19 Royal York Rd., St. Catharines – SOLD
- Property Type
- St. Catharines
- Square Feet
- 2,911 sq ft( 4,985 total) sqft
- Lot Size
- 84' x 205'
One of a handful of signature properties near the lakefront, 19 Royal York Road is a gorgeous home custom built in 2008 by the very highly regarded Pym & Cooper Custom Homes. With just under 5,000 sq.ft. between 3 floors, the design, attention to detail and finishing materials are all equally impressive.
Well positioned on an 84’ x 205’ ravine property with an inground saltwater pool and stunning landscaping, this is a lifestyle home designed for both quiet family time and larger scale entertaining regardless of the season.
The front façade of the home stands out immediately as you drive up to the home which is a mixture of stone and Hardie board exterior. As you approach the covered front porch, look to your left and you’ll see an ‘Energy Star’ home badge proudly affixed into the stone. Long story short, this home is extremely well built (2 x 6 construction with tongue and groove rigid foam insulation) and very efficient. (We have supplementary info with full specs on the home which is available by request).
Stepping in from the flagstone front porch, the 4’ entrance door opens into the stunning interior. You will immediately notice the quality of workmanship with Travertine tile inlayed amongst the Jatoba hardwood flooring which is found through the majority of the main floor.
This home can function both as a formal entertaining space or as a quiet, unassuming family home which you’ll notice as you walk towards the living room. This space features a 42” Napoleon ‘Madison’ gas fireplace with a floor to ceiling stone mantel. The ceilings rise to 12’ in this area which allows for extra windows overlooking the beautiful property.
As the cliché goes, the kitchen is often the heart of the home and this gorgeous custom kitchen is no different. Highlights include a nearly 16 ft long soapstone island with no less than 8 pot drawers, beautifully detailed cabinetry with dovetail joinery and soft close, Butler’s pantry area and breakfast nook with views centered on the property.
The full double garage (27.5’ x 20.5’ interior) has direct entry into a spacious mud room area which is convenient to the kitchen pantry, a 2 piece powder room and the main floor laundry which is complete with a full complement of built-in cabinetry. There is quick access outside from this area too which is important for BBQ & pool season!
Once inside the garage you will see a staircase off to the side which leads of up the loft area above. At 24’ x 16’ in size (plus dormer areas), this is highly useful storage space that could be finished further if so required.
The master suite is exactly what a master suite should be; spacious, private and beautifully finished with a mix of luxury and comfort. Transom windows frame the bed area which looks towards a wall-mounted TV and in-wall gas fireplace. French doors with full glass door sidelights, (2 open, 2 are fixed) along with more transom windows look out onto the private master terrace and the surrounding perennial gardens.
The ensuite bathroom is a thing of beauty with heated honed marble flooring, stand-alone Neptune air jet soaker tub, separate water closet, 2 separate vanities and a 7’ walk-in tiled steam shower with 2 steam heads and multi-head shower system.
A fully finished dressing room completes the master suite which is outfitted with heated honed marble flooring, built-in cabinetry, pull out drawers and plenty of closet space.
Hardwood stairs with wrought iron spindled banister leads to the 2nd level which currently has a large office area as well as a room used as an arts studio. With modest effort, this space can be converted into 2 bedrooms if required. Note: there is a vanity currently in place with rough-ins for a full bathroom which would create an area with 2 bedrooms sharing a Jack n Jill bathroom.
Head downstairs to the fully finished lower level. Built with family visits and entertaining in mind, this is a place for fun! The games room includes a gorgeous billiard table which is open to the entertainment and bar area which has built-in cabinets topped with a unique cherry flecked granite counter.
Step further through into the Home Theatre which comes equipped with a full turnkey media system that will take the idea of family movie night or watching the game to a whole new level! Specifications are available by request however rest assured it will be a huge hit with your friends and family.
There are 2 large bedrooms on this level as well which share a 4 piece bathroom which also has heated ceramic tiled flooring. Notice the oversize 4’ x 3’ egress windows in this level which have stepped window bins allowing plenty of natural light in.
On the other side of this level is the home gym with installed rubber flooring and built-in TV to keep you entertained while you run your in-home marathon!
An intriguing arch doorway leads off the billiards area into a Wine Cellar. Lined with slate on the floor and walls and with cherry-stained tongue and groove clear cedar on the ceiling, it comes complete with pot lights and custom wine bottle pendants. Ventilation intake and exhaust is in place as well as wiring to allow for the future expansion of conditioning units. This is the perfect space for your collection!
Heading outside, you will instantly feel the beauty of the 84’ x 205’ property. Surrounded by lush trees and mature perennials, it is an absolute slice of heaven. Trex decking steps down onto the interlock patio which surrounds the saltwater pool with flagstone coping.
There are 2 buildings in back including a pool equipment and change house by the pool along with a garden shed further back, both finished to mimic the style and attention to detail of the home itself.
Stepping back, the big picture of this home is incredible and offers a complete package that is virtually impossible to find in the city. There is an integrated whole home “Smart” system connecting security, lighting and audio both inside and outside of the home. For example, the security system is a full alarm system with indoor motion and glass break sensors along with a sump pump alarm connected into the security system. If the smoke or CO2 alarm is activated, egress lighting automatically turns on guiding residents to the closest exit of the home along with a flashing orange alarm light notifying first responders.
Another aspect of the home is the lighting system which features touch pads allowing you to turn on 8 lights from each pad. A great feature is the ‘All Off’ button which allows you to come upstairs at the end of the night and tap ‘All Off’, turning all lights on the lower level off.
If you enjoy music you will love the complete in home Russound audio system with speakers through all interior rooms as well as outside on the front porch, master bedroom terrace, pool area and inside the garage. The Russound panel allows you to select from satellite, iPod, radio or CD (there is a 400 CD holder in the media room), all by the touch of a button.
The full list of inclusions, features and amenities of this home is truly incredible. If you would like to receive a copy or to discuss the home further, please do not hesitate to contact us at anytime.
Viewings are by appointment only. General Specifications and Full Chattels and Inclusions list is available upon request.
Thank-you for visiting.
Patrick Burke – Broker
James Broderick – Sales Rep