High-end custom renovations and professional landscaping give this 2173 sq ft 4 bdrm home in Steveston Village style and timeless charm. Built in 1991 by European builder John Venema for himself with upgraded features including in-floor radiant heat on both floors and rounded drywall corners. The floorplan was ahead of its time and featured a great-room style family room, kitchen and eating area that opens onto the south backyard with its entertainment-size patio. A gasline has been added for the barbecue. The built-in speaker system includes a speaker to the backyard and one to the garage in addition to the ones in the family room. The great-room area has floating beech flooring.
The custom kitchen belongs in a magazine. Everything is high end and stylish. There's an oversize island, granite countertops, a gas stove, and a hidden dishwasher and fridge (matching cabinets make them both blend into the kitchen cupboards). A window over the double sinks looks out into the side yard.
Glass doors separate the formal dining room and living room from the rest of the main floor. The dining room has wainscotting and opens into the living room. It is currently used as a games room. The living room has a gas fireplace (there's a wood-burning one in the family room) and a view into the front garden. Custom drapes and crown moulding throughout the house plus custom carpet runners on the tiled entrance floor.
The high-end renovations continue into the powder room and into the laundry room. Both feature cabinets that match the ones in the kitchen. The powder room has a vessel sink and display openings in the cupboard plus sconce lighting and a framed mirror. The laundry room features front-loading Bosch washer/dryer with a countertop for folding clothes, a drying rod and a deep laundry sink. There are built-in shelves to one side for shoes, a door to the side yard and another door to enter the garage. The boiler/hot water tank also hide in a closet in the laundry room.
Upstairs the house has four bedrooms. The master has a dressing area and his/her closets plus the renovated ensuite with its double shower featuring a rain showerhead and hand-held shower, a built-in bench and skylight. The main bathroom also has a skylight over the tub.
The 33 x 120 foot lot has a south backyard. Because the lane is not active in this part of the Village, the backyard has an additional 10 feet added to it. There is a small shed for storing the lawnmower and garden tools.
The house is ideally located in Steveston Village, a short walk to Garry Point Park and the shops/restaurants. It has a walk score of 75 ("Very Walkable"). The bus stops nearby (it's .16 km to the 401, 410, 407 and C93 bus stop; and .42 km to the 402 bus stop).