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39 Wolfwillow Lane • elbow valley

Sprawling Acreage Estate on Coveted Wolfwillow! 7900 sq. ft.(total) 2 storey with finished walk-out bsmt. Extensive RENOVATION to showcase this elegant private estate. You are greeted by a formal living room with views to the west,dining room with coiffered ceilings, sunny gourmet kitchen - incl. dbl. fridges & dbl.freezers,5-Star gas range & oven, den with built-ins. 4 bedrooms up, with private wing for kids, incl. large, 4 car attach. garages. This is a rare opportunity!

Offered at $2,995,000

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40 Morgans Ridge • morgans rise

This Taradar built masterpiece in Morgan’s Rise sits atop the community on a 2 acre lot, with unobstructed southwest views of the mountains! Every angle in this sprawling walk-out bungalow offers views to the west. With nearly 5000 sq ft of living space, including 5 bedrooms & 5 bathrooms this exquisite custom home has every available upgrade. Adorned with custom alder woodwork and built-ins throughout , Brazilian Cherry hardwood, slate and stone flooring, a “state of the art” A/V system (including 9 tv’s), this home is designed with elegance and functionality in mind. The gourmet kitchen features Thermadore appliances, granite and a large angled island. The Master Suite is well placed

offering a spa-like ensuite retreat. The walkout features 4 bedrooms with 4 bathrooms, plus an open games and media centre with stone fireplace and wet bar. Extend your living space to the outdoors via the main level covered deck, heading to the expansive lower entertainment space, complete with stone fireplace.

Offered at $3,495,000


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Magnificient Architectural Residence Set on a landscape of rolling hills and valleys, yet only minutes from downtown Calgary and just blocks from the new train station, this architecturally renowned home is nestled in the secluded community of Springbank Willow Estates.

Toscana - Timeless Tuscan Elegance in California Presiding over beautifully landscaped gardens that transport residents and visitors to the idyllic Tuscan countryside is Toscana Country Club, the unparalleled private equity club in the vibrant Southern California desert.

Fabulous New Long-Span Marvels... When making your way across the amazing bridges that populate our modern landscape, it’s not often one considers the amount of work, collaboration and genius required to create these incredible structures.

Ghost Lake Manor Nestled in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains sits one of the most picturesque lakes in Alberta, Ghost Lake. A short walk from its shores sits the appropriately named, Ghost Manor, a more than 13,000 square-foot estate situated on over a hundred acres of pristine land.

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32 Reflection Cove, Elbow Valley, Alberta

$2,100,000

Breathtaking Elbow Valley Estates pavilion-style, McKinley Burkart designed, home with gorgeous lakeside views & a calming Zen-like atmosphere with all the luxurious details expected from a home of this caliber. Expansive windows throughout complement rich wood and sleek concrete details in the interior & exterior; the great room offers a limestone fireplace, while a screened-in porch offers a wood-burning one. The elegant formal dining room overlooks the courtyard, and the kitchen is a chef’s dream with professionalgrade appliances. The master retreat provides a customized walk-in closet & spa-inspired ensuite with a soaker tub & steam shower. The walk-out level houses a rec room, gym, and salt-water lap pool. Large decks & patios amongst the professional landscaping bring your living spaces outdoors as well, and this property offers a private dock. A must-see home - call to schedule your viewing appointment today!

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# 1701 108 9 AV SW, Calgary

$2,350,000

Welcome to Le Germain Residences, Calgary’s premier condo building. This location is close to shopping, dining, nightlife, and all the amenities of downtown Calgary living. This 17th floor corner unit offers over 2,300 sqft of living space, shines with modern design and a open concept floor plan. Floor to ceiling windows provide wonderful day and nighttime views of the city. Other features include natural stone floors, Symphonic audio system wired throughout the home, valet closet, 24hr concierge service, chefs dream kitchen with granite counters, Miele builtin appliances, custom zebrano wood cabinets, and a gas range. The master boasts a private balcony with mountain views, massive walk-in closet-dressing room, 5 piece en suite with soaker tub that fills from the ceiling. The 2nd bedroom is a great size with large closet space, built-in desk and great views of downtown. To finish of this remakable penthouse it offers a 600 sqft uncovered terrace facing downtown. Must be seen to appreciate.

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Profiles of Calgary’s Finest LUXURY REAL ESTATE Leaders The Profiles of Calgary’s FInest Leaders column is a Dream Homes & Living initiative to introduce you to prominent luminaries and visionaries in the luxury market of this amazing city. Email us at profiles@dreamhomesandliving.com to include your questions and ideas in this interview series.

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When you hear Sotheby’s International Realty, you think quality. Since founding its realty arm in 1976, it is recognized as one of the worlds most trusted brands. To ensure that it remains so, only the finest realtors are hand picked to represent such a prestigious company. One recently to join the ranks, and climbing quickly is Calgary realtor, Kristine Semrau. With a background in Law, Kristine spent 10 years as a paralegal, but decided after her two children were in school that she would pursue her long time passion for real estate and “run with it,” she says. “This is my passion, I have never worked harder in my life,” she laughs “but you know what, I enjoy every single minute of it.” “I’d love to take credit for hiring her, but I did not,” say’s Kristine’s Broker, Norb Park. Chris Bolt, a broker in Calgary and an associate broker at Victoria’s Sothebys office discovered Kristine and signed and licensed her in Victoria, April 2010. Before opening the Calgary brokerage in June, Norb brought Kristine on in February of this year and says that her performance has far exceeded the industry norm. “First off she has a great enthusiasm for realestate and I think that comes across with all her clients. Secondly she’s very professional. She likes to deal on a business like basis, which is important. She has integrity, which is critical and she really understands about serving the client.” All her hard work is paying off and her passion is obvious in everything she takes on, as clients from all over Calgary and BC have enlisted her to handle their luxury estates. “Obviously people have confidence in her because you don’t list houses of this value if you don’t have

confidence in the agent,” says Norb, “she has a significant number of listings that are of very high value which is unheard of… she is certainly far and away above what a typical realtor might be able to accomplish.” Before Sotheby’s opened its branch in Calgary, no company had focused exclusively on the high-end real estate market. The success Sotheby’s has had in a relatively short time speaks volumes to their approach and to the fact that there was indeed a gap in the Calgary market. There are many people in Calgary that have the financial wherewithal to acquire significant properties and now they have a means to present them to the appropriate market and Kristine is helping to do just that. Things have taken off quite quickly for Kristine and she attributes her success, simply put, to her desire to exceed her client’s expectations every time.” When she started in the industry she felt the bar needed to be raised, so to speak and she seems to have done just that. “I set my goals high and I just want to be the best at what I do,” says Kristine. The sky is the limit as far a Norb can say for Kristine’s career, “she can take it wherever she’d like, it’s really up to her.”

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Cairns on the Bow, Canmore AB

$11,900,000

One-of-a-kind, world class estate located in the private, gated Cairns on the Bow! This breathtaking architectural masterpiece offers 10,900 sq. ft., 6 bedrooms and 9 bathrooms with every conceivable luxury and lavishly furnished to perfection.

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Parkhill, Calgary AB

$6,175,000

First time on the market & showcased in the Alberta Ballet 2011 House & Garden Tour! The “Town Cabin” in Parkhill sits eye-to-eye with the skyscrapers of downtown Calgary. A Wolfgang Wenzel 5,000 sqft. masterpiece of superior concrete construction with elevator & heated driveway.

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Priddis AB

$2,195,000

Attention to detail and superior level of craftsmanship are the hallmarks of this new 5 bedroom walk-out bungalow on 4 acres with mountain views. Complete with games room, theatre, gym, wet bar, paved circular driveway & heated 3-car garage/shop.

