Pristine Waterfront Estate
This Maritime estate in the port city of Saint John, New Brunswick is unique in many ways! Located on an outcropping of land where the Kennebecasis River meets Drury Cove and the North Channel provides water views from every room, balcony and patio in the house!
Situated on 4.695 waterfront acres there are water views from three sides of this magnificent home. Entering through stone entrance gates and ascending the meandering paved driveway the stunning panoramic water view opens up beyond the trees. You'll want to stop right there on the driveway and take it all in, the magnificent home, the manicured grounds, the shoreline and water views all the way to Grand Bay and the St. John River with distant mountains beyond! Is this why New Brunswick is known as the "Picture Province"? As you arrive at a scenic lush plateau of the home site you are close enough to the water to really appreciate the water front yet abundantly high enough to never have a concern about even the highest of the spring river freshets. The manicured grounds entail sweeping lawns, stone retaining walls, ever-blooming perennial gardens, evergreens and deciduous trees.
Be prepared to be "Wowed" inside and out! From the eleven to sixteen foot ceilings, travertine flooring and baseboards to the solid Douglas Fir interior doors, trim and beamed ceilings, (no composite-board in this high-end home) this custom home is the ultimate in casual understated elegance through and through! This Tucson-style, three and a half year old home which took four years to complete is full stone, not just a facade with two French balconies, twofrost-proof stone patios and courtyard. Quality built by Blair Construction to the highest standards well above Canadian building codes! It has four bedrooms, the master suite on the main floor, second and third bedroom suites up on the second floor and the fourth suite on the lower daylight walkout level. There are five full bathrooms and three half baths. All the bathroom floors are heated as well as the kitchen floor. Built-in stereo surround sound is carried throughout the entire house and well as the outdoor patios! It comes "turnkey"complete with professionally selected top-of-the-line Tucson-style interior furnishings, decor, accessories, flat screen TVs, electronics, alarm system, built-in entertainment system, window treatments, pool table and accessories, all appliances, exercise equipment, exterior wind-proof cushioned cast iron patio furnishings, floor sweepers, central-vac and attachments, hot tub and 50 foot floating boat dock with 60 foot aluminum ramp! The only thing missing is you!
From the front stone courtyard with bubbling fountain enter through eight feet high solid mahogany double doors to the foyer with stone interior wall, travertine marble flooring and marble base, interesting barrel ceiling and walk-in guest closet with a window. From the moment you walk in the door the dramatic panoramic view is displayed directly in front of you! Archways to the left and from the hallway open onto the formal dining room with large window overlooking the courtyard, distressed plank hardwood flooring and Douglas Fir beamed high ceiling. Pampered the guest invited to dinner parties here! Be prepared for plenty of ooh's and ah's!
An archway from the foyer leads directly to the casual sophistication of the open concept great room and what a great room it is! Incorporating the sitting area, wet bar, games area and chef's kitchen, stretching across the rear of the house, all with travertine marble flooring and trim, built-in stereo speakers with patio access overlooking the water! The sitting area features an oversized wood-burning stone fireplace with raised hearth designed to use oversized logs (so cozy on cool winter nights, nothing compares with the crackle and smell of a real wood burning fireplace), walkout bay windows, octagon shaped sixteen foot coffered Douglas Fir beamed ceiling. The games area complete with Douglas Fir beams and custom pool table with soft sage green felt is the perfect place for a quick game with friends after dinner. The games area offers direct patio access through triple garden doors with transoms. The entire great room is designed for entertaining to flow inside and out to the extensive stone patio. Another important part of the great room is the ultimate wet bar made of furniture-quality alder wood imported from Texas. Easily sitting six, this handsome wet bar features a large oval window, raised quartz and alder wood countertop, wine cooler, beverage cooler, ice maker, dishwasher, sink and two matching custom glass and alder wood curio cabinets framing a large window to highlight your crystal stemware! This home is designed for living and entertaining in style!
