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ESTATE Welcome to 331 Lynx Ridge Road NW in Calgary. Come see what this luxurious home has to offer. Be the envy of your friends once they hear it backs onto the excusive Lynx Ridge Golf Course (free membership included). The expansive driveway creates a vantage with an excellent view of the home and it’s majestic backdrop. The house offers a panoramic 270-degree view, overlooking four different holes of the course. The entry has a striking 10-foot waterfall feature. Step into the main living room area with tower 18—foot ceilings, a sunken floor and relax in front of the large gas fireplace. Savour the panoramic views as you create your gourmet meals in this fully loaded kitchen focused around a large centre island with expansive granite countertops. There are also plenty of appliances,

accessories and cupboards for all of your kitchen needs.

enormous soaker tub and a spacious dressing/ powder room.

Impress your guests in the formal dining room featuring a three-sided gas fireplace. For more casual dining why not slip into the breakfast nook? In either room you will be overlooking the greens through bright wrap around windows.

Fulfill all of your leisure desires in the spacious walkout basement with 9.5 foot ceilings. This level comes with a full bar, a mini kitchen, a walk-in wine cellar and a private screening/ media room. The home theater room has twelve reclining La-Z-Boys to seat your guests in stylish comfort as they take in the 120-inch projection screen TV with a 7.1 surround system.

This spectacular home features five exquisite bedrooms, each with walk-in closets. The massive master suite has floor to ceiling high windows and a large walk in closet. The lavish five-piece ensuite bathroom will remind you of a decadent spa with ceiling high windows all around and includes a high power steam shower. There is plenty of room for two with separate his and her vanity sinks, an

Outside there is a four car garage with heated floors, two large balconies overlooking the golf course, an irrigation system to look after the 2/3 acre lot and the entertainment hosting highlight, an eight person hot tub.

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Harmony & Refinement 13

Unique in the history of watchmaking and symbolic of Breguet’s own origins, the emblematic Tradition 7027 design returns in a two-color version.

Good Karma


The Fisker Karma is a plug-in hybrid luxury sports sedan. The Karma is powered by Quantum Technologies’ Q-Drive technology

Oculus by Schöpfer Yachts 16

The Oculus is the first “design launch” of Schöpfer Yachts LLC. This 250-foot vessel was designed by E. Kevin Schöpfer, founder and owner of his namesake company.

Dennis Plintz presents


Located in the sophisticated community of Aspen Ridge with wider streets and large family homes, this home is architecturally unique, and stands distinguished among others with its distinctive design and curb appeal.

Extreme Luxury in lower springbank 26 Having decided they needed something bigger and closer to nature, the owners of this remarkable property, decided on a beautiful two acre plot.

Exquisite Contemporary Design


A bold robust beach house was the vision for this unique beachside site.

The Wiesmann


From the country that re-invented the Mini as a baby BMW comes this BMW-based cod-classic that emulates an entire ensemble of British sports car icons.

The Psychology of Home


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Unique in the history of watchmaking and symbolic of Breguet’s own origins, the emblematic Tradition 7027 design returns in a two-color version. Its now-celebrated caliber 507DR displays the entire movement, built on either side of the mainplate though mostly on the front of the plate. Its pink gold case holds an anthracite grey movement that emphasizes its bridges and bars, in particular the escapement’s, fitted with its celebrated old-style “pare-chute” in hand-beveled steel. The movement proper has received a grey anthracite surface treatment, basically an improved electroplating technique, employing an alloy of precious metals of the platinum family darker in hue than the ruthenium traditionally favored by watchmakers. The visual contrasts between the anthracite movement and the pink gold case add to the watch’s crisp contemporary good looks with a revolutionary touch or two, not least the time of day displayed on a lustrous black dial off-centered at 12 o’clock. The Tradition 7027 is also available in pink gold with pink gold mainplate, bridges and bars or in a white gold case fitted with the new anthracite movement.

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930 Prospect Avenue SW

Offered at $3,495,000

Landmark Mount Royal residence on a ½ acre lot. Elegant architectural design by a renowned New York architect with meticulous restoration. This fine home offering over 5600 sq ft of luxurious living space & every amenity for the discerning buyer including 10’ ceilings with custom crown mouldings, spacious principal rooms & gorgeous custom chef’s kitchen with cherry cabinets, top of the line appliances & French doors leading to a balcony overlooking the garden. On the second level you will find the magnificent 1100 sq ft master retreat with sun room & spa-like ensuite with book-leafed floor to ceiling custom white marble, soaker tub & steam shower. There are also 2 additional spacious bedrooms & a 4 piece bath on the second level. The third level includes a bedroom, office, large bonus room & 3 piece bath. Also enjoy the park-like gardens & the ideal location close to all amenities.