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Grandview Park, Calgary AB

$2,450,000

Environmentally friendly, architectural masterpiece with commercial grade construction & mechanical/heating systems. Escape to this tranquil 2 acre, 7000 sqft., 4 bed, 5 bath retreat with Downsview cabinetry, prof. appliances, 7-tier waterfall and 15x30 saltwater acrylic pool.

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Falcon Lane, Canmore AB

$1,790,000

Here’s a chance to own on prestigious Falcon Lane, an exclusive neighbourhood with magnificent views of the Bow River. Superior 3,000 sq. ft. family or vacation home on private lot with 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. Escape to the Canadian Rockies.

Country Lane Estates, Springbank AB

$1,695,000

harming custom 2-story is nested on 3 acres with exquisite landscaped gardens & sweeping mountain views. It’s a treasure that totals 7526 sqft. of impeccable classic taste with 6 bed & 5 bath. Country living with urban convenience!

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Elbow Valley Estates, Springbank AB

$1,295,000

Executive walk-out bungalow located on the prestigious south-side with direct access to beach, tennis courts, lakes (paddle boats/fishing) & numerous walking/biking paths. Just under 4000 sqft. featuring 3 bed, 3 bath, games room, gym & over $250,000 in prof. renovations.

Nordegg AB

$1,150,000

Mountain paradise on 2.2 acres with views of Eagle Ridge! This magnificent log home is over 3000 sqft. and features 3 bedroom, 3 bath, wood burning fireplace & Elmira appliances. A hobby shop, garage and guest cabin are also located on the property with the same quality finishing throughout.

Cairns on the Bow, Canmore AB

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$499,000-$699,000

The only exclusive gated development in Canmore with magnificent views of the mountains! Expansive estate lots with generous setbacks, privacy and neighbouring some of the most prestigious real estate in the province.

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HEATHER WADDELL R

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mastering the ar t of real estate

Pumphill

Offered at $1,950,000

CONNAUGHT

Offered at $1,950,000

Mount Royal

Offered at $1,950,000

C3486491 - Fabulous suite in the new Montana! Located in the heart of uptown, it offers 2300 sq feet of peaceful and unparalleled luxury with panoramic views of city and mountains!

C3496312 - Unique opportunity to build your Mount Royal dream home on this huge [over 1/2 acre] estate lot. 100’ frontage, 210’ on the west side and 249’ on the east. Zoned for a single family residence only, private south back yard.

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C3492023 - Sleek, contemporary, spacious, unique, inviting-all adjectives that describe this beautiful two-storey residence. A great family home that easily accommodates a guest list of 150.

Marketing Calgary’s Luxury Homes for over 30 years!

Mount Royal

Offered at $1,249,000

Offered at $1,079,000

Offered at $949,000

C3494538 - Lovely Family home located on one of the Best Streets in the Heart of Mount Royal. Dining room opens with beautiful French Doors to a charming music room. Bright and Open kitchen with adjoining Family Room. Three good-sized bedrooms up, the master with a 4-piece ensuite.

C34844482 - Unique executive open concept townhouse where New York meets Mediterranean. Exceptional entertaining space, 4 bedrooms, fully finished walk-out and attached double garage with additional outdoor parking spot.

C3490927 - fabulous ridge location in Parkhill offers incredible mountain and valley views! This custom-built infill offers a bright and open floorplan.

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Oakridge

Mackenzie Towne

Offered at $909,000

C3493653 - Charming traditional home on large lot [62’ x 120’] with easy access to all downtown conveniences. Perfect to renovate or build dream home.

Offered at $899,900

C3469894 - ABSOLUTE PRIVACY on a quiet close. This lovely estate home situated on a LARGE PIE-SHAPED lot with beautiful mature landscaping affords the owner wonderful panoramic city skyline views. This is truly a oneof-a-kind property!

Offered at $759,000

C3494841 - Gorgeous custom Albi home offers wonderful, open great room plan. Gourmet cook’s kitchen – this home is beautifully finished on three levels – a great home for family and entertaining.

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Architectural Residense with

Stunning Glass Pyramid Set on a landscape of rolling hills and valleys, yet only minutes from downtown Calgary and just blocks from the new train station, this architecturally renowned home is nestled in the secluded community of Springbank Willow Estates. Custom built by the architect for his personal estate, this house lies on the most pristine 15,000 square foot lot. It’s designed to encompass its natural surroundings in order to make you feel as if you were living

outside. With floor to ceiling windows for the enjoyment of every season, from autumn’s yellows and reds to summer’s lush greens and the abundance of indigenous flowers that surround the property. Designed to bring the outside in through the use of natural light, the home itself has over 4700 square feet of living space and is composed of three architectural components; an ‘A’ frame glass pyramid in front, a ‘cube’ in the middle, and an open ‘A’ frame

tent structure over the rear veranda. The triple car garage alone is over 800 square feet. Upon entering, the front atrium is truly spectacular with an abundance of light and reflection. The feeling is surreal, who needs to buy art when Mother Nature is doing the painting? Perfect for entertaining, the landscape views are breathtaking from every angle. The living ‘cube’ is designed for the flow of daily activities with a kitchen and living area that is the centre of


the home. An office space with a separate entrance and boardroom and a double sided elevator serving all 3 levels provides the perfect

opportunity for your in home office. The master bedroom is a true retreat, where the feeling is that of sleeping in a forest. The four additional

bedrooms and six bathrooms offer plenty of space and are ideal for three separate generations all living in harmony under one roof. Polished


concrete floors, wine cellar, Subzero appliances, infloor heating, and 3 wood burning stoves are all found in this energy efficient mansion. Created to bring you closer to nature and surrounded by aspen and poplar trees there is a feeling of privacy and a sense that home and nature are one. For more information on this property please contact Dennis Plintz at 403.608.1112 or Jason Haggins at 403.471.4247 or visit www. plintz.com.


Toscana

Timeless Tuscan Elegance in California

Presiding over beautifully landscaped gardens that transport residents and visitors to the idyllic Tuscan countryside is Toscana Country Club, the unparalleled private equity club in the vibrant Southern California desert. The last country club community to be developed in tony Indian Wells, Toscana is ideally located in quiet and peaceful surroundings featuring panoramic views of the spectacular mountains and just minutes from top restaurants, theatres, luxury shopping and famed local attractions. Sunrise Company founder and CEO William Bone purchased Toscana’s 640-acres in 1984 and with his award-winning real estate development team began construction in 2003. “For as long as I’ve been developing communities, I’ve dreamt of one day creating something exceptional that would capture all the beauty and sophistication of living in Indian Wells. For more than two decades, I reserved this unique piece of land to bring my vision of Toscana to life,” says Bone. “I’m pleased to have our Members and homeowners experience the realization of my dream and to be among those who have realized theirs

as well.” Prospective homeowners can choose from a diverse collection of residences, ranging in size from 2,800 to 5,400 square feet and in price from $1.2 million to more than $7.7 million. Estate home sites are available for a limited number of custom homes starting at $825,000. Toscana assists owners in creating their ideal home design and style with nine beautifully decorated show homes, expansive home design center and professional interior design services. Toscana’s 626 homes and estate home sites are surrounded by two championship 18hole Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Courses offering a diverse and challenging design for all handicaps. The South Course features dramatic bunkering, dramatic elevation changes, rolling greens and a lush landscape palette, while the North Course’s arroyos and indigenous vegetation pay homage to the natural desert landscape. Toscana Country Club members enjoy Director

of Instruction Bill Harmon’s unrivaled expertise as one of the Top 50 Golf Digest Instructors featured on The Golf Channel. To maintain privacy and easy walk-on play, equity golf memberships are limited to 275 members per course, with a family initiation fee of $150,000 and monthly dues of $1,525. Toscana Country Club golf members also have access to an extensive practice facility featuring a double-ended driving range, short-game practice area with chipping green, spacious putting green and a new 6-hole pitch and putt course. Even the richlyappointed golf shop is exceptional as Golf World magazine recently named it as one of the 100 best golf shops in America. Equity Sports Club and Spa memberships are limited to 175 members, with a family initiation fee of $40,000 and monthly dues of $475. Warm breezes evoking memories of the storied Tuscan sun pass along meandering pathways shaded by olive and cypress trees to the spectacular stone structure of Toscana’s 90,000 square foot Club Villa. The Tuscan-style


