If owning a palatial home on a huge lot just minutes from the city is your dream come true, check out this architectural gem in Headingley South.
According to Scott Moore of RE/MAX One Group, this contemporary castle possesses all those attributes and more
"This one-of-a-kind estate is an architectural dream that has it all," he says of the 2,825-sq.-ft. walk-out bungalow. "It sits on a huge riverfront lot surrounded by tons of mature trees and is loaded with modern features. You feel like you’re way out in the country, yet you’re only minutes from all sorts of amenities in the city’s west end."
Moore’s sales associate at RE/MAX One Group, Blair Reimer, adds although the home was built in 1990, it’s thoroughly contemporary.
"Its longtime owners put more than $500,000 in upgrades and renovations into it in recent years, so it’s a totally modern home that’s loaded with style, sophistication and function."
Reimer says the home’s high-level of function is derived from a layout that capitalizes on the home’s exceptional width.
"It was purposely designed that way so it would essentially be parallel to the river and follow its flow. The beauty of that design is that you get a beautiful river view from virtually every space on the main floor."
While the main living area of the sprawling home isn’t a total open-concept design — the kitchen is subtly separated from the dining room and family room — flow from space to space is excellent.
The spectacular kitchen starts off the area with its sensible yet stylish design, says Reimer.
"It’s a massive space that features a large centre island, quartz countertops, a double wall oven, gas cooktop and double sink beneath a huge window that looks out onto the river. There’s also a sunken eating area with a huge window that’s next to sliding patio doors that provide access to a large composite deck, gorgeous backyard and a newly-built screened-in porch."
A wide doorway off the front of the kitchen then lead out to the formal dining room and adjacent family room.
"The dining room is a breathtaking space with its crystal chandelier, illuminated tray ceiling, river view and wet bar," says Reimer. "Next to it is the raised living room, which offers a wall of windows with stunning views of the river, 13-foot ceilings and a gas fireplace with a gorgeous floor-to-ceiling cultured stone wall. The warm oak hardwoods are gorgeous, too."
Not to be overlooked is the private bedroom wing, which contains four spaces — a well-appointed four-piece bath, two huge secondary bedrooms (one with a river view), and, of course, the master suite.
"The bedroom features gorgeous river views, rich wallpaper feature walls, a large walk-in closet with built-ins, and best yet, one of the most luxurious ensuites you’ll ever see," says Reimer. "It offers relaxing river views, a heated tile floor, double vanity, wall-mounted TV, large soaker tub and a walk-in steam shower with speakers and aromatherapy and chromotherapy systems."
Last but not least, there’s the walk-out lower level, which adds another 1,975 sq. ft. of livable space, taking the home’s total square footage to 4,800.
"It’s offers a massive rec room with media area, games area, spectacular river view, two bedrooms, a gorgeous, spa-inspired four-piece bath and tons of storage, some of which could be turned into an exercise room or another bedroom. The home also comes with a Control4 smart home system, two furnaces, two air conditioners, a wine cellar and an oversized, heated triple-car garage."
There’s no need to own a cottage when you can find a home like this, says Reimer.
"When you’re out here, you feel like you’re out at the lake in your own beautiful little world. Few luxury homes offer the location, style and function this home does."
Location: 75 Charlesglen Dr., Headingley South
Year Built: 1990
Style: bungalow with walk-out basement
Size: 2,825 sq. ft.
Lot Size: nearly two acres
Contact: Blair Reimer, RE/MAX One Group, 204-799-2042 or Scott Moore, RE/MAX One Group, 204-995-7355