14 Kennas Hill St. John's, Newfoundland & Labrador A1A 1H9

5 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 4186 sqft
Fireplace Landscaped


Long recognized for the quality of its restoration in a range of publications, both books and magazines, Retreat Cottage, c. 1834 was given the Southcott Award by the Newfoundland Historic Trust in 1988. The house is complemented with a stunning.814 acre garden with spaces that represent a secluded, and private retreat from the rush of the town. Retreat Cottage has grown out of its original form as a country cottage. In its 4200 square feet it has five bedrooms, two full bathrooms and one half-bathroom. It is noted not just for its exterior but also for the interest of a number of its interior features including the cast-iron range set into the kitchen chimney, French doors with sliding shutters n the dining and sitting rooms that open onto the front porch and into the garden. Along the full length of the house front is a glazed porch which provides a warm space on a sunny winter’s day. There are eight working fireplaces in the principal first- and second-floor rooms including two Rumford fireplaces. There is a large modern kitchen with granite counters and an eating area in the bay window which overlooks the garden. Two pantries off the kitchen (one with a Victorian pump) and one off the sitting room provide more than ample storage. The main bathroom has pine cabinets made of paneling rescued from an 1847 house as well as a fine six-foot cast-iron bath. The main bedroom has an ensuite bathroom with its own fireplace. Vendors prepared to consider an extended closing date. (id:18358)

Property Details

MLS® Number 1273060
Property Type Single Family
Amenities Near By Recreation, Shopping


Bathroom Total 2
Bedrooms Above Ground 5
Bedrooms Total 5
Constructed Date 1834
Construction Style Attachment Detached
Exterior Finish Other
Fireplace Present Yes
Flooring Type Hardwood, Other
Heating Fuel Oil
Stories Total 3
Size Interior 4186 Sqft
Type House
Utility Water Municipal Water


Garage 1


Acreage No
Land Amenities Recreation, Shopping
Landscape Features Landscaped
Sewer Municipal Sewage System
Size Irregular .814 Acre
Size Total Text .814 Acre|21,780 - 32,669 Sqft (1/2 - 3/4 Ac)
Zoning Description Res.


Level Type Dimensions
Second Level Office 7x10
Second Level Bedroom 7x10
Second Level Bedroom 11.5x17
Second Level Primary Bedroom 19.5x11.5
Third Level Bedroom 12x12.5
Third Level Bedroom 14.5x11
Main Level Laundry Room 9x13.5
Main Level Not Known 43x6
Main Level Living Room 19.25x17.5
Main Level Dining Room 17x18
Main Level Den 13x16
Main Level Kitchen 18.5x15



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