SOLD (26/05/2020)


House/Single Family For Sale in Montecito, Burnaby North

  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,560 Sq. Ft.
  • Built 1984

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Bridge House.

This tranquil family home is situated in the heart of Montecito North Burnaby, just east of the Brentwood Town Centre. What truly sets this home apart is the quiet rural lush setting, the extra large 7198 square foot landscaped lot, and the very well executed interior floor plan with plenty of space for a growing family.

Upon arriving to the property you’ll immediately notice the quiet rural setting, you may even hear the babbling brook in the distance. You’ll also notice the home has complete privacy from the street. The main house is set back towards the rear of the property and mature greenery flanks the 1st third of the property completely blocking sight-lines from the road. 

As you begin to walk down the path towards the house the sounds of nature become more apparent. To your left is the driveway and double detached garage. The garage easily fits two vehicles while still providing tons of storage for all of your sporting and outdoor gear. To the rear of the garage is the elevated playhouse, neatly tucked amongst the trees and overlooking the stream. A great little getaway for the kids.

Past the garage you arrive to the bridge. This wooden structure covers the span over the brook towards the front of the house. You can’t help but stop for a quick peek and quiet moment to absorb the everything and the nothing that is happening all around you. Mature greenery provides a canopy and shelter over the bridge with just enough open pockets to allow sunlight to bounce off the running water. Tucked down a little closer to the water is a wooden seating bench to take it all in.

Once you’ve crossed the bridge you come to the front of the home. The house has recently been painted to provide a little “pop” and add to the surrounding colours. Dark trim colours were selected to help update the exterior facade. At the front of the home is a large south west facing patio with space for seating and planters. This space overlooks and is well within earshot of the stream. The whole space (including the bridge) includes integrated landscape lighting to provide enough light at night but in a subdued way that adds to the atmosphere of the space.

Upon entering the home you arrive to the foyer. This space is large enough for seating and has ample sized coat closet for storage. An overweight ceiling and skylight above creates an airy, open, and bright space. The main floor powder room is also neatly tucked off to the side of this space providing plenty of privacy from the main living areas. From here, you can either head down the stairs to the lower level, or up the stairs to the main living space.

The main living space has an open concept, with the kitchen, dining room and casual living room all as one space towards the rear of the house. The kitchen was fully updated in 2014 with all new dual tone cabinetry, under cabinet lighting, quartz stone countertops, stainless steel backsplash, dual under-mount sinks, chrome faucet with pulldown restaurant style spray nozzle, and stainless steel appliances including 4 burner gas cooktop, integrated oven, microwave, french door fridge with dual drawer style lower freezer doors and integrated filtered water and ice. Next to the fridge is a pantry closet to offer even more dry goods storage.

Adjacent to the kitchen is the dining area. A large bay window flanks the east side of this room overlooking the lush backyard. The southern most area of this space is the casual living room. Sliding doors open out to the rear patio area creating a mix of indoor and outdoor living.

The rear patio space is great for all fresco dining, that early morning coffee, or even good book on a weekend afternoon. There’s plenty of space for a bbq, dining table, and lounge seating. This space has a lovely canopy of foliage that filters the sunlight to create a very comfortable area even on the hottest days this area has to offer.

Towards the front of the house on the main level you’ll find the main family room. This is a very large space anchored with a cozy gas fireplace against the southern wall. A large bay window looks west over the stream and greenery and allows beautiful foliage filtered light to trickle in.

At the northern most point of the main floor you’ll find space for a home office, den, or even a 5th bedroom. This space has corner windows and looks out over the side yard and is a beautiful work space.

The upper level of the home is where you’ll find the three main bedrooms and both full bathrooms. The extra large master bedroom has west facing windows that over look the stream allowing you to fall asleep the the sounds of nature. The room is big enough for all of your furniture and king sized bed. Dual closets offer plenty of storage. The master ensuite has an oversized soaker tub with a large skylight right above. This space has beautiful natural light all day long and opens up to the stars at night. On the opposite side of the upstairs level is where you’ll find two more good sized bedrooms, both with good natural light and pleasant green outlook of the property, and the main family bathroom.

On the lower level of the home, you’ll find the 4th bedroom, large family rec room, laundry, mechanical, and large storage.

This home has received many updates over the years. Some include the following:
Exterior Painting July 2018
Driveway Resurfacing November 2017
Interior Painting August 2017
Bridge Renovated May 2015
Playhouse Roof Replaced October 2015
New Carpet on Stairs May 2015
Kitchen Renovation October 2014
Hot Water Heater Replaced July 2014
Rear Deck Replaced October 2009
Front Deck Replaced July 2008
High Efficiency Furnace August 2006
Roof Replaced October 2002 (cleaned and de-mossed April 2019)

As for the neighbourhood, it’s a mix of single family homes, tree lined streets and quiet cul-de-sacs. Yet it’s only a 10 minute walk through a little neighbourhood path to the Sperling-Burnaby Lake SkyTrain Station. You can walk 15 minutes to the Burnaby Mountain Golf Course that has the liveliest patio for summer dining. There’s also a small shopping centre that has a supermarket, drug store, liquor store, veterinarian, and hair salon. There’s also banking, sushi, dental office, and liquor store 5 minutes walk to the south. Just up the street 2 minutes is the bus stop for the #144 to Metrotown/SFU.

You’re also walking distance to Sperling Elementary which includes a French Immersion program, and Brightstart for before and after daycare. The home is also in the Burnaby North Secondary catchment.

All in all, this space can truly be called a home for some time with it’s quiet rural lush setting, the extra large 7198 square foot landscaped lot, and the very well executed interior floor plan with plenty of space for a growing family.

Given the nature of what’s happening in the world today, there will be no open houses for this property. All viewings must be done in a controlled and cautious manner. Call now to inquire and book your private appointment.
List Price $1,580,000
Sold Price $1,562,500
Sold Date 26/05/2020
Property Type Residential Detached
Type of Dwelling House/Single Family
Style of Home 2 Storey w/Bsmt.
Area Burnaby North
Sub-Area Montecito
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 3
Floor Area 2,560 Sq. Ft.
Lot Size 7198 Sq. Ft.
Year Built 1984
MLS® Number R2455409
Listing Brokerage RE/MAX Crest Realty
Basement Area Full, Fully Finished
Postal Code V5B 4W1
Tax Amount $4,531
Tax Year 2019
Site Influences Central Location, Golf Course Nearby, Private Setting, Recreation Nearby, Shopping Nearby, Treed
Features ClthWsh/Dryr/Frdg/Stve/DW, Disposal - Waste, Drapes/Window Coverings, Fireplace Insert, Garage Door Opener, Microwave, Security System, Smoke Alarm, Vacuum - Built In
Amenities Garden, In Suite Laundry, Storage