Exquisite character home in the heart of Kensington/Hillhurst, situated on one of the most sought-after tree-lined streets in the community, with a south facing backyard. This rare find affords a heritage feel combined with modern amenities. A fully updated home with traditional interior styling, it has had two extensive renovations to bring it up to date while still honoring its original century old feel.
A stunning mosaic adorns the entryway to the open concept main level, with original staircase and hardwood floors. The 9’ ceilings add to the grandness of this perfect floor plan. Its European-inspired custom designed kitchen features a professional grade Viking 6 burner gas range with warmer. The custom-built island with prep sink was made to house an original butcher's block that was salvaged from an executive kitchen. Spacious pantry and storage make cooking and entertaining a delight. The double enamel sink, surrounded by custom wood counters, faces the backyard, with new deck and professional landscaping, perfect for entertaining under the mature Japanese lilac and towering evergreens. If you're a dog-loving family, your pooch will have its own professionally made dog run, complete with charcoal pads underneath.
Off the mudroom entrance you'll find the tower stairwell leading to the immaculate sun-drenched top floor, presently used as the primary bedroom loft. With new hardwood floors and extensive renovations, it now includes a kitchenette and spectacular Japanese-inspired en-suite, with a double person soaker tub, as well as a fully-loaded shower
With over 2500 sq ft of living space this home is adaptable to the growing needs of any family. The second floor's renovated bathroom includes the original clawfoot tub. Three newly painted, spacious bedrooms, open to a gathering area and/or office space, as well as a gorgeous north-facing spacious veranda. Mature trees nearby surround the house so you can enjoy either the main level front porch or the second-floor veranda, enveloped by a majestically flowering apple tree.
This character home has a partially developed basement, which includes a fully-renovated bathroom and sauna. The double car garage with attic storage space is also zoned for possible laneway home development.
This established neighborhood has some of the best schools in Calgary within walking distance. The Bow River pathways are steps away, as are many local shops, cafes and restaurants. Houses of this caliber rarely list for sale. Don't miss out on this opportunity!
Bookcases, Kitchen Island, No Smoking Home, Sauna, Walk-In Closet(s)