Pemberton Holmes Ltd. - 150-805 Cloverdale Ave, Victoria BC V8X 2S9
250-384-8124 / 1-800-665-5303
Shawn Adye and Andrew Mara
2228 Lifton Place $725,000
2228 Lifton Place 2228 Lifton Place
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Age: 1985
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Finished Area: 1,775 sq.ft.
Double Garage: 506 sq.ft.
Patio Area: 704 sq.ft.
Fireplace: Gas FP-Livingrm & Den
Heat: Baseboard & gas FP's
Taxes: $4,667 in 2015

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1. Front of house from Lifton Place
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2. Handsome interlocking paver driveway put in 2012
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3. 2228 Lifton Place
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4. Creative use of pavers to create wheelchair access to front door
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5. Front door and entry hallway
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6. Living room with front entry in background
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7. Living room with oak floors, gas fireplace and bay windows
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8. Living room with gas fireplace and French door to private side patio
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9. Private side patio off living room
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10. Private patio on NW side of house
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11. Living room opens up to a dining area around the corner
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12. Dining room with fir pocket door to kitchen closed
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13. Dining room with corner windows overlooking private NW facing side patio
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14. Dining room with easy access to kitchen
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15. Gorgeous fir cabinet kitchen with newer SS appliances
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16. Kitchen with microwave shelf and SS Samsung frig-freezer
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17. Countertops are Vancouver Island marble & double sink with commercial style tap set
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18. Dacor gas countertop range with SS exhaust fan above
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19. White subway tile backsplash compliments marble countertops
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20. Attractive fir cabinetry and fir French door leading to Family room - den behind
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21. Family room (den) off kitchen
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22. Family room with slider doors leading to NW facing private patio
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23. Second Gas fireplace in family room (den)
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24. Hallway closet & oak floors that are featured throughout most of house
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25. First bedroom (closest to kitchen)
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26. Second bedroom, (both on quiet side of house)
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27. Master bedroom with NE facing corner windows
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28. Spacious master bedroom
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29. Master bedroom with access to 4 piece ensuite bathroom
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30. Four piece ensuite bathroom
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31. Master bedroom walk-in closet
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32. Laundry room across the hall from bedrooms, also prvides access to garage
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33. Spacious, attached double garage
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34. Garage with storage lockers, wheelchair ramp & built-in vac
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35. Centrally located main bathroom
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36. SS Asko dishwasher and Gagenau twin side opening wall ovens
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37. Kitchen French doors providing access to backyard
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38. Kitchen doors accessing backyard with covered trellis and wheelchair friendly ramp
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39. Glass covered trellis over kitchen door to backyard
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40. Large backyard patio with hot tub and garden shed in background
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41. Garden shed in NE corner of backyard
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42. Part of the backyard and house from garden shed
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43. Looking back to house from the far end of the backyard
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44. Backyard and house from NW side of yard
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45. Workshop & Garden shed in back corners of yard
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46. Workshop with power in NW corner of backyard
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47. Backyard and house from NW side of yard
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48. Backyard patio with hot tub
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49. Spacious backyard patio with hot tub
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50. Glass covered trellis at front entry
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51. Trellis extends over bay windows at front of house
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52. Frontyard of 2228 Lifton Place

 

This quality built 1985 rancher hosting 3 bedrooms, 2 baths plus family room, is sure to please the fussiest of buyers and it is completely wheelchair accessible. The 12,000 square foot lot is located on a quiet cul de sac in the desirable Arbutus area. The owners have spent over $90,000 in recent upgrades to enhance the liveability of this home.

The most significant upgrade was a complete renovation of the kitchen in 2011 and installation of gorgeous custom Fir cabinetry with soft close hinges. The kitchen has been designed to suit someone in a wheel chair with lots of easy access drawers underneath the Vancouver Island marble countertops. Complementing the marble counters is a white subway tile backsplash and for comfort, heating panels were installed under the ceramic tile flooring. There was a new gas line added for the Dacor gas cooktop. Other stainless appliances include a Samsung side by side fridge with a roll out bottom freezer drawer, Asko dishwasher and twin top of the line Gaggenau twin side opening wall ovens. The new fir French doors match the kitchen nicely with the two exterior ones leading out onto a spacious private backyard. This sky lit designer kitchen is a chef’s delight!

You will enjoy the logical yet flexible layout of this home with all the living areas at one end and the sleeping quarters at the other. The spacious living room has a bright bay window, oak hardwood flooring and a gas fireplace. From the living room a French door leads out onto a private patio on the NW side of the property. Around the open corner of the living room is the dining area which has a pleasant corner window overlooking the private west facing patio and access to the kitchen via the newly replaced sliding fir pocket door.

Through a single French door off the kitchen is a Family room, however it lends itself to many different uses. It is now being used as a home office/music room but has been used as a huge formal dining room in the past. This room has a second gas fireplace along with slider doors that access the private NW facing, side patio. The fact that you can close this room off from the rest of the home would make it a great media or guest room as well.

The main bathroom is conveniently located in the middle of the home and just down the hallway from it are the second and third bedrooms. The master bedroom is located at the very end of the hall which gives it a nice sense of privacy. This 16 x 12 master also features a walk in closet and 4 piece ensuite bathroom. Across the hallway next to the bedrooms is the laundry room and from here one can access the spacious double garage where there are extra storage closets and access to the built-in vacuum canister. Also from the laundry room one can access the concrete capped crawl space making this home more comfortable and easy to do any future upgrades to wiring or plumbing.

Other updates include fresh paint throughout the interior and most of the exterior and new carpets in all bedrooms and family room. The power was upgraded to 200 amp with lots of pot lights added to the kitchen, plus all new light fixtures, switches and baseboard heaters. New window coverings for the bedrooms and dining room have just been installed. The handsome stone paver driveway was installed in 2012 and a wheelchair ramp was cleverly integrated into the front entrance of the home.

The spacious, private back yard is fantastic for entertaining, with its large patio, relaxing hot tub and plenty of other green space for play and gardening. There are two out buildings discretely located in each back corner of the yard. The NW corner outbuilding is a workshop complete with underground power while the NE corner hosts a good size garden shed. The mature trees provide some much needed shade and raised beds give a nice visual break in both the front and back yards. Throughout, the yard has been nicely landscaped and equipped with a convenient irrigation system for watering.

This no step rancher is a fantastic property for a small family and has lots of room for the kids to run around inside and out. It would also make an excellent home to age in place or simply to retire too. The thoughtful renovations in the kitchen, and the addition of ramps in the garage plus front and back doors makes this home very attractive not only for someone in a wheel chair but for anyone looking for convenient and accessible design. Competitively priced and ready to move in, this one is a keeper!




Shawn Adye