3 Pinehurst Drive

Offered at $1,675,000

Executive 1 +2 bedroom custom built Greenboro walkout bungalow on .76 acres backing onto treed ravine. Custom gourmet kitchen with large island, under mount sinks, granite countertops, Wolf gas stove, hood fan, Sub-Zero custom fridge, Asko dishwasher, heating drawer, 10-13ft ceilings, floor to ceiling windows, maple hardwood floors, pot lighting, air conditioning, speaker system throughout interior & exterior. Large south facing master with recessed ceiling. A grand staircase with wrought iron spindles will escort you down to the finished walk-out basement with 2 bedrooms 1 and 1/2 baths, heated floors,custom gym,large rec room,tv/media area, custom wine room with temperature control and room for approx 800 bottles!The yard is beautiful & fully loaded, Rundlestone fireplace, built-in hot tub, outdoor heated pool with pool house 1/2 bath and outdoor shower, built-in stone BBQ, putting green, amazing lightscape lighting throughout front and back, heated triple oversized attached garage. THIS IS A MUST SEE!

153 Magenta Crescent

Offered at $1,249,900

This custom built walkout has 2305sqft home backs onto a beautiful pond in Rainbow Falls. Huge gourmet kitchen,granite counters & backsplash,butler’s pantry & a walk-in pantry.High ceilings throughout with a 14ft greatroom,5” plank hickory hardwood,upgraded faucets & carpet.Bronze symphony lighting,high efficiency furnace,in floor heating & garage heating!This home has 4 bedrooms & a huge 18x20ft office with full wall built-in book cases,seat benches& 2 computer desks.Many features include: 13ft stone fireplace in greatroom,maple niche,crown mouldings throughout main floor.Master features 10ft stone fireplace,rope lighting,maple walk-in closet.Extensive laundry area with built-in ironing station,huge wet bar & wine conisure entertainment center,under step storage on main floor & storage on main floor & storage/ exercise room in basement with built-in cabinetry for hideaway storage.A/C 6” baseboards & 4” casings,speaker systems throughout.Also included; grand entrance mirror & exterior stone picnic table!!!

123 Wentworth Hill SW

Offered at $869,900

Newly developed 2 storey home with over 2600 sqft of above grade living space by Sky. This home has beautiful walnut hardwood floors throughout main floor, custom cabinetry with LG stainless steel appliances package, gas stove, granite counter-tops with undermount sinks, pot-lighting throughout, 18 ft ceilings in main floor living room with built-in’s and gas fireplace with area to mount plazma tv, main floor den, main floor dining room with custom decorative ceiling, high baseboards throughout, and mud room off garage. Upstairs you will find a large bonus room, 3 large bedrooms, bathrooms with heated tiled floors, ensuite has his/hers sinks with separate tiled shower & jetted tub along with his/ hers closets, and upstairs laundry. This home has a west facing backyard perfect for entertaining. This home is well finished with all the bells and whistles!









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Good Karma

The Fisker Karma is a plug-in hybrid luxury sports sedan. The Karma is powered by Quantum Technologies’ Q-Drive technology, an innovative petrol engine/electric motor combination; Q-Drive is a series hybrid system meaning that the engine is mated with a generator to provide an electrical connection to the motors and also recharge the batteries and as such the electric motors are the only mechanical driving force connected to the wheels.

As a factory option the Karma can be fitted with a solar paneled roof not only to aid in the recharging of its LithiumIon batteries but also to aid the cabin climate control system. The solar roof is capable of generating a half kilowatt-hour a day and is estimated to provide up to 6.4–8.0 km of additional range a week assuming continuously sunny days. Additionally, the car offers a set of solar panels for the garage/ house which may charge the Karma entirely ‘off the grid’.

Although Fisker Automotive has yet to release solid statistics regarding Karma’s fuel economy, the company estimates the average driver will only have to refill the fuel tank annually provided they do not drive more than 80 km a day. Fisker Automotive has also suggested that when in ‘sport-hybrid’ mode the Karma will be capable of 2.4 l/100 km of fuel consumed for a range of 480 km. Despite its eco-friendly background the Karma features a 201 km/h top speed and is capable of reaching 97 km/h from a standstill in 5.8 seconds. The Karma’s two 201 brake horsepower (204 PS) motors produce 1,300 newton metres of torque, more than the Bugatti Veyron at 1,250 N·m. Now, that’s what I call good Karma.






Oculus by Schรถpfer Yachts


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Oculus by Schöpfer Yachts


The Oculus is the first “design launch” of Schöpfer Yachts LLC. This 250-foot vessel was designed by E. Kevin Schöpfer, founder and owner of his namesake company. Designed to accommodate 14 guests in extraordinary comfort and style, Oculus is a long distance cruising yacht capable of speeds upwards of 21 knots. The exterior styling is representative of the jaw and eye socket bone structure of large oceanic fish and mammals. Featuring a dramatic reverse bow configuration, the yacht’s armature balances an elegant



Oculus by Schรถpfer Yachts

The exterior styling is representative of the jaw and eye socket bone structure of large oceanic fish...


