This is a most unique waterfront equestrian estate on well over half an acre of land in Southlands. Built in 2009, this was the stable house/ carriage house of the neighbouring estate which was subdivided into two properties in 2010.
Setting this home apart is its unique waterfront Southlands location, the excellent conversion of the main building retaining original stable house character elements, the separate and modern horse stables/ facilities, and the building potential for a large family estate.
Celtic Avenue is a very special street. This estate is one of only 12 waterfront properties on the street. Celtic Avenue waterfront lots are the only ones in Southlands with the area and zoning to accommodate the rural/ equestrian lifestyle the area is known for. The only other waterfront is on Deering Island, which are smaller, city-style residential lots.
Celtic Avenue is also a no-through street, so there is no through-traffic. McCleery Golf course borders the street to the east. It’s very quiet and tranquil.
This property is the last of the 12 on the street to be fully developed, with the potential to build a much larger home. This is one of the very few opportunities to live on a waterfront rural estate in the city of Vancouver.
Approaching the property you’ll immediately notice the barn just off the entrance to the driveway. This is a modern building with five stables and their respective paddocks. A large tack/ laundry room is also on this level.
Above the stables is a large vaulted recreation room currently used as storage. There’s a bathroom and an additional storage room on this level.
Further down the driveway you’ll approach the main house. A large gravel area out front provides space for all your vehicles and trailers. To the west of the house is a small utility shed.
The main building was originally the stable house (stables + coach house) for the neighbouring estate, with the stables downstairs and a large suite upstairs. Subdivided in 2010, it was converted into the main house for the subject property. As such, the stables below have been transformed into living space for people and not horses. The result is a 2837 sqft home, with an additional 647sqft of space above the new stables at the far end of the property.
This is an absolutely unique space unlike anything we’ve ever seen in all our years in the Vancouver real estate market. It’s a modern build out, with a heritage loft feel and an equestrian orientation. Rather than featuring the artifacts of an industrial past, the space showcases elements that effect a different kind of recall. It’s beyond cool.
It’s also a very functional space. Downstairs is mostly made up of flexible areas perfect for a variety of uses. A dedicated family room is right off the entranceway, with a traditional build out.
The garden level features level walk-out into the outdoors, over-height ceilings, polished concrete floors, etc. A large utility/ laundry room and a bathroom are also on this floor.
Upstairs, you’ll find two large bedrooms, one with a large en-suite bathroom. A great place for entertaining, the main living is made up of the kitchen, dining room, and living room areas. This is a large space with a great view of the Fraser River and surrounding landscape. A covered balcony provides year round protection from the elements.
Outside you’ll find a nicely developed landscape, with equestrian attributes at the north end of the lot, the house sited further to the south, and a large south facing yard between the house and waterfront. The property is fully fenced and gated, and features a number of outdoor social spaces.
Surrounded by nature, this location provides fantastic light and air with south facing exposure and a pleasant breeze coming off the Fraser River. The atmosphere is consistently peaceful and serene. The views showcase not only the river, but the Sea Island Conservation Area further to the south. You’d never know you were still in the city.
Southlands is part of the ALR and as such has a unique rural feeling to it. This home is close to the Southlands Heritage Farm, Southlands Nursery, and the McCleery Golf Course. UBC is an easy commute. School catchments are Kerrisdale Elementary and Point Grey High. Crofton and St. George’s are both relatively close by too.
This is a most unique waterfront equestrian property with absolutely peerless attributes. A Southlands riverfront lot, a natural rural environment right in the city, a modern barn with stables, a very cool stable house conversion, and over half an acre of land with excellent building potential truly sets this home apart. Contact us for a private showing.
|3188 CELTIC AVENUE
|Type of Dwelling
|House with Acreage
|Style of Home
|2,837 Sq. Ft.
|26479 Sq. Ft.
|Oakwyn Realty Ltd.
|Golf Course Nearby, Paved Road, Private Setting, Private Yard, Recreation Nearby, Waterfront Property