Built in 1911, and registered by the province as a “potential historic site” in the joint provincial -municipal heritage building inventory, this character two story dwelling in the trendy district of Mission-Cliff Bungalow has withstood the test of time. As one of the few remaining houses on the street, it has retained a good deal of its historic character. A good deal of its original wood (hardwood floors, doors, windows and trim) remains in great shape, showing the years of natural wear and tear by a century of residents. Other original items include an antique claw tub and vintage heating registers. Long time neighbors will attest that the character of the house is surpassed only by the antics of its residents over the years. Owners have included teachers, a general manager, a CPR railway clerk and a variety of entrepreneurs. In the 50’s the house even served as interns quarters for the nearby Holy Cross Hospital.
The re-designing of the house has taken on a flavor that always compliments the natural heritage and character of its origin. Color schemes reflect a mixture of earth tones in order to promote a warm friendly comfortable atmosphere. The abundance of natural materials like wood, brick, tile, stone, and granite stand out as highlights. The furniture is a mix of antiques and character contemporary pieces, all of which are comfortable and inviting. Perhaps the most interesting room is a wine cellar accessed by trap door through the kitchen floor with wine barrel racks and a cozy tasting area.
A full basement with rec room, large bedroom and "spa" room adds extra usable area and the home site has been landscaped and an oversized single garage added. Securely fenced and accommodations made for a large, gated extra parking stall. Plumbing and mechanical improvements have been made. The formal mainfloor reflects a formal design, with large front parlour, dining room, front foyer and massive eat in kitchen. Up the original staircase you will find a 3 piece bath, 2 good sized bedrooms and the 3rd large sunny south front bedroom with balcony access overlooking 22nd avenue.
Main floor = 818 sq feet Second floor = 718 sq feet
Listed on MLS (C3551263) courtesy of Sotheby’s International Realty Canada - 403-818-8049
LIST PRICE $ 788,000 See listing for photos.