Come home to this Queen’s Park Craftsman
If you’ve been looking for a quintessential Craftsman home, one that has retained its magnificent vintage charm but has been updated for today’s modern family, then this stunning beauty in the heart of New Westminster’s Queen’s Park will not disappoint.
Welcome to the William Wolfenden House.
From the gabled roof and distinctive dormers to the flared eaves and heritage colours, this lovely home with its classic lines and undeniable curb appeal was built in 1910 by celebrated architects Gardiner and Mercer, who were instrumental in shaping not only the residential footprint of the Royal City but many neighbourhoods throughout Metro Vancouver.
Wander up the front walkway, past the professionally landscaped front yard, and step on to the spacious covered front verandah, the perfect spot for that morning cup of coffee.
Once inside this stately turn-key 3,943-square-foot home you will find a roomy entry hall with high ceilings and handsome banister staircase. The side-by-side living and family rooms have working fireplaces and gorgeous woodwork, and both open on to a 210-square-foot private covered back verandah complete with barbecue and heater gas hook up.
If, as they say, the kitchen is the heart of any home, then this is where your family will gather. With custom full-height wood cabinetry, granite countertops, a six-burner Viking gas range with a second Miele wall oven and steamer oven, plus a separate built-in hutch and eating space for six — this kitchen is ideal for cooking up a feast for family and entertaining friends.
For those more formal occasions, the adjoining dining room is flooded with light and features period lighting and plenty of space for a large table. Also on the main floor is a spacious bathroom with a walk-in glass shower and pedestal sink.
Head upstairs and you’ll fall in love with the large second floor landing that opens to three generous bedrooms, including a 237-square-foot master bedroom with exposed brickwork, large window and two walk-in closets. The new second floor bath boasts a clawfoot soaker tub, heated floors and pedestal sink.
The basement level in this home offers even more family-friendly living space, with a light-filled finished recreation room, good-sized laundry area and more storage than you’ll know what to do with.
This home has been extensively updated, with a newer premium shingle roof with leaf filter system, as well as updated electrical, new drain tiles, and double-paned wood windows with leaded glass.
The backyard features a lovely ground-level patio, double garage with high ceilings and all the privacy you could want, as it backs on to the small green space that is Sullivan Park, a neighbourhood treasure tucked into a residential enclave.
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 email@example.com for more information about this property.