SOLD! 436 Third Street, New Westminster, BC
A Georgian Gem in the Heart of Queen’s Park
In a New Westminster neighbourhood known for its coveted classic homes, this 1926 Queen’s Park beauty is surely one of the finest.
A stately Georgian Revival, this nearly 4,000-square-foot home has wonderful curb appeal, and sits proudly on a large 57.5- x 120-foot corner lot surrounded by mature hedges and lovely gardens.
Walk up the front stairs to a central portico flanked by columns, and the grand front entrance door with its bevelled glass sidelights and overhead fanlight window is just the first sign of what’s waiting inside.
The main entry foyer with its original staircase boasts a family-friendly cross-hall layout. On one side is a huge living room — 430 square feet of entertaining space — featuring a gas fireplace with a carved mantel, period light fixtures and an abundance of natural light. Two sets of double french doors open on to a lovely side deck, perfect for summer entertaining.
On the other side of the entry hall is a gorgeous wainscotted dining room with its own wood-burning fireplace and enough room for those big family dinners, opening on to a cosy sunroom wrapped in paned windows and stained glass with a door that leads to the garden outside.
At the back of the house, the large kitchen has a bright eating area with a bank of bright windows and a side door leading to a private brick patio, perfect for barbecuing. Also on the main floor is another bonus room: a charming den with beautiful stained glass windows and a gas fireplace flanked by built-in bookcases.
Head up the wide central staircase to the second floor, with its nine-foot ceilings, big windows and polished wood floors, and you’’ll find a large landing leading to a main bathroom and three generous-sized bedrooms, including a master bedroom with en suite.
The incredible stained glass at the top of the stairs was designed in 1891 in what was considered a very modern Art Nouveau style. These windows, along with other beautiful windows in the home, were actually salvaged from another home on Queen’s Avenue and all were made by McCausland of Toronto, which is the oldest surviving stained glass studio in North America, first opening its doors in 1897.
In fact, much of the elegance in this home — built by Robert Galbraith, who along with his father Hugh and two brothers, operated the Galbraith and Sons millworking company in New Westminster from 1891 to 1932 — is found in the details, from the working fireplaces and beautiful oak inlay floors to the original radiators, period light fixtures and extensive millwork.
The home’s basement, with its two-piece bathroom, laundry and storage space, is just waiting for your ideas to turn it into even more living space.
Outside, fencing and mature landscaping provide privacy, and a side driveway with off-street parking leads to a two-car garage.
This is truly a home to be treasured, and its charms also include its location, which is within walking distance to shops, schools, services, transit and parks.
Don’t miss this opportunity to make 436 Third Street your home.
Showings by appointment – call Lori at 604-312-0738 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about this property.