47 Albany Drive St. Catharines
Property Taxes: $3,854/year as of 2022
Lot Size: 60ft. x 129ft.
Basement Type: Full
Basement Development: Full
Heat Type: Forced Air
Heat Fuel: Gas
Cooling: Central Air
Welcome to 47 Albany Drive
The north-end of St.Catharines is known for its tree-lined streets with homes that are typically a mix of bungalows and split-levels. 47 Albany Drive is a bungalow but it is anything but typical.
In 2019, the front profile of the home was completely changed with the addition of a new roofline and large covered front porch. With cedar wrapped posts and your favourite hanging plants, this is essentially an outdoor living room.
Step inside and you’ll find the main living area which has been completely opened up (worked completed in 2018). With the wall removed, other upgrades include engineered hardwood flooring, pot lights and a new kitchen complete with an island, quartz counter tops and new appliances (note: induction stove). Thanks to the removal of the wall, natural sunlight shines through this area, creating a warm space.
An addition off the back of the home created a cozy family room space. Wrapped in windows and with a vaulted ceiling, this is a lovely spot to curl up with a good book or to watch a movie.
2 of the 3 main floor bedrooms were combined to create a large primary bedroom, resulting in extra closet space and a sitting area. There are 2 spotless bathrooms in the home as well with a 3 piece on the main floor and a 4 piece in the basement level.
Hardwood stairs lead down to the lower level. You'll find a large recroom (currently used as an office and exercise room) which includes a gas fireplace. Another bonus room (listed here as an office) could be used as you wish. Further on in this area and you'll find a bright and clean laundry area, loads of storage space and the 2nd full bathroom in the home which like the upstairs, is spotless.
The property size is 60 ft x 129 ft and allows for all kinds of added features, the highlight of which is the 30’ deep detached garage. A path meanders through to the back where you’ll find a greenhouse, shed, raised garden beds and a bonus shed. Call it a ‘she-shed’, a playhouse, a hideaway, it’s a fun addition in the back of the property.
Other upgrades include: Roof shingles on house and garage (2019). Gas furnace (2018). Hot water heater (2017). Central air (2014).
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