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Once in a while an exceptional property comes on the market, one that you have always admired from afar, as you drive by! Could this be that one property? Registered with the Canadian Historic Society as a designated historic place for its architecture and unique interior features this 4,740 square foot home is a prime example of the Classical Revival style!The three-story home exterior is of cedar shingles, with dormer windows,circular turret, oversized covered veranda and circular driveway all sending a clear message of "Welcome to 3189 Rothesay Road". Sit back and relax with a cool drink in the shade on the huge covered verandah on lazy summer days after a challenging day at work on two acres of landscaped privacy.
Grand and yet very inviting in a turn of the century Nantucket way, the stunning front entrance system with cut-beveled glass sidelights and cut-beveled glass fan transom leads to the huge foyer. Entertain in style with plenty of space designed for ease of flow, this foyer as with the great room and formal dining room has custom millwork designed to be admired! The very rare rift or quarter cut panel wainscoting, crown moldings, plate rails, coffered beamed ceilings and knee brackets have a "Wow" factor all their own. For those who love historic masterpieces this one will not disappoint! They foyer with large closet and piano alcove is open through a double arch to the great room.
The great room with oversized window seat faces east and south with huge window allowing in plenty of natural sunlight. Five double wall sconce lights surround the room, casting a warm glow. The coffered ceiling is nothing short of stunning and the working wood-burning fireplace is the perfect place to get cozy in cool winter months before the crackle of a roaring blaze. As throughout the entire home, this room features gleaming hardwood flooring that is in pristine condition.
The formal dining room is also open to the great room through a double wide arch making entertaining a breeze. This room with matching single wall sconce and chandelier to the great room is totally curved at the south end with concave glass in the windows further emphasizing the curve. Three paned clear story windows grace the western wall designed to house a buffet or credenza while still allowing in natural light. The double swinging door leads to the adjoining butler’s pantry.This pantry features custom cabinetry with solid maple counter top, original porcelain dish sink and full height china display cabinet!
Through the butler’s pantry we come to the spacious newly renovated kitchen and keeping room. The working area of this well laid out kitchen features granite counter tops and white subway tile backsplash, custom solid wood full height cabinetry, double sinks, gleaming newly refinished solid maple counters, new double ovens, stainless steel fridge and range hood, and countertops range, all included! One door conveniently leads through the back way to the grand staircase! The kitchen is totally open concept to the keeping room with walls of glass on the south and west overlooking the fabulous back yard and decks.A wood burning stove makes cool winter days that much cozier and the adjoining powder room is oh so convenient. A French door here leads to the multi-level extensive back decking complete with large gazebo perfect for sitting out away from the sun and the rain!
Let's have a look at the rest of the house before we venture out into the awesome fully fenced back yard! A gracious hardwood grand staircase with gorgeous diamond beveled paned windows and window seat leads from the foyer as well as the kitchen to the second level which accommodates four oversized bedrooms around a large central hall plan. The second bedroom has a walk-in closet and being directly above the dining room it mirrors the shape with the round southend and plenty of windows. The third bedroom comes complete with working wood-burning fireplace and built-in bookcases currently being used as a den and home office. All the bedrooms have hardwood flooring, an abundance of large windows and oversized closet space! The master bedroom has a dressing room with hardwood flooring besides an extra closet. The five-piece master ensuite includes a new double vanity with white marble top,four-foot shower, flush and deep soaker oversized whirlpool tub. The five-piece main bath on this second level has been nicely renovated in white with bright colour accents and features a double vanity, tiled four-foot shower with plate glass door and whirlpool tub.
Another hardwood staircase leads to the third level. This level is completely finished in a similar style as the second floor. At the top of the staircase are large windows and a window seat with storage. A large cedar lined closet with window allows in natural light from the hallway and provides storage for your season exchange of summer/winter. There are two additional bedrooms on this level. Bedroom five overlooks the east side and features a huge closet. Bedroom six will be the envy of the teens who will want to draw straws for this one! This room is huge with windows on the east and north sides, built-in window seat, shelving and not one but two walk-in closets. A full three-piece bath with tiled floor completes this level with vanity, tub/shower enclosure and flush.
This homes built in 1907 also features a daylight walkout basement which is beautifully finished for quality family living. A large rec room with propane fireplace easily accommodates TV seating and games table, the perfect spot for young children and older teens alike to entertain friends at home. The daylight exercise room has a window that meets egress and with its bead board finish in white the finish is crisp and cool. The half bath, powder room with natural stone foundation wall is a real convenience on this lower level. A door leads to the built-in two car garage with original stonewalls matched with modern overhead garage door with remote and keyless entry! The laundry room and storage room are located on this floor and a large mudroom with organized cubbies adjoins the French door which leads to the backyard.
And what a back yard it is! One of the best in all of Rothesay on two full landscaped acres, large flat lawn, totally fenced, full privacy surrounded by mature trees and an oversized 25 x 50 heated California pool. The pool is heated with an economical heat pump and features a diving board, staircase, California-style hot tub, slide and solar blanket with spacious concrete surround. A beautiful place to entertain friends and family alike with the pool, multi-level decking and inviting gazebo! Friends will vie for an invitation to a barbeque here!
The 2500 square foot two-story carriage house completes this property with the shingled exterior style matching the main house. The interior is all original with space for three to four additional cars, motorcycles, snowmobiles,lawn furniture, gardening tools etc. The original horse stalls are still in place as well as original glass display and storage cabinets for trophies and ribbons. A full bathroom with shower accommodates the swimming pool and a narrow curved staircase leads to the second floor with huge room with exposed rafters. Let your imagination fly here! This space is perfect as a working office, home theatre, man cave, artist studio, crafts room or the ultimate child’s play house. Your children from toddlers to teens as well as grandchildren will be the envy of the neighborhood with an endless supply of fun between the pool and carriage house! A separate shed accommodates all pool equipment including the filter and heat pump.
The ultimate estate size property with space and fun for the entire family right in the heart of Rothesay’s golden mile! For your private showing please contact Katherine Bacon, Global Luxury Specialist at 506-650-8575 Voice/Text.