The Main House
The Arts and Crafts style, cedar shake, granite and brick mission main house is full of character. The entrance to the main house and guesthouse is flanked by two granite walls and a formal stone and raised bed garden. A flagstone walk brings you to a double brick stair front portico where a stone dragonfly welcomes you to experience a huge, light filled foyer with high ceilings. Perfect for entertaining, the open first floor plan showcases repurposed beams from an old sailing vessel. It offers loads of light with repurposed oak floors in the foyer and the dining room. The walls and ceiling are design stucco and original to the house. Each window view within the main house is of trees.
To the right of the foyer, step down into the sunken ‘lawyer paneled’, Italian-tiled, great room offering natural light and incredible views on three sides: East, South and West. Warm in winter, cool in summer, the great room boasts a floor-to-ceiling energy efficient granite stone fireplace, and a Japan-paper beamed ceiling. Period sconce lighting compliments the room.
To the left of the foyer is a generous dining area with double windows on the North and West. There is period lighting and adequate space for a 12 seat banquet table.
Through an oak swinging door, the kitchen boasts plenty of natural light (North and East) with an updated laminate floor, subway tile back splash, carerra marble quartz counters in addition to updated stainless appliances. Plenty of cabinet storage!
Off the kitchen is a cozy, yet spacious, light-filled morning room with a view of the guesthouse deck, wisteria and mature trees.
Off the foyer is the first floor full bath with a ‘gardener’s' step-in Jacuzzi. Terra cotta floor, custom sink, art tile, grasscloth wallpaper, updated commode, and new solid brass and porcelain fixtures complete the room.
Up the unusually wide oak stairway, you will find an updated Master en-suite with a 7.5 x 13.5 double-entry walkthrough closet leading to a tiled bath with a Jacuzzi double soaker, double sinks set in a granite top and a private water closet. The custom stained glass window over the tub is the showpiece!
The second floor wood floors are repurposed, centuries-old, refinished pine. Three other rooms include: a large ‘sleeping porch’ bedroom with double windows on the East and West offering a walkout with exterior stairs leading to the ground level; an office (or additional bedroom) with double windows on the East and South; and another bedroom with double windows (South & West) with a cedar walk in closet.
At the top of the wide stairway, a door provides direct walk up access to the third floor partially finished, attic space appointed with new Thomson Creek windows and framed area for a future bath. The light filled third floor is electrified and air conditioned awaiting the next level of finishing.
A stairway on the first floor off the kitchen passes a space-efficient pantry leading down to the 3-room, finished granite stone wine cellar with the main house laundry and a half bath. The walk-out cellar level has a surprise hidden underground wine vault. The cellar also boasts a second, floor-to-ceiling granite fireplace, stone shelving, period tiles, concrete floor, wetbar and is ready for its next chapter of updates.
The main house received an updated furnace, significant electrical and plumbing updates as well as additions of outdoor motion sensor lighting throughout the property. Period touches kept in the main house include: 15 solid wood doors, a porcelain farm sink, period wall sconces, moulding, crystal and brass doorknobs and locks (some with old keys), solid brass and porcelain fixtures. Radiant heating keeps it cozy! Creative engineering ensures whole house cooling through the addition of a 'waterfall' central air system.
The property was improved by a resurfaced road/parking lot and new copper waterline in 2005, updated drainage systems, rebuilt/reinforced retaining walls, new roofing, gutters/guards, upgraded electric, and presently uses city water. The house features Hunter-Douglas custom window treatments, blinds and custom shades as well as new interior shutters. There are updated Pella exterior doors. Comfort in the main house is achieved with cozy oil-heat convection and with central air. 33 new energy efficient windows and a new Certainteed Lifetime roof.
4 bedrooms (or 3 with office)
2 full baths, 1 half bath