Quintessential Queen’s Park
This handsome heritage home, which holds pride of place just steps from the entrance to Queen’s Park in New Westminster’s celebrated neighbourhood, is the quintessential historical house the city is known for.
Built in 1912, at the height of the Craftsman architectural era, this beautiful house features extensive fir millwork, including wainscotting, moulding, coffered ceilings, pocket doors and built-in cabinetry, as well as stunning original stained glass windows throughout.
Off the wrap-around front porch and through a front entry vestibule, the expansive main floor — more than 1,700 square feet with 10-foot ceilings and wood floors — is a perfect example of how these coveted vintage homes were built with family in mind.
A large bright living room with gorgeous windows leads to a cosy wainscotted family room with a wood-burning fireplace and, beyond, a huge dining room with an original built-in hutch. Head from the dining room into the completely renovated kitchen where you’ll find top-end kitchen features for the chef in the family, including soapstone counters, an eight-burner gas range, custom millwork, integrated dishwasher and a large fridge/freezer combo. The gorgeous marble floors throughout the kitchen add more wow factor and give the space a modern updated feel. The kitchen also boasts a separate eating area and enormous pantry.
Also on the main level is a private den/office overlooking the verandah, a lovely newly renovated powder room, and two banister staircases — one off the front hall and one off the kitchen — leading to the 1,370-square foot second level.
This family-friendly second floor has a spacious landing area perfect for a reading nook or work space, and four big bedrooms, including a master with an ensuite and a private south-facing balcony. One of the other three bedrooms has its own fireplace, and all the rooms have good closets, wood floors and beautiful woodwork. A second full bath and huge laundry room round out the second floor features.
The basement level, offering another 1,500-square feet of living space, is just waiting for your ideas to transform its roomy recreation room, full bathroom, handy workshop, flex space and plenty of storage.
The vintage purist will appreciate this home’s high-efficiency boiler system and hot water heat with its pretty cast-iron radiators throughout the house.
And if it’s all about location, this is the place to be, steps to Queen’s Park and all its amenities, as well as close to shopping, schools, commuter and transit access and all the urban services that uptown New Westminster has to offer.
This home is just waiting for the modern family that is looking for space while appreciating architectural details and history.
Showings by appointment only – call Lori at 604-312-0738 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about this property.