Impeccable Uptown Historic Home circa 1888!

NB025409 $495,000

Do you love the gracious lines, spacious rooms and elegance of heritage homes and a bygone era?  Where dining rooms were large enough to host elegant dinner parties after cocktails in inviting parlours with fireplaces and the mess was left sight-unseen in working kitchens separately tucked away but close enough for serving convenience?  Where when you chose to entertain it was does done with style and grace, an event to remember?  Does the idea of unknown costly upgrades intimidate you away from stepping up to your dream home?  Now you can have it all with this gracious home as the work has been all done and all you need to do is move in worry free!  We have on file an extensive list of upgrades here, inside and out, from roofing to windows, kitchen to bathrooms, wiring to plumbing, weeping tile to custom storm windows.  Your sure to be impressed, I know I am!

Gracious Italianate-style heritage brick home built approximately ten years after the great fire is circa 1888 and in mint condition. Extensive updates inside & out.  This home shows like new!  The home is a nice size, not too big or too small at 3000 square feet on the main two floors.

Up the stone steps, through the double door entrance & vestibule with original wainscoting and tiled flooring to the welcoming foyer. Immediately you see the beautiful condition of the home and attention to detail as hardwood floors gleam and refurbished chandeliers sparkle.

Main floor with elegant double parlours, walkout bay window and attractive plaster crown moldings and knee brackets. Both parlours with fireplaces, sunny windows and beautifully restored chandeliers. Spacious dining room is ideal for elegant dinner parties.

The kitchen is the heart of the home and this spacious eat-in kitchen is exceptional with gleaming tiled floor, large walk-in pantry and upscale stainless steel appliances including 5-burner gas stove, quiet Bosch dishwasher and Electrolux fridge.  Plenty of space here for a family-sized kitchen table!  A charming marble tiled powder room with marble accents is tucked away near the formal rooms on this main floor.

An adjoining flex room with a sunny window is perfect as a home office or main floor den. The original maid’s back staircase leads up from here.

The main access for the second level is the grand staircase off the foyer with beautifully carved newel post. The upper level consists of four bedrooms (three spacious rooms with decorative fireplaces and large closets and one which was originally a nursery, currently used as a sewing room).  There is a tasteful full bath on this level and an inviting family room with wood-burning fireplace & Harbour view!  This cozy room is a family favourite and you’ll know why when you walk in.   Watch the cruise ships come and go from the window seat.

The finished daylight walkout basement consists of a daylight rec room which has many uses as family room, guest suite, home theatre or play room, modern 8′ x 8.5′ full bath with shower and  laundry with washer and natural gas dryer included.  There is a mechanical room plus several storage closets and a large storage room totaling 360 square feet of storage space, always important in every home.  This level also features a wonderful  huge 275 square foot work shop!  Many men dream of a work space like this, is it time to stop dreaming?  With the finished basement the home size comes up to 3300 square feet not including the storage rooms or work shop.

The electrical is 200 amp entrance and the heating is natural gas plus energy efficient electric radiant.  There is no leased equipment, the hot water tank is owned.  The lot size is 2572 square feet. The roof style is low slope, membrane.

Attached to the rec room is a nice-sized garden shed perfect for  bicycle storage, garden tools, etc.  This leads to the fenced garden with hand-laid brick patio, barbecue area, seasonal flowering shrubs and huge century-old Alberta spruce.  What a lovely private area to lounge with a favourite book, newspaper or tablet with a hot or cold drink after a challenging day.  Please note that this area is connected to the street by a common alleyway which could provide off-street parking for one car if you decided to give up some garden space.

With an impressive walk score of 87, everything is just steps away.  Walk to the city market for fresh seafood, meat, produce and more.  Spend an evening at the Imperial Theatre stopping at your favourite pub for a drink before walking home.  No need to worry about parking when heading to Harbour Station for your favourite game!  Simple slip into the Pedway system out of the weather and stroll towards the action.  When you live on Germain Street the heartbeat of the city is all around you, there for the taking.

Don’t miss this opportunity to view Saint John’s historic uptown lifestyle at it’s finest.  For additional information and your private appointment to view please contact Katherine Bacon, Global Luxury Specialist phone or text 1-506-650-8575 or Charles Turnbull at 1-506-636-0748.