This immaculate home is situated in the always popular neighbourhood of Royal Henley Estates in north-end St.Catharines. Lovingly maintained and thoughtfully updated, there are 4 fully finished levels totalling over 2,000 sq.ft. of space.
First, the curb appeal.
Mature gardens and landscaping add to the visual appeal both in front and back. As well, the soffits, fascia and eaves as well as vinyl siding was all replaced in 2000 which further enhanced the clean new look. A double concrete driveway, able to accommodate 6 cars, leads to the 1.5 car garage. For you garage fans, the quick stats are:
9’ door. Interior dimensions are 13.5’ wide x 23.1’ deep with a rubberized garage floor and built-in storage and work shelves included. There is also a door out to the patio area in back.
Back outside, have a look at the front entrance. Careful detail went into the planning and execution of the enclosed front porch which is the perfect spot to watch a summer storm roll through. Cozy up with a morning coffee or evening beverage and you’ll find this to be the perfect spot for a chat or quiet time with a book. Complete with lighting on dimmers, there is a door in from the garage as well as the main door into the home.
Ceramic tile and red oak hardwood flooring is found throughout the main floor. A traditional L-shaped living room and dining room wrap around the fully renovated kitchen. Quality cabinetry include the corner display cabinets next to the breakfast table area. Again, carefully planned, you’ll love time spent in here. And take note, all appliances are included (6 in total including the GE washer & dryer).
Hardwood stairs lead up to the 2nd floor landing outside of the 3 bedrooms. The 2nd and 3rd bedrooms share the 4-piece bathroom while the master bedroom has its own 3-piece ensuite bathroom which is a rare find in this era and style of home.
The lower level is half below-grade meaning it has full sized windows giving it the feel of another main level. At 33.3’ wide, features include a wet bar, built-in cabinetry, gas fireplace and door leading out to a walk-up to the back yard. Notice the updated railing and glass panels which were installed to not obscure the view and natural light from the yard. There is also another bathroom on this level too.
A few stairs lead to the basement level which offers even more finished space. Currently set up with a large office area, there is also a treadmill and TV mounted on the wall. NOTE: the desk, treadmill and TV are included with the sale! Open to this area is an awesome laundry area which has loads of cabinets as well as an 8’ long folding counter. This bonus space is an ideal craft area as well.
The cold cellar is off this area as well (underneath the front porch) and comes complete with loads of built-in shelving including a wine rack. The furnace room is even finished (!) and has additional space to use as you should need. You’ll see a control panel in there for the irrigation system as well which covers both front and back yards and gardens.
Other noteworthy features & updates include:
– Furnace & central air, new in 2012, have been maintained annually
– Gas fireplace insert in the rec room in 2012
– Windows were all updated to vinyl in 2000
– Soffits, vinyl siding, eaves, front interior door and skylight in 2000
– Roof shingles were replaced in 2009
– Kitchen appliances (fridge, stove, dishwasher, built-in microwave) all included
– Gas line to the BBQ
Highlights of the location include:
Walking: Stroll down the street and you’ll find yourself in Jaycee Gardens Park which has a lock from the Old Welland Canal as well as a footbridge across Martindale Pond to Port Dalhousie! As well, further north you’ll find the water-front trail system which runs across the north-end of the city over to the canal.
Shopping: You are a 3-minute drive from Fairview Mall which has all the usual suspects for stores. For groceries you have multiple options (Metro, No Frills, Zehrs) within minutes. Looking for fresh produce? You can drive across Lakeshore Road over the canal and you’ll be pulling up to a road side produce stand before you know it.
Transport: The QEW is within 2 minutes drive south on Ontario Street.
Education: There are great schools in the north-end so no worries there! 😊
18 Royal Oak Drive is one of those homes where you’ll get a warm feeling when you walk in the front door. The effort and work that has gone into it from the moment you pull up to the curb. We’re excited to show it to you so feel free to reach out anytime!
Thank-you for visiting.
Updated on June 24, 2019 at 5:55 am