318 Waterford Bridge
Your own private park by the park
On rare occasions, such centre city properties are offered for sale.
Approximately 1.25 acres in the heart of St. John’s
With Bowring Park just across the street
The home was very well built and uniquely designed for the current owner over four decades ago with many upgrades and extensions over that period of time.
This home has superior natural lighting which fills the spacious areas throughout with numerous views upon the exquisitely mature garden brimming with flowers and texture.
Natural hardwood floors in all main areas are in perfect condition and glow with the warmth from the various fireplaces and skylights throughout the house.
Set well back from Waterford Bridge Road one feels serenity from city traffic and finds ample privacy for family time or entertaining special guests and friends.
The spacious foyer leads to a well appointed office on the left, formal living with floor-to-ceiling granite fireplace, a dining room to the right, an octagonal solarium eating area and kitchen overlooking a family room with access to the garden. The views of the garden from the back of the house are riveting and will bring all season enjoyment with the propane fireplace in the solarium eating area. Adjacent to this area is a large deck for evening barbeques and family gatherings.
The second level, with a sky lit hall, has two guest / family bedrooms and a very spacious master bedroom which also overlooks the garden. The master suite is well executed with a large lounge / seating area, walk in closet, ensuite, and a wonderful space with a hot tub from where you can enjoy the evening views of the garden and warmth from the propane fireplace.
The basement space is functional with storage, and two multi purpose rooms, one of which is used as a gym.
The garden has evolved by caring hands for over 40 years and as can be seen by the garden photos on this web page, it is second to none in the City. Its location in the Waterford Valley is considered a Zone 6 by serious gardeners and a new owner will be presented with an opportunity to continue the evolution of this outstanding space. The greenhouse is a bonus and can be used for starting plants in the early spring or for growing tomatoes, peppers or grapes for making your own wine. The in-ground sprinkler system will ensure that plants are watered as needed.
At the rear of the house, the garden is fully fenced for the safety of children and pets.
The garage is a bonus and includes a workshop space independent from the space used to store your vehicle.
The location across from Bowring Park offers great pleasure to an owner. As the writer of this script for the web site and a neighbour, I can verify the fact that this neighbourhood is very special, in part, because of the proximity to the park. Many young families have been moving back to the area in recent years. You can see why if you check out www.bowringpark.com. Kids will enjoy the sliding hill. Skaters can enjoy the newly restored Fountain Pond. Feeding the ducks is a pleasure for all ages. The Western Brook trail is an invigorating hike and the T-Rail crossing through the park opens up many possibilities for hiking and biking. Seniors will enjoy the lawn bowling green. Anglers will enjoy one of the largest mass of German Brown trout in the world and with the harbour clean up, one can soon expect the return of the Atlantic Salmon. The new tribute wall to those who died at Beaumont Hamel, just below the magnificent full size caribou bronze, is a great place for a quiet moment. The new children’s Splash Park which will be the Province’s first barrier free public playground, will soon be completed and is located close to the public swimming pool. The annual visit of the butterflies at the conservatory, a home to many rare and beautiful plants, is a must see for the whole family. Maybe you will simply enjoy the diversity of nature and a walk in the park, with the main thoroughfares cleared throughout the winter months. There are also many exciting future plans and the Bowring Park Master Plan can be downloaded for viewing from the web site. Imagine, all this just across the street from your own exclusive 1.25 acre estate property. Spoil yourself and call Chris O’Dea at 685-6559 to arrange a viewing. And take the time to stroll the magnificent grounds of Bowring Park.
Asking price is $669,000
Please call Chris O’Dea at 709-685-6559 for further information
Click thumbnail below to enlarge image:
|Front view 2|
|Front view 3|
|Rear of house|
|Another rear view of house showing September garden|
|Dappled September shade at the front|
|Rear view of house showing September garden|
|The September garden 1|
|September garden 2|
|September garden 3|
|September garden 4|
|September garden 5|
|Office off foyer|
|Living room 1|
|Living room 2|
|Living room 3|
|Eat in kitchen area towards family room and solarium eating area|
|Solarium eating area 1|
|Solarium eating area 2|
|Solarium eating area 3|
|Solarium eating area extension, deck and greenhouse|
|Propane fireplace in Solarium eating area off kitchen|
|Master bedroom 1|
|Master bedroom 2|
|Hot Tub off master bedroom|
|Hot tub and seating area|
|Note propane fireplace in hot tub room off master|
|Looking in main bathroom, note laundry shute to right|
|Looking towards garden from master bedroom|
|Second bedroom 1|
|Second bedroom 2|
|Skylit upstairs hall|
|Basement gym 1|
|Basement gym 2|
|Click here for late fall photos and many scanned photos of garden in bloom|
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