Arbutus Ridge VIEW HOME for sale: 5 bedroom 3,198 sq.ft. (Listed 2011-01-12)

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  • Property Value$2,849,000
  • Property Address#3905 Quesnel, Vancouver, BC, V6L 2X3, Canada
  • BasementFully Finished
  • Year Built1932
  • Taxes$7,370 (2010)
  • Living Area3,198 sq.ft.
  • Lot Frontage40 ft
  • Lot Depth108.20 ft
  • Bedrooms5
  • Bathrooms3 full & 1 half

Arbutus Ridge

#3905 Quesnel, Vancouver, BC, V6L 2X3, Canada


With magnificent OCEAN, CITY and MOUNTAIN VIEWS, this 5 bedroom, 4 bath, masterfully REBUILT property has been architecturally re-designed to integrate its rich heritage detailing into a like-new contemporary home. Every detail has been considered in the handsome interior, designed by Robert Ledingham, featuring the open-plan kitchen and family room that lead to the professionally landscaped south-facing garden. Stripped to the studs in 2004/2005 the year-long renovation cost over $900,000 and included all new interior and exterior, new insulation, new heating system, new roof, new electrical, new plumbing, new drainage system, new 2 car garage, and the list goes on! Hi-lights include luxurious master suite with breath-taking views, hardwood floors, stone counters, custom built-in cabinetry, chefs kitchen with top-quality appliances (incuding Subzero fridge), office with 2 built-in work stations, sound system throughout, Cat5 hardwiring, multi-zone security system, fully finished basement plumbed, wired and vented for suite conversion.


Architecturally redesigned by Baxter Baker (now partner at Russell Hollingsworth) the house was stripped to the studs and REBUILT in 2004/05 by Melo Construction (22 years in Vancouver). Many of the heritage features of the home were retained and blend perfectly in the fresh new contemporary interior designed by Robert Ledingham.
The renovation included the following:

•All new interior with custom millwork throughout
•New roof with 25 year shingles, new ridge venting, and new eves troughs
•Newly insulated throughout with sound proofing added between floors (extra insulation and sound bars)
•All new electrical, including new breaker panel, and all new halogen lighting with dimmers throughout
•All new plumbing
•New hi-efficiency heating system, including air circulation system, and air filtration
•All new wood windows (except living room windows which were refurbished to retain heritage look)
•All new exterior stucco, pre-coloured for colour retention
•New concrete front steps pre-coloured for colour retention
•All new drain tiles
•New sump pump
•Built-in speaker system throughout house and in backyard (great for entertaining!)
•Built-in Vacuum
•New hardwired alarm system (with 4 panels) with cellular backup
•Cat5 Hardwire throughout to central control room. Internet wired directly to all television areas.
•Refinished original Oak hardwood floors on main level and refinished original Pine floors upstairs
•Custom California shutter style interior doors
•Heritage light fixtures, door knobs and hinges restored and retained
•Custom window coverings include California shutters, wooden venetian blinds, wool drapery, and custom blackout curtains in upstairs front bedrooms
•Original wood mantel retained and refinished
•New open-plan chef’s kitchen with:
o Extra wide Granite counters
o Mahogany island with built in wine rack
o Custom solid wood cabinets with soft bloom close
o SubZero fridge with integrated paneling
o Bosch Dishwasher with integrated paneling
o 6 burner Viking gas stove with stylish custom designed exhaust vent
o Jenn Air warming drawer, with integrated paneling
o Panasonic Convection microwave
o In sink Garburator and instant filtered hot water tap
•Main floor powder room with suspended custom vanity with onyx counter
•Luxurious master suite with stunning views, coved ceiling, walk-in closet/dressing room, gas fireplace, custom milled media cabinet and spa-style ensuite bathroom with heated limestone floor, double sinks, tub and glass tiled steam shower with rain shower and bench
•Lower level rec room pre-wired for a media centre
•Lower level wired, plumbed and vented for suite conversion
•Office with built-in custom milled desk/storage to accommodate two working stations
•Spacious laundry room with large capacity Bosch washer and dryer and clothes hanging
Additional features include: built-in leaded-glass heritage cabinetry, heritage leaded-glass French doors, Corian countertops and custom wood cabinets in main bathrooms, Grohe plumbing fixtures throughout, in-stair lighting, coffered ceilings in eating area, custom wine storage area on lower level, closet organizers throughout.

The new 2 car garage was built in 2005:
•Heated, insulated, and plumbed
•Wired with separate electrical panel
•Separate alarm system

The gardens were NEWLY LANDSCAPED in 2005, designed by award winning Space 2 Place Landscape Architects, with Installation by Fossil Works. The work included:
• New contemporary-style cedar deck and matching new fence
• New electrical exterior awning at back door
• New paving stone patio, paths and stone walls
• New modern style cedar fence to match deck
• Gorgeous Evergreen Magnolia hedge for added privacy
• Side shade garden with specialty ferns
• New landscape lighting (with Christmas light plugs with indoor switches)
• New in ground irrigation system for all gardens, lawns and boulevard

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