Introducing “Riverleigh”,

An outstanding property in the heart of St. John’s.

This choice estate is nestled in a secluded park like setting and meanders along Rennies River for a distance of 428ft.

It is an exclusive address at 1 Frasers Lane.

Situated at the intersection of Rennies Mill Road and the start of Portugal Cove Rd, “RiverLeigh” is now offered for sale.


Built at a time when St. John’s residents were just starting to drive their new motor cars along the cobblestone streets of the old city, this 3000 sq. ft. home is built for family comfort and for entertaining.

Situated on 1/2 acre of mature landscaped grounds this home offers the following:


v      Gated entrance

v      Formal living room with fireplace and adjacent dining room overlooking the river, both with hardwood floors, and plaster walls with cove moldings.

v      Upgraded kitchen with centre island and maple cabinets. All major GE appliances including wall oven, convection oven, and  fridge with ice maker,  to remain.

v      Rear extension designed by Philip Pratt which includes:

ü       Very bright and spacious family room with floor to ceiling brick fireplace

ü       Truly outstanding sunroom, complete with built in barbeque, designed to enhance the ambience of the river setting

ü       Redwood deck

v      Four bedrooms on the second floor

v      Two bathrooms

v      Laundry room, lit by original leaded glass,  with Maytag washer and dryer to remain

v      Insulated detached garage and separate garden utility shed

v      Security system

v      Foyer with original stained glass window

v      Efficient cast iron radiation heating

v      All new thermal pane windows that contribute greatly to the efficiency of the heating system

v      Plumbing upgrade throughout including main line to the street.

v      Upgraded 200 amp electrical service, which also has a buried service connecting to the garage


“Riverleigh” is offered for sale at $390,000


To arrange a private viewing, please call Chris O’Dea

O’Dea’s Realty & Auction Room



In the meantime, please feel free to take a virtual tour of this outstanding home.


Click thumbnail below to enlarge image:


 Summer View of Riverleigh
 Close up of exterior without garage #1
 Close up of exterior view without garage #2
 Foyer showing stained glass
  •  Living room fireplace
  •  Living Room
  •  View of living room from dining room
  •  Foyer
     Kitchen view #1
     Kitchen view #2
     Kitchen view #3 showing entrance to family room
     Kitchen view #4
     Sunroom overlooking the river
     Another perspective from sunroom
     View of the river from patio doors inside sunroom
     Close up of river view from sunroom
     Family room
     Family room
    Family room looking out to the garden (excuse quality of photo)
     Southern view of Riverleigh
     More distant Southern view
     Rear view showing family room & sunroom with patio doors
     View from back garden with river on right
     Another rear view with sunroom windows visible on the right side of the house
     View of river along property boundary
     View of front of house and river
     View of family room windows from inside
     View #1 from across the river
     View #2 from across the river
     View #3 from across the river
     View #4 from across the river
     View #5 from across the river
     View #6 from across the river
     View #7 from across the river

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