39 Carpasian Rd


We have found, for you, one of St. John’s finest century homes, c.1900.


This elegant home, on a beautiful city centre estate lot, exhibits class and craftsmanship throughout.


What makes this home so special is that the outstanding original heritage attributes are seamlessly integrated with contemporary spaces, resulting in a very distinctive home awaiting you enjoyment for both active family living, with options for multiple interests, and entertaining at its absolute best.


From the moment you enter the 18 by 15 ft. foyer with wood burning fireplace, you will know that this is a very special home.


Just off the foyer, one will enjoy the spacious formal dining room and adjacent living room, with southern exposure highlighted by sun lit bay windows, two fireplaces, and visual access to the sunroom which borders the living room.


The cozy den, off the foyer, also with fireplace is the perfect space to curl up and read that great book on those cool winter evenings.


In the bright and efficient kitchen the meals will evolve effortlessly. A large centre island, all the built-ins for the best of cooks, refinished cabinetry, corian counters, and a special breakfast room for quiet, relaxing mornings. Built-ins include a new slide-in range with warming oven, wall oven, trash compactor, dishwater, garburetor, microwave, and large double porcelain sink.


The family room at the rear of the house can be entered through the kitchen, or through the butler’s pantry which also happens to include a half bathroom. This room, with propane fireplace is a great space to entertain and relax with friends and family after dinner.


Off the family room, a highlight for the relaxing sun-seeker and/or gardener is a large window-filled sunroom, incorporating a Mexican tiled floor, eight skylights (two of which are automated to open), and garden doors to an exterior patio leading to an expansive garden filled with mature trees (beech, chestnut, lilac, apple, maple, ash, rhododendrons, holly, cedars and yews) and lovely herbaceous borders. The southern exposure will ensure success with all your growing efforts. An expansive lawn will stay lush and green with the in-ground sprinkler system.


The Master Suite, with fireplace, is everything you can possibly imagine; over thirty feet long, hardwood flooring, an exquisite cedar-lined closet for those special fabrics; an exceptionally large powder room for the lady of the house, plus a 4 piece ensuite with whirlpool tub and shower encased with ceramic and glass block, and an enormous walk-in closet.


Several rooms in this home are adaptable to a variety of purposes suited to a multitude of business and family comforts - with options for a study, den, office, library, meeting room, private dining or other choices. All rooms on the ground floor have nine or ten foot ceilings, and the plaster walls and hardwood floors are in pristine condition.


The wine cellar, custom-built to hold and display more than 1200 bottles of your finest vintage, will please you and your guests, especially when you fire up the built-in barbecue incorporated in a stunning brick wall within the kitchen which is an enticing extra for winter evenings requiring a more casual fare.


This home has several examples of craftsman talent – stunning coloured glass windows, lovely ceramic tile, detailed mantels, over mantles and trim-work, cleverly designed storage pull-outs, ceiling cornice moldings and rosettes, a dumb waiter, a butler’s pantry, architectural columns, double bays, beveled glass in entry and 2 faux-leaded glass cabinet for china and flatware, plus hardwood floors throughout. Windows on the second and third floor have been replaced with modern, efficient, single-hung, double-glazed windows.


The potential is there for 6 bedrooms but several have adaptable uses for unique needs. Extra office, exercise space, guest or in-laws – anything is possible!


Three complete bathrooms and a half bath complement the three floors.


Half of the two-car heated garage has been adapted to the use of a woodworker but can easily revert back to house two cars again. The garage, with mezzanine storage, is attached to the house with an efficient hallway storage system and exits to the garden and a large shed, which has electricity, for more storage. In case of power outages the electrical system can accommodate a generator which will keep heat, lights and water running for the duration.


The neighbourhood, where this home is located, is considered as the most desirable area in the core of the City. Rennies River Elementary is within walking distance for the younger children and Gonzaga High School borders the elementary school property. Churchill Square offers all shopping amenities. The Square and Memorial University are also within walking distance and the Rennies River walking trail entrance is just down the road and you can walk to downtown in 20 minutes.


This exquisite home and outstanding neighbourhood awaits the pleasure of your family for many years of enjoyment.


Chris O’Dea of O’Dea’s Realty would be pleased to host your extended visit as you will need some time to absorb the charm of this property. Please call 709-685-6559 to schedule a private viewing.


Fact sheet

Price $1,195,000
Taxes $7307 incl water tax
27740 sq ft of land
RA zoning
Total 6488
Main floor 3107
Second floor 2331
Third 1050
 Main floor Dining room 16 by 13 Foyer 18 by 15
Living Room 17 by 19
Kitchen 18 by 12
Breakfast room 13 by 14
Back hall to garage 22 by 8.5
Family Room 16 by 25
Butler’s pantry 12 by 11
Sunroom 13 by 22
Den 12 by 13
Front Porch 6 by 6
 Second floor Bedroom with FP 13 by 15
Bedroom / office 15 by 12.5
Master bedroom 30 by 15 irregular plus cedar closet 4.5 by 4.5, vanity in ensuite 10 by 11 irregular, walk in closet 12 by 15, sitting area of ensuite 6 by 7, main ensuite 12 by 13 Laundry room 8 by 11
Bathroom 8 by 12
 Third Floor Bedroom 11 by 21 plus 9 by 5 walk in closet and 9 by 9 storage
Bedroom 12 by 10
Bedroom 15 by 19
Bathroom 6 by 9
 Basement Wine cellar 13 by 12
 Garage Workshop section 11 by 25
Garage section 16 by 25
Other 13 by 6
Storage Mezzanine 6 by 28
 Other Deck 29 by 17
Garden shed 12 by 16
Air Exchange system
Security system
Hot water radiation heating
 Exclusions Wood Peony
Stained glass doors between LR and DR
Lalique chandelier in LR
Lalique wall sconces in family room

 All dimensions approximate




Click thumbnail below to enlarge image:


Primary front view
Expansive foyer with fireplace
Outstanding architectural treatment in foyer
Foyer access to stairs to second floor
Cozy den with fireplace
Looking towards living room from dining room
Looking towards dining room from living room
Dining Room fireplace
Gourmet kitchen view 1
Gourmet kitchen view 2 with breakfast room access at right and family room access at left
Indoor barbeque for those winter evenings
Towards the butler's pantry
Breakfast Room
Family room off the kitchen and adjacent to the sun room
Wonderful sun room with southern exposure
Timeless indeed
Basement wine cellar
Upstairs hall
Coloured glass on the second floor landing
Second floor office
Bedroom with fireplace
Primary view of master bedroom
Master bedroom seating area with fireplace
Outstanding ensuite
Second view of ensuite
Third view of ensuite
Powder room as portion of master ensuite
Spacious walk in closet with full mirror on access door
Second floor laundry room
Attic bedroom
Sun deck access to sunroom
Sun deck seating area
Full view of sun deck
Storage shed just behind the double garage



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