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Big and bold on Henderson Highway

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>Set well back from the highway amid mature trees with the Red River behind it, this grand home is the ultimate riverfront estate.

A huge balcony overlooks the river and pristine backyard.

Windows behind the informal dining room and sunken family room deliver near-panoramic river views.

The island kitchen is huge and loaded.

The grand foyer is a sight to behold.

If owning an estate is your goal — your search may finally be over.

Corey Kehler of RE/MAX Professionals says everything about this exceptional property on Henderson Highway screams luxury living.

"This is truly an estate property," he says. "The home, which was built in 1998, not only sits on a 2.95-acre lot that’s surrounded by mature trees, but is also set way back from the highway because lot depth is over 900 feet. The only thing you hear when you’re back here is the river and the birds singing. I’ve never seen anything like it."

The same could be said of the home itself.

At 4,172 square-feet, the two-storey home, which is clad in timeless Tyndall stone from top to bottom, is indeed large. A triple-attached garage and massive multi-car driveway make it that much more impressive, giving it a mansion-like aura.

Kehler says the custom-built home is magnificent from front to back.

"It was built to the highest standards with a piled foundation, 2x6 construction and eight-inch exterior walls with 2x6 framing and two inches of foam insulation," he says. "The home also features geothermal heating and cooling. The system is so efficient, hydro actually called to ask why the utility costs were so low."

Inside, it quickly becomes apparent that no half measures were applied in the design of the impeccably maintained home.

Entrance comes via a huge foyer with 23-foot-high ceiling, granite tile floor and grand staircase that curves majestically up to the second floor. The foyer’s sense of space and light is amplified by the presence of a formal dining room to its right and living room to its left.

"I just love all the big windows, particularly in the living room," says Kehler. "They not only let in all kinds of light, but you can also see the mature trees that surround the home and the river from a big window on its back wall."

Turns out, the living room is just an appetizer for what’s to come at the rear of the home: an otherworldly great room.

"Without question, this is the home’s showcase area. Its rear wall is lined with windows, a feature that allows for exceptional views of the backyard, trees and river behind the home. It’s an amazing area."

That’s no overstatement, as each space, a sunken great room to the left, informal dining room in the centre and massive, beautifully finished island kitchen to the right, all look out onto the park-like backyard and river.

The space to the rear of the informal dining room — a four-season sunroom — provides a perfect finishing touch, adds Kehler.

"It provides you with an unobstructed west-facing panorama that provides a great spot to enjoy the most incredible sunsets from. A patio door on its side wall leads out to a large balcony that overlooks the meticulously kept backyard and river."

Not surprisingly, the home’s upper level — which holds a luxurious main bath and four huge bedrooms including a 16.25-foot by 16-foot primary bedroom is immaculate, spacious and well-laid-out.

"Two bedrooms — the primary bedroom and one of the secondary bedrooms — have ensuites, with the secondary bedroom’s featuring a skylight on the ceiling above," he says. "The primary bedroom is incredible with its gorgeous river view and spacious five-piece ensuite, which offers a jetted soaker tub that looks down on the river."

Downstairs, the walk-out lower level adds more livability and style with a media area, games area, office and three-piece bath.

"Patio doors also lead out to the backyard, which is truly pristine — it’s so quiet and private, and looks like a golf course with hardly a blade of grass out of place. There’s never been any flooding, even in 1997, when the water didn’t get any higher than the river bank."

Anyone looking for a true riverfront estate should view this home, says Kehler.

"I’ve never seen a property like this. The lot is pristine and offers incredible privacy and river views, and the home shows the utmost pride in its construction, maintenance and layout. Not only that, but you’re only 20 minutes from downtown. It’s exceptional from start to finish."

lewys@mymts.net

Details

Location: 4034 Henderson Hwy., East St. Paul

Year Built: 1998

Style: two-storey with walk-out lower level

Size: 4.172 sq. ft.

Lot Size: 2.95 acres

Bedrooms: four

Bathrooms: four-and-a-half

Price: $1,849,900

Contact: Corey Kehler, RE/MAX Professionals, 204-292-9966

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