complex encompasses the Golf Club, luxury boutiques, acclaimed Il Forno Trattoria, Sports Club and award-winning Spa Bella Vita. Toscana members enjoy Executive Chef Mark Rigano’s culinary masterpieces indoors or al fresco with fireplaces on the garden terrace overlooking sweeping fairway and mountain vistas at Il Forno. A subtly lit wine cellar with barrel-vaulted ceiling provides an intimate setting for frequent club-sponsored wine dinners and private celebrations for 14 to 20 guests. Recently named one of the top six romantic spas in the world along with other worldclass spas like The Spa at Mandarin Oriental in Prague, Spa Bella Vita is the ultimate sanctuary to pamper the body, soul and spirit. Members and their guests enjoy access to a full-service salon as well as steam, sauna, shower and therapy pool facilities before relaxing in stylish tranquility rooms featuring luxuriant chaise lounges. Five Luxury Suites aptly named the Amalfi, Bellagio, Capri, Dolce and Emilia embody classic Italian splendor with

indoor showers, a lush private, walled garden courtyard complete with peaceful fountains, chaise lounges for relaxing after a treatment and outdoor showers. Two Grand Suites, Venezia and Firenze, provide the supreme private spa experience with an emphasis on togetherness featuring a fireplace, treatment room with two massage tables, deep-soak hydrotherapy tubs and outdoor rain showers perfect for couples and wedding groups. The Sports Club features state-of-theart cardiovascular and strength-training equipment, classes ranging from yoga and BodyPump™ to step and spinning in the movement studio and dedicated rooms for Pilates and stretching. Tennis aficionados will appreciate the impressive Charlie Pasarell Tennis Center offering lessons, clinics and tournaments on four of the six completed courts, including a spectacular stadium court and one clay court. Members gain award-winning guidance as Tennis Director Dennis Killelea has been Nationally and Sectionally ranked in singles

and doubles in both the USTA and the USPTA and was named 2010 Tennis Director of the year for California by the USPTA. Norm McIntyre and his wife Lana from Calgary, Alberta joined Toscana in 2006 and are thoroughly delighted with their investment in the Italian-inspired community saying, “The membership here is composed of the most wonderful people you can imagine who are from varied backgrounds, friendly and participate in the Club’s activities.” William Bone’s dream of Toscana also included a vibrant social scene. Members like Norm and Lana enjoy activities like golf and tennis tournaments, dance lessons, martini parties, tennis mixers, cooking classes, bocce ball, barbeques and holiday camps for visiting children and grandchildren. Bill welcomes all to make their Tuscan dream a reality to share with generations to come at Toscana Country Club.


Relaxation Meets Style with KÄSCH Bathtub

Designed by KÄSCH, the internationally acclaimed bathtub manufacturer, the OVERFLOW collection is the ultimate combination of elegance and relaxation.

KÄSCH aims to create timeless designs that harmonize luxury and certified ergonomic specifications to offer unparalleled bathing experiences.

Brimming with water, the basins of the OVERFLOW collection are designed to optimize ergonomics and incorporate multisensory elements into the


bathing experience. The seemingly continuous water flow adds aural and visual stimulation while re-awakening one’s sense of touch through gentle massage. There are six OVERFLOW bathtubs, complete with decorative

and two sharp corners, combining elegance with avant-garde design: an un-matched bathing experience. For the bather that desires striking visuals and straight lines, the POND, available in three distinct sizes, has a simple yet elegant shape complete

perfect complement to its spacious interior. Living up to its name, the WISH – 1.7 meters in length with a water capacity of 610 litres - provides a more ephemeral look, with simple counters and an unassuming elegance. Finally, the LAKE – 1.3

installations. All the tubs are a decadent 2.0 meters in length, but the width and depth varies, allowing you to select the shape that best suits your needs. Of the rectangular tubs, the FLOAT – 2.0 meters wide with a water capacity of 780 litres – offers two rounded

with wood edging. The CHI – 2.0 meters wide with a water capacity of 860 litres – has rounded corners, offering a unique and comforting contour. Of the circular tubs, the ORIENTAL – 2.0 meters wide with a water capacity of 630 litres – uses wood panels as the

meters wide with a water capacity of 370 litres –strives for a classic tub shape while using simple installation materials such as stone and glass to create calming ambiance. The perfect harmony of relaxation and style, there’s an OVERFLOW tub that’s right for you.


Fabulous New LongSpan Marvels by Canada’s Infinity Engineering

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When making your way across the amazing bridges that populate our modern landscape, it’s not often one considers the amount of work, collaboration and genius required to create these incredible structures. Without them, our world would not be at all the same. North Vancouver’s, Infinity Engineering Group understands this and specializes in designing long span and high technology bridges that besides being efficient, cost-effective and durable have a high aesthetic quality. The leadership team of Raj Singh, David Jeakle & Dr. Schueller supported by an energetic group of skilled engineering professionals is the driving force behind the company that is endeavoring to design the most challenging bridges in Canada and throughout the world. “We’ve set-up an outfit in India that we are trying to grow with the hope of providing high quality services for major bridges there,” shares Vice President, Prabhjeet Raj Singh, “and are in the process of establishing an office in Florida as well, and hope to one day become one of the premier design firms for complex and long-span bridges.”


While the company has only relatively recently been established, they have successfully completed several complex bridge projects including the design of two long span river crossings. According to Singh, they were able to do so because they focus on developing designs around practical construction schemes that aim at reducing construction cost and duration. Just recently in December of 2010, the group was selected as the cable-stayed bridge designer by the design-build contractor based on a value engineering concept proposed by Infinity for the 600m

making it susceptible to aerodynamic instability from the possibility of powerful winds in the valley. The design analyzed the aerodynamic performance of the bridge in great depth in developing a safe and code compliant design. The tower shape is optimized for seismic demands, aerodynamic stability and construction speed. The innovative use of intermediate

long Basohli Bridge in India. The country’s substantial population growth and economic expansion over the past decade has increased pressure to modernize and expand infrastructure. For this reason the central government has funded the project, which will be the first of its kind in the Indian states of Jammu and Kashmir. The superstructure for this two-lane highway bridge is a composite steel edge girder system in the 350m long main spans and concrete edge girder system in the 125m long side spans and designed to accommodate heavy live load vehicles

pier props in the side spans resulted in significant reduction in construction materials. Infinity’s team completed the detailed design within six months to expedite the aggressive time constraints and complexity of the project. Aggressive competition from several European firms with locally established offices and the challenges faced when

including military tanks. This bridge is expected to boost the development of the scenic town of Basohli and will also help move army troops across the River Ravi to the insurgency prone areas in the northern part of the state. Adding to the technical challenge of this bridge is its location within a highly active seismic region and close proximity to the Eurasian and Indian tectonic platesalready the source of a number of severe earthquakes. The Basohli Bridge has a narrow deck with two lanes of traffic and a sidewalk on either side of the roadway

procuring a job overseas, did not make acquiring this project or its execution an easy accomplishment, but their hard work, skill and determination prevailed. Infinity Engineering Group can now proudly say they are the first North American firm to have engineered the first design-build cable-stayed bridge. www.infinity-engineers.comn India.


Ghost Lake Manor Nestled in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains sits one of the most picturesque lakes in Alberta, Ghost Lake. A short walk from its shores sits the appropriately named, Ghost Manor, a more than 13,000 square-foot estate situated on over a hundred acres of pristine land. Ideal for water enthusiasts, boaters, fishermen or anyone who dreams of living in serene surroundings where undisturbed nature is your back yard, this unprecedented offer is one that can’t be overlooked.

