132 Waterford Bridge Road - For Sale






Caribou Hill, at 132 Waterford Bridge Rd, was standing when the Battle of the Somme was raging at Beaumont Hamel, 100 years ago. Throughout WWI, May Furlong, who had a hat shop on Water St., and became known as the “mother of the Newfoundland Regiment” was the owner of what was then a summer home. The ladies of the day would gather in her expansive living room to make quilts to send overseas to the Newfoundland Regiment. The name of the house, Caribou Hill, has a direct link to this activity and to the Newfoundland Regiment whose, symbol, the Caribou, stands high on the hill overlooking the River Somme


Three storey, 3500 sq foot home


The main floor boasts 11 foot ceilings with stately plaster cornices, elegant door and window crown moldings, plaster and lathe walls, and hardwood floors.


The spacious living room has period style built-ins and a new Valor Victorian style propane insert in the fireplace.


The den/study with sliding ladder built-in book shelves, can also be opened to the living room to create an expanded space for larger gatherings.


The chef will enjoy the Aga propane range in the kitchen, soapstone countertops and a convenient walk-in pantry.


The family room off the kitchen has a Vermont Castings propane stove and access to the rear garden. This is another quiet cozy space to curl up and read a book, watch TV, casual dining, and/or a space for active children.


The cozy dining room with pass through from the kitchen is an ideal space for family feasts or entertaining guests (This room would also make a great main floor media room).


There are convenient main floor laundry and powder rooms.


There are three spacious bedrooms and a main family bathroom on the second floor.


The large master bedroom incudes a relaxing 5-piece en suite with Jacuzzi overlooking the garden.


The Third floor is bonus space with potential for development. There is a large multi-purpose room and two additional rooms, one that is used as a small home office and the other for luggage and other storage.


The 9 Ft high, dry, concrete basement is ready for development, but does have a cold room for wine storage, a workshop area and more space for storage.


The circular driveway can accommodate at least 8 cars.


The stand-alone wired garage is used as a workshop and storage for garden furniture and “toys”.


The exterior of Caribou Hill has recently been painted.


Upgraded insulation, with cast iron radiation heating, and 19 new energy efficient Peter Kohler Supreme windows with low argon glass installed in the summer of 2015.


The child and pet-friendly fenced back garden has lots of seating areas for shade and sun. An acre of land with trees, shrubs and perennials is surprisingly low maintenance. You will also enjoy the gooseberries, rhubarb, currants and raspberries.


Caribou hill is a stone’s throw from St. Mary’s Elementary School. The back garden has gated access and your kids can walk to school without stepping on the sidewalk and be in their classroom within a minute or so.


The current owners will be very sad to say good bye to Caribou Hill.


Asking price: $739,000


For a personal viewing, please contact Chris O’Dea at 685-6559

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Property Survey


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132 Waterford Bridge Rd
Under the Majestic Copper Beech tree
View from the back garden
Distant view from the back garden
View of family room and main house
Fall colour at the front
Raised herb garden
Close up of raised herb garden
Bee balm and other summer delights
Your place to relax
Patio for family and friends
Easy mowing among herbaceous borders
Lower garden patio
The dog watching over the Twillingate Rhubarb
Living in a park
Expansive garden
Hawthorne in bloom
After a winter storm
Christmas in the garden
View on a crisp winter day
Entry to Caribou Hill living room
Living room view from library
Living room
Living room
Living room with Sheraton hand crafted cabinets
Enjoy entertaining
Library or office
Library or office
Dining Room
Hallway from kitchen
Half bath on main
Kitchen with Aga stove and soapstone countertop
Aga stove awaits the chef
Close up of Aga cooktop
Let's move to the family room
Kitchen towards pantry
Family room with propane stove
Family room
Family room bay window overlooking the garden
Family room towards kitchen
Family room towards kitchen
Let's go upstairs
Landing looking down and to main bathroom
Main bathroom
Master bedroom
Master bedroom looking to ensuite and walk in closet
Closet looking to master bedroom
Hallway outside master
Hallway outside master
Second bedroom on second floor
Third bedroom on second floor
Third bedroom and linen storage room
Let's go to the third floor
Third floor landing
Third floor office
Large multi purpose attic room



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