Mid-Century Modern in Queen’s Park
Nestled on a private manicured 1/4-acre lot on coveted College Court cul-de-sac, adjacent to New Westminster’s 76-acre crown jewel of Queen’s Park, is a rare modernist gem.
Offering more than 3,700 square feet of living space with three bedrooms and three full baths, this immaculate brick home was built in 1954 and designed by Rufus Gilley of Thompson, Berwick and Pratt and Partners — the origin of famed architects Ron Thom and Arthur Erickson.
The front walkway leads through meticulously planted gardens to a private front patio, perfect for morning coffee in the sunshine.
Inside the front door and past the foyer you’ll find a sprawling light-filled main floor that offers classic mid-century design, from the large open concept living and dining rooms with a bank of floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the outdoor courtyard to the bedrooms and bathrooms conveniently set apart from the main entertaining spaces.
The heart of this home is found in the bright, contemporary kitchen with its large centre island, wall oven plus another gas range, two drawer dishwashers, two sinks and quartz surfacing. Off the kitchen is a spacious vaulted family room with a recessed wall that is perfect for that oversized TV. Other features of this ranch-style home include hardwood floors, four fireplaces, original mahogany walls, built-ins and an abundance of windows bringing the outdoors in. A laundry room is also located on the main level.
Downstairs is a mahogany panelled recreation room with its own fireplace, built-in office area, kitchenette and plenty of space for the teens in the family to hang out.
The covered courtyard off the dining room and kitchen is surrounded by mature landscaping, and is the perfect spot for year-round barbecuing and entertaining.
This meticulously maintained home also offers lane access, and covered back parking for several vehicles, with direct access to a side-entry mudroom.
With Queen’s Park on your doorstep and the vibrant uptown core of New Westminster within walking distance, this classic residence in one of the city’s most coveted neighbourhoods is the perfect family home.
Showings by appointment only – call Lori at 604-312-0738 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about this property.