Available !! Ocean view character and high quality renovations. Excellent value in a spacious and special home. With 3 covered verandas, gorgeous entry foyer, 9' ceilings, oak & Fir floors, plus Fir trim and details everywhere this home seriously oozes character. Spacious living room with stained glass bay window & Valor gas fireplace. Open dining area with an amazing fully updated modern kitchen with quartz counter and undermount sink, Marmoleum floors and gas range. Main floor den features approved Vintage style Elmira wood fired cook stove and adjacent renovated laundry bathroom combo. Head up the beautiful baluster staircase to the upper floor with 2 large bedrooms that both feature 2 pce ensuite bathrooms & covered balcony's (great views from the master bedroom). The fully renovated main bathroom up is far from turn of the century with a luxurious feel plus the vintage touch of a claw foot tub. The unfinished basement offers a good ceiling height and lots of room for future development with plenty of window space plus an additional washer dryer hook up and 200 electric service. The furnace and oil tank were replaced in 2006. Just a short drive to Vancouver Island University (VIU). The City of Nanaimo heritage registry states that "Spence House was built for Lucy Spence around 1918 and is a very good example of an eclectic Edwardian design. The sophisticated design has unusual features, most notably the distinctive scalloped inset arch over the second floor balcony's (front and rear) and the tapered base. The buildings height, mass and location among much smaller, newer and more modest homes makes it a distinctive neighbourhood landmark". Own a piece of History with vintage style and modern details ... a true "Hybrid". Quick possession is available.
Rancher style living. Be in for Christmas! Excellent value and Amazing ocean views of Departure Bay & the mainland mountains from this stunning level entry in the desirable Lynburn Estates area .. and its well suited to living on just the main floor even with good suite potential down. With a 180 degree view (Sugar Loaf Mountain to Newcastle channel) you can watch the ferries & seaplanes come & go from this meticulous move in ready home that's just a few blocks from the beach. The size, style, views & location make for a very rare offering indeed. Offering a family friendly layout with expansive open kitchen area with pantry, stainless steel appliances (Bosch d/w, Kitchen Aid fridge with ice maker plus Panasonic Genius microwave & downdraft smooth top range) a huge central island to gather at & an adjoining 38 ft sundeck and adjacent sunken family room with gas F/P. It's a King sized master bdrm with walk in closet & 3 pce ensuite plus the main bathroom is all new with luxury soaker tub & heated tile floors. Enjoy the amazing views from the sunken living room (vaulted ceilings), dining, kitchen & family rooms or enjoy the terrific family & guest spaces the lower level offers with 2 more bdrms, exercise room, full bath (updated), wet bar equipped recreation & family rooms with space for the games tables, a bright & inviting laundry room, tons of storage space & a terrific workshop with separate outside access (great for the woodworker). With the long term benefits of the cement tile roof & recent upgrades (including windows)this home should be trouble free for some time to come. Situated on a maintenance free yard complete with sprinkler system, Palm trees in the private front courtyard & great parking space in the open carport & driveway. A perfect home in the perfect location. Early possession can be arranged. See YouTube aerial video. Offered by long term Departure Bay resident, David Hayward personal real estate corporation, Realtor Since 1981.
Beautiful custom built west coast style executive home in the desirable Cottle Creek Estates & backing onto park land and just steps away from Departure Bay Beach,Linley Valley & Cottle Lake Park. Superbly built this home features 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, edge grain fir finish throughout and a stunning timber frame entrance. Almost all of the fir in this was milled from the property during construction. Wood floors, lots of heated slate tile flooring, built in vacuum, almost 300sqft workshop, 1600sqft 4ft tall crawl space, heat pump and extended RV Parking. Upstairs boasts 13ft vaulted ceilings in the open concept kitchen and living room with granite counter tops with large eating bar, built in speaker system, large gas fireplace with 4.5" thick solid fir mantle piece and large deck looking over your level back yard. Large master bedroom features its own private balcony, walk in closet with gorgeous built in organizer, grand ensuite with his and her vessel sinks, large soaker tub, heated floors, and large walk in dual rain shower with body jets. Downstairs has two more bedrooms, one with its own ensuite with heated floors and walk in closet with built in organizer. Two large family rooms with built in speaker system, custom built fir wet bar, access to patio with outdoor speakers, and gas fire place with matching 4.5" thick solid fir mantle piece. In the very back is a good sized rec room which would be perfect for an at home gym if it had some rubber floors and mirrors put up. Access to the double garage with workshop can be found through the large mud room with custom cabinets and shoe organizers, and deep stainless steel laundry sink. If where you live is important to you, then you certainly will enjoy what Departure Bay has to offer.