Oculus by Schöpfer Yachts


expression of symmetry and structure. In addition to the bow, Oculus also features a “low rider profile”. This slightly lowered surface allows for new side recreational areas, alternate dockage access and light cruising openness. Lateral retractable side panels close this area when heavier wave action is indicated.

The interior features of Oculus focus on a 12 foot high ceiling in the main salon, a cylindrical double height dining room, central stair and elevator tube, and seemingly anatomical ceiling and floor lighting extensions giving definition to the seating areas. The second level is the dedicated Owner’s suite. Living areas and bedchambers are divided by a series of four freestanding tubes, which house

bath and storage necessities. In addition to the main common stair, the second Owner’s stair connects to the third level aft private salon and deck / water feature. The third level also contains the forward pilothouse and separate captain’s quarters. The generous open decks with separate water features are located forward and aft for convenient guest use.


Dream Homes

Dennis Plintz presents: Truly Beyond Description

Dennis Plintz presents




Dennis Plintz presents: Truly Beyond Description

Dream Homes

Located in the sophisticated community of Aspen Ridge with wider streets and large family homes, this home is architecturally unique, and stands distinguished among others with its distinctive design and curb appeal. Perched high on an oversized corner lot that is beautifully landscaped and looks over the Elbow Valley and picturesque mountain vistas. As you enter under an enchanting pergola, through a beautiful garden landscape and front entrance, you are greeted by a 20+ foot wall of Southwest facing windows, capturing a tremendous amount of sunlight, and yielding mountain views that take your breath away. Open faced concrete stairs leads you to a contemporary style wood and glass entrance. Once inside, the modern yet timeless design that characterizes the home is continued in every detail of the high quality finishing. The dark Fir window trims contrast with walls and polished beige limestone flooring to produce elegant results. Four different wood species, with various wood stains, are used in combination, and their interplay has a dramatic effect on the senses. A curved, two-storey wall, with floor-to-ceiling windows, and a twosided fireplace separating the formal living and dining areas, defines the living room. The coarse stone texture against the natural lustre of the wood creates a striking effect.

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A beautiful modern kitchen is the center of the house. Custom made Sapele wood cabinets with attractive glass tiling produce a chic and stylish look. A large curved granite island, designed to complement the curved walls, maintains a flow in the design. Beautiful and thoughtful design elements are seen everywhere, such as how the stone used outside, which is duplicated on the fireplace walls inside the home for continuity of design and materials. A welcoming pergola deck space is an efficient extension, taking your living space outside and accenting the grand outdoor entertaining area. It sits a few feet above the garden with a modern style glass railing.


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Dennis Plintz presents: Truly Beyond Description

Dennis Plintz presents: Truly Beyond Description

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contemporary lines of the home perfectly,

Jatoba wood, just opposite the staircase,

Luxurious yet functional design, opulent

and connects to a second floor where the

defines a cozy private retreat area on

finishing, state of the art electronics and

bedrooms are located. Every bedroom

the second floor, with a fireplace and


on this level has heated floors, en-suite

unobstructed views of the mountains.

are all found in this spectacular custom

bathrooms, and walk-in closets lavishly finished in Brazilian cherry, also called ‘Jatoba’ wood. The master suite has a double-sided fireplace, plenty of builtin cabinetry, and an exquisite en-suite bathroom with dual sinks, a large steam shower and a soaker tub.

The Lower level has a workout area, a twopiece bathroom and an additional bedroom with a four-piece en-suite bathroom, as well as a granite wet bar, a media room




designed and built home. A highly soughtafter setting of Aspen Ridge makes this home, undoubtedly, a must see. For further information, or to arrange a

fully wired for entertainment, and a custom

private viewing, please contact Dennis Plintz

wine cellar built especially for the avid wine

of Century 21 Bamber Realty at 403.608.1112,


or visit

A feature curved wall, finished in Brazilian


Marketing and technology to ensure maximum exposure and maximum value

#2301 - 1088 6TH AVENUE SW - Offered at $1,100,000 - JUST SOLD! Experience the exquisite lifestyle of this prestigious Penthouse. Enjoy 3 private balconies that capture river, mountain and downtown skyline views. This penthouse is finished with hardwood floors, granite, sun project custom motorized shutter window coverings, and the list goes on! Please visit and click “listing videos” for a full detailed tour.

207 HERITAGE LAKE DRIVE - Offered at $1,600,000 A Fantastic opportunity to own a stunning home in the exclusive Lake community of Heritage Point. The architectural design of this gorgeous 2 storey home boasts Bamboo & Cork flooring complemented by porcelain tiles & plush carpeting. Stunning details include, double height ceilings, 2 way gas fireplace, 2 Storey wall of windows and bamboo pillars. Call today to view this exquisite home or visit and click “listing videos” for a full detailed tour.

1219 BEVERLEY BLVD SW - Offered at $2,500,000 Welcome to our beautiful “Green Home” in Bel-Aire. “Gutted to the studs” & designed to be as green as possible by adding the latest energy efficient upgrades, Solar panels, a Government grade biometric security system & Solid core, air locking doors used to sound reduction. The list goes on! Call today for full details or visit, and click “listing videos” for a full detailed tour.

