Outstanding Waterfront lodge-style home!
Featured on the cover of the Dupont Registry April edition 2011!
When you walk through the solid wood front doors with custom stained glass windows and step onto the foyer of 353 Model Farm Road, you might expect to be greeted by a doorman ready to take your bags. This magnificent custom-designed home is reminiscent of a luxury lodge resort.
Crafted using hand-hewn timbers from a 200-year-old New Brunswick barn by renowned builders Reg Potter and Steve Jones, the open-concept lodge-style, 4200-square foot home is truly a work of art. Soaring ceilings, a stunning two-sided 35-foot high stone fireplace, Kennebecasis River views through massive windows measuring 30 feet high and 54 feet across providing a 90-degree water view, hand crafted wrought iron railings and wall sconces by local artisan Vic Stone … every detail of this 10-year old home has been planned to perfection.
Set on 1.8 acres in Quispamsis with a private beach along the Kennebecasis River, the home provides an open-concept layout ideal for entertaining and practical family living. The main foyer overlooks the massive great room and stairs lead to an outstanding loft office. There’s a beautiful balcony library and don’t forget to look up and admire the 35-foot ceilings and impressive post and beam construction put together entirely using pegs (no nails or bolts)!
Hardwood stairs with Navaho design wrought iron railings lead to the great room. This open space features a living room area surrounding the two-sided fireplace, a dining area which opens onto the home’s backyard deck, and a beautiful custom kitchen with loads of cabinetry, quality Jenn-Air appliances, built-in china cabinets, a brick enclosed arched cooking area, a gorgeous wood stove, and a walk-in pantry. The entire great room features terracotta tile flooring with radiant heat (find radiant in-floor heating on all levels).
At the heart of the great room sits a unique stone planter lush with greenery. The planter is also plumbed for a watering system and can double as a pond. With 35-foot ceilings, the great room is the place for even more greenery – a truly impressive Christmas tree!
This lower level also offers a spacious, yet cosy family room with a beach stone wood-burning fireplace, ceramic tile flooring, and access to a large screened in porch. Find also a spacious bedroom, a three-piece ensuite bathroom, convenient laundry and a wine cellar.
Upstairs there are three more bedrooms, each with its own ensuite bathroom. The master bedroom is impressive with a cathedral ceiling, massive windows, a private balcony with a water view, a third beach stone fireplace, a loft dressing room with built-in dressers and loads of closet space. The ensuite bathroom provides his and hers sinks, a custom vanity, an oversized walk-in tile shower, a corner jet tub and a separate flush.
The two additional matching bedrooms found on this floor each offer a sitting room, an ensuite three-piece bathroom, a loft sleeping room as well as a walk-in closet. Children and guests will love these unique, beautiful and practical bedrooms.
In addition to the lovely main entrance, with double, solid-wood doors featuring custom stained glass windows as well as a stained glass transom window, and wrought-iron door handles from Texas, find a convenient mudroom entrance with loads of closet and storage space.
Additional features of this home, while too great to list, include wiring for data on all three levels, an oil furnace to support the back-up emergency generator wired into the home, a speaker system throughout the home with a central control panel found in the TV room, top of the line fixtures, all interior lighting on dimmer switches, and built-in bookcases. Outside the landscaped grounds include one acre of pet containment electric fencing, there’s a detached two-car garage with sensor flood lights, a hand-crafted cupola on the roof, a front deck, back deck, beach frontage and spectacular views.
This home not only resembles a lodge resort, it offers a resort lifestyle as well. Enjoy swimming in the clean waters of the Kennebecasis River, kayak, canoe, power boat, and sail. In winter, slip on cross-country skis, snow shoes, or pull on your skates and glide over the frozen river.
Minutes from the city, yet in a world all its own, this magnificent family home awaits. Call Katherine Bacon, Certified Fine Home Specialist at 849-1678 or toll free across North America at 1-877-676-0300, for more information or to book your private viewing.