A less than half an hour drive from city limits, this five bedroom, 9 bathroom estate drips with luxury. Through the gates and down the long tree-lined driveway stands the bold stone manor. Opening the doors, exquisite detailed marble floors glisten in natural light pouring in from the massive foyer window. A grand arched staircase dressed in rich wood is the main focal point. Superb craftsmanship and impeccable taste and detail are apparent throughout the entire property. The spacious gourmet kitchen

with granite countertops accents the clean white cupboards and high-end appliances. The attached breakfast nook and cozy family room has access to the pleasant upper patio where you can enjoy one of the homes many unobstructed views of Ghost Lake and the stunning mountain range. The home features a two-story library with large arched windows and high ceilings, bathing its fine wood finishing’s in light. The 18-seat movie theater brings all of your favorite movies to life. Windows and a glass roof surround the indoor pool and hot tub area making it blend


seamlessly with the outdoors and allow you to enjoy in every season. Once outside you can enjoy any one of the many outdoor living areas, private tennis court, garden area, playground or its custom made island pond with a cascading waterfall and a bridge that leads you to a peaceful covered sitting area. Or if you desire, you can pack a picnic and head down to bask in the additional 17 acres of your own private lakeside. With more than 100 acres to explore, one may end up desiring the land more than the home. This property is sure to satisfy all your desire if you’ve ever dreamed of living in luxury in your own private oasis by the lake. There is no limit to what you can do on this impressive estate. For more information on this property please contact Kristine Semrau at 403-5428507 or visit www.kristinesemrau.com


Sprawling Bearspaw Estate

You’ll know you’ve arrived when you feast your eyes on what has been described as one of the finest homes in Bearspaw. Located on a beautifully landscaped 3.11-acre site complete with stone columned, wroughtiron gated entry, extensive rock terrace, stone fireplace and pond with waterfall - the outside of the home will wow you before you even step foot inside. Once you do you’ll realize you’ve just entered a fabulous

showpiece that offers more than 7,566 square feet of living space that was designed for the elite. This brand new four bedroom five bathroom estate built by Stonebriar Crafted Homes Ltd. has many opulent features on two levels and amazing attention to detail has been given to each room. Everything in this stunning home is dramatic, from the extensive use of

burled walnut in the flooring, custom builtin cabinetry and moldings to the spectacular barrel-vault ceiling in the front foyer and executive office with its wood floor, walls and intricately patterned ceiling. A massive stone fireplace is the focal point of the family room next to the elegant dining room while the main-floor master bedroom with its own vaulted ceiling offers stunning


views of the property. The magnificent ensuite in the master has double vanities, a frameless glass shower with body sprays and a Jacuzzi tub. The gourmet kitchen is just as decadent with up curved granite countertops, high-end Wolf appliances and a convenient butler's pantry. The walkout lower level of the home is

superb for entertaining with everything you could ever want in that regard, a wet bar, an old-world wine cellar with plenty of room for sampling, a large home theatre room and an indoor spa complete with hot tub and fitness area. Three generous sized bedrooms are also located on this level. Naturally this home has a state-of-the-art alarm system. If you want to indulge yourself in the luxury of

high living, this is the place to do it. For more information contact: Daren Gull at Sotheby’s International Realty Canada. (403) 289.7355 or visit luxuryincalgary.com for more details on this and many other luxury homes.


A Distinctive

Es t a te

by Ma r s oni a Marsonia Homes, builder of homes of distinction, has created a masterpiece with this brand new, stunning, corner lot estate home located in the lovely Aspen Woods neighbourhood of Calgary. The outer appearance of the home, its stone and stucco exterior, asphalt shingle

roof with copper detail, stone column overhanging porches and gorgeous, custom front door with glazed glass insets impresses before you even set foot inside. Upon entering, the spaciousness of 5200 square feet of open living space is immediately apparent but the first

thing that grabs your attention is the beauty of the wood used extensively in the main areas, the flooring, window casements and circular staircase, giving a warm welcoming feel to the home. Exquisite crystal chandeliers light the way from the front foyer through the living room to the dining room in the open concept floor plan where you’ll find recessed floor to ceiling cabinetry along one wall and doors leading to a large, covered, south facing deck along the opposite wall. The magnificent double sided fireplace located in the wall dividing the dining room and kitchen, is just one of four, with the others in the master bedroom, living and family rooms. Continuing on to the gourmet granite laden kitchen, the beautiful six times glazed cabinetry and high end appliances are impressive. The real attention grabber is the oversized island with double sink and unique multi-level


design. On the upper level you’ll find four of the five bedrooms, each with its own full size bath and walk in closet. Great features like vessel sinks have been incorporated into the décor of the bathrooms. The lower level has a large rec room and bar, a gorgeous wine room and a theatre room. The flex room in the basement could be a fifth bedroom although it has been designed as a workout-room. If you appreciate quality and craftsmanship, you’ll want to see this home for yourself. For more information please contact Heather Waddell at 403-249-43522 or visit www. heatherwaddell.com.


There are a lot of factors that need to be taken into account when buying or selling a home. The to do list can be endless and forgetting something that seems insignificant, making small mistakes or omissions can have consequences down the road. To help you navigate the transaction smoothly and brush up on some of the finer points of buying and selling, we sat down with Tanya Eklund of the Tanya Eklund Group, an expert in the real estate arena, to learn a few of the most important considerations that you should be aware of when either buying or selling a home.

Back to Basics

Buyers and sellers have big decisions to make when beginning the process of listing their home or making an offer on a home. Lately, all the media surrounds the economy and how it may affect Calgary’s home prices. Sometimes we get caught up in what will be happening six months or a year from now, instead of concentrating on what is really happening in today’s market. Here are some commonly asked questions that may be immediately pertinent to your home buy or sell today. Do I need to disclose a defect that has been professionally fixed and is no longer a problem? Ie. Leak in the roof, leak into the basement, etc. We have a saying in the industry “Disclose, disclose, disclose”. It does not matter if you have had the issue fixed. Ask yourself: if I were to purchase a home, would I want to know the previous history of any issues they may have had? The answer is always “Yes, absolutely”. RECA states that sellers must disclose to the buyer any known material latent defects respecting the seller’s property. While it is often impossible to provide a comprehensive list, it is possible to disclose material latent defects; these include defects that render a property dangerous or potentially dangerous, unfit for habitation, or unfit for the purpose for which the buyer is acquiring it (where the buyer has made it known), and may include defects that would involve great expense to remedy, local authority notices that prejudicially affect

the property, and lack of appropriate permits. Disclose - it is the right and safe thing to do, regardless of when it happened. Should I have a home inspection on a brand new home even though there is a full warranty? Yes. When writing up an offer on a home that is already built but is brand new, I always instruct my clients to obtain a home inspection. It is far more advantageous to make the builder aware of any issues right away, rather than waiting for the six month walk through or trying to get trade-in’s after the fact. Yes, your warranty should cover these items, but in most cases I find that a home inspector finds a list of items which have not been completed or may need repair. Although most builders will do a walk through on the day of possession with follow-up walk throughs over a one year period, having a home inspection before possession will bring these maintenance or repair items to the surface before you move into the property. Is it worth having my condo documents professionally reviewed by someone other than my lawyer? The answer is yes! Many lawyers will not review documents due to the liability placed on them because they do not have the time to read them from page 1- 100. In contrast, a professional condo document reader reads these every day and all day. Many times, an experienced condo reader will have inside information on the building (has it has been red-flagged due to existing or upcoming issues?) that a lawyer would not be privy to. Having your condominium documents reviewed is like a home inspection for a condo; with most apartment-style condos it is difficult to do an inspection, and most buyers do not obtain one. It is good to know that the building you are buying into has a healthy reserve fund, is well managed, and can provide the proper documentation a condo reader will require.


