Heinz Fleckenstein with ‘no expense spared’. It was designed for comfortable everyday living.
The covered entrance with no-maintenance Trek deck decking welcomes you to the large foyer, the hub of the home. To the left is the guest powder room and straight ahead is the living room with twelve foot ceiling, hardwood wide board plank flooring and large window with transom overlooking the water. To the right is the master suite with window seat, spacious four-piece ensuite bath and walk-in closet. The home office adjoins the master bedroom and is also accessed from the living room. This space, also with twelve foot ceiling has water view and deck access through the garden door. It will be a challenge to your concentration to keep your eyes off the stunning view of the cove, the pond and the grounds from this office! If you’re going to be working from home, this is the place to do it!
Between the living room and kitchen is the formal dining room with large waterview window, skylight, built-in granite topped buffet, built-in china cabinet and convenient pass through from the kitchen. This room is large enough to easily hold dinner parties for ten people.
Gourmet cooks will delight in the huge warm vanilla cream eat-in upscale kitchen with an abundance of granite countertops and solid maple cabinetry, stainless Steel Jenn-Air stove, dishwasher, microwave and high-end Thermador fridge. The modern version of a double farm house sink overlooks the water with large window with skylight allowing in an abundance of light. There is a large walk-in pantry, built-in desk, bookcase and e-space with an eating area large enough for a family-sized table. Off the kitchen is the large sunny laundry room with plenty of storage cabinets plus washer and dryer included. The kitchen is open concept with the family room which features a stunning natural granite oversized propane fireplace, twelve foot ceiling, built-in bookcases, skylight and deck access through patio doors to the full length deck with built-in gazebo. This charming gazebo with built-in bench seating and dining table will be a favourite location to gather with friends and family for barbeques and casual alfresco meals overlooking the waterfront and the wildlife! This deck with built-in seating runs the full length of the house with access from the home office as well as stairs to the driveway and enclosed side lawn and heated salt-water pool with electric safe cover good for up to 3500 pounds. No fear of small children or pets falling in with the cover in place. This attractive area is totally fenced and contains the lovely perennial garden .
The main floor also includes the children or guest wing with its own entrance, walk-in closet, family powder room, three large bedrooms with window seats sunny windows and two double closets each, four-piece bathroom, gathering room with hardwood turned staircase to the loft and huge mud room with window seat and access to the oversized single car garage at this level. Let’s not forget your four-legged furry friends as this area also includes a commercial quality stainless steel dog bath. This item is included but can easily be removed before closing if desired. Another covered porch leads from this area to the side lawn and pool with the family powder room close by doubling as a changing room.
The walkout basement totals 783 square feet of finished space with huge party/games room, wine cellar/cold room, powder room, walk-in cedar closet for seasonal clothing storage, work shop, room and storage room with inside and outside entrance for garden and sport equipment storage. This level includes a heated oversized three-car built-in garage bringing the total garage space to four vehicles!
Features of this property include huge oversized windows, an impressive hand-laid brick driveway, 400 amp electrical entrance and central vac. All appliances are included. Please note that there is a fenced regulation-size tennis court on the property in need of new flooring, currently sodded and used as an enclosed dog run.
Numerous renovations to the home in recent years includes the replacement of roofing shingles, cedar shingle siding, two top-of-the-line Carrier Green economical ducted heat pumps provide efficient heat and air conditioning, front porch Trek decking, gutting and replacement of all main floor bathrooms (two full and two half), and the addition of the following; built-in full-house propane generator, hardwood turned staircase to the loft, pond aerator, oversized single car attached garage, fencing and salt-water heated pool.
If privacy is of upmost importance, you enjoy being surrounded by nature on the waterfront and will accept nothing less than the highest quality of construction in your home, you should take a close look at this special property. Homes like this with acreage and waterfront, close to amenities don’t come along often! For your private viewing in person or by live video tour contact Katherine Bacon, Global Luxury Specialist by text or phone at 506-650-8575 or Charles Turnbull at 506-636-0748