If ever there was a chef's dream kitchen, this is it! Let's begin with the custom furniture-quality Texan alder wood cabinetry which gleams under the glow of custom bronze light fixtures. The upscale appliances include the Wolf six burner gas stove with stone surround, Sub-Zero concealed fridge with alder wood paneling blending into the cabinetry, two Sub-Zero freezer drawers built into the central island, Wolf double wall ovens and microwave and two extra quiet Miele built-in dishwashers! The custom pantry is furniture quality with crown molding, solid wood pull out drawers and two built-in china cabinets with oval glass and custom grills to display your finest dishes! The flooring here is travertine as well and the beams are Douglas Fir on an eleven foot ceiling. The central island is huge and easily sits six with its quartz concave counter top, substantial decorative knee brackets, one double sink and separate single sink and remote controlled pop-up swiveling flat screen! Cook and guests alike can watch their favorite shows or pop it down and it simply disappears into the island. Easy patio access here through double garden doors flanked by two full height windows, once again overlooking the water. The kitchen is centered around a remote controlled propane fireplace with Douglas Fir Mantle and stone surround. The sunny eating area with travertine flooring is nestled near the propane fireplace and located in front of a huge Palladian and oval window overlooking the water.
This entire dramatic great room space has easy access through the kitchen and games room areas to an expansive 2,357 square foot frost-proof stone patio with breath-taking water view! The water views are even more awesome at twilight when nature provides a different sunset spectacular each night! This well-designed outdoor living space features a glass propane fire pit, hot tub for six, wrought-iron rails in true Tucson style, stone turned staircase for easy access to ground level, an abundance of outdoor seating on cushioned wrought-iron, wind proof chairs and lounges, piped in stainless steel barbeque and an attractive covered, heated pergola with built-in stereo speakers and outdoor dining table if you like to get out of the sun. This stone patio is extremely well built with full concrete and reinforced steel rebar construction tied directly into the concrete basement of the house!
Off the kitchen you will find his office with travertine flooring, propane fireplace, built-in bookcase and storage drawers, working and sitting areas and double garden doors leading to the covered deck with no maintenance Trek Deck flooring and built-in heater for cool fall days.
Nearby is the mud room with travertine flooring, solid mahogany eight foot single door side entrance with Phantom screen, large sunny window overlooking the courtyard, built-in alder wood niche and attached garage access. One elegant main floor guest powder room is located near this area. It features travertine flooring, ceramic wainscoting with custom raised porcelain chair-rail and elegant Italian-style vanity with marble top.
On the far side of the foyer we find her office with a window overlooking the water and a large Palladian window overlooking the courtyard. A second tasteful powder room also with travertine flooring, Italian-style vanity with granite top and full ceramic lined wall with two inlaid glass and porcelain borders.
Nearby is the spacious laundry room with sunny window, granite counter tops, stainless steel set tub, plenty of upper and lower custom cabinetry and a convenient drying rack!
The master bedroom suite is at the rear of the house with large windows overlooking the water and garden door access to the main patio. It is spacious and elegant with an abundance of recessed lighting, built-in stereo speakers, hardwood distressed plank flooring and a sitting area centered around the solid marble propane fireplace. Separate dressing rooms with hardwood flooring compliment the master suite. His is compete with shoe, tie and belt racks, double rods for shirts, slacks and suits, sweater shelving and built-in drawers. Hers is complete with two shoe closets, double rods for skirts, slacks & blouses, single rods for dresses, built-in drawers, sweater shelving and built-in make up vanity under a sunny window. The room d'resistance may very well be the six-piece spa-like en-suite bath with rich marble flooring, porcelain wainscoting with raised porcelain chair rail, oversized porcelain shower with in-laid porcelain borders, built-in seat and plate glass door, deep soaker tub with marble surround and water view, separate double furniture-quality vanities and European-style private W/C.
All of the above rooms are located on the main floor, let's take a look at the second floor accessed by the turned hardwood staircase from the kitchen area. At the top of the stairs is a nice-sized landing with reading nook under a small Palladian window. A cozy place to curl up with a good book. On this upper level are two spacious guest suites both with sitting areas, double closets, French balconies with water views and upscale three-piece en-suite baths featuring furniture quality vanities with marble tops, one with soaker tub the other with plate glass & porcelain shower.