The charm of

Bragg Creek Offered at

$899,000 5 Acres 5 Bedrooms

This beautiful home, designed and built by the owner, a finish carpenter has an inordinate amount of quality detailing throughout. Not only is it a great place for a large family, it can easily be converted to a bed and breakfast once the kids are gone. With 4450 sq. ft. of living space and 5 bedrooms, the main floor could be a private residence for the owners while the second and lower floors both with outside entrances could

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have kitchenettes, lounge and recreational areas. A two storey foyer welcomes you, leading to the great room with 12’ ceilings, fireplace, and large windows. The upper level has two bedrooms and a multi-purpose room above the garage with an exterior entrance. The walk-out level has two bedrooms, a family room leading to a deck and another large room. The private location on five treed

acres of hillside would be perfect with a meandering path, a couple of strategically placed benches and a gazebo for guests to explore and it’s within walking distance of Bragg Creek, less than 30 minutes to Calgary, 60 minutes to Banff and minutes away from Kananaskis Country’s year round activities including two world class golf courses.

403-540-0540 BraggCreekRealEstate.com Maxwell Bragg Creek


Lovely 2.1 acre Westridge estate

Privacy is pretty hard to come by these days but not at this spacious country estate home located in the prestigious Westridge Park Estates in Springbank. Extremely private,

well treed location, the exterior looks warm and welcoming while the interior has many features to remind you of its extravagance. Constructed with pride, it offers 4872 square

feet of living space that has been designed with both luxurious lifestyle and family living in mind. A unique foyer with indoor gardens


welcomes you at the front entrance and this idea of bringing the outdoors inside is a theme that is continued in many of the rooms by the use of walls of windows that allow an abundance of natural lighting. In the main level family room a dramatic floor to ceiling stone fireplace and hardwood floors make a grand statement that carries

be converted to a massive home office. The outdoor living space includes a secluded inground pool with slide, large decks, a greenhouse and a dog run with a wired pet control fence.

over to the formal sunken living room and further to the den. The gourmet kitchen features granite counters and a center island allowing for plenty of prep space while a sun-filled breakfast nook adds additional informal eating space. Numerous upgrades are evident throughout the four bedroom home, but are especially evident

Here, nestled among mature treed landscaping on 2.12 acres you’ll find the perfect combination of seclusion and convenience as the best Calgary amenities are all close by.

in the 3.5 bathrooms, now all with a spa like atmosphere particularly notable in the master bedroom ensuite with its large soaker tub and steam shower. Another bedroom is a self-contained Nanny Suite with its own entrance. The lower level of the home has a large games/recreation room with high ceilings that could easily

For more information on this property please contact Cyndi Collins at 403-685-2406 or visit www.cyndicollins.com


15 Westbluff Court

Stunning unobstructed Mountain Views from this HUGE 7 acre ridge top lot and very private treed property in exclusive Westbluff all while being just minutes from new Aspen shopping,restaurants,golf and so much more. Extensive mature landscaping make this home beyond private,paved driveway,3 car oversized attached garage and single detached,RV Parking,fenced dog run and pet control wired fencing,walk out bungalow designed with a total of 4 bedrooms and 5th used as second den for his and her offices.

$ 2 199 000

134 Westridge Park Drive

Extremely private 2.12 acre treed lot in prestigious Westridge Park Estates, mature landscaping, secluded outdoor pool and slide for tons of summer time enjoyment, large decks, paved driveway, green house, dog run and pet control fence, welcoming foyer with indoor gardens, travertine, hardwood and carpet floors, newly renovated bathrooms and gourmet kitchen with granite counters, center island, bright eating nook, spacious dining room, main level family room with dramatic stone fireplace, formal sunken living room, large den and master suite.

$ 1 850 000

140 Snowberry View

Impressive Laratta custom built walk out bungalow with stunning mountain views, siding onto green space and natural pathways in Prestigious Elbow Valley Estates. Open concept floor plan with vast foyer with dramatic barrel vaulted ceilings, elegant French inspired gourmet kitchen with center island eating bar, top of the line appliances, natural light flows through out the home, French doors leading to large wrap around deck and stone courtyard, hardwood, limestone and polished concrete floors, spacious master with large ensuite bathroom.

$ 1 690 000

31206 Twp Road 251A

$ 1 349 000

223 Alandale Place

$ 1 395 000

53 Uplands Ridge

$ 2 499 000

Attention Investors! RARE 20 acre parcel with 2 storey home built by Lindell Homes, ideal for future subdivision and super investment potential (seller will rent home prior to subdivision and or would be interested in smaller sized lot with existing home), close to Calgary’s conveniences, vaulted ceilings, 4 bedrooms, mud/laundry room, country kitchen and nook, den, 2 water co-op hook ups from North Springbank Water Co-op, Gorgeous MOUNTAIN, VALLEY and CITY Views, close to Springbank Links Golf Course.

Stunning 2 Storey home with fully finished lower level, built with pride by Maillot homes and showcasing one of the finest landscaping on 2 acres around! Beautiful water fall feature, framed by mature trees and scrubs! 4 car attached oversized garage, 2 car detached garage, gravel circular driveway, mountain views, cover porch, sunroom, beautiful upgraded kitchen with granite counters (fully renovated in ‘06), bright nook, family room with built in oak cabinets and stone fireplace, spacious dining room, formal living room and a dramatic staircase.

Truly one of the finest properties around, set amidst the prestigious “Uplands” with unobstructed mountain views from this ridge top 2 acre lot, boasting high quality of finishing details, dramatic 30ft fieldstone fireplace, 6 car garage, “Smart Home” technology, gorgeous wine cellar for the serious oenophile, over 6800 sq ft of luxury living space, workout room, home theatre, attached greenhouse, fenced yard, gourmet kitchen with top of the line professional series appliances including Sub Zero fridge, Wolf ovens, Thermador gas counter top range.

This is your chance to live in prestigious River Ridge Estates! Beautiful walkout bungalow situated in a park like setting with Stunning mountain views on 2 acres, gorgeous gardens and mature landscaping, paved driveway, attached 3 car oversized garage, invisible pet control fencing, hot tub, large decks to enjoy the views, walking distance to elbow river, open plan, welcoming foyer, large great room, lots of windows, vaulted ceilings, bright kitchen with center island, corian counters, walk in pantry, eating nook, mudroom, 2 wood burning fireplaces.

30267 River Ridge Drive

$ 1089 000

251210 Range Road 32

Perched on a knoll, this hillside bungalow boasts some fabulous mountain views! Almost 4 acres of prime North Springbank land that is gently rolling terrain, fenced for horses, 40’x47’ metal Quonset wired with 110/220, pipes to septic are roughed in, gravel and dirt floor ideal for barn or workshop, close to numerous convenience, both public and private schools, Springbank Links golf course, Springbank Airport and commercial park. 3 car attached heated garage with covered carports and room for RV or boys toy storage, hillside bungalow, gorgeous design

$ 775 000

92 Sterling Springs Crescent

$1 095 000

11 Gracewood Grove

$ 1 449 000

21 Springbank Meadows

$ 929 000

32 Sterling Springs Crescent

$1 890 000

Gorgeous recently renovated from top to bottom bungalow on a one of a kind location with panoramic mountain views framed by large trees and 4 row hedge. To enjoy this extremely private 2 acres, this house has a huge 1200 square foot covered deck with an outdoor fireplace. This 5 bedroom house with 3 up and 2 down, features hardwood floors, a gourmet kitchen with a large center granite island with eating bar and wine fridge, stainless appliances, a massive dining room and entertaining space, an impressive open great room with vaulted ceilings

Stunning 4.19 acre lot and location, close to Springbank Schools, hockey arena and numerous private schools including Edge, mature landscaping with countless specimen trees and shrubs, extremely private, gorgeous views, Total 4 bedroom home including huge master suite, private balcony off master, large walk in closet, 5 pc ensuite bath, vaulted ceilings, 2 bedrooms on main, formal living room with dramatic rock wood burning with gas starter fireplace, formal dining room, main level den with fireplace, bright kitchen with center island, access to deck.

