Nestled on a cul-de-sac in the desirable Old City Quarter is this charming character home originally built by a Swiss Brewmaster offering the allure of yesteryear with modern day conveniences and comforts. An enclosed front porch is a classic entry which welcomes you to come in and stay for a while. Original fir flooring extends throughout the home and attractive wainscoting in the spacious living room adds elegance and grace. The recently renovated modern kitchen with three appliances and attractive backsplash is open to the light filled dining room. Adjacent to the kitchen is a butler’s pantry with built-in shelves, cupboards and flour bins. Completing the main level are two bedrooms and a four piece bathroom with claw foot tub.
Upstairs offers an additional two good sized bedrooms and a large den area. The full basement provides abundant storage and houses the washer and dryer. On the rear deck sits a glass-walled room ideal for use as a studio or a great space for entertaining. The oversized lot allows for plenty of outdoor space including a large grassy area and raised garden beds. Landscaping includes strawberries, blueberries, currants, raspberries, a fig tree, a plum tree, heritage roses and a talisman rose that is probably 90 years old. Lane access and a carport provide plenty of parking. The property is situated in a great location near Bowen Park, VIU, Nanaimo Aquatic Centre and all downtown amenities. All data and measurements are approximate and should be verified if important.
Old City Quarter
The Old City Quarter of Nanaimo is the original core of the city, maintaining many of its unique historical aspects. Some of the buildings in this area date from the late 1800’s to the early 1900’s. Old City has recently undergone a revitalization of heritage buildings and the addition of many new developments that complement the period architecture. Interest in Old City has been rekindled due to this, resulting in increased interest from buyers and upmarket retailers. This neighbourhood is central to many city amenities such as restaurants, pubs and other retail stores. Some attractions include nearby boutiques, specialty shops and popular restaurants, such as Asteras, Figo Italian Bistro and The Vault Cafe. The Old City Quarter is also host to many community events, such as the annual International World Championship Bathtub Race and Nanaimo Marine Festival. This summertime event is well-known for its many water activities and spectacular shows.Other locations of interest include nearby medical clinics and the local police station.
First licensed in 1988, Joan has enjoyed a successful career and award winning sales production. She holds an Associate Broker’s license which is the highest level of real estate certification Joan offers her experience and expertise to make selling and buying a successful and pleasant experience for her clients. Participation in continuous training and networking with other professionals is important to Joan. It has been Joan’s pleasure to volunteer as a Big Sister for six years and to have served on the boards of Vancouver Island University Foundation, Nanaimo’s Theatre One, and to have been the Founder of the Festival of Trees community fund raiser and celebration. Joan has been instructing new Realtors for the BC Real Estate Association since 2008 and currently facilitates a continuing education course for her peers. Joan joined RE/MAX of Nanaimo in 2012. RE/MAX is Nanaimo’s leading real estate company with dominant market share. Contact…