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1109 Premier Way SW - Offered at $2,349,700 - PENDING SALE! This prestigious, newly built 5 bedroom home in the heart of Mount Royal offers nearly 6000 Sq Ft of beautifully developed living space, triple car attached garage, and a beautiful South facing backyard offering definite “wow” factor. Call today for more details or visit and click “listing videos” for a full featured tour of this home.

#14 - 6 Scarpe Dr SW - Offered at $577,700 This immaculate 3 story townhouse featuring over 1700 sq ft of developed living space is a must see! This 2 bedroom plus den unit shows exceptionally well, completely wired for smart system and has Wired in sound throughout, open concept main level, breakfast bar, private outdoor fenced patio area, vaulted ceilings, & a 6 pc spa retreat in the master suite. Many more details for you to see! Call today for your private viewing.

3132 SIGNAL HILL DRIVE SW - Offered at $849,000 Welcome home to 3132 Signal Hill Dr. This clean, contemporary open concept floor plan greets you with high vaulted ceilings unobstructed mountain views and is sure to impress. A very rare, must see walk out bungalow with over 3000 sq ft of developed living space with Granite countertops, central air, fully developed walk out to a Japanese style Zen low maintenance garden, The list goes on with modern design, tile flooring and upgraded appliances, it’s move in ready!

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Extreme Luxury in Lower Springbank

Extreme Luxury

in lower springbank

Having decided they needed something bigger and closer to nature, the owners of this remarkable property, decided on a beautiful two acre plot which offered abundant space, remarkable views of springbank valleys and the majestic Rockies , as well as privacy amidst the lush meadows of South Springbank .

materials finished to the highest quality standards, and a layout that incorporates elements from Arizona’s contemporary southwestern architecture and style.

A stunning sandstone, embedded with fossils, rock wall and a grand curved entrance of the same stone greets you as you enter. The same grand sandstone design frames the 1000 plus Adjoining a lovely pond, and surrounded by stunning mountain square feet of the deck, in the back of the house. The car lovers vistas, this was the perfect place for their new home. With a will, no doubt, be in love with the oversized drive-through 4 to flair for design themselves and responding to their need for 6 car garage. a distinguished custom home, they got in touch with Laratta Homes, one of Calgary’s most distinguished “dream home” Entering through the entrance archway, a 9-ft tall solid mahogany door with custom curved handles, gives a hint of builders, to build their home. the lavish detailing that has gone into the construction of this The result was quite wonderful. A beautiful exterior, reminiscent home. You’re welcomed into a beautiful living room with 15-ft of a cross-breed between a French Country Chateau and high barrel vaulted ceiling, with arched floor-to-ceiling windows a Tuscan Villa, a gorgeous interior using rare and exquisite yielding grand views of the meadow and the mountains.


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Dream Homes

Extreme Luxury in Lower Springbank

The ambiance within is soothing and refined, with elegant recessed lighting and beautiful, unique pieces of a fine art collection light fixtures and chandeliers adding to the aura. Flanked by an open and uniquely gourmet kitchen on one side, the great room features a magnificent 6-ft Italian Travertine fireplace, the single most expensive feature in the house, which was custom made by Vancouver based designers at a cost of $30,000. At night time, the view of the fireplace is simply exotic, with the warmth and the brilliance of the 6 foot long fire dominating the entire scene. A unique feature of the home is the 5500 square feet of beautiful natural-colored limestone flooring, believed to date back to the Jurassic period, complete with 75 Million year old fossils embedded within. The custom-cut, over-sized 2-foot by 2-foot limestone pieces were brought in from Germany for this home, by Dauter Stone Inc. This unique limestone full of prehistoric seashells and other fossils is seen throughout the home and includes walls, backsplashes, showers, as well as the floor areas. In the kitchen, a 15-foot long gourmet centre island finished in beautiful Brazilian granite infused with bronze, copper and jade, eliminates the need for an informal dining area. The same granite is also used as backsplash above the top-of-the-line Dacor cooking range and oven. Every slab is different reflecting distinct and unique colours. A gleaming, custom designed and manufactured hood, by Hammersmith, captures the eye as you gaze at the seemingly infinite storage cabinets in the kitchen area. This contemporary 2-tiered hood-fan features recessed lighting on its curved perimeter. Two wide Thermador fridges customized to blend with the interior, an additional Dacor oven, open pull-out cabinets and a very exclusive touch-free faucet are some of the other special features of the kitchen. The subtle earth tones help accentuate the distinct colours and luxurious textures of the natural stone. Along the side of the kitchen wall, just by the entrance is a striking waterfall that cascades down a gorgeous slab of slate imported all the way from India. The unique Brazilian granite in the kitchen, by Alberta Marble, adds a dash of colour and reflects beautifully under the Fine Art Collection pendant lighting over the counter and the exceptional ‘Black Marinachi’ in the bar and spa downstairs are