This gorgeous Arts and Crafts Styled walkout bungalow was built with pride by Knightsbridge and featured as their show home with all the bells and whistles, fully finished with over 3850 sq ft of developed space, 4 spacious bedrooms included master suite with 5 pc ensuite, meticulously maintained and lightly lived in by current owners, large entry foyer is finished with 1 1/2 quarter sawn oak hardwood floors that stretch almost entirely throughout the main level and highlights the a spacious great room plan, formal dining room and main level den.

Do you need garage or workshop space? Room for 10 cars,massive 1200 sq ft workshop(formally wood working shop) with 110/220,air supply from garage compressor,infloor 4”vacuum system,detached 860 sq ft 2 car garage,crane to handle engines,casing to cemented to support Jib...this is a car collectors or wood workers dream! Go green with GEOTHERMAL heating and cooling,silent and provides the best climate for summer and winter and it minimizes the amount of outdoor pollutants and pollens circulating inside the home.

403 - 249 - 4322 • cyndi@cyndicollins.com • www.cyndicollins.com Royal Lepage Foothills Real Estate Services • 200, 37 Richard Way SW Calgary, Alberta T3P 7M8


Brian Carlin 403-256-3888

bcarlin@remax-landan.com

160 Hawks Landing Drive Priddis, Alberta

$994,900

Enjoy the lifestyle of the tranquil country setting of the mountain foothills and be an easy 15 minute drive to all of Calgary’s major conveniences. Custom executive walkout bungalow on a .69 acre, professionally landscaped lot backing onto a treed reserve. Open plan with 10 ft ceilings and 3600 sq ft of developed living space. Upgraded throughout including walnut hardwood and slate tile flooring. Gourmet kitchen with dark walnut cabinets, granite counters, functional oversized island, walk in pantry, and upgraded stainless steel appliances. Great room with impressive fireplace, and oversized windows facing onto the private picturesque backyard. Formal dining room for entertaining, main floor den, large master bedroom with 5 piece ensuite. Lower walkout level has 2 spacious bedrooms, family room with 2nd fireplace, 4 piece bathroom, games room, lounge area with wet bar and beverage fridge. Patio access door leading to a relaxing hot tub and backyard sitting area. Private fire pit entertaining area complete the package.

Dianne Brown

Landan Real Estate

Dianne

1-800-661-6262

Heritage Pointe 28 Heritage Quay

$1,150,000

Fabulous lot & location in this exclusive lake community. Elegant & traditional 4 bedroom 2 storey custom built home. Over 4290 developed sqft including the professionally finished walkout. Grand foyer with 2 storey ceiling & dramatic curved staircase. Formal living room with hardwood, vaulted ceiling & gas fireplace. The den is conveniently located off the foyer w/double french doors for privacy. Great room with fireplace, kitchen & dining room are open with vaulted & 9’ ceilings & overlook the private reserve. Gourmet kitchen is truly the heart of this home & features huge island w/breakfast bar, walk-in pantry & stainless steel appliances. Upstairs are 4 huge bedrooms including the master w/private retreat area, his/her walk-in closets & lovely 5 pce ensuite. Lower level includes an extra bedroom, full bath, wine cellar, den, family room with fireplace & games room w/custom wet bar. Exceptional attention to details including the neighbour friendly verandah, huge deck & private patio. Wonderful views including: golf course, ravine, treed reserve & fields. This home is truly a treasure!

(403) 256-3888

realestate@diannebrown.ca www.diannebrown.ca

real estate team and

Michael Brown

North Glenmore 14 Lorne Place SW

$1,398,500

Totally renovated “Contemporary” 3698 sqft bungalow on a huge (13,545 sqft or 0.31 acre) private lot backing onto a park in sought after North Glenmore. This hidden gem is tucked away on a quiet cul-de-sac w/private courtyard entry, a fountain & cedar & stone fencing. Huge principle rooms, dramatic vaulted ceilings, exquisite built-ins & luxurious finishes make this home ideal for entertaining or just a relaxing retreat. Dining rm opens to the living rm w/vaulted ceilings, contemporary gas fireplace w/custom built-ins & gorgeous hardwood floors. The gourmet kitchen is the heart of this home w/professional top of the line appliances including: 6 burner gas stove, tall espresso cabinets, huge island w/breakfast bar, pantry & “miles” of counter space. The nook is 2 steps up from the 17’x 23’ family rm w/hardwood, vaulted ceilings, gas fireplace & builtins. The luxurious, private master suite has 32 linear feet of closets & spa-like 5 pce bath. 2 extra bedrooms & 2 baths on the main plus fully developed down.


403-800-6056 • ross@rosspavl.com rosspavl.com

RIVERFRONT PENTHOUSE Offered at $1,200,000

EXCEPTIONAL DAVINCI ESTATE Offered at $4,500,000 www.woodland-estate.ca

LUXURY POOL ACREAGE Offered at $1,180,000 www.luxurypoolacreage.com

PENTHOUSE SUITE Offered at $1,800,000 www.marquispenthouse.com

BEARSPAW VILLAGE RETREAT Offered at $1,000,000 www.bearspawvillageretreat.com

BEARSPAW SUMMIT Offered at $1,199,000 www.bearspawsummit.com

FRENCH COUNTRY chateau Offered at $2,600,000 www.frenchcountrychateau.com

CHURCH RANCHES Offered at $1,790,000 www.churchrancheshome.com

Aspen Ridge estate Offered at $4,289,900 www.aspenridgeestate.com

Bearspaw Country Estate Offered at $1,999,000 www.bearspawcountryestate.com

organic coutry home Offered at $1,299,000 www.organiccountryhome.com

Canadiana properties www.canadianaproperties.com Offered at $12,500,000


Richmond Park/Know Hill - $1,599,500

Situated on a 10,000 s.f. R-1 lot.This stunning home features all the amenities,and luxury appointments expected from an executive inner cityhome. With a total of 5 bedrooms, and 4.5 baths. Grand Staircase, which spans all three floors. The upper level opens up to a Fantastic master suite which reminds one of the W hotel. Featuring vaulted ceilings,huge picture windows, separate private library/retreat area,walk-in,full ensuite with steam, and european tub. The Second bedroom with a full ensuite complete this leve. Flooded with skylights and a spectacular light fixture to highlight the grand foyer. Main floor has another full bedroom, with bath, and a large den with private balcony. Family/Great room, powder room and gourmet kitchen. This level is bright and spacious. The lower level is a retreat for entertainment.Games room,media room,additional bedroom with full bath and the best of all; a bar, entertainment area which opens up to a full walkout, stone enclosed patio. two more Bedrooms and full bath!

South Calgar y - $1,350,000

Ultra modern, ultra chic attached home in Marda Loop. Beautifully crafted, outstanding layout and breath-taking views are but a few of the highlights of this 3-storey attached infill. Stainless steel appliance package all Miele - including a built-in espresso maker! Features include hardwood flooring on main level, quartz countertops throughout & custom millwork and cabinetry built to highest standards. The main level includes a large living room with gas fireplace, formal dining area and large kitchen with island. There are three (3) bedrooms, four piece (4 pc.) bath and laundry room on the second level. The Master bedroom includes access to a private deck, walk-in closet and incredible five piece (5 pc.) ensuite with steam shower. The third level hosts a fantastic games room with access to a roof top deck with spectacular downtown views. The basement is fully developed with a workout/gym area, four piece (4 pc.) bath, storage/utility room & mud room.

