From its careful planning to its gorgeous lot and careful attention to details, the raised bungalow at 15 Mossy Oaks Cove looks like it’s right from the pages of a magazine.
"This home represents an opportunity to own a very well-planned and constructed home that was carefully designed for comfort, convenience and enjoyment," Realtor David De Leeuw says, adding that the home was built in 2008. "And because the owners have maintained the home to an incredibly high level, it’s like-new inside and out."
Moreover, it’s in a prime spot, notes De Leeuw.
"The owners chose the lot for its location — it made for a nicer front yard, and had a gorgeous collection of trees in the backyard. The gardens and landscaping that surround this home have been designed to give it a sense of calm and serenity."
That sense of serenity extends into the home’s interior, from the colour scheme, which features taupe walls, to its warm brown door and window trim, beautiful baseboards and cinnamon-tinted maple hardwoods.
"All the colours come together to welcome you inside," says De Leeuw. "The foyer, with its taupe tile floor, transitions naturally into a bright, spacious and well-appointed great room with 10-foot ceiling and a rear wall of windows that lets in loads of natural light and provides wonderful views to the large backyard, deck and patio."
He adds that a well-thought-out, highly functional floor plan makes the great room an inviting — and user-friendly — space.
"You just feel at ease moving from space to space. There’s a lot of room to move, yet each space is easily accessible. There’s a real sense of warmth, function and style."
The home was meticulously designed and built by Maric Homes, a company known for style and sophistication.
"A gorgeous cultured stone fireplace with maple entertainment centre warms the family room, while the kitchen offers lots of granite counter space, a wealth of beautiful maple cabinets, a corner pantry and built-in appliances," De Leeuw says. "And the dining area is in an absolutely gorgeous spot."
Tucked into a corner next to a patio door and two huge windows with transom windows above — a large, south-facing window on the side wall also lets more light flood inside — the dining room’s thoughtful positioning makes the kitchen a true hub for entertaining.
"You can prepare gourmet meals and serve them with ease," he says. "Then, after dinner, you can head out to the backyard to visit on the elevated deck or patio, and enjoy all the mature oak and spruce trees that surround the two areas. The backyard is just a very serene area that lends itself to entertaining or relaxing with a book and your favourite beverage."
A den to the right of the foyer could be used as a home office or study area, while the bedroom wing across the way was positioned well away from the great room to promote privacy and solitude.
"I love the bedroom wing. The lower level staircase, with its railing either side, subtly divides it from the great room so it’s out of the way. It holds a laundry/mudroom, four-piece bath, second bedroom, and, of course, the master suite."
No space in the home is as serene as the owner’s suite, says De Leeuw.
"It’s tucked away at the back of the home in a quiet spot that looks out onto the backyard, and that comes with a big walk-in closet and gorgeous ensuite with walk-in shower, deep soaker tub, tile floor and maple vanity," he says. "It’s a warm, inviting space that promotes relaxation."
The meticulously maintained home is then finished off by a huge basement with structural wood floor and eight-foot ceiling.
"With over 1,600 sq. ft. to develop, it’s a massive space that’s exceptionally bright due to five big, well-placed windows. It’s a blank slate that you can develop to suit your own needs and tastes."
De Leeuw says the home is exceptional from start to finish.
"It’s an absolute oasis with its gorgeous, well-planned garden spaces outside and functional layout and custom finishes inside. It’s a home that either a family or empty nest couple will enjoy immensely with all that it has to offer."
Location: 15 Mossy Oaks Cove, The Oaks (Headingley)
Year Built: 2008
Style: raised bungalow
Size: 1,776 sq. ft.
Bedrooms: two plus den
Contact: David De Leeuw, Royal LePage Prime Real Estate, 204-989-7900