Extreme Luxury in Lower Springbank

Dream Homes

a rarity. To create a smooth flow from upstairs to the downstairs, a curved artistic staircase with extra wide steps and a beautiful wrought iron balustrade was custom designed for the space. A row of windows along the curved staircase wall keeps both floors bright and open. As a result, the basement feels like a continued flow of the main level. There’s roughly 1,000 square feet of main level deck space, 1,000 square feet on the lower level, 600 sq. feet under open skies on the lower level, as well as 450 square feet of main deck designed as BBQ/grilling space. A grand piano below the staircase defines the purpose and sets the tone of the lower floor which is set up lavishly for entertainment and recreation. A fine bar, with Italian Black Marinachi counter, shows off beautiful custom made forged iron brackets that hold the glass shelving against travertine walls. A grand theatre room with a majestic 120 inch screen, a two-tier floor for clear viewing, and powerful top-of theline speakers and technology, all set up for a great entertainment experience that rivals the best of commercial theatres. Sliding doors lead out to the lower deck, creating a flow of space from the inside to the outside and making for great entertaining, especially during the warm summer months. An elegant ‘spa bathroom’ downstairs shows off the sauna room, complete with floor-to-ceiling glass entrance, custom made curved benches and pillows. Upstairs, an elegant master bedroom with another spa-like en-suite gives the feel of being on a holiday in a luxury resort. A jetted tub sits beside a fireplace and a TV. Phoenix style recessed mirrors embellished with glass tiles on the sides sit above limestone bowl shaped sinks perched over beautiful granite counters. And, to complete the picture of the chic spa-like space, there is also a beautiful leopard print couch set by a large window for some extra R and R. The home is just under 7,000 square feet of luxurious developed space in size with 5 bedrooms, all with their own en-suite units, a Den, 6 bathrooms in all, 5 fireplaces, including an outdoor one, a complete theatre room and a fully equipped exercise room, leaving very little to be desired. This special property, surrounded by nature and greenery all around with wide open views, is truly a “dream home” meant for someone with distinctive taste. For more information on this property please contact Cyndi Collins at 403-249-4322 or visit


4 Grand Arches Bay

$ 3 795 000

15 Westbluff Court

$ 2 687 000

97 Lott Creek Landing

$ 1 450 000

115 Timberstone Court

$ 2 499 000

134 Westridge Park Drive

$ 2 150 000

7 River Ridge Point

$ 2 480 000

134 Westridge Park Drive

$ 2 150 000

51 Livingstone Estates

11 Gracewood Grove

$ 1 599 000

This home is far home ordinary! Custom built with pride from Laratta Homes, exceptional details wait from the moment you lay eyes on the stately exterior and welcoming foyer with solid mahogany door and covered entry. Barrel vaulted ceiling in great room hosting a 6’ Travertine stone fireplace! Gourmet kitchen with massive granite island, top of the line appliances, large pantry, access to covered deck with outdoor fireplace, BBQ deck, main level laundry with drying racks, master suite with spacious walk in closet, exceptional 6 pc ensuite with gas fireplace and TV, 2 large bedrooms up each with 3 pc ensuite, media theatre room with seating for 20 and mini bar, full media system equipment including 120” screen, full entertaining bar with wine storage, workout room with cork floors, spa like bathroom with sauna, 2 additional bedrooms in lower, massive family room with access to covered patio. This home is for the discriminating buyer searching for a home that sets itself apart… far from ordinary!

Rare opportunity to live in exceptional Timberstone on this lovingly built walk out bungalow built with pride from Taradar, meticulous attention to detail and finishing quality, gourmet kitchen with center island, granite counters, top of the line appliances, butler’s pantry, spacious dining room, huge laundry/mud room with lockers, 3 car heated attached garage with storage room, paved driveway, beautifully landscaped, gleaming hardwood floors, dramatic field stone two way gas fireplace on both levels, rich wood den with built in cabinets, master with 5 pc luxurious ensuite and massive closet,3 bdrms in lower with 2 sharing a jack’n’jill 5pc bath, family room enjoying the 2nd 2 way fireplace, games room, wet bar, enclosed home theatre with projection unit and screen... perfect for home movie enjoyment. Magnificent Mountain Views from this 2 acre private lot, close to numerous private and public schools, golf and shopping.

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, master suite with large walk in closets, ensuite with large tub, steam shower, huge recreation and games room (could be massive home office) and partially developed walkout lower with cold room, crawl space storage and high ceilings. This is a one of a kind location, close to Calgary ’s conveniences such as numerous private and public schools, golf and new Aspen Landing shopping!

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,gorgeous great room with high ceilings,plenty of windows to capture the magnificent Mountain and Valley Views,spacious formal dining room with french doors,rich oak gourmet kitchen with center island,granite counters and large pantry,warm hearth room for cozy days,bright nook with access to huge decks,raised garden beds,large laundry room,mud room,walkout level has pub like wet bar,huge wine cellar for the serious oenophile,games room,media room,indoor hot tub spa,massive built in BBQ and picnic area. Must View!