Sunalta - $499,900

A beautiful single family home, designed for that inner city family looking for a character home. Main floor completely revamped with newer kitchen equipped with granite counter tops, maple kitchen cabinetry and tile flooring. Large dining and living room area with old world accents still intact. The second storey features a three piece bathroom with claw tub, three bedrooms and fir flooring. Beautiful streetscape and close to the excitement of mainstream 17th Avenue. A fantastic opportunity!

Silverado - $499,900

Simply an extraordinary home, backing onto a green belt and very private setting. The incredible finishings throughout this home set it apart from the rest of the community. Beautiful hardwood flooring and tile selections throughout. The main floor features a large custom kitchen with espresso stained cabinets, JENN-Air ss-steel appliance package displayed on a backdrop of glass backsplash and HUGE kitchen island with massive granite counter. Open concept layout allows you to admire this exquisite dining/nook area. Cozy Great Room with double sided gas fireplace and fantastic stone surround. The second storey features two well-sized bedrooms and a gorgeous Master retreat for those relaxing weekends. Beautiful Master ensuite upgraded to the max and generous walk-in closet. This home is a must see, pictures are just the tip of the iceberg.

403-259-4141 www.nimji.com a k b a r@nimji.com

Akbar Nimji


Riverdale Avenue - $3,150,000

This extraordinary home overlooks the Elbow River and is located on one of Calgary’s premier Streets.It is surrounded by lush, mature foliage where you can embrace the calming sounds of the River & wildlife.This newly built Custom Estate Home is truly a splendid masterpiece. Designed by McDowell & Associates,this gracious traditional floor plan,yet Modern family home features incredible interiors meticulously chosen by the POP Design Group.Over 5500 sq.ft.of hand crafted luxury with dark Brazilian cherry flooring,maple custom cabinets, hand crafted solid wood and metal stair case, European ceramics and more. Other features include imported Brazilian granite,Venetian Lighting,full Viking kitchen appliance package a.Floor plan includes;A Formal Living room,Formal Dining room overlooking the River with floor to ceiling windows,dramatic centre hall with two- storey open staircase. Large Kitchen/Great room area with family room, and built in office/den. A unique work of art that will leave

Marda Loop - $569,900

Do you like the benefits of condo living but prefer the privacy of a duplex? Welcome to 1712 - 35 Avenue SW!! Fantastic new design by Sarina Homes featuring a large southfacing balcony, single attached garage, 1,600 sq.ft of development above grade. Large kitchen with open concept main floor plan featuring dual tone kitchen cabinets, s-steel appliances, quartz counters and glass tile backsplash. Beautiful hardwood floors, stunning fireplace detail in 12”x24” tiles, from floor to ceiling (9’). A conveninet flex/computer area is neatly tucked away on the side for your convenience. The second storey features two well-sized bedrooms, each with ensuite and Master to dream of! LARGE walk-in closet with organizers found only in estate homes. Beautiful Master with gorgeous shower detailing from materials hand picked by our premier designer.This unit only shares one wall with the neighbour to the west and provides a wonder yard for your enjoyment.This is a Gold Ceritified Green Built home.Plans on website

Varsity Acres - $405,000

Great value in this cozy bungalow! At just under 1,250 sq.ft this home offers a huge living/ family room area with large windows and opens onto a cozy dining room. Genersouslysized kitchen offers great space for cooking and an abundance of natural light thanks to these south-facing windows. HUGE Master bedroom with retreat area,(or third bedroom) 2pc. ensuite and walk-in closet! The second bedroom offers good space for a queen sized bed. Features include hardwood flooring, vaulted ceilings, tons of windows, south-facing backyard, mature trees, single detached garage and carport. Solid Brick exterior. The basement is unfinished and is ready for your imagination. This home has been very well looked after over the years, as the current owner has owned the property since the early 70’s. Great proximity to public transportation, schools/parks(across the street) & Market Mall/ U of C.

Connaught - $384,900

Looking for solid concrete building? Welcome to The Monaco! This spacious 2-bedroom + Den offers a fantastic layout and central location close to restaurants, bars and shops as well as the heart of Calgary’s business core/towers. This open floorplan allows you to engage from virtually every corner - perfect for entertaining! Features include stainless steel appliances with gas stove, kitchen island, gas fireplace with concrete mantle, west facing balcony, 2 full bathrooms, 9’ ceilings, underground parking and more. Hardwood flooring expands through over 90% of the unit, perfect for allergy control. Large Master (king size bed) with ensuite facing the quieter side of the Avenue! A MUST SEE! Book your appointment today.

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Akbar Nimji


WOODLAND ESTATES Offered at $8,950,000

Bearspaw Offered at $4,995,000

VALLEY RIDGE Offered at $4,800,000

MLS C3464360 Enjoy panoramic mountain views from this spectacular home by McKinley Master Builders on a gated 2 acre parcel. This home offers over 10,500 sq ft of luxuriously developed living space, a total of 6 bedrooms, an amazing 9,000 bottle wine cellar & indoor heated salt water swimming pool. Also enjoy the wrap around west facing deck with outdoor fireplace & beautifully landscaped gardens.

MLS C3487905 One of a kind estate home on a 5.2 acre parcel. With over 5400 sq ft of living space, this 4 bedroom estate home has magnificent interior and exterior architecture. Refined craftsmanship and technology is evident throughout. Stunning Sandstone Exterior, large principle rooms, cathedral ceilings in the great room is anchored by a floor to ceiling sandstone fireplace.

MLS C3466673 Exquisite Timberframe executive family home elevated 50 feet above the Bow River in a forested park like acreage setting surrounded by environmental reserve towering conifers and privacy. This estate offers over 7700+ sq ft. of developed space, elevator, geothermal heating/ cooling, 360 degree views and vaulted Timberframe ceilings.

Rideau Offered at $4,750,000

RED DEER LAKE Offered at $4,500,000

Rural Foothills Offered at $3,780,000

MLS C3496777 One of the finest residences in the inner city, City Core Developments presents a stunning contemporary 6,165 sq. ft, 5 bedroom home on the banks of the Elbow River. The floor plan maximizes views of the river and natural sunlight, providing easy access to the large deck overlooking the river & large backyard. Available December 2011.

An expansive 20 acre parcel with stunning mountain views offers country living at its finest while still inside city limits. This home offers over 8300 sq ft of luxurious living space, 2+2 bedrooms, fully developed walk-out basement as well as beautifully landscaped grounds, a 2800 sq ft heated barn with 4 horse stalls, large arena & 4 car attached garage.

MLS C3486103 Great holding or development property for investor or developer. Total of 159 acres, just 3 miles south of Calgary city limits and 1 mile to Sirocco Golf course. Serene setting, beautiful rolling foothill vistas, creek runs through property. Land value only buildings sold in “AS IS”. Paved road access on north and west boundaries.

MOUNT ROYAL Offered at $2,875,000

ROXBORO Offered at $1,745,000

SPRINGBANK HILL Offered at $1,690,000

MLS C3474408 Contemporary 3300+ sq ft 2 storey home in Mount Royal 3+1 bedroom home designed by Marvin DeJong, built by Foothills, interior by Paul Lavoie. Features include double Sapele front doors, Italian limestone accents. Living room with marble surround gas fireplace, and main floor powder room.

MLS C3492781 Charming 4 bedroom executive family home with over 4300 sq ft of developed living space and is conveniently located on a quiet cul de sac in the heart of Roxboro and is siding onto the wood reserve.

MLS C3497577 Stunning panoramic views of majestic Rocky Mountains from this custom built 5 bedroom executive family home. This home offers over 5300 sq ft of developed living space, top of the line finishing throughout, open concept featuring a formal dining area, great room with 14’ coffered ceiling, fireplace & bar adjacent to the gorgeous gourmet kitchen.

