Modern Heritage in the Park
Nestled in the heart of New Westminster’s historic Queen’s Park neighbourhood, this classic 1911 Edwardian, known as the Frank and Martha Trapp House, has gone through an extensive renovation and is move-in-ready, with more than 3,600 square feet of living space on three levels.
This home exudes curb appeal, with its stone foundation and handsome wood siding. A wide front stairway invites you onto a spacious covered porch, the perfect spot to sit and enjoy the sunshine and your morning cup of coffee overlooking one of the neighbourhood’s best streets.
Once inside, the expansive main floor offers a formal living room with a wood-burning fireplace flanked by built-in shelves. There are high ceilings and fir floors, and the private cosy den, perfect for that home office, has another fireplace. The beautiful wood trim and heritage touches throughout this home are beautifully matched with modern updates blending into a bright and airy family space with both charm and livability.
If you like to entertain — and let’s face it we are all going to welcome our friends and family when we’re able — then you’ll love the grand, light-filled dining room. For the cook in the family, there is a spacious modern kitchen with a large centre island, loads of white cabinetry, quartz surfacing, gas cooktop, two wall ovens and French doors that open to an amazing back deck, perfect for outdoor living and entertaining. The private back yard features low-maintenance landscaping and a gazebo. The main floor also features a lovely powder room.
A large central staircase off the foyer leads to the second floor where you’ll find a roomy master bedroom with two walk-in closets, a luxe four-piece bathroom with separate water closet, two more equally-sized bedrooms, each with its own walk-in closet, and a laundry room.
Head to the lower level, and you’ll discover another two bedrooms, bathroom and kitchen that could serve as a nicely appointed mortgage helper or simply provide more space for the family, the in-laws or a nanny. The lower level also has a separate laundry and entrance.
This beautiful home, which has off-street parking, offers many upgrades, including new drain tiles (2018), a high-efficiency furnace (2009), plumbing and most of the electrical in the home.
And like many homes in the neighbourhood, it comes with a pedigree. Designed by Charles Henry Clow, the Trapp house is located in the heart of Queen’s Park, one of Metro Vancouver’s most coveted neighbourhoods. Centrally located for commuting and within walking distance of schools, shops, services and recreation, calling 424 Third Street home means 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about this property.