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, master suite with large walkin closets, ensuite with large tub, steam shower, huge recreation and games room (could be massive home office) and partially developed walkout lower with cold room, crawl space storage and high ceilings. This is a one of a kind location, close to Calgary’s conveniences such as numerous private and public schools, golf and new Aspen Landing shopping!


Rare 4.05 acre parcel lot located in Livingstone Estates, 1.5 storey walkout, fenced with both pet control and wired rail fence, ideal for horses, mature landscaping, stunning mountain views, west exposure, paved circular driveway, detached 5 car garage/workshop is a handyman’s dream, irrigation system, 4 bedrooms including master suite with his and hers walk in closets, huge glass block shower, make-up counter, gorgeous gourmet country kitchen with top of the line appliances, spacious dining room, dramatic living room with full height stone fireplace, music room with French doors, custom curved staircases , wine collectors cooler for the serious oenophile, summer kitchen in lower level, indoor lap pool & spa , multi level tiered media room, wrap around country porch, lower level walkout, all rooms hot water under floor heat, countless additional details and upgrades, this home is immaculate and maintained with pride and it shows! Totally rebuilt in 2001!

Custom 2 storey walkout built with pride by Alanridge Homes, gorgeous gourmet kitchen with Alder cabinets, center island eating bar, granite counters, upgraded appliances, walk thru pantry to mud room off garage with built in lockers, welcoming vestibule entry with French doors, main level den, vaulted ceilings in stunning great room, 4 bedrooms include 3 up with spacious master suite and 5 pc ensuite, walk in closets, computer home work station, curved staircase, maple hardwood floors, Berber carpet, lower family entertainment area with sit up bar, play room perfect for home gym, walkout to roman patio, large deck with BBQ hookup, built in speakers, fully landscaped with irrigation system, air conditioner, 3 car oversized attached garage with sink and cedar doors, exposed aggregate driveway, this stunning home is immaculate and turn key, only lightly lived in for 19 months! Close to numerous private and public schools, golf and shopping nearby.

This is one of the finest 2 acre lots in Springbank! Ridge top, very private, mature landscaping, stunning unobstructed views of the river valley and mountains, gorgeous contemporary design by Jeremy Sturgess with massive home office with separate entrance, 3 car garage with in floor heat, main level home gym, gourmet kitchen with granite counters and center island, nook, sun room, large dining room, numerous windows creating fabulous lighting and allowing the views to creep in, curved family room with gas fireplace, spacious living room with feature fireplace and white onyx rock, reading nook, large library with built in shelves and desk, master suite with gorgeous spa like ensuite with sandstone tiles and own private deck, walk in closet, large bedroom with vaulted ceilings, bedroom in curved turret creating the space to dream in, 2 large bedrooms down, media room, recreation room, large laundry, cold room, enclosed courtyard with water feature welcomes you, numerous decks, this design is perfect for entertaining and family space. Close to numerous private and public schools, recreation facilities, golf, skiing, shopping and dining. Live with privacy yet with conveniences.

Gorgeous walkout raised bungalow with stunning mountain views, framed by trees making this 2 acre lot extremely private, huge 1200 square foot covered deck with outdoor fireplace, newly renovated with oak hardwood, gourmet kitchen with center granite island, large pantry, stainless appliances, main level laundry, massive dining room and entertaining space, huge great room with vaulted ceilings, granite gas fireplace, new ensuite with steam shower, jetted tub, cabinet towers, walk in closet in Master suite, 4 additional bedrooms, recreation room, 3 car attached heated garage, convenient to Springbank Schools and Arena.

403 - 249 - 4322 • • Royal Lepage Foothills Real Estate Services • 200, 37 Richard Way SW Calgary, Alberta T3P 7M8

30267 River Ridge Drive

$1 145 500

223 Alandale Place

$ 1 395 000

117 Rosewood Drive

$ 1 425 000

42 Gracewood Estates

$ 1 199 000

21 Springland Way

$ 1 099 000

31 Country Lane Bay

$ 849 000

$ 394 000

214 Partridge Place

$ 389 000

1 Swift Creek Lane

$ 359 000

Beautiful walkout bungalow in prestigious River Ridge Estates, 2 acres with stunning mountain views, mature landscaping, invisible pet control fencing, paved driveway, large decks, gorgeous gardens, 3 car attached oversized garage, hardwood laminate floors, welcoming foyer, vaulted ceilings, spacious dining room, large living room, 2 wood burning fireplaces with gas starters, bright kitchen with center island, corian counters, nook, mud room, master suite with ensuite and walkin closet, main level den, 3 additional bedrooms, recreation room, wet bar and so much more, walk to Elbow River Valley, close to numerous private and public schools, new Aspen Landing Shopping, golf and more. This is a rare opportunity to live in River Ridge Estates!