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Rural Foothills Offered at $1,640,000

North Glenmore Offered at $1,488,000

MLS C3487838 Beautiful 4-5 bedroom (+ den) executive family home with over 4400 sq ft of living space. A walk-out bungalow built by Brio Custom Homes on 3.5 landscaped acres. This finely crafted home is built for entertaining with the open main floor concept with neutral colors. Beautiful and spacious maintenance free deck and a 4 car attached garage. Conveniently located close to Red Deer Lake School, and the South end of Calgary.

MLS C3486066 Spacious 3000 sq ft 3 bedroom beautifully renovated bungalow (former builders Showhome) facing the Earl Golf Course. Renovated in 2008, some features are cherry wood entry door system with custom leaded glass, antiqued, distressed, American cherry wide plank hardwood flooring, French-lay slate flooring, and cork in the kitchen. Outdoor living space with large mature trees, and a large detached garage.

Hillhurst Offered at $1,250,000

Hillhurst Offered at $1,225,000

Elboya Offered at $1,300,000

Over 3400 sq ft fully finished beautifully renovated 3 bedroom family home with stunning city and Stanley Park views. The main floor offers luxurious and spacious formal living room with vaulted ceilings, gas fireplace, hardwood flooring, large kitchen with granite counter tops, spacious eating area, and a dining room that can easily seat 12 people, plus beautiful outdoor pool.

Hillhurst Offered at $1,195,000

MLS C3496746 Brand new contemporary 3+1 bedroom executive family home with 3088 sq. ft of developed living space on 3 levels. Gleaming maple hardwood floors throughout, custom built cherry kitchen cabinets & the premium Quarts Cesar stone countertops. Main floor living room with 8ft double patio doors & access to the landscaped rear yard & deck. Upper level with 3 bedrooms, Master suite with 5 piece ensuite. Lower level developed with games & rec rooms, 4th bedroom & 4 piece bath.

MLS C3496718 Brand new contemporary 3+1 bedroom executive family home with 2900+ sq. ft of developed living space on 3 levels. Gleaming maple hardwood floors throughout, custom built cherry kitchen cabinets & premium Quarts Cesar stone countertops. Main floor living room with 8ft double patio doors & access to the landscaped rear yard & deck. Upper level with 3 bedrooms, Master suite with 5 piece ensuite. Lower level developed with games & rec rooms, 4th bedroom & 4 piece bath.

MLS C3496005 Gorgeous 2251+ sq. ft contemporary family home with gleaming maple hardwood floors, neutral colors and lots of windows throughout. Main floor with spacious living room and den, gourmet kitchen with top of the line stainless steel appliances, dark cabinetry and granite breakfast bar. Upper level with 2 large bedrooms. Top level is an open loft area which doubles as a bedroom. Lower level is fully developed with a family room and 2 more

Scarboro Offered at $1,169,000

PUMP HILL Offered at $1,095,000

Elbow Park Offered at $1,050,000

MLS C3497083 Unbelievable park views from this stunning 2405+ sq. ft character family home, perfect for entertaining with the open and bright concept. Gleaming hardwood floors throughout. Kitchen with granite countertops and breakfast bar and is open to the breakfast nook, just off the kitchen is access to the landscaped north-facing rear yard. Living room with vaulted beam ceilings and gas fireplace. Upper level with 2 of 4 bedrooms and 5 piece main bath.

MLS C3494528 One of the loveliest bungalows you will ever see! Offering 5000+ sq ft of living space, gleaming hardwood floors, formal living/dining rooms, main floor family room with fireplace adjacent to the gourmet kitchen with granite counter tops, large island/breakfast bar & stainless steel appliances. 3 spacious bedrooms, Lower is fully developed with family & media & rec room, sitting area, 3 bedrooms, sauna, 2 piece powder room & 4 piece bath.

MLS C3495476 Enjoy scenic river views from this home situated on a 51’x213’ (10,968 sq ft) lot in Elbow Park! The existing home, built in 1948, is a 1378 sq ft bungalow with large living/dining rooms, kitchen & 2 bedrooms on the main level. Lower is developed with a family room & 2 bedrooms. Enjoy the back yard with mature landscaping, fire pit & double detached garage & ideal inner city location just steps from Elbow River pathways & close to Sandy Beach, Stanley Park & Glencoe Club.

Gordon W. Ross Team

RECENTLY SOLD

403-216-1600 Gordon Ross Team Gordon W. W. Ross Team gordonwross@shaw.ca

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Beautiful Rosedale

Offered at $699,000

Perched on the escarpment bluff overlooking the City, veering over the Elbow River Valley, Princess Island Park, bike trails & pathways, with the backdrop of mountains surrounding the city skylight is where you’ll find it. The home...A character bungalow of 1660sq ft, hardwoods, 3 bdrm, 2 bath, corner lot of 48ft x 120ft, mature trees, large back deck, garage, sun room & downstairs rec room.

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Altadore

Altadore river park

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$1,695,000

Offered at $549,9000

This lovely 4 bedroom(3up+1down), 3 bathroom home with ensuite, has brand new maple floors, an open concept kitchen, overlooking the sunken living room with fireplace and walkout patio doors with lofty vaulted ceilings. Surrounded by trees, this large, bright home is located steps away from the vibrant shops of Marda Loop with inner city living at its finest.

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elbow valley estates

Crescent heights

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$1,399,000

Offered at $509,9000

Steps from the Cityscape of Crescent Road in ‘West’ Crescent Heights; This cottage-style, nearly 900 sq ft bungalow is situated on a 37.5 ft x 100 ft corner lot, with lovely curb appeal and 2 indoor, 4 season porches. Inside, you’ll be delighted with newly reconditioned hardwoods, custom bronze dipped vents and a large, bright, sunny kitchen.

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Rosedale

$959,000


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In an era of urban home living characterized by composite materials, veneer quality, and faux experience; it is refreshing to see a home inspired by values of true authenticity. This is not your ordinary home. Many luxury homes present themselves with tired and predictable designs, built with common materials, located on average, but inferior, lots. This home represents a completely unique innercity luxury home building approach that takes advantage of an unheard of 10,000 square foot lot with an equally unheard of 3,741 square foot construction footprint. This home represents the ultimate upgrade and epitomizes uniqueness: seven distinct hardwoods, seven stone products, five hydronic heating zones, and thirtythree solid core doors just to name of few of the characteristics that create real and lasting value. This home was inspired by creativity – not economy, using natural but unique materials, on a physical space that does not exist anywhere else in the inner city.

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experience of this home begins well before one even enters the front doors. Soaring evergreens frame the exposed aggregate walkway as you make your approach leading to the curved stairs, landing, and the towering eight foot arched, solid Alder, front doorway. Gourmand’s Delight - For those who take great pleasure in food it is comforting to see a kitchen that is both inspiring in design and functional in form. Aesthetics matter, so no detail was overlooked in making this space remarkable: granite countertops solid Cherry cabinets, Travertine stone flooring, and a truly one-of-a-kind circular Maple wood topped chopping block platform with cylindrical Zebra wood base. Refined Living - One of the guiding principles in this home design was in affirming the importance of interactions with family and friends. With over 1,000 square feet of unimpeded main floor open living and dining space;

relationships grow here. Sweet Dreams - Quietly tucked away at the end of a twenty-three foot hallway, behind double solid Alder doors, and sunken into its own world lies the Master Retreat. Nine foot ceilings, corner quartz stone-faced gas fireplace, Tiger wood floors, his and her walk-in closet, and a revitalizing Master Spa with jetted tub, and walk-in steam shower. Exotic Descent - Descend the curved, open riser, solid Walnut staircase. Take note of the Zebra wood surround between floors and the flared exit leading you to the dry-stacked, white quartz, feature wall and bar. Functionality and style are at play here. Acid stained concrete flooring provides a clean and modern look. With over 1,840 square feet of developed living space the lower level is a world unto its own. Offered at $1,898,000 mls# C3483783



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