There are two hardwood staircases leading to the finished daylight walkout lower level. The first leads directly from the mud room to the fourth spacious guest suite with huge Palladian window overlooking the water, double garden door access directly to the side yard, walk-in closet and lovely four-piece en-suite bath with large window, window seat, two separate vanities and large ceramic and plate glass shower. Guests will appreciate the nice-sized sitting room is located directly adjacent to this fourth suite, the perfect area for relaxation, reading or watching a favorite movie.
This lower level with ten foot ceiling has an abundance of storage space included a seasonal closet for summer/winter coats, cold room/walk-in pantry, wine cellar with custom alder wood wine rack and stone wall, Christmas room for seasonal decor, several broom closets, mechanical room with four hundred amp entrance, top of the line Carrier heat pumps, phone lines, Cat 5 and home to the network server (RAID-ARRAY), which backs-up every network-connected computer in the house -- NIGHTLY, and the distribution strip for the router, and for the homes (wired and wireless) connected devices and high end water purification system making your municipal water equal to bottled spring water! There is a large storage room for the patio furniture in winter months and a huge storage room with shelving for whatever you may wish to keep.
A huge exercise room with oversized Palladian windows overlooking the water, walk-out feature and large massage room complete the lower lever. Time will fly by on the treadmill while you watch the boats cruise up the river! Adjacent to the exercise room is a convenient full three-piece bathroom with tub/shower and heated floors.
The second lower level staircase is turned hardwood and leads up to the main floor from the wine cellar.
Car buffs will fall in love with the six-car garage which is insulated, sheet rocked, trimmed, heated and totally finished with easy clean epoxy flooring! This includes the attached three-car garage on the main level of the house with kitchen quality built-in cabinets for storing everything from your seasonal tires to your detailing supplies. On the lower level is the additional three-car built-in garage which currently houses grounds equipment such as the tractor, mower, spreader, snow blower, etc. along with kayaks, canoes, boat supplies and life jackets! This is the perfect location for all your favorite toys rather they are motorcycles, snow mobiles, ski dos or more collector vehicles! Located directly off this lower garage is a half bath with pedestal sink and flush very handy if you're working in the yard or have tradesmen or help working on the property! The garage doors are insulated and have metal interiors with handsome wood exteriors giving a high-end look matched with great insulating qualities!
This home is on municipal water and the City of Saint John municipal sewer system. It comes complete with two air- to-air, top of the line Carrier Heat Pumps providing economical heating and refreshing air conditioning in the warm summer months. The monthly power bill which covers heat, lights, appliances, hot water and air-conditioning averages an amazingly low $750 per month, a true testament to the high quality of the construction and insulation properties of the building.
This stunning home is 11,243 square feet in total which includes 8,418 square feet of finished space; 5,028 on the main level, 1,217 on the second level, 2,173 on the lower level and the remaining 2855 square feet is storage space. This does not include the 2412 square feet garage or over 3,000 square feet of decks or patios. The house is on "land titles" and comes with a land survey.
This location is a sailors dream with river and ocean access, deep water mooring and fifty foot floating boat dock with sixty foot aluminum ramp, easy access custom kayak launch, water and 50 amp power hook up for two boats which will run air-conditioning, icemaker, stereo, appliances, etc. and paved driveway right to the dock for easy loading! From this location on the Kennebecasis River you can cruise to Hampton, around Long Island, to the St John River through Grand Bay heading miles inland up Long Reach to Belleisle Bay, Fredericton, Grand Lake & Chipman or head out through the Saint John Harbour into the Bay of Fundy and the Atlantic Ocean. The world is your oyster!
Looking for a spectacular waterfront estate in pristine condition with every imaginable creature comfort yet inviting, casual and sophisticated all at the same time? This is a very rare Maritime offering that is not to be missed!
This home is an exclusive listing, to book your private viewing contact Katherine Bacon, Global Luxury Specialist by voice or text at 506-650-8575, email Katherine@KatherineBacon.com