One-of-a-kind in Queen’s Park
Welcome to The Hawthorns, where spectacular vintage meets modern family living. Situated in the heart of Queen’s Park on a manicured 85 x 120-foot lot, this is one of the grandest homes in the City of New Westminster, with more than 6,000 sq. ft of living space on four floors. This exquisite home features six bedrooms, 3.5 baths, three fireplaces, two staircases, a 330 sq. ft master bedroom with spa-like ensuite and walk-in closet, stunning beveled and stained art glass double-paned wood windows, a gourmet kitchen with Viking Professional appliances, soapstone counters and heated floors, a fabulous light-filled sunroom with wrap-around cottage-paned windows, bedroom-level laundry room, fitness room, indoor workshop, and a lower level hockey room with synthetic ice. The home also features radiant heat, hot water on demand and so much more.
Built in 1911, its the narrow clapboard siding and casement windows along with the prominent half-timbering in the gables and ornamental brackets give this handsome home its Tudor Revival appearance. Step through the front doors and you’ll notice Arts & Crafts influences throughout, from the cedar and fir wainscotting and mouldings to the staircase and impressive coffered ceilings. The backyard is an entertainer’s dream featuring a spacious stone patio and grilling area off the kitchen with built-in stone planters and more than enough room for separate dining and conversation areas. You’ll also find a paved side area perfect for shooting hoops or outdoor play and opposite is lovely garden.
Why is this house called ’The Hawthorns’? It was built for Henry Major and his wife Lillian and history suggests the name derived from his grandmother’s love of the Hawthorn trees in Norfolk, England. This was such a special memory for Henry that he had two windows made for the home featuring the sturdy British plant widely used for hedging. These pristine works of art are still in place today in the home’s foyer. This stellar residence was also home to Byron Johnson, a former B.C. premier who lived in the house in the early 1930s.
Showings by appointment – call Lori at 604-312-0738 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about this property.