Exquisite Mountain Estate

301 Buffalo Street, Banff, AB

  • $5,911,000
  • 6 BEDS
  • 6+1 BATHS
  • 8,011 sq.ft. Home
  • 301 Buffalo Street, Banff, AB
  • 6 BEDS
  • 6+1 BATHS
  • 8,011 sq.ft. Home
  • $5,911,000

Key Facts

  • MLS ID: C4203147
  • Property Type: Residential, House
  • Style: Contemporary
  • Living Space: 8,011 sq.ft.
  • Lot Size: 1,506.93 sq.m.
  • Year Built: 1946
  • Bedrooms: 6
  • Bathrooms: 6+1
  • Additional Rooms: Den
  • Other Taxes 2019: $15,740
  • Parking Spaces: 6

Property Description

An oasis along the Bow River in Banff; once a generation a home of this significance becomes available in Canada’s first national park. The grandeur of the Canadian Rockies is embodied throughout this private mountain estate; showcasing materials and craftsmanship sourced both locally and globally. Upon entering through the private gates, you are drawn through the front entry to the open great room and luxurious kitchen. Centerpiece to the kitchen is the stunning LaCornue gas range. The main living space of the home looks out to the landscaped gardens to the river and to the mountains beyond. Meticulously remodelled since 2013 this home was originally designed in 1946 by John Carl Warnecke; designer of the JFK eternal flame gravesite in Arlington National Cemetery. The site is where Tom Wilson, credited as the first white explorer to see Lake Louise, had his homestead. A home for living and entertaining with over 8,000 sqft of living space; six bedrooms, six bathrooms, games room, golf simulator, gym, sitting rooms, gallery space and a triple car garage a space for gathering has been created just steps to Banff Avenue. Privacy is ensured by the bespoke rundlestone fence, landscaping and positioning of the lot. An opportunity that is rarely presented to own a piece of history in one of Canada’s most special places.

301 Buffalo Street - Additional Features:

•LaCornue Range
•Miele Refrigerator
•Miele Beverage Refrigerator
•Miele Espresso Machine
•Miele Wall Microwave
•Miele Dishwasher
•Urban Cultivator
•Painted maple cabinetry
•Granite labrodite countertops with a pitched edge

Main Living Level
•Stone feature walls
•Onyx backlit feature wall with Brazillian riverstone counter in the dining room
•Brazilian slab granite surround gas fireplace
•Fir Post & Beam Accents
•Morning reading room with granite labrodite feature wall
•Den looking onto the garden
•Full Bathroom with Onyx feature wall
•Laundry room and atrium with Angolan antique brown granite countertops
•Limestone from Mt Sinai, Hunter Oak engineered hardwood, Limestone, and Rundlestone flooring

Master Suite
•Master bedroom with marble faced gas fireplace
•Walk-in Closet
•Dressing Room
•Ensuite Bathroom with white marble countertops
•Bathtub views of Cascade Mountain
•Coffee Bar
•Painted maple cabinetry

Upper Level
•Four Guest Rooms
•One guest room with an ensuite bathroom with marble tile and countertops
•Three guest rooms in their own wing
•Gallery catwalk

Lower Level
•Family media room
•The existing office could be used as a wine cellar
•Golf simulator room
•Guest room
•Two full bathrooms
•Additional Living Space would be ideal for live in staff or caregivers

•Triple Car Garage
•Gated Driveway
•Rundlestone columns

•Landscaped gardens lead down to the Bow River
•Two stone patios
•Wood burning pizza oven
•Outdoor grilling space
•Gas firepit

•Air conditioning
•Combination of forced air and electric radiant in floor heat
•Driveway and patio prepared for glycol heating (not currently operating)
•Completely remodeled between 2013 and 2017
•2000s Roof

Other Items of Note
•The original home was designed by in 1946 by John Carl Warnecke; who designed the JFK eternal flame gravesite in Arlington National Cemetery and the Hawaii State Capitol.
•There was a significant addition done in the 2000s adding the garage wing.
• Current owners remodelled the home commencing in 2013. 
•The original site of the home was Tom Wilson's homestead; he is credited as the first white explorer to see Lake Louise. 
•Rundle stone and custom ironwork fence and gate
•16,221 sqft lot


  • 2 Fireplaces
  • 3 Car Garage
  • Air Conditioning
  • Backyard
  • Balcony
  • Basement - Finished
  • Billiards Room
  • Den
  • Eat in Kitchen
  • Ensuite Bathroom
  • Exercise Room
  • Forest
  • Gardens
  • Golf
  • Granite Counter
  • Hardwood Floors
  • Heated Floors
  • Historic
  • Jogging/Bike Path
  • Laundry
  • Marble Countertops
  • Mountain
  • Mountain
  • Open Floor Plan
  • Parking
  • Privacy Fence
  • River View
  • Ski (Snow)
  • Ski Property
  • Storage
  • Terrace
  • Walk In Closet


  • TypeLevelDimensionsFlooring
  • KitchenMain6.10 x 5.28 mOther
  • Dining roomMain6.10 x 4.27 mOther
  • Living roomMain8.33 x 4.72 mOther
  • DenMain5.99 x 3.33 mOther
  • Laundry roomMain4.90 x 3.25 mOther
  • Master bedroomUpper5.13 x 5.00 mOther
  • BedroomUpper3.35 x 3.28 mOther
  • BedroomUpper4.34 x 3.40 mOther
  • BedroomUpper4.04 x 3.73 mOther
  • BedroomUpper4.34 x 3.05 mOther
  • OtherUpper8.56 x 1.70 mOther
  • Living roomLower5.74 x 5.71 mOther
  • BedroomLower2.92 x 2.84 mOther
  • DenLower2.62 x 2.39 mOther
  • StorageLower3.84 x 3.33 mOther
  • Family roomLower7.04 x 6.83 mOther
  • Home officeLower5.16 x 2.62 mOther
  • PlayroomLower6.02 x 4.11 mOther
  • OtherLower4.85 x 3.63 mOther
  • UtilityLower3.35 x 2.44 mOther
  • Recreation RoomLower7.01 x 2.51 mOther

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