An Arts & Crafts Gem
Framed by mature trees and lush landscape, this historic British Arts & Crafts house is nestled on a large 66- x 132-foot lot just a block and a half from New Westminster’s crown jewel: Queen’s Park.
Built in 1927, but completely renovated and restored in 2010, the current owners took the home down to the studs to make it the modern, energy efficient and family-friendly home it is today, all while retaining and meticulously restoring its period features.
From the ground up, the home received a new foundation, fully finished and high ceiling basement complete with a large media room wired for sound and a wet bar, full bathroom, large laundry and mud room featuring built-in cabinetry, wall cubbies with hooks and storage shelves, an old-fashioned laundry sink and a walk-in shower for the four-legged family member. Two bedrooms (one being used as an art studio) and storage complete the lower level.
Known to locals as “The Whitburn Cottage”, the home’s exterior boasts a tapered buttress wall at the entry, decorative half-timbering, corbels and a central red-brick chimney, plank front door and wooden sash casement windows with leaded glass.
The main level features a cross-hall floor plan with the living room on one side and dining room on the other. The impressive living room boasts a beamed and panelled ceiling as well as a wood burning fireplace inglenook. There are double French doors off the living room that lead to a cosy covered porch overlooking the backyard.
Expecting 10 or 12 for dinner? You’ll find plenty of room to host in the formal dining room. Off this space is the large, light-filled kitchen equipped with induction stovetop and wall oven, granite surfacing, centre island with raised breakfast bar, walk-in pantry, integrated TV to watch you favourite cooking shows and a built-in banquette.
Also on the main level is a central office space featuring wall-to-wall built-ins and a half bath.
Upstairs are three bedrooms, including a spacious primary bedroom with not just one, but two walk-in closets. A third walk-in has been completely roughed in with plumbing and wiring for an ensuite. Also on this level is a large 4-piece bath with a “Solatube” to boost the natural light and a linen closet.
Some of the other features of this magnificent home include in-floor radiant heating on all three levels, all new wiring, plumbing, insulation and drywall, new boiler (2021), heat recovery unit with vents in every room, exterior paint (2019), in-ground irrigation system and gas line plumbed for the barbecue.
The green thumb in the family will love the large, level lot with its mixture of heritage plantings and more recent additions. Particularly special is the old apple tree in the back yard that blooms prolifically each year. The yard is fully fenced and features a large paver patio as well as the two decks. The parking pad off the wide alley would accommodate an RV up to 25-feet. A charming character garden shed was built in 2015.
If you’re looking for an amazing family home in a walkable, established community-oriented neighbourhood with quiet tree-lined streets and lovely homes — all of it close to schools, shops, services, transit and just steps from one of Metro Vancouver’s best parks — don’t miss this opportunity.
Showings by appointment only – call Lori at 604-312-0738 or email email@example.com for more information about this property.