Beautifully set up for a horse lovers dream on a fully fenced 4.7 acre lot with horse barn w/stalls,corrals. This fabulous 2 storey home with fully finished lower is located in charming Gracewood Estates with Mountain Views, a very private subdivision located close to Springbank Arena and numerous private and public schools. Newly restored hardwood, main level den, large laundry, spacious dining room, large country kitchen with center island, granite counters, new stainless appliances, large walkin pantry, bright nook with access to huge decks including hot tub (as is), large living room with gas fireplace and built in cabinets,upper huge loft which can be used as additional bedroom, office or library, massive master suite with sitting room, ensuite with 3 way gas fireplace, walk in closet, 2nd bedroom up with own 4 pce ensuite, lower is fully finished with bedroom, media room, bathroom and huge storage that could easily developed for more living space or additional bedroom. Acreage living at its finest!

3422 Richmond Road SW

Newly renovated from top to bottom Bungalow with oak hardwood floors, fresh and neutral paint, spacious kitchen with sliding glass doors to deck, 4pc bath with window, large living room with crown molding and wainscoting including foyer and hall, 2 bedrooms up, full one bedroom suite with newer 4pc bathroom, kitchen and carpet, shared laundry, new energy efficient furnace and water tank, large fenced yard, one car detached garage off back lane, 15.24 m or 50 foot frontage, zoned DC, wood shed, concrete parking pad, mature landscaping and conveniently located in fashionable Killarney, close to transit, this is the ideal home to live up and rent down!

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! 5 Bedrooms, 4 car attached oversized garage, 2 car detached garage, this home is very private surrounded by nature’s beauty. Convenient to numerous private and public schools, recreation arena, golf and fabulous shopping and restraunts in Aspen Landing.

This home is built with a quality we rarely see today, stately brick exterior, tiered decks, gazebo, greenhouse, water feature, mature and extensive landscaping, paved driveway, 3 car attached garage with workshop, gorgeous vaulted ceilings, rich wood paneling and cabinets, 4 dry pack stone fireplaces, wood burning additional fireplace capable of heating home if needed, gorgeous carved wood doors, curved staircase with exposed risers, formal living room, separate dining room, loft, office, main level laundry, oak kitchen, bright eating nook, huge walk-in pantry, wine/cold room, hot tub, sauna, massive master suite with his/her’s walk in closets, 6 pc ensuite, 3 additional bedrms, pub like bar and recreation room, lots of storage. Close to city conveniences, numerous private and public schools, COP, golf and shopping.

Beautiful mountain views from this 2 acre lot located off Partridge Bay in stunning south Springbank, very good drilled well with 15 gpm, no building commitment and no commitment to use any particular builder, no GST on purchase price, power, gas, phone and cable to property line and buyer to run to building site, pan handle shape with shared driveway access, close to city conveniences, shopping nearby, numerous private and public schools. Build your dream home today!

This stunning arts and crafts styled walk out bungalow has 4 spacious bedrooms, dramatic gas fireplace in great room, Brazilian cherry hardwood, custom one of a kind wood front door, main level family room off kitchen, large laundry, gourmet kitchen with center island, maple cabinets and gleaming granite counters, country dining room, fabulous master bedroom and spa like ensuite with gas 3 way fireplace, steam shower, walk in closet, 2nd bedroom on main, 2 additional bedrooms in lower with family room with gas fireplace, maple entertainment cabinet, finished storage room, media room, games room perfect for pool table, wet bar, exterior wood burning fireplace to cozy up too and enjoy the stunning mountain views from this beautifully landscaped 2 acre lot with pet control fence, sprinkler system, wrought iron entrance gates, huge heated 3 car garage that accommodates 4 vehicles, in floor slab heating, cover deck with rough in for speakers ideal for summer BBQ’s, gorgeous cedar shingle, stone and stucco exterior with tons of curb appeal!

Charming Bungalow with huge covered porch with sky lights. Welcoming foyer, hardwood, slate and tile floors, spacious dining room, large great room with vaulted ceilings and River Rock gas fireplace, master suite with walk-in closet, sitting room and ensuite bathroom, den (could be 4th bedroom), 3 car attached garage and single oversized detached garage, paved driveway, garden shed and room for RV parking.

