221 Manitoba Street, New Westminster, BC

List Price: $1,629,000 (plus GST)
MLS No. R2616002
Style: Two Storey
Bedrooms: 5 / Bathrooms: 2
Year Built: 1911 and 2020
Area: 2,192 sq ft
Lot Size: 42.5 ft x 131 ft
Taxes (2020): $TBD

Moving Home to Queen’s Park

Originally located in the 1000-block of 45th Avenue in Vancouver, this vernacular cottage was saved from demolition and relocated to a 42.5 x 131-foot lot in New Westminster’s historic Queen’s Park neighbourhood.

A lovely front verandah welcomes you to this charming home with its canted bay window, hip roof and central dormer.

Meticulously restored from the ground up, this home exudes all the warmth and character of a heritage home, but functions like its modern counterpart.

Step inside this light-filled residence and you’ll find a cosy nook made from reclaimed millwork, it’s the perfect perch to sit and lace up your shoes for a stroll through nearby Tipperary Park.

Featuring 9-foot ceilings and beautifully refinished fir floors, the main floor was opened up to create a seamless living and dining space. The adjoining kitchen has been outfitted with classic Shaker-style cabinetry, quartz countertop, and has more than enough room to add a second eating area or work station.

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 the make and model of appliances that best suit their lifestyle and personal taste.

Also on the main level are two bedrooms, as well as a full bathroom with soaker tub and an antique vanity with Carrara marble top and vessel-style sink.

Head downstairs and you’ll find a spacious third bedroom with 9-foot ceiling, laundry and utility room.

Need a mortgage helper?

This 2,192 square foot home features a legal two-bedroom garden suite with 4-piece bathroom, separate entrance and outdoor patio space.

Off the newly created laneway is space for two cars and it’s also equipped with a plug-in for electric vehicles.

Centrally located for commuting, and within walking distance of schools, shops, services, recreation, restaurants and SkyTrain, calling 221 Manitoba Street home means owning a piece of 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 during the rapid expansion of the streetcar network, 1011 45th Avenue was a small scale cottage constructed by an unknown builder, who bought two lots on the then 47th Avenue between Windsor and Ross Streets, where he put up three small homes fronting 45th. The original occupant of the home was English-born John Herbert, who immigrated to Canada the year before and worked as a trackman for the BC Electric Railway. Herbert and his family were in the home until 1917. When he moved with his wife and five children to the west side of the city.

Over the years, the home turned over a number of times before making its move to New Westminster as part of this heritage revitalization agreement.

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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