4 BEDROOMS | 4 BATHROOMS | 2,431 SQ/FT OVER 3 LEVELS
1 BED LEGAL SUITE | MAILLARDVILLE, COQUITLAM
THIS BEAUTY IS NOW SOLD
Coined “Maison LeBlanc” at Cartier, this beauty has some serious heritage swag and been totally pimped out. Built in 1911 on Cartier Avenue in the heart of Maillardville. This updated slice of history has been beautifully crafted and renovated by local builder and renovator Erfan Eliyin (E.T Dev Group) in association with New Westminster’s Pattison Architecture. The lot was divided up to include two new duplexes beside and 4 townhomes behind. An awesome little community who actually share a lawnmower. The builder renovated this Maillardville Heritage Home following some serious heritage guidelines. The Coquitlam Heritage Committee had to approve the project, and it is in tune with the Maillardvile Neighbourhood Plan. These mandates were followed closely to preserve the history of Coquitlam and the city’s roots in the development of British Columbia. More details below but for now feast your eyes on the Hollywood style Teaser Video.
French inspired this “Maison” is a super rare Heritage conversion in Coquitlam and it’s immaculate. The paving stones show you the way to the 1 car garage and the front steps take you up to the classic front porch. The lot may not be huge but the use of space is really clever. In the back is a little fence yard perfect for the kids and the paver patio is perfect for an outdoor dining area or fire pit set up. Also Super low maintenance with Artificial turf. More pics below.
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Upstairs are the 3 bedrooms and 2 spa like bathrooms. Although over one hundred years old, the bedrooms are still very spacious. The kids bedrooms are separated by the bathroom and staircase. The Main bedroom is on the South side facing the River and is really nice and big. The walk-in closet is all custom and the en-suite is straight out of a magazine. The highlight of the top floor of the Maillardville Heritage Home is the view of the Fraser River and the ever-growing skyline of Surrey. You can see both bridges which has always been my goal. It’s a great view South and makes for some killer sunrises and sunsets. Have a look at the pictures below and keep scrolling for more details.
As you enter from the amazing old school porch you walk right into the wide open living space. The huge den or office is on your right and the formal living room is to the left with it’s fancy and electric fireplace. Flowing right through the sexy dining area and family room is the entertainers dream kitchen. Tons of room for the kids to run and play AND plenty of space to gather as a family around the dining table.
Downstairs is the 1 bedroom suite with its own laundry and own little front patio. A great space with nearly new appliances and features. This suite is a major mortgage helper and it’s fully legal. Lots of street parking and it’s a ground level suite.
Being very central Coquitlam, you have easy access to the freeway, tons of parks, lots of shops, restaurants and much more. Click the map to cruise around Google maps. Plus you are in a great school catchment. See school catchments below. Or ———-> CLICK HERE
The Renovation Process
As beautiful as this Maillardville Heritage Home is now, that hasn’t always been the case. As recently as 2015, it looked like the house might have been in its final days. The home had been boarded up and rotting away behind blue construction fences as neighbours shook their heads at the decay. An iconic house that had been built by French-Canadian pioneers during the initial logging boom in BC, the city council and Coquitlam residents did not want to lose the structure.
The structure of the Maillardville Heritage Home was originally built with lumber from Fraser Mills (at the time one of the largest mills in Canada). The designed was maintained, although fully refurbished. The home has now become a standout feature in Maillardville. The majority of the 1900s homes in the area have been torn down, so even saving this one piece of property was a huge win for the city. More information about this project can be found in this 2015 Tri-City News article.
To further explore the history of Maillardville, stop by the Mackin House Museum on Brunette for a trip back in time. To get a real taste of the French Canadian flavour, head to Mackin Park (or Parc Mackin) the first weekend of March to partake in Festival du Bois. This event celebrates French Canadian culture with plenty of music, plaid, and of course poutine. Taking a drive around the area you will notice that many streets have maintained their French names. Jordan currently lives in Maillardville, so if you need anymore information on the area feel free to contact him.
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