NormanLane Real Estate | 709-221-SOLD | 323 Freshwater Road St. John's NL A1B 1C3


12 Forest Avenue St. John's, Newfoundland & Labrador A1C 3J9

2 Bedroom 4 Bathroom 2600 sqft
2 Level Fireplace Landscaped


Winner of the inaugural Lieutenant Governor's Award of Merit for Excellence in Architecture in 2015 and featured in Canadian Architect, 12 Forest Avenue is a singular property. Sitting on a half-acre landscaped lot, it is a modern home nestled in an exclusive and historic downtown neighbourhood. Designed to take advantage of the privacy and light afforded by the south facing lot, the home was a collaboration between architect Peter Blackie and the present owners. Inspired by Newfoundland outport design, the property pays equal attention to aesthetic presentation and function. The main floor is open concept. The kitchen, with attached pantry, granite counter and island, flows into a dining and living area with an elevated Stuv fireplace, complementing a sunroom and adjacent family room. 10-foot ceilings bring a sense of space and light, and a wall of south facing windows contribute to passive heating and a connection to the outdoors in all seasons. The floor is highly polished pigmented concrete. The upper level has 9-foot ceilings and Newfoundland birch floors. The spacious master suite has an office and private patio. The ensuite has granite counters, custom cabinetry, custom shower and an air tub. The bright second bedroom opens to a loft space, which could be readily configured as a third bedroom or den. The home has many features such as bookcases, benches, custom closet shelving and concealed storage that contribute to exceptional function without sacrificing the clean lines of the design. An electric furnace provides efficient in-floor heating, an IQ panel provides security and smart home functionality, and an auxiliary electrical panel accommodates generator power. Granite tiles grace the entryway and patio, and the immaculate grounds include a garage of complementary design. A natural stone retaining wall preserves the trees original to the property, with stone stairs and pathways leading to a flagstone seating area. 12 Forest Avenue is a rare find. (id:28588)

Property Details

MLS® Number 1239315
Property Type Single Family
Amenities Near By Shopping
Equipment Type None
Rental Equipment Type None
Structure Sundeck


Bathroom Total 4
Bedrooms Above Ground 2
Bedrooms Total 2
Appliances Alarm System, Dishwasher
Architectural Style 2 Level
Constructed Date 2013
Construction Style Attachment Detached
Exterior Finish Other
Fireplace Present Yes
Flooring Type Hardwood
Foundation Type Concrete Slab
Half Bath Total 1
Heating Fuel Electric
Stories Total 2
Size Interior 2600 Sqft
Type House
Utility Water Municipal Water


Garage 1


Access Type Year-round Access
Acreage No
Land Amenities Shopping
Landscape Features Landscaped
Sewer Municipal Sewage System
Size Irregular 1/2 Acre
Size Total Text 1/2 Acre|.5 - 9.99 Acres
Zoning Description R1


Second Level Bath (# Pieces 1-6) 4PC
Second Level Ensuite 5PC
Second Level Den 10x6
Second Level Other Loft 14x12
Second Level Bedroom 14x12.8
Second Level Primary Bedroom 22x18
Main Level Bath (# Pieces 1-6) 2PC
Main Level Bath (# Pieces 1-6) 3PC
Main Level Porch 10x4
Main Level Family Room 18x12.4
Main Level Not Known 12x10.8
Main Level Kitchen 18x12
Main Level Dining Room 18x12.8
Main Level Living Room/fireplace 22x12.8
Main Level Foyer 6.4x8


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