Welcome to this beautifully restored turn of the century jewel where gorgeous grounds with mature trees and perennials bursting with colour picturesquely frame the character home. Inside, the home embraces old world beauty and nostalgic touches yet offers modern conveniences. The restoration process has been a labour of love for the owners. Keeping the integrity of the era, room sizes are generous, some upgraded windows have leaded glass transoms and many interior door handles are original.
At the heart of the home is the gracious living room with gas fireplace and an elegant dining room fit for large gatherings. Curl up with a book in the den in front of a crackling fire. The bright kitchen is positioned to take in fabulous ocean views as well as Gabriola Island and mainland mountains. If you love to cook, high end stainless appliances and abundant storage (including a walk-in pantry) and workspace will assist. Quartz counter tops extend to a breakfast bar for quick meals. After dinner sip a beverage on the gorgeous deck where the setting sun casts a pink glow before you or start your day with a coffee while taking in the glorious sunrise. This private sun dappled sanctuary is wired for a hot tub and the gas bbq will stay.
Three good sized bedrooms are upstairs. In the lovely master suite, a custom balcony overlooks the pretty yard and breathtaking views beyond. The principal bathroom has access into the master and features dual sinks, stand-alone soaker tub and oversized shower. A fully finished lower level with separate entrance is ideal for guests or an unauthorized inlaw suite. Already in place is a bedroom, three piece bathroom with laundry hook up and a kitchenette. The rear yard is wrapped in a nest of green and has many areas to enjoy the tranquil setting. A laneway offers access to parking behind an electronic gate. This special property is close to the charming Old City Quarter and within walking distance to Nanaimo’s waterfront and vibrant city centre.
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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.
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…