181 Lakeshore Rd., St. Catharines – SOLD
- Property Type
- St. Catharines
- Square Feet
- 2,656 Total Space: 5,000 sqft
- Lot Size
- 114.99 x 155
Welcome to 181 Lakeshore Road
This ranch bungalow is one of a handful of homes in the north-end of St.Catharines that are truly in a league of their own. From the stunning curb appeal, Japanese “Peace” Pagoda and Zen garden to the grand floorplan comprised of just under 2,800 sq.ft. on the main floor, this home is unparalleled in this area of the city.
A complete renovation transformed what was a 1950’s ranch bungalow into the beautiful home you see today. Equally comfortable with large scale entertaining or quiet nights in with the family, this home is the perfect fit.
The spacious 115’ x 155’ property allows for not only the large footprint of the home but also the double garage, beautifully appointed breezeway (23’ x 8.3’ with 13’ vaulted ceiling), stunning Japanese pagoda and Zen gardens, a large patio (with new awning to be installed in 2019), a wood deck (2017) , all surrounded by mature perennial gardens.
Your guests will drive into the semi-circular driveway which will bring them to the welcoming front entrance where the attention to detail will quickly become evident. The driveway and exposed aggregate concrete front porch were all part of a recent exterior renovation of nearly $50,000.
Now it’s time to step inside to the entrance hall where you’ll see beautiful finishing selections in all directions.
On your right is the formal living room which at nearly 24’ long is easily able to accommodate a full complement of furnishings. Note the double sided fireplace which is finished with limestone surround. As well, off to one side, large windows look out to the Japanese pagoda and Zen garden but more on that later.
You’ll jump at the chance to have dinner parties at your home as guests find their seat in the formal dining room which is easily accessed from the large kitchen. The two-sided fireplace in the living room opens on the other side into the den or family room which is the perfect spot to enjoy a movie or sink into a new book. Note: the fireplace on the den side is being finished this month.
Garden doors lead out to the 22.9’ x 16.1’ interlock patio which is fully covered by an awning (note: new awning is included and will be professionally installed in the new year) and has steps down to the Pagoda and garden area. It truly is a transformational outdoor space that adds to the already generous liveable interior space.
Note: the writing on the Pagoda translates to Heiwa shuan which translates to “a building that protects peace”.
Like many homes, the kitchen is at the centre of everything in this home. Highlights of this area include the large island, granite countertops, warm cabinets, glass tiled backsplash, under-cabinet lighting and a charming built-in banquet style table. Again, whether entertaining friends or making pancakes on a Saturday morning, you’ll love life in this home. Note: the appliances are all recent and high quality including the Electrolux induction cook-top (2016).
Walnut hardwood flooring carries through to the back of the home where you’ll find 3 generous sized bedrooms. The Master Suite is a thing of beauty which totals nearly 400 sq.ft. of space. A large walk-in closet is fully outfitted with built-in cabinetry and storage space. On the other side of the 20.6’ long bedroom you will find a gorgeous ensuite bathroom complete with tiled walk-in shower, gorgeous vanity with 18” tiled. Note: there is a laundry space in the ensuite as well. The other 2 bedrooms share the fully renovated main bathroom which shows lovely with granite topped vanity and soaker tub with Jacuzzi jets.
Stairs lead to the lower level both from the kitchen area as well as direct from the breezeway which opens up the possibilities with this home. Equally beautiful, the lower level has been completely renovated with quality wood laminate flooring installed over a dry-core flooring system. Currently set-up with fun in mind, you will find a large rec room, games room (note: Billiard table is included if you’d like it!) and a 4th bedroom (currently with poker table).
Additional space on this level includes a finished laundry room, full bathroom, several storage rooms as well as a good sized room which would be a great office, media room or home gym.
If you’re a music lover you’ll appreciate the Russound Home Audio system which has components in the den with speakers throughout the main floor as well as the patio. Note: speakers are roughed-in on the deck.
The heating and cooling system is the ideal set-up. Heating is provided through a gas heated hot water system while cooling is provided through a central air system. Curious about utility bills?
Gas from Sept 2017 – July 2018 totalled $882.
Hydro is $100 – 110/month in the summer and $60 – 70/month in the winter.
Other Features & Highlights include:
- Driveway, exposed aggregate entrance and garage doors in 2017
- Garage dimensions 20.6’ wide, 24’ deep. 8.7’ high with 8’ wide doors.
- Direct access from the garage into the breezeway
- Shed in backyard on a concrete pad (13.5’ x 9.9’)
- Roof shingles, eavestroughs and gutter guards were new in 2011
- Central vac with toe-kick under the kitchen island
- Gas hook-up for dryer
- Gas capped under kitchen island
- Additional insulation blown into the attic
- Tankless hot water heater (owned)
- Gas boiler (just under $13,000) installed in 2004
- Separate dual zones in the house for heating main floor & lower level
- Double sided fireplace between living room and den
This home is as advertised. Beautiful, casual elegance with a fabulous floorplan of nearly 5,000 sq.ft. in total space.
Viewings of this home are by appointment only with no open houses. If you’d like additional info or would like to book a viewing, feel free to contact us anytime.