Young families and empty nesters may be at different stages in their lives, but they are both typically looking for an affordable, functional home.
This cute bungalow at 479 De la Morenie St. in St. Boniface would fit the bill for either of these discerning home buyers, says Royce Finley of Royal LePage Prime Real Estate.
"It’s been completely remodelled," he says of the 1,125-sq.-ft., three-bedroom charmer. "It has a newer metal roof, soffit, fascia and siding, beautiful stone trim and newer front steps and all the windows are also newer."
In addition to being neat as a pin, this tidy home also possesses a nice blend of character and personality, which starts with a quaint enclosed front porch with a large window and a bright and roomy sitting area.
The porch transitions smoothly into an open-concept living and dining room.
"The area starts off with a spacious living room that has plenty of room for furniture and a TV," he says. "Right now, there’s a sectional and chaise lounge in it and there’s no shortage of space. A one-third-height wall divides it nicely from a good-sized dining room."
The kitchen, which is situated directly opposite the dining room, is also a gem.
"It was remodelled with a heated taupe and white tile floor, cappuccino maple cabinets, a white tile backsplash, brown laminate countertops and a high-end double sink with a pull-out faucet that sits directly beneath a big window," says Finley. "It also comes with four newer white appliances."
A wide doorway to the rear of the spotless kitchen leads to a wing that holds a bright secondary bedroom with a patio door to the left and the master suite to the right. Depending on your needs, the second bedroom could be used either as a bedroom, den or media area.
The master suite is a great spot to relax in, says Finley. "It’s a beautiful space that comes with a huge walk-in closet, oak hardwoods, a large window and plenty of room for a king-sized bed. With it being at the back of the home, it’s very private and quiet, and the backyard deck is only steps away through the bedroom next door if you want to head outside and enjoy a coffee in the morning."
The patio door not only lets in loads of natural light, but it also leads out to a fully-fenced, low-maintenance backyard with a huge deck, hot tub and a detached double garage that’s fully insulated and a car or motorcycle enthusiasts dream.
Finally, the well-kept home also offers a fully-finished basement — a huge advantage over an apartment-style condo.
"There’s a big rec room with laminate plank flooring that’s wired for sound and comes with a roughed-in wet bar area," he says. "A doorway off the rec room takes you into a mechanical and laundry room with newer washer and dryer, sump pump and a mid-efficient furnace with central air conditioning."
Finley says there’s nothing to do but move in and enjoy this thoroughly-updated home in a very desirable area.
"Not only are you getting a move-in-ready home that’s filled with character, but you’re also getting a home that’s in a great location. It’s on a mature, quiet street that’s walking distance to schools and the Forks and that’s close to shops and restaurants, St. Boniface Hospital and St. Boniface College. It’s a perfect spot for a young family, or empty nesters."
Location: 479 De la Morenie St., St. Boniface
Year Built: 1925
Size: 1,125 sq. ft.
Contact: Royce Finley, Royal LePage Prime Real Estate, 204-295-9493
Open House: Sunday Aug. 9, 2-4 p.m.