In an ideal world, many of us would like to own a spacious home that feels like it’s off the beaten path — yet is close to everything.
This Linden Ridge house checks those boxes and more, says Royce Finley of Royal LePage Prime Real Estate.
"Even though this home was built in 2002, it’s in immaculate condition from top to bottom," he says. "Not only have the original owners kept it in show-home condition, but the home — it was custom-built by Dynasty Homes — won a Parade of Homes gold award."
It’s not surprising, then, that the spotless bungalow’s award-winning design impresses right from the outset.
A spacious, angled foyer provides seamless access to a cleverly designed main living area. First, there’s a compact wing to the foyer’s left that deftly holds a bedroom, den and four-piece bath.
Then, there’s the great room itself.
A wide-open, free flowing space, it’s set beneath a 13-foot high ceiling that makes the already-voluminous area feel even bigger than it is. It’s filled with four distinct spaces: a front-oriented formal dining room to the immediate right, family room on the rear wall, and peninsula kitchen and dinette area around the corner from the dining room.
Each space is spectacular yet functional, Finley says.
"The natural maple hardwoods that run through the great room are in pristine condition," he says. "The formal dining room is defined by pillars with multicoloured slate tile and a bulkhead with pot lights above, while the family room is incredible and features a gas fireplace with slate tile surround set in the middle of a south-facing wall of floor-to-ceiling windows."
He adds that the kitchen/dinette area is just as impressive.
"The kitchen is just huge," Finley says. "It comes with granite countertops, plenty of natural maple cabinets, pantry, stainless-steel appliances and raised eating bar for two. There’s also a big mud/laundry room to its rear that holds a laundry area and has a door that gives you easy access to the attached double garage."
Not to be forgotten is the well-placed dinette area, which is a treat in and of itself. The solarium-like space is not only next to a pair of windows that let in loads of natural light, but it’s also next to a patio door that leads out to a park-like backyard.
"It’s a secluded, beautifully landscaped spot that offers a covered deck, patio area with firepit and pond. You’re in your own little world back there. It’s perfect for entertaining, or for just sitting back and reading a good book."
The main floor is then completed by a spacious master suite that was placed away from all the action behind the family room.
"Two windows on its rear wall give you a beautiful view of the backyard, there’s a large walk-in closet — and a gorgeous four-piece ensuite with jetted soaker tub set in slate tile beneath a huge glass block window," he says. "It also has a corner shower and natural maple vanity with black granite countertop."
Head downstairs, and you find a massive, fully finished basement.
"It features a huge rec room with gas fireplace, media and games area, and an extra space that’s currently being used as a gym. There also two huge bedrooms, a beautiful four-piece bath and plenty of storage space."
In short, the home must be seen to be fully appreciated, Finley says.
"You’re in a nice, quiet area, yet you’re just five minutes from everything you’ll need on Kenaston Boulevard. If you’re considering buying a new luxury home, you need to take a look at this one. It’s in like-new condition, offers tons of living space, all appliances, a finished basement and a great layout and finishes for under $630,000. All you need to do is move in, and enjoy."
Location: 10 Falcon Ridge Dr., Linden Ridge
Year built: 2002
Size: 1,897 sq. ft.
Contact: Royce Finley, Royal LePage Prime Real Estate, 204-295-9493
Open house: Sunday, 2-4 p.m.