Luxury Uptown Living
Exquisite, magnificent, stunning … these words only begin to describe the one-of-a-kind home that graces the corner of Germain and Princess streets in Uptown Saint John. Fronting on Germain Street, the prime residential street in Saint John’s Heritage District, the six-year-old custom built home has all of the elegance and luxury found in the homes of yesteryear, with the convenience, low-maintenance and energy efficiency of a modern home. Located right across the street from the prestigious Union Club, this home at 139 Germain Street provides the best of both worlds.
No expenses were spared building this architectural delight. From the brick exterior to the thick mahogany entrance doors with hand-carved ‘welcome’ pineapples, to the gleaming Kempas hardwood flooring, custom windows, and outstanding woodworking, the quality and attention to detail is unparalleled!
From the moment you step inside onto shining porcelain tiles in the impressive foyer with a beautiful antique chandelier from the Admiral Beatty Hotel, prepare to be amazed. Look to your right where an oversized gentle arch with raised panel details opens onto a spacious dining room that is the picture of elegance. Imagine the dinner parties you will host in this stunning space. Before crossing the hallway to the library, note the double-hung windows with traditional 17-pane upper sash. Both upper and lower sash are moveable and can be removed for easy cleaning. Look up to the 10-foot ceiling and admire the crown dentil moulding and note the custom authentic raised-panel wainscoting as well.
To the left of the foyer find a lovely library with warm honey-tone stained knotty pine walls, cabinets and shelving built by the same cabinetmaker, who created the dining room, foyer and staircase wainscoting as well as all kitchen cabinets. Here in the library, note the handsome crown dentil moulding and rope moulding detail.
Travel the foyer to the spacious great room where an elegant fireplace flanked by custom book shelves and cabinets is the focal feature of the room. With the flick of a switch enjoy instant warmth and ambiance akin to that of an oversized wood-burning fire, without the mess. This natural gas flame is instant and adjustable.
In keeping with the latest trend for open-concept living, find your dream kitchen adjacent to the great room. Beautiful custom cabinetry, a large center island, a hand carved pineapple on the range hood to continue to welcome motif from the front doors, a walk-in pantry, and lovely ceramic tile work are but a few of the many features of this gorgeous kitchen. Corian countertops here are attractive and very easy to maintain.
Dine, bathed in the warmth of sunshine in the home’s solarium eating area! This outstanding room has several casement windows featuring hand-carved pineapples at the crown of each. Custom blinds can not only be lowered from the top, but raised from the bottom for maximum privacy while still allowing sunlight to shine through the upper portion of the windows.
The solarium opens onto a large deck providing the option to dine in or out during warmer summer months. Additional features of the main floor include a three-piece bathroom as well as a large separate laundry room.
The handsome turned staircase leads us to the second level where more luxury and exquisite architectural details are offered. As in any home, as you mount the staircase testing the solidness of the building, the true quality of construction is made clear and this home does not disappoint! This residence features a true mansard style roof with cedar shakes creating even more character for rooms on this level. The master suite has a sitting area that extends up to the cupola. No need to share a bathroom in this fine home where you’ll find two ensuites including a spa-like bath with an air tub, and beautiful dresser-style vanity. The master bedroom has a large walk-in closet with organizers.
Find two more lovely bedrooms with Kempas hardwood flooring, double closets, antique fixtures, and radius casement windows, custom built to fit the dramatic radius dormers. From the outside, the dormers are clad with green metal to give the effect of aged copper.
A three-piece bathroom with an acrylic tub and shower and lovely custom vanity is conveniently handy to both bedrooms.
The basement level of this 3214-square foot home, features a finished recreation room, huge storage room, and two insulated, heated and fully finished garages. Additional off-street parking means no parking woes.
No detail has been overlooked! Throughout the main and second floor all doorknobs on the interior doors are classically designed solid forged brass. Also find gorgeous light fixtures including several antiques.
At 139 Germain Street you can have it all. Enjoy the warmth, charm, character and luxury of a heritage home in a six-year-young, energy-efficient home with all the most desirable modern amenities. This is upscale Uptown living at its finest! 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.