219 Manitoba Street, New Westminster, BC

List Price: $1,629,000 (plus GST)
MLS No. R2616005
Style: 2 1/2 Storey
Bedrooms: 4 / Bathrooms: 2
Year Built: 1909 and 2020
Area: 2,178 sq ft
Lot Size: 42.5 ft x 131 ft
Taxes (2020): $TBD

Queen’s Park Revival

Welcome to 219 Manitoba Street, where vintage meets modern family living in one of New Westminster’s most anticipated heritage revitalizations.

Situated on a quiet residential street just steps from Tipperary Park on a professionally landscaped 42.5 x 131-foot lot, this Early Cottage-style home exudes all the character found in historic homes, but functions like its modern counterpart.

This home was saved from demolition and moved from its original location on St. Patrick’s Street — just six blocks away — to Manitoba Street, placed on a new foundation and restored from the ground up.

Warmth and charm abound in this home, from the welcoming front entry porch and lovely open floor plan with 9-foot ceilings to the beautifully refinished fir floors and original millwork.

On the main floor is the living room that flows seamlessly to the dining room and adjoining kitchen. The large casement windows allow for an abundance of natural light.

Off the entry foyer are stairs leading up to a half-storey, which offers a large open space making it ideal for that home office, art studio or hangout spot for the kids.

The custom kitchen has been outfitted with classic Shaker-style cabinetry painted in an earthy grey hue and quartz surfacing. Its spacious footprint allows for the addition of an island or perhaps an heirloom sideboard to go beneath the home’s original tea cabinet, which has been hung on the wall and is perfect place to store your favourite blends.

Where are the appliances you ask?

Whether you like to turn up the heat with gas or induction, this cook space has been left for its new owners to choose which make and model of appliance best suits their lifestyle and personal taste.

Also on the main level are two bedrooms, and a vintage-inspired bathroom with clawfoot tub and pedestal sink.

This 2,178 square foot home also features a full basement with 9-foot ceilings, two spacious bedrooms, a 5-piece bathroom, laundry room, and a large family room.

Need a mortgage helper?

The walk-out basement is easily converted to a legal 2-bedroom suite.

This beautiful home, which has lane access and off-street parking for two cars with an EV plug-in, is centrally located for commuting and within walking distance of schools, shops, services, recreation, restaurants and SkyTrain.

Calling 219 Manitoba Street home means owning a piece of New Westminster history and living in a quiet urban enclave that is perfect for the whole family.

Showings by appointment only – call Lori at 604-312-0738 or email lori@lorifralic.com for more information about this property.

The Home’s History

Originally built in1909 by retired farmer John Sandick and his wife Elleanor, this home has been used as a single family residence every since. The Sandick’s resided in the home for nearly 20 years, and it was the Robinson family who called it home for the following eight decades, from 1929 to 2009.

While the home saw renovations over the years, the original form, roofline, eaves and wood windows remained intact. Vinyl siding was removed to reveal the original wood lap cladding and new cedar siding was custom milled to match.

Constructed during the Edwardian-era building boom when the suburb of Queen’s Park saw extensive growth, the Early Cottage-style was typically a one-and-a-half storey hip roofed home with a small dormer, full or partial verandah, and practical layout.

Read more about this heritage hevitalization on the New West Record website at: newwestrecord.ca/real-estate-news/heritage-plan-a-passion-project-for-new-west-man-3089947

What is a Revitalization Agreement?

A Heritage Revitalization Agreement is a form of long-term, legal protection. It is a formal, voluntary, written agreement that is negotiated between a property owner and the City which is enabled through a bylaw, and registered on Title.

Every HRA is different from the next, and do not create precedence. Heritage properties subject to an HRA are also Designated.

It’s about saving the good stuff. It’s about preserving the past and reimagining it for today’s modern lifestyle. It’s about seeing these historic homes stand proud for generations to come.

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