9 Beach Lane- For Sale
Located in Historic Bonavista, Newfoundland
The address speaks volumes about this home and property as it is on the waterfront of Bonavista Bay and located between Moses Point and Red Point and just a short walk to the Garrick Theatre and the numerous other local attractions.
The architecture, in the second empire style is striking and reminiscent of the work of prominent local builder at the turn of the century, Ronald Strathie. Architectural buffs may wish to read about the three generations of Strathie builders in Bonavista: http://ngb.chebucto.org/Articles/hist-005.shtml
There are mansard roofs front and back with cedar shingles applied and the ocean view front is complemented with four dormer windows
However, this home was not built during when Queen Victoria was leader of the British Empire. Rather it was build by local builders Gordon and Mike Templeman in 2004. The builder was faithful to the owner’s concept of replicating the architecture found in the area including the attractive rosette feature at the peak of the house on both sides.
So a buyer has the advantage of enjoying traditional second empire architecture with all the comforts of contemporary construction, such as modern insulation including rigid R-20 in four foot crawl space, in floor electric heating on both levels, air exchanger, hot water on demand, etc.
The home is even equipped with a back up generator that is connected to it’s own pony panel that complements the 200 amp electrical service.
The entry opens to a spacious front porch / mud room that contains the washer and dryer and this space is adjacent to a full downstairs bathroom with shower.
The one proceeds to the open concept kitchen / dining / family area that boasts a wood fireplace with cast iron mantle from Ireland. The views from hear, overlook the ocean, beach and headland are magical and one would be torn between the tranquility of watching the wood fire burning and watching the rolling Atlantic seas. The kitchen is fully equipped and includes granite countertops, however, the owner covets the retro propane stove from Morgan’s Furniture and that will not be included in the asking price of the house. All other appliances are included including the new fridge.
The adjacent living room, which houses the current owner’s grand piano also boasts a fireplace, this one in marble from Italy. In this room Elizabeth J. can enjoy the tranquility of playing classical piano while the wood fires burn and the sea rolls. Imagine!
The second level also boast the same views but at a higher elevation. The master measures 14 by 16 and includes a raised propane fireplace. There are two other bedrooms plus a smaller room looking over the ocean , measuring 7 by 9 that is currently used as an office. It could also be used as a studio or room for an infant or young child as it is adjacent to the master.
The main bathroom includes a slaw foot soaker tub.
The property boasts two out buildings. One is a workshop, built by Don Kean and Andy Ryan, with electrical connection to the house.
In addition, the owner’s studio, a stand alone building, built by Dean Abbott, which capitalized on the view of the ocean is a place where one can explore creative pursuits of all kinds. That space also has an electrical connection to the house and could also serve as a guest house for family and friends.
The home is surrounded on two sides with a deck which of course allows on to enjoy the incredible panorama which preparing a meal on your barbeque.
Rarely does such an opportunity occur to purchase a contemporary second empire style property located on the edge of the North Atlantic.
Asking price for this jewel is $349,000.
For an appointment to view and let your imagination drift, please call Chris O’Dea at 709-685-6559
Some viewers of this site may not be familiar with Bonavista.
Bonavista is a community rich in history and cultural traditions from centuries past. Uniquely blending old-world traditions with modern conveniences. Bonavista is a dynamic and vibrant community that distinguishes itself as one of the best places to live, work and play.
Residents have easy access to work, shopping, recreational and cultural attractions, hospitals, and educational institutions. The array of extracurricular activities includes everything from sports to intellectual and artistic pursuits.
If you are looking for a new place to do business, consider the Town of Bonavista as it is an energetic Town that is experiencing substantial and sustainable growth. Opportunity abounds for retail, commercial and industrial enterprises seeking a solid base. If you are looking for a new place to set up operations, Bonavista welcomes you to consider it’s unique advantages.
Viewers at this site can also see a property at 8 Ackerman’s Lane that is for sale. So you can buy both with your business in the heart of Bonavista and you home on the ocean.
Asking price for the waterfront property on Beach is $349,000
For an appointment to view and let your imagination drift in this spectacular waterfront home, please call Chris O’Dea at
Check out the Bonavista web sites and photos of the property below.
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