Arts & Crafts Gem in Moody Park
Nestled on a 37 x 132-foot lot between two historic beauties, this warm and inviting home is brimming with original detail and charm.
A wide front stairway invites you onto a spacious covered verandah, the perfect spot to sit and enjoy the sunshine and your morning cup of coffee. Built in 1912, authenticity abounds in this lovely home, from the never-been-painted Douglas fir wainscotting, gorgeous stained glass windows, pocket doors and original light fixtures to the coffered ceiling, wood burning fireplace, banister staircase, and the original home security system, creaky floors.
Upstairs are three bedrooms, each with its own walk-in closet, and one bath that is divided in two rooms.
The eclectic kitchen — with its newly-purchased vintage 1950 stove complete with the instruction manual — has custom Fir cabinetry that surrounds the large porcelain sink. Note the low height of the counters, which was common in kitchens of this era. What you won’t find is a dishwasher, as the home has never had one.
Off the kitchen is a large deck with cosy gazebo, a great place to dine in the summer months.
The home’s original garage still stands, but is in need of replacement. This lot is perfect for a large detached garage or carriage home off Kingston Street.
While the home boasts many original details, the roof was replaced in 2019 and the electrical was replaced earlier this year.
Built in 1912 by developers McCullough and Gostick, this home’s first owner was a B.C. Electric streetcar conductor, Thomas Nicholson Read, who along with his wife Ruth lived in the home for 15 years. In 1927, the home was purchased by the Furness family who raised their children there through the 1950s. In fact, Thomas and Vida Furness’ grandson is still in touch with the current owners and has many old photographs of the house,
Steps to nearby Moody Park, this home is ideally-situated within walking distance of schools, recreation and the shops in Uptown New Westminster.
If you’re looking to own a much-loved heritage house in one of Metro Vancouver’s most livable and walkable cities, then welcome home.
Showings by appointment start this Saturday, Oct 23 and Sunday, Oct 24 from 1-3 pm.
Showings by appointment only – call Lori at 604-312-0738 or email email@example.com for more information about this property.