While it’s exciting for families to purchase a move-up home, it’s also an experience that can be laden with an undercurrent of stress.
That’s because many move-up homes come with something that needs to be updated or fixed, whether it’s a kitchen, bathroom, rec room — or, heaven forbid, something behind a wall.
There are no such worries with 98 Quayside Cove, says Royce Finley of Royal LePage Prime Real Estate.
“Pretty much everything has been taken care of with this home,” he says of the 1,272 sq. ft., two-storey residence. “It’s filled with plenty of upgrades throughout, and its floor plan is flexible and nicely planned out.”
More importantly, the home is filled with a series of subtle, yet critically important upgrades: newer shingles (2012), air conditioning and hot water tank (2017), garage door (2021) and fresh interior paint.
That’s not all, says Finley.
“The house also comes with a newer high-efficiency furnace, recent attic insulation, plus a newer sump pump and composite front steps,” he adds. “There’s also a 220-volt plug in the fully-insulated garage, and all the landscaping has been professionally done.”
As for the home’s overall livability, it’s nothing short of excellent.
“One of the first things you notice when you step inside is all the natural light that flows from the front to the back of the home,” notes Finley. “An extra-wide sliding patio door on the kitchen’s rear wall is one light source, while a big picture window on the sunken living room’s front wall lets in even more light.”
Then, there’s the home’s warm, inviting feel, which starts the instant you step inside.
“You’re greeted by newer barnwood-style laminate plank flooring that runs through most of the main floor, except for the living room. Beautiful barn-style doors — one that closes off the family room and another two that close off a flexible bonus space next to the kitchen,” he says. “They give the home a bit of a rustic flair along with the flooring.”
He adds that the hub of the home — a huge eat-in kitchen — serves as the main floor’s anchor point.
“It was remodelled in 2019, and offers quartz countertops, a subway tile backsplash, tons of gorgeous cabinets, a farmhouse sink, wine rack and the patio door, which leads out to a private, fenced backyard with composite deck and beautiful landscaping.”
Then, there are the two spaces that border the kitchen to its side and rear.
“The room next to it is a flex space that could be used as a dining room, office or bedroom. It can be closed off with one or both barn doors,” Finley says. “And the living room to the rear is a beautiful space that’s perfect for entertaining. Its focal point is a gas fireplace with a rustic cultured stone surround.”
The well-kept home’s upper level — a massive, upgraded window on the wall next to the staircase lets in loads of natural light — doesn’t disappoint, either.
Not only are there three good-sized bedrooms, but the main bath is anything but a throwback to the home’s late 1980s origin.
“It’s just a beautiful space that’s been remodelled with a custom glass/tile shower, new vanity, flooring and fixtures,” he says. “The secondary bedrooms are both a good size, and the primary bedroom offers a nice backyard view, newer carpeting, a large closet and lots of room for a bed and furniture.”
There’s also plenty of function to be found downstairs in the fully finished lower level.
“It gives families lots of possibilities,” says Finley. “There’s a flex room that could be used as an office or hobby room, There’s also a rec room and another bedroom. Like the rest of the home, it’s ready to go.”
Finally, there’s the home’s location.
“Families will love the fact that it’s on a quiet cove in a mature, established neighbourhood. You’re also close to shopping, transit, schools and more. With everything done, there’s nothing to do except move in and enjoy all this beautiful family home has to offer.”