It’s a plan that’s typically rare in a landscape dominated by bungalows and two-storey homes.
That rarity? None other than a cab-over, where the master suite is positioned well above the main floor over the garage. Coldwell Banker Preferred Real Estate’s Lisa Castro says while rare, such homes are a great choice for young families when they become available.
Especially when they’re in like-new condition.
"This home has been meticulously maintained and is move-in ready. Not only that, but it’s a custom design that features great attention to detail throughout."
Castro’s sales partner, Don McDonald, concurs.
"You don’t see many homes of this vintage in such good condition — pride of ownership really shows in this home."
One of the most striking design features of 154 Golden Eagle Dr. — a 1,643-square-foot cab-over built in 2005 — is its sunken entrance. Set down seven steps from the main floor, it’s a secluded, well-defined area that offers all kinds of function in the form of a wing to the right that contains a laundry room, door to the 20x24 foot double, attached garage — and utility closet.
Then comes a most pleasant surprise that unfolds in front of you upon ascending to the main floor: a bright, wide-open main living area.
"Two design features come together to make a spectacular great room," Castro says. "The open-concept floor plan works with a vaulted ceiling (spanning the entire main living area) that creates a heightened feeling of space. Add to that the fact the area flows beautifully from space to space, and you have a great room that’s comfortable for two to 20 people."
The secret to the area’s excellent flow is a T-shaped layout that was formed by placing the kitchen to the rear (next to the foyer) and the dining room and family room to the rear of the home. Thanks to its wide U-shape, the kitchen offers plenty of room to move in its interior portion — plus a raised eating bar on the outside of its peninsula seats three.
"Because the kitchen is such a good size, there’s also a built-in table for two, big corner pantry — and even a bay window with (tiled) plant ledge on its rear wall. There’s a beige tile backsplash and tons of maple (veneer) cabinets."
Then there’s the rear portion of the great room, which deftly houses a huge dining room next to the kitchen — and a family room in its own neatly defined area opposite the dining room to the right.
And while the vaulted ceiling gives the area a palpable feeling of volume, a glass-filled rear wall essentially makes the area in two ways, adds Castro.
"A large window and sliding patio doors behind the dining room bathe it in daylight, while two more big windows in the family room allows even more light to flow inside. As a result, the home is naturally bright, with daylight coming in from both ends of the home (bay window in the kitchen, windows and patio door in dining room/family room)."
Not to be overlooked are the patio doors, which serve an additional purpose.
"You can take them outside to a private, oversized backyard deck that’s completed beautifully by a stand-up bar," she says. "It an area that’s perfect for entertaining or barbecuing some burgers and hot dogs for the family."
There’s also another cool area located at the front of the home to the right of the foyer: a wing that contains a four-piece bath and bedroom.
"Depending on your needs, the bedroom could be used as den and having the bathroom on the main floor means guests won’t have to go upstairs to use the bathroom when you’re entertaining."
Last but not least is the master suite, which can be found perched well above the main floor, further buffered from the fray below by its own landing, which could easily hold a reading chair.
"It’s an elegantly appointed (and huge) space that features a big bay window with window seat, large walk-in closet with plenty of built-in storage and a four-piece bath with four-foot shower and even a bidet," Castro says. "It’s a peaceful space for parents to retreat to after a busy day."
Head downstairs and you find a fully finished basement with like-new (light taupe) Berber carpeting that adds another 600-plus square feet of livable space to the home. There’s a spacious media/play area with a large window, two-piece bath, big mechanical storage room — and two more big bedrooms, both of which come with oversized windows and ample closet space.
"One bedroom is currently being used as a (walk-in) dressing room, so all cabinets in it are to stay. The second bedroom is huge and would be perfect for a teenager looking for their own private space away from the rest of the family. In all, the home offers over 2,200 sq. ft. of livable space, as well as great features such as central vac and well-placed art display niches."
Not to mention a great location, as well.
"You’re on a quiet street just a short drive from shops, stores, services and restaurants on Regent Avenue," concludes Castro. "It’s like-new family home in a wonderful location."
Location: 154 Golden Eagle Dr., Eaglemere
Year Built: 2005
Size: 1,643 sq. ft.
Bathrooms: 2 full, 2 half
Contact: Lisa Castro or Don McDonald, Coldwell Banker Preferred Real Estate, 204-985-4300
Open House: Monday, July 24, 4 p.m to 7 p.m.