Timeless and elegant, this custom-designed home sits in an exclusive enclave of estate properties on an enormous 1,277 sq m lot with a sunny Southeast-facing backyard and sweeping views of the rolling valley. Mere blocks from parks, schools, restaurants, shops and all amenities in the well-established community of Springbank Hill, this home offers over 5,100 square feet of thoughtfully-designed living space above grade PLUS an unfinished walk-out basement that is ripe with potential. Within 20 minutes to the Downtown core via Sarcee Trail and a quick retreat to the mountains, this is the perfect location for large or growing families looking to escape the hustle of the inner-city without sacrificing an easy commute.
An impressive castle-like exterior with natural-stone bricks and a covered drive-through driveway lend to the immaculate street presence of the property. Complete with tasteful landscaping and multiple attached garages, the exterior of this home sets the tone for the equally impressive interior.
Beyond the front door, this home starts with a grand foyer with heated tile floors and soaring 20-ft ceilings that highlight an impressive custom-crafted tiered chandelier. The well-executed floorplan offers generous principal rooms throughout including a chef-inspired kitchen, two formal dining rooms, two comfortable seating areas and a large private office on the main floor. Perfect for families this home also features four generous sized bedrooms above grade, and three full and two half baths. With a mix of maple hardwood and travertine tile floors, dark-stained baseboards and casings, granite countertops, three fireplaces and over $80,000 worth of upgraded Hunter Douglas curtains/blinds, this home is fully loaded with an ultra-sophisticated aesthetic.
Through the main entryway, the bright formal living room features a corner gas fireplace with a tile surround and large Southeast-facing windows that allow tons of natural light to flood the interior all through the day. Away from the main living areas, a large private office makes for a great at home workspace or could function as a flex space for multiple other uses.
A dream for those who like to cook and entertain, the outstanding kitchen features ceiling height dark stained maple cabinetry with crown molding details, a travertine tile backsplash, granite countertops and a high-end stainless-steel appliance package that includes a 48” 6-burner gas range with grill and dual ovens, a hoodfan, pot filler, an oversized refrigerator, built-in wall microwave oven with trim-kit, dishwasher and a beverage cooler with a glass front.
At the centre of it all the oversized furniture-style island hosts a dual-basin undermount sink, plus a raised eating bar with the option for additional seating. Those who like to entertain will appreciate the fully-loaded wet-bar with a second sink, built-in wine storage and extra upper and lower cabinets. There is no shortage of storage or prep space, with loads of cabinets PLUS a walkthrough butler pantry that leads to the private formal dining room at the front of the home. For more casual dining there is an eat-in dining nook, that opens to the family room area with built-in media, a second gas fireplace and expansive windows that overlook the back deck and yard. Conveniently, this kitchen, dining and living area has direct access to the oversized upper balcony, making it the perfect place to entertain and enjoy BBQ season.
Rounding out the main floor, this home comes complete with two elegant powder rooms, both with granite counters and furniture style vanities.
A striking spiral staircase with inset lighting and rich stained wood railings leads the way upstairs to an open flex space/study with a balcony view over the grand foyer. This oversized sitting area features loads of built-in ceiling-height shelving, a gas fireplace, media hookups, large Southeast-facing windows and would make a fantastic home library, family room or private living room away from the main living spaces.
Ideal for families, this floor features four massive bedrooms and a sizeable laundry room with built-in storage.
The master suite provides a personal retreat with windows on all sides showcasing the views and direct access to a good sized private balcony. A non-obstructive 3-way fireplace tastefully divides the sleeping quarters from a quiet sitting area and the spa-like ensuite with his and her’s vanities, a drop-in soaker tub, oversized glass shower and private water closet. Complete with a separate make-up desk area, dressing room, a generous walk-in closet with custom millwork and window, this is a true oasis.
Three more large bedrooms all feature plush carpet, generous closet space and their own ensuite – one with a private 4-piece ensuite and two others that share a Jack and Jill bath with dual sinks, and a tub/shower combo. All of the bathrooms feature furniture style vanities with granite countertops, travertine floors and upgraded mirrors/lighting.
Rounding out this home the unfinished WALKOUT basement is ripe with potential already featuring in floor radiant heat, two roughed-in bathrooms and loads of space. With direct access onto the large patio and out to the Southeast backyard, this space is the perfect entertainment area for families who need a little bit more room.
Outside the sunny backyard is perfect for families with kids and pets, already outfitted with an impressive play area and plenty of yard space. The exposed aggregate patio has plenty of room for a hot tub and would also make a fantastic outdoor sitting area with room for a large patio set with protection from the weather provided by the upper balcony. Located directly off the main floor living area with multiple access points to inside the house, the raised balcony makes for the perfect BBQ area with space for a patio set and views of the yard so that parents can keep an eye on kids at play.
Nearby playgrounds, schools, public transit and easy access to Westhills Towne Centre, ensure your everyday needs are taken care of. For the avid golfer, there are four golf courses within a 20-minute drive and many hiking trails along the Elbow River make for a great afternoon stroll.
Upgrades found throughout the home include air conditioning, in-floor heat on the main floor, solid wood doors, high-efficiency furnace and boiler, low maintenance landscaping, and a roughed-in sound system throughout. This home comes complete with a single attached garage PLUS a second oversized double attached garage, so that your toys can stay protected from the weather year-round.