Something Different -- A House with a Mikveh9160 No 3 Road -
Custom built for Jewish owners, this elegant 4780 sq ft home features a kosher kitchen (the smaller wok kitchen is used for meat and the main kitchen for dairy) and a mikveh. The mikveh has its own entrance off the south sideyard and looks like a miniature indoor swimming pool. In Judaism it is used for ritual immersion. Its waters are tradiionally chest high and kept at a comfortable temperature. Access to the pool is by stairs. The mikveh area includes two bathrooms both with showers (one with a soaker tub as well), separate laundry hookups, an entrance/waiting room and the actual pool.
Large 11,999 sq ft west facing lot (71 x 169) with party size parking area and private easy-care east backyard. A patio stretches across the back of the house. It is partly covered for rainy day use and has a built-in gasline for the barbecue.
Spacious floorplan with four bedrooms upstairs (all with ensuites) plus a library with built-in bookcases on two walls and a den on the main floor. The den could be used for a guest room or extra bedroom -- it is located next to the powder room which has a walk-in shower. Room for everyone in the dining room -- the table has 20 matching chairs and could be sold with the house.
The kitchen/family room stretches across the back of the house. Its layout is perfect for entertaining on a grand scale. The wok kitchen (currently used for cooking meat dishes) has a stainless steel Viking Professional Series gas stove with griddle, warming lights and char grill. There is a window over the kitchen sink looking out to the backyard. There is also a second dishwasher here and space for a second fridge. A single French door opens out to the north side yard of the house. The main kitchen has an island with prep sink, another sink looking out to the backyard, an eating bar, walk-in pantry, stainless steel side-by-side Professional Series fridge, built-in oven and microwave, built-in dishwasher and a gas stove.
Dramatic high ceiling in living room and entrance. Wide upper gallery looks down on entrance and into living room. Great wallspace for displaying art. A skylight adds light to the upper hallway/stairwell. Master suite has bay window area looking down on backyard with shutters on the windows; an ensuite with a slipper bathtub, steam shower, double sinks and roughed-in plumbing for a bidet; a walk-in closet plus a second closet with mirrored closet doors. There are two front closets (one designed for shoes). The laundry room includes a pet-washing sink.
- ID: V842545
- Year Built: 2003
- Status: Sold on 2011-02-09
- Parking Type Description: Garage 2 cars
- Lot Area: 11,999.00 Square Feet
- High School: Mcroberts Secondary
- Property ID: 100579682
- Beds: 5
- Storeys: 2
- New Construction: No
- Lot Size: 71.03 x 169.03
- Elementary School: Lee Elementary
- Style: Residential
- Baths: 7 (Full: 5 3/4: 2 1/2: 0 Other: 0)
- Fireplaces: 2
- Living Area: 4,780 Square Feet
- Estimated Annual Taxes: $5,089
- School District: Richmond (Www.Sd38.Bc.Ca)