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For those who appreciate well-kept heritage homes, this one is sure to impress!
Lovingly restored from top to bottom, inside and out, this stunning circa 1895 home has it all. The charm of yesteryear married with all the latest in today’s technology, building materials and decor for a comfortable care free-home for many years to come.
This property at 3218 Rothesay Road neighbours the Rothesay Common and boasts total privacy on 2.81 lush acres bordering a green belt. The grounds with massive mature century-old oak, maple and lime trees provides cooling shade on hot sunny days and the rolling lawns are the perfect play area for children and pets or large gatherings of family and friends for a leisurely summer barbecue. This property has extensive trails on the grounds through the wooded area and it is important to note that the landscape design and plantings were carried out by the professionals at Kingsbrae Gardens. Approximately one acre of the property is landscaped with the rest wooded. For your furry-friends the “Invisible Fence” is built-in to the property insuring that Fido stays off the road leaving him safe at home and you worry free!
The exterior is covered with low-maintenance wood shingles in keeping with the style of the era. All the restoration of this home has been carried out by one of the area’s top contractors well known in this area for quality construction without compromise. Below you will find a detailed list. From the over-sized wrap-around covered verandah, to the sun porch and beautiful turret, this is a home that says “Welcome, so glad you’re here. Please come in and stay awhile.”
The main entrance is off the side of the house, bordering the circular driveway. Plenty of parking available here for reunions with friends. The front door opens into a lovely foyer with coat closet and heated marble flooring. The guest powder room also with marble flooring is located off the foyer. The entire main floor of the house boasts soaring 10 foot ceilings. The gracious living room is spacious stretching across the full width of the home and features a wood-burning fireplace, walk-out bay window with curved glass and access to the attached three-season sun room.
The gracious living room enjoys double French doors opening into the nice-sized formal dining room which adjoins the kitchen. The dining room as well as most rooms of this house features gleaming hardwood flooring. Much of it has been lovingly restored; the rest has been attractively matched to the original to replace carpeting.
The modern eat-in kitchen is a surprise in a home of this era as it is open concept with the main-floor family room, a much sought after feature in new homes today! The huge addition to the original home allowed this design feature to happen. The custom kitchen has an abundance of natural cherry custom cabinetry, built-in pantry, stainless steel appliances, central island with breakfast bar and easy care solid surface counter tops. Included are the wall oven, microwave, cook-top, refrigerator and wine fridge. The spacious family room enjoy’s a wall of built-in bookcases, storage and propane fireplace, so cozy on cool nights as you catch up on the latest news after a long day.
This main level is completed by a a second family powder room and mud/laundry room, combination all part of the addition making this home so livable by today’s standards! From this area a back staircase leads to the loft which includes the media room over the garage and a large home office, quietly tucked away from the commotion of the family for sound privacy, making it so much easier for you to concentrate on the business at hand. The media room home theatre is perfect for movie night with its state of the art sound and viewing technology.
The main turned hardwood staircase leads from the foyer to the second level. Here we find five bedrooms and three full bathrooms including the nice-sized master with walk-in closet, five-piece ensuite, double sinks, separate tub and shower. The second bedroom is huge and faces the front of the house. With the elegant turret and curved glass forming part of this room there is no shortage of ambiance here inside or out!
The restoration of this home strictly followed all the suggestions and outlines of the Rothesay Heritage Society. The 2004 restoration included; all bathrooms gutted and refit, all plumbing pipes, all electrical, the 200 amp original entrance was kept and a 400 amp entrance was added, all new wiring, new insulation in all exterior walls, basement and ceilings, all new wood windows (52), the kitchen was gutted and totally custom refit. That same year the addition included the mud room, family powder room, family room, laundry room, media room, home office and three-car attached garage with storage area. In 2015 the roofing was replaced on the original home. All roofing is top of the line 35-year asphalt shingles. This is the most extreme makeover of a heritage home I have seen in my career. Be assured no stone was left unturned!
All the hard surface flooring in this home including ceramic tile and marble are heated with a hot-water in-floor heating system. The main heating system is electric hot water baseboard, appreciated for its quick response and cozy feel. The electrical entrance is 600 amp providing power for anything you may wish to add in the future from power tools to hot tub or swimming pool; this system can handle it.
This gracious Rothesay heritage home awaits a discerning buyer who appreciates gracious living and plenty of privacy all within walking distance of the Common, public and private schools, post office, bank churches, tennis and yacht clubs.
For your private viewing contact Katherine Bacon, Global Luxury Specialist today by phone or text at 506-650-8575 or Charles Turnbull at 506-636-0748. It is such a pleasure to show this outstanding one of a kind property!