26 King Edward Place- For Sale or Lease


Third unit from left with triple third floor dormer window



Celebrate contemporary urban lifestyle in a 19th Century Second Empire heritage property


The Past





The Old General Military Hospital. is a two-and-one-half storey second empire style, 19th century, concrete-parged former hospital building located off Forest Road in St. John’s and is a good surviving example of early 19th century institutional building construction. With concrete parging over early English bricks, the stark nature of this building is broken by the high, narrow windows and a parged, brick cornice. The truncated hipped roof features slate shingles and cornice moulding. Shed roof dormer windows punctuate the roofline.


This property has historical value because it is one the four oldest government buildings in Newfoundland. Built in 1851, the Military Hospital was first used for soldiers of the garrison. It is one of the last buildings still standing which was used by the British Garrison in Newfoundland. The heavy, solid masonry on stone construction was built by the workers who built the Anglican Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, the Roman Catholic Basilica of St. John the Baptist, and the Colonial Building, all in St. John’s. The garrison was withdrawn from Newfoundland in 1870 and the hospital was given to the Newfoundland Government as a hospital for men only. In the 1870”s it was referred to as the Quidi Vidi Hospital and in the 1880’s the name changed to the General Hospital


The Present



As one enters the ground floor, which is the lowest level off the street entry, the quality of this reconstruction appears with stunning trim, lighting, flooring and design.


This level also has a ceramic and granite half bath and garden door exit to a fenced, granite patio facing southwest.


Complementing this level is the single-car garage and the utility room containing a lifetime water boiler, heat pump and A/C system


Asking price for this condominium is $499,900.


Also available for lease at $2750 per month


Ascending the beautiful hardwood staircase brings one into a lofty and bright, open-concept living space with exquisite 14-foot ceilings enhancing the air of elegance and spaciousness. The eye is drawn quickly towards the handsomely designed kitchen area, furnished with Your Style cabinets in deep tones. Dining area is incorporated into the open concept kitchen and there is adjacent access to the second floor deck which takes advantage of the sunsets to the South West.


The spacious living room with Bose surround sound, and stone fireplace is a delightful space to entertain guests or simply enjoy an evening at home watching a movie.


The upper level is graced with a generous master bedroom, privately created with 4-piece and large walk-in closet. Bedroom number two has an ensuite, but also with a door to access the hallway, where laundry facilities are located.


All floors are of a high quality hardwood. Landscaping has been completed and this home is ready for you to move in!


The Location


King Edward Place is directly across from the top of Boathouse lane off Forest Rd. For the outdoor enthusiast, there are trails in all directions. Directly on King Edward Place is the access to the access to the scenic “Lake-to-Lookout” trail. This is a 1.6 kilometre trail that takes one to the top of Signal Hill. Alternatively, one can connect with the Cuckhold’s Cove Trail, the Quidi Vidi Trail and beyond. Check it out at


From King Edward Place, it is a pleasant walk to downtown St. John’s ( where one can enjoy great shopping, fine dining and the entertainment on George St (


Enjoy the remaining photos below and for an appointment to view this stunning space, please call Chris O’Dea at 685-6559 (area code 709)


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Restored facede with 26 Kind Edward third unit from left
View which includes front of complex
Second view which includes front of complex
Close up of 26 KInd Edward Place
Steetscape facade showing executive townhouses
Lower floor entry
Lower floor family room
Half bathroom on lower level
Living room with stone fireplace
Living room
Living room
Looking down from stair landing
Master bedroom
Master bedroom
Spacious walk in closet
Bedroom 2
Grand Concourse Lake to Lookout Walk
Grand Concourse Lake to Lookout Walk close up of story board



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