by Jamie Newton
on Tuesday, January 9th, 2018 at 9:53am.
1471 Lake Michigan Cres SE
One of the finest & largest lots you'll find in Bonavista Downs
There is a lot of natural sunlight and nature. You will see squirrels, bees, jack rabbits, deer, coyotes, woodpeckers, robins, blackbirds, butterflies, bees, etc. You will hear laughter and baseball games. It is a great yard for entertainment and relaxation. Jump on your bike and be on the river bike system in minutes.
This home was built in 1973 and a lot of amazing outdoor living space has been added. This house is located on a huge lot (50 x 150) with extensive landscaping and mature trees. It is a pie lot, and one of the largest in the area. There is a lot of room for additions and/or another garage if you were so inclined. There is room to park a trailer (save on fees), a boat or other toys, and extra cars. There is even a space for a Bunkie or mother-in-law modular in the back.
Fully developed basement – with a private entrance. Can easily be converted to in-law suite (illegal), by adding a barn door added to bottom of front stairs. An upstairs laundry can easily be added. There is additional storage alongside house, and under deck (4 sheds) for all of your toys. The 24x24 garage has also had many upgrades to the outside and is ready for the dream garage rebuild.
The back yard was designed to have different “rooms”. The stamped concrete patio behind the house offers shade, and is a great place to eat in the evening. The upper deck is more urban/modern with the glass railing. This is a great space to have coffee, or to sit an look at the sunset. The grassy area has two perfect trees for a hammock. The back pad is a great dance area or storage for your toys. The fire pit – you can add chairs if you wish, but the round concrete design was also designed to be seating around the fire. The green fence is wonderful to look at in the winter…when there is not a lot of green around, and makes the yard appear more lush in the summer. There is an outdoor gas line for bbq hook up. The water tap is under the rock “door”.
This property includes:
Backs onto the off-leash dog park/baseball diamonds. Fish Creek and Maple Ridge is behind the field.
4 bedrooms (2 up & 2 down)
2 bathrooms & ó ensuite bathroom (Main bathroom has Jacuzzi tub and linen storage)
2 wood-burning fireplaces
Mature trees and perennials for year round beauty
Oversized garage (24x24) (that has a gas line for heat)
Stained glass fixtures
Great neighbours (original to the neighbourhood)
There is great curb appeal to this cozy home. It has good character, and is unique. There have been extensive renovations within the past 5-10 years. The house is welcoming and has many social “rooms” for enjoyment/entertainment.
The upgrades (over $150,000+) include:
New shingles/roof on garage and house. Roof was “redesigned” in the front and back to add interesting curb appeal
New flooring – professionally installed (except for furnace room – we just added left over pieces)
By the sidewalk there is a plug in. Add a water feature or lights...or both. Use it for Christmas lights, etc.
In the back flower bed, there is a plug in. We added it there for a Bunkie. Can be used for patio lights, etc. Extra plug-ins added on exterior of garage to plug in trailers, etc.
New front porch (porch and columns were added)
Sofit (garage & house).
Christmas light socket added to front of house
Fascia (garage & house)
Stucco (garage & house)
Rock exterior (garage & house)
Rocks all hand picked and brought from BC.
Built-in fire pit
All new energy efficient windows in top floor of house. Most windows enlarged to get rid of the skinny bi-level windows of the 70s.
Window added to Ensuite bathroom.
New window & door in garage - Windows were enlarged & 2 windows removed for security.
Pony wall added to exterior of garage for the possible addition of another single - double garage.
Four sheds in total: Two sheds along house to store your sports equipment. One shed attached to garagewhere you could store motorcycles and garden items. There is also storage UNDER the cement, maintenance free deck.
Solid concrete back deck (2 levels) with storage underneath. (this would also be a terrific tornado shelter if ever needed, as it is a one piece cement pour) – not joking. It is very secure, and would be a great place to store golf clubs, or other expensive items. It could be a great dog run…take the door off and have a cool room for your furry friends.
New fence around entire yard. Built right! Super Heavy-dutyback gate. 6 x 6 steel pipe is cemented and frame is professionally welded. The posts are cemented 6 feet in the ground. It should not warp. Huge gates, but sturdy. Gates can be double locked to ensure your pets never get out. The back fence is cut to the slope of the alley, in order to open it fully.
Newer hot water tank
Extra wide stamped concrete sidewalks in front professionally done by Big Rock Concrete.
New rock on exterior of fireplace. This is unusual because of the cost of the rock.
Professionally installed railing system, includes a gate to the hot tub.
Landscaping (rock & perennials to reduce maintenance)
Huge paved parking space! Tonnes of room for your trailer, boat, and another vehicle (Think… no more storage fees or wasting time picking up your stuff!)
Basketball hoop and paved back alley. Great for kids to play basketball, hockey, baseball, soccer right out your door and off of busy streets.
Tonnes of room to build-on (in front or back).
Within the last 10-15 years 220 wiring has been added for a hot tub, added insulation to attic, painted whole house (including ceilings), and landscaping. You have original neighbours on either side who are very nice. It is a nice mixture of older seniors and some new families