Sold! C $493,000; US +/-$379,000; € +/-338,000
Elevated for privacy and views, with a pleasing street presence, this one and a half storey bungalow-style home, nestled amidst an oasis of perennial gardens, offers views of Chester’s famed waters and easy walking access to all of the village’s amenities. Conveniently located in Chester’s downtown and zoned for both commercial and residential uses, the current live-in owners operate a successful yoga and massage therapy business in a large, exposed beam studio at the front of the house. New owners could continue using this light-filled space for commercial purposes, or easily repurpose it as a family or entertainment room. This three-bedroom home whether it is used as family home, summer cottage, or work-and-live-in studio/gallery/retail—perfectly melds old world character with modern convenience and a bounty of charming amenities which were integrated through the many renovations by one of the owners, a skilled designer and builder.
Antique lead windows juxtaposed with high-end Marvin doors and windows take full advantage of the sun as it transits from east to west. A brand new kitchen sports stainless steel appliances, granite countertops and a great deal of cupboard space. The remodeled full-bathroom features a modern walk-in steam shower. Engineered bamboo and maple flooring on the main floor include radiant in-floor heating. With a new roof, the recent paint job and numerous renovations throughout, the home should be maintenance free for years to come.
The gardens, featuring Nova Scotia slate stone walls, a pear tree, kiwi vines, strawberry patch, blueberry and raspberry bushes, were featured during the 2014 annual Chester Garden Show. The home is beautifully viewed from the street with the added beauty and privacy offered by oasis like setting in the home’s “outdoor” rooms - a deep-set veranda, a west facing patio, and a hidden balcony with views of Tancook Island. This property also has the advantage of being in the catchment for the Chester Golf Club.
71 Duke Street, Chester, NS
Drive in off highway 3 to Duke street. Follow Duke into the village, and the property will be on the right side.
Exterior Dimensions: 24'3 x 41'5
Square footage: 1,775 sq. ft.
3750 sq.ft. (50 x 75ft.)
Partial water view.
3 - (one bedroom on main level)
2 - one full bath and one half bath
MAIN FLOOR: Living Room/Studio: 24’3 x 13'10 (335.46 sq. ft.); Kitchen: 8 ’10 x 15 (132.50 sq. ft); Kitchen Cupboards and Counter: 5 x 12’11 (64.58 sq. ft.); Dining room/Living Room: 24’2 x 11’11 (288 sq. ft.); Interior hall: 5’ x 5’5 (27.5 sq. ft); Bathroom: 7’11 x 6’6 (51.46 sq. ft.); Bedroom 7’10 x 11’10 (92.69 sq. ft). SECOND FLOOR: Bedroom 2: 15’5 x 11’10 (64 sq. ft.); Master Bedroom: 19 x 13’2 ft. (250.17 sq ft.); Bathroom (half): 3'5 x 6'8 (36.1 sq. ft); Stairwell entrance/office: 15 x 11’8 (182.76 sq. ft.); Stairwell Overhang: 10’4 x 3 (31 sq.ft.); Deck: 18’9 x 7’9 (145.31 sq. ft) FRONT DECK: 24’4 x 9’7 (233.19 sq. ft.)
Electric Hot Water In-floor.
6 x 15
Age of House:
Engineered maple and bamboo ( upstairs laminate )
Lap horizontal siding.
Window Coverings and treatments.
Elated hillside perch, above street, spectacular gardens, natural light abounds.
Private oasis and bustling community. Commercial residential libe work opportunity, new kitchen (2014)