People often think of country living as residing in a remote area down a rough gravel road.
That’s not necessarily the norm, says Cory Kehler of RE/MAX Professionals, citing his new listing at 8078E 76N Road in Stonewall.
"The truth of the matter is the home is just 10 minutes from the Perimeter, and can be directly accessed via paved roads just three kilometres from Stonewall," he says. "This home represents an exceptional opportunity for buyers looking for a family home on a large, private lot."
When Kehler says the lot is large, he means it.
"You’re in a perfect country setting on a huge, well-treed lot that’s nearly seven acres in size. Not only do you get a 1,489 sq. ft., split three-level home that offers three bedrooms and two baths, but you also get a 21-foot by 21-foot insulated attached garage, plus a 30-foot by 37-foot insulated and heated shop with 100-amp service and an 11-foot door out back."
And while the home was built 30 years ago, it’s no relic.
"The great thing about this home is that many key updates have been completed, including flooring, the bathrooms and the kitchen," he says. "The outgoing owners made upgrades in all the right places over the past five years."
One of those places is the home’s main living area, which features a contemporary, open-concept design.
The spacious area starts off with a big living room with a bay window that allows loads of natural light to fill it.
A cutout in the wall that separates the kitchen ensures that all that wonderful light flows into the kitchen and opens the kitchen up to the dining area and living room.
Then, there’s the kitchen itself.
"It’s a thoroughly modern kitchen that comes with tons of updated white cabinets, grey/taupe laminate countertops, a tile backsplash, laminate plank floor and high-end appliances," says Kehler. "A sunken rear entry to its side holds a large mudroom, two-piece bath and pantry. There’s also a door at the rear of the kitchen that leads out to a huge screened-in porch."
The updates extend to the home’s uppermost level, where the warm laminate plank flooring, white baseboards and casings, white doors and modern door handles combine to give the area a fresh, contemporary feel.
"Even the windows have been done," he says. "Like the powder room, the main bath has been updated with tile flooring, white vanity with ceramic sink and tile backsplash and soaker tub."
Both secondary bedrooms are a good size with large windows and ample closet space, while the master suite is a spacious retreat.
"At 13 feet by nearly 12 feet, there’s plenty of space to unwind and relax — it’s a warm, inviting space," he says. "The three-piece ensuite, which has a large window on its side wall, was updated with a tile floor, modern vanity and corner shower with tempered glass enclosure."
More livable space awaits downstairs, says Kehler.
"The lower level is fully developed with a huge rec room with space for a media area and games/play area. There’s a newer high-efficient furnace and sump pump, and plenty of storage space."
Finally, there’s another area to be enjoyed — the vast expanse of land that surrounds the home.
"The property is gorgeous with all the trees and the trails that run through them — you can step out your back door and be out on your snowmobile or quad in short order," he says. "At the same time, you’re minutes from Stonewall, have a short, easy commute to the city and enjoy bus service to Stonewall schools. This home is a gem that must be seen to be appreciated."
Location: 8078 E Road 76N Road, Stonewall
Year Built: 1990
Style: Split three-level
Size: 1,489 sq. ft.
Contact: Cory Kehler, RE/MAX Professionals, 204-292-9966