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Luxury home in Headingley offers total package

Massive, stylish home the pride of Assiniboine Landing

Photos by Todd Lewys / Winnipeg Free Press

The home’s impeccable design starts with a countrified Hardie board, cultured stone and cedar shake exterior that ties in beautifully with the home’s countrified surroundings.

The family room features a 12-foot beamed ceiling and floor-to-ceiling windows that provide a spectacular river view.

Anchored by a 10-foot island, the rustic-modern kitchen was made for entertaining.

The four-season sunroom is simply a magnificent space.

Elegance abounds in the private, beautifully-finished ensuite.

There are some things in life that shouldn’t be rushed, and building a home is one of them.

That’s the approach the outgoing owners of 49 Hermitage Rd. took when they designed their dream home some nine years ago, says Val Miller of Royal LePage Dynamic Real Estate.

“It actually took them about a year to plan the overall design of the home,” she says of the 4,460 sq. ft., two-storey Irwin Homes design. “Every aspect of the home was carefully planned out. Attention to detail is evident no matter where you look.”

The home’s meticulous design starts with a rustic Hardie board, cultured stone and cedar shake exterior that ties in beautifully with the home’s countrified surroundings.

A rustic front porch accentuated by a peaked roof with pillared entryway then leads up to a wide, welcoming front door that provides seamless access to a spacious, tiled foyer with nine-foot ceiling.

As impressive as it is – it’s bordered to the left by a home office that can be closed off by a stylish barn style door and to the right by a gorgeous upper-level staircase that’s defined by white spindles and warm maple pillars and railing – you can’t help but notice a space a few steps beyond it.

There, right in front of you, is one of the most spectacular family rooms you’ll find anywhere.

“It features a 12-foot beamed ceiling, a gas fireplace set in warm cultured stone and a rear wall of windows that provide a wonderful view of the landscaped, treed yard and the Assiniboine River,” Miller says. “The view is quite something when everything is in bloom in the summer.”

From there, a nine-foot-wide entrance leads into a huge, solarium-like formal dining room with a river view.

It then transitions smoothly into a kitchen/sunroom area that builds further on the subtle wow factor that was established in the sublime family room.

“A 10-foot island that seats four anchors it,” she says. “It’s surrounded by a wealth of gorgeous country white cabinets that contrast with its maple base. The stainless Jenn-Air gas range is framed perfectly by a textured designer tile backsplash, while a large window over the farmhouse sink sits next to a maple storage cabinet.”

Then, there’s the four-season sunroom directly across the way.

“The only word that describes it is magnificent. A high, vaulted ceiling allowed for huge, arched windows to be placed either side of a wood burning fireplace set in that warm cultured stone. Windows on its right wall let in more light, while a patio door on its left wall leads out to a patio that overlooks the backyard and river.”

She adds that plenty of function can be found to the rear of the kitchen.

“There’s a huge pantry and a hallway that leads to an amazing laundry room, powder room and with a closet, side door and a door to the attached triple-car garage.”

Meanwhile, the elegant – and extra wide – upper-level staircase provides seamless access to the home’s second floor.

Miller says its layout and design is as impeccable as the main floor.

“For starters, the two kids’ bedrooms come with their own three-piece ensuites and large walk-in closets. And there’s a hallway behind them that leads to a very cool space.”

Turns out, that space is a massive bonus room.

“It’s surrounded by windows, and could be used as a playroom, gym or hobby room – whatever a family might need it to be,” she says. “The possibilities are endless.”

The second floor is then finished off by a primary bedroom that can best be described as palatial.

“I love the vaulted ceiling, and the patio door with sidelights and arched transom window above. All the glass lets in lots of natural light, while a Juliet balcony looks out over the yard and river below. There’s also a large walk-in closet and beautiful ensuite with travertine tile floor, bubble jet soaker tub, amazing walk-in shower and his/her vanities either side of a makeup station.”

Finally, there’s the lower level. Built on a wood structural floor, it adds another 1,600 sq. ft. of livable space to the already spacious home.

“It offers a media area, games area with wet bar, a bonus room, bedroom, three-piece bath and huge mechanical/storage area with stairs that lead up to the garage.”

The like-new home is the total package, says Miller.

“Its location is incredible, and the quality and attention to detail put into the design of the home is quite remarkable. With over 6,000 sq. ft. of total living space, a family can spend time together, yet everyone has their own space. Best of all, the home looks like a show home in and out.”


Location: 49 Hermitage Rd., Assiniboine Landing (Headingley)

Year Built: 2013

Style: two-storey

Size: 4.460 sq. ft. with 1,600 sq. ft. finished lower level

Lot Size: 96’ x 240’

Bedrooms: four plus main floor office & second floor bonus room

Bathrooms: five

Price: $2,200,000

Contact: Val Miller, Chris Pennycook or Garrett Parker, Royal LePage Dynamic Real Estate, 204-989-5000


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