Understated Elegance in the heart of Old Rothesay
Rothesay is known for its stately homes and grand properties, especially in the part of town referred to as "Old Rothesay" in the vicinity of the Rothesay Common. One of the most impressive homes in this picturesque area sits at 33 Hampton Road.
The 6185-square foot home designed by renowned architect Tom Johnson is set on 1.96 acres of impeccably landscaped and extremely private mature grounds. A pristine white fence surrounds the 26 x 60 12-foot deep in-ground Gunnite pool, patio and pool house. Lush level lawns, an attractive circular driveway, beautiful window boxes overflowing with colourful perennials, crisp white wood siding, solid granite front and side door thresholds and natural Western Red Cedar roofing shingles all combine to give this home outstanding curb appeal.
Inside elegance abounds with nine foot ceilings, crown mouldings, solid wood doors, crown moulding and trim, four wood-burning fireplaces, a grand staircase with a solid mahogany railing, marble flooring, raised-panel wainscoting, crystal light fixtures and more. This home raises the bar in gracious living.
Step through the attractive front entrance doorway into a sunny vestibule with marble flooring. Make your way into the foyer where you can hang your coat in the oversized walk-in closet - perfect for entertaining in style. Off the foyer to the right is an impressive living room with gleaming hardwood flooring, crown moulding, large windows and a cosy wood-burning fireplace.
The gracious living room opens through a raised panel square arch to a lovely formal dining room that is spacious enough to accommodate even the largest dinner party or family gathering. Like the adjacent living room, the dining area also features hardwood flooring and deep crown moulding and also offers a beautiful walk-out bay window.
Across the foyer find a gorgeous library with book-matched white oak walls, built-in cabinetry and shelving. This is a handsome room with hardwood flooring, a huge picture window, and another wood-burning fireplace. Natural sunshine, a crackling fire and the rich wood create a warm and inviting atmosphere. The library will be a favourite place to relax with a great read or review documents for that early morning meeting.
The breakfast room is another inviting space to enjoy natural sunshine streaming in through a walk-out bay window with access to the side yard. Prepare meals in a kitchen that's as beautiful as it is functional with custom cabinetry, professional appliances including a Subzero fridge (that matches the cabinetry), a KitchenAid double wall oven, a cook top, two dishwashers, compactor and a microwave. Find a gorgeous bird's eye maple central island with granite counter top match the other granite counters of the kitchen. Above the oversized porcelain farmhouse sink is a large window offering lovely views of the side yard and the pool area.
Handy to the kitchen is a main-floor family room with 14" pine plank flooring, built-in cabinetry and shelving, coffered ceiling and a wood-burning fireplace. This room also features a walk-out bay window with convenient French doors to the side yard.
The main level also offers two powder rooms, one of which off the foyer features marble flooring and crystal light fixtures. The mudroom entrance is located off the two-car garage as well as the side of the house with ceramic tile flooring nearby half bath, skylight and interesting back staircases to the second floor.
The grand turned staircase has a solid mahogany railing, raised panel wainscoting and hardwood stairs. At the top admire the six-light crystal chandelier. The second floor offers five oversized bedrooms, including a sunny master suite with south/east exposure, a wood-burning fireplace, a walk-in closet with built-in shelving and drawers, and a five-piece ensuite bathroom.
All second-floor bedrooms have hardwood flooring, oversized closets (many walk-in and some are cedar lined) and large windows. Two additional five-piece bathrooms handy to all bedrooms.
The third floor loft also with hardwood staircase offers more space and plenty of sunshine through several dormer windows. This area could be an additional bedroom, a play room, studio, media room and more, the choice is yours!
A finished basement adds more space (bringing the total square footage to 9,000 square feet! ). Downstairs, find the sixth bedroom, a three-piece ensuite bathroom, an exercise room complete with mirrored wall and a television, a huge laundry room with front-loading washer and dryer close to the laundry chute plus plenty of cabinets and folding counter space. There are large storage rooms, a cold room and a lockable sportsmen's room with built-in racks for all your hunting and fishing gear.
The features in this Rothesay estate are extensive. This is a one-of-a-kind property in the heart of Old Rothesay within walking distance to the Rothesay Common, yacht club, several churches, restaurants, the post office, numerous services and all three levels of schools!
Enjoy gracious living in this elegant, stately home. Call Katherine Bacon, Certified Fine Home Specialist at (506) 849-1678 or toll free across North America at 1-877-676-0300, for more information or to book your private viewing.