SOLD! 314 Second Street, New Westminster, BC

List Price: $2,698,000
MLS No. 2751400
Style: Three-Storey with Basement
Bedrooms: 5 / Bathrooms: 2 Full, 2 Half
Year Built: 1908
Area: 3,931 sq ft
Lot Size: 9,169 sq ft
Taxes (2021): $7,956

A Rare Find

This magnificent home in the heart of New Westminster’s historic Queen’s Park neighbourhood has not be on offer in more than six decades.

Situated on an expansive 9,169 sq ft corner lot, this family home features nearly 4,000 square feet of living space over four levels with five bedrooms, two full and two half baths.

Wander up the front walkway and one of the first things you’ll notice is the stunning cameo window as you step on to the spacious and private covered front verandah, it’s the perfect spot for that morning cup of coffee.

Once inside you’ll find a charming entry that leads to a grand foyer with 10-foot high coffered ceilings, wainscotting, a wood burning fireplace, cosy built-in telephone nook and handsome banister staircase.

The spacious living room with its stained glass, bay window and pocket doors opens to a large formal dining room with built-in buffet. Also off the main foyer is a cosy den and light-filled kitchen with eating area that overlooks the southwest facing sundeck and beautiful garden.

Also on the main level is a two-piece powder room and laundry.

Head upstairs and you’ll find a roomy landing with built-in window bench and cottage-paned windows. The second level features four bedrooms, including a spacious primary bedroom with new two-piece ensuite and custom built-ins. There is also a new five-piece bathroom with freestanding soaker tub, double vanity with wall-mount faucets, heated floors and walk-in shower. Each bedroom features large windows and good size closets. There are two hall closets for additional storage.

On the third level is an amazing finished living space complete with built-in bookshelves and dormer windows offering city, park and mountain views. At nearly 500-square feet, this space makes for a great media room, kids play space or teen hangout, a huge home office, guest suite or sixth bedroom. There is also a roomy landing at the top of the stairs along with a large walk-in closet.

The basement has a finished bedroom/studio space, new bathroom, workshop area, storage and it leads to an attached two-car garage.

Need a mortgage helper or space for extended family? This lower level could be converted to a great secondary suite and we’ve got just the layout.

This home has been extensively updated including a newer premium shingle roof, gutters, as well as updated electrical, high efficiency furnace, drain tiles, wood windows, exterior paint, repointed chimney, retaining wall, three new bathrooms, newer pool pump and heater, refinished floors and so much more. It has also had an engineered seismic upgrade.

Outside you’ll find your own private oasis featuring a 18 by 36-foot in-ground swimming pool, ground-level deck, mature trees and gardens and it backs on to Sullivan Park, a neighbourhood treasure tucked into a residential enclave.

From the hipped roof and distinctive dormers to the stacked bay windows and decorative details, this home is the perfect blend of classic and romantic elements of turn of the century architecture.

And the location of the house is ideal — it is a few minutes walk from Queen’s Park, and within walking distance of shops, schools, transit and all the services that Uptown New Westminster has to offer.

It’s time to make your move, have your realtor call today to see this one-of-kind home.

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

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