28 King Edward Place - For Sale





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the Roman Catholic Basilica of St. John the Baptist, and the Colonial Building, all in St. John’s. The garrison was withdrawn from Newfoundland in 1870 and the hospital was given to the Newfoundland Government as a hospital for men only.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. CHERRYNOOK INC. have designed and built the high end cabinetry in the TV/entertainment room, with surround sound and extra storage for books, DVDs, artefacts and collectables. Encased is an electric fireplace, with all cabinetry crafted from hardwood materials.


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 and in house vacuum system.


Asking price for this condominium is $699,000.


Ascending the beautiful hardwood staircase brings one into a lofty and bright, open-concept living space with exquisite 14-foot deeply coffered ceilings enhancing the air of elegance and spaciousness. The eye is drawn quickly towards the handsomely designed kitchen area, furnished with CHERRYNOOK cabinets in deep cherry tones which are complemented by richly-oiled bronze Jenn-air appliances, which includes two warming drawers, double wall ovens, wine cooler and pot-filling faucet over the induction cooktop. The hammered and burnished copper Farm sink further enhances the elegance expressed by the coppery-coloured granite surfaces. The granite island is suitable for casual dining. The built in kitchen hutch on the opposing wall, with hook up for cable TV allows the owner to catch the news while preparing a meal. The walk-in pantry ensures you’ll never run short of storage space here.


The dining and living areas combine for ease of motion while entertaining guests or cozy evenings together in front of the fireplace. Another patio access to the outdoor veranda has southwest views to capture sunsets over the city.


The upper level is graced with a generous master bedroom, privately created with 5-piece ensuite in ceramic and granite and large walk-in closet. Bedroom number two is also large with a walk-in closet which houses the laundry facilities. A main bathroom with huge multi-jet walk-in shower finished in ceramic, contains another granite and hardwood vanity creation by CHERRYNOOK INC.


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


The owner will be secure with both a security system and an Airphone color video wide angle entry intercom system


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 28 Kind Edward second unit from left
View which includes front of complex
Second view which includes front of complex
Secure Airphone video entry system
Steetscape facade showing executive townhouses
Front Hall
Main floor family room
Kitchen by Cheerynook
Living room looking towards kitchen
Living Room
Powder room adjacent to kitchen and living room
Gallery space below coffered ceiling
More recessed gallery space
Landing outside master bedroom
Master bedroom
Large master bedroom walk in closet
Main bathroom
Guest bedroom
Grand Concourse Lake to Lookout Walk
Grand Concourse Lake to Lookout Walk close up of story board
Awaiting your viewing pleasure by calling Chris O'Dea at 685-6559 (area code 709)


Condo dimensions (approximate)


Main level

Garage included
840 sq ft
260 sq ft

Second level

840 sq ft

Third level

780 sq ft

Total excl garage

2200 sq ft

Total incl garage

2460 sq ft

Interior room dimensions

Main floor family room
15 by 19
Main floor utility room
5 by 10
Second floor open concept living area
42 by 20

Third floor master 13 by 20 plus dormer window (and 65 sq ft walk in closet and ensuite)


Third floor guest bedroom 12 by 12 plus dormer window




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