Fabulous Mountain Views from this gorgeous 2 acre lot located in prestigious Swift Creek Estates, fully service to property line, building plans custom designed to lot featuring a 1.5 storey home are available, no GST on purchase price, view sheds are designated within building envelopes, no building commitment to use any particular builder, community paved walking paths for residents enjoyment, close to Springbank Schools and numerous private schools in the area, shopping nearby at the new Aspen Landing shopping mall. This is an ideal location to build your dream home on a dream property within a wonderfully developed community “Swift Creek Estates”

403 - 249 - 4322 • • Royal Lepage Foothills Real Estate Services • 200, 37 Richard Way SW Calgary, Alberta T3P 7M8

#700, 1816 Crowchild Trail N.W., Calgary, AB, T2M 3Y7

Kristine Semrau 403.542.8507

Office : 403.450.8383 • •



Spectacular city and mountain views surround this new custom walkout home on 4 acres in DeWinton. Almost 3000 sq ft of exquisitely finished interior space and smart wired throughout. The main floor is designed for entertaining with a double sided rock fireplace, formal dining room and gourmet kitchen with abundant cabinetry, stainless appliances and granite counters. The mudroom is a mother’s delight with all the built-in lockers and separate laundry room. A total of 4 spacious bedrooms on the upper level, the Master is a true retreat with rock fireplace, coffered ceilings, his/hers walk-in closets. The luxurious ensuite is truly spa-like with its spacious glass shower and soaker tub. The lower walk out level has the option to be finished with rough-in for heated floors and media room. The triple car garage is home to your new 2010 Bobcat Riding Mower & Tractor. All this within 15 minutes to Shawnessy, Calgary Polo Club and private schools. Option to finish basement, driveway, landscaping & outbuildings.



Magnificent DeWinton location on 4 acres with unobstructed mountain and valley views from all levels. Just under 3000 sq ft of superior craftsmanship & style showcasing bamboo hardwood floors, rock fireplace and main floor den. The chic kitchen design offers abundant maple cabinetry, granite countertops and stainless appliances/hood fan. Design features include second level laundry room and 4 spacious bedrooms, including a large flex room. Master retreat is heavenly with rock fireplace, soaker tub, spacious glass shower & walk-in closet. The lower walk-out level has the option to be finished with rough-in for heated floors & media room. Oversized triple garage is home to your new 2010 Bobcat Riding Mower & Tractor. Option to finish basement, driveway, landscaping & outbuildings. The best of both worlds….. country living less than 10 minutes from city limits.



This urban oasis restored by Housebrand is located in trendy Altadore/River Park. This main floor of this bright and contemporary 3 Storey Townhouse reveals a neutral palate, natural bamboo floors and ceramic tile fireplace surround. Chef’s kitchen has been remodelled with stainless steel appliances, granite countertops/breakfast bar, tiled backsplash and slate floor. Enjoy outdoor entertaining within your own private deck/ courtyard. On the 2nd level, you’ll find the master suite with expansive windows that boast views of the outdoor living space. Explore the endless possibilities of the 3rd level open concept loft…it’s suitable for a gym, playroom, media room, home office or 3rd bedroom. The lower level offers a heated double garage, laundry and storage room. All this within 10 minutes to city centre, and close to bus route, schools, River Park (off-leash) and shopping.


Offered at $2,095,000

Stylishly sophisticated, and contemporary 2,654 square foot bungalow, with 1,366 square foot developed basement on a 12,463 square foot lot, minutes from Downtown. Large south back yard and private centre courtyard with spa. Architecturally expanded and redesigned in 2003 and completely renovated in 2009. Rich Brazillian cherry hardwood floors, custom built-ins, and a gourmet kitchen with top of the line appliances. 4 bedrooms, and 3.5 bathrooms, including a Jack-and-Jill bathroom, which is perfect for a family. Fully equipped media room, fitness room, office, 2 family rooms, wired for sound, data and entertainment throughout home, 2 wood-burning contemporary concrete fireplaces. Vaulted master suite with 12’ windows, private courtyard access, large ensuite, and custom walk in closet. Professionally landscaped lot with underground sprinkler system and architectural lighting. Dream garage designed and completed by Premier Garage. ** Exclusive listing - All Realtors: most welcome **

403-830-8360 Re/Max First

The Smiling Aussie


Exquisite Contemporary Design by BDA Architecture


CONTEMPORARY DESIGN by BDA Architecture A bold robust beach house was the vision for this unique beachside site. The 10m wide x 50m deep site running east west attracted numerous design constraints. From tight setback and height constraints, to existing context constraints, to the environmental constraints the building design responds to these whilst addressing the clients brief. The program responds to the constraints by devel-


oping a courtyard house which divides the house into two parts, providing separate living spaces for a large family and creating a private retreat away from the public street and harsh southeast winds. The built form is conceived as an arrangement of bold forms layered with different robust materials including honed blockwork, shiplap timber and zinc panels.

Exquisite Contemporary Design by BDA Architecture





Exquisite Contemporary Design by BDA Architecture

Exquisite Contemporary Design by BDA Architecture


The dynamic extruded forms are made possible by the integrated structural design. Complex steel portal frames and cantilevered beams act as a rigid skeletal frame covered by skins of texture. Integrated lighting design and landscape design reinforces the bold gesture this house brings to the streetscape. The central courtyard allows for internal rooms to have more adjacent windows and cross ventilation detracting from a singular rectangular plan form full of hot rooms. Plantation pine timber frame and cladding and zinc cladding form part of the response to a sustainable designed building. The livability and comfort of the house resonates from all members of the family. In the public realm the dynamic form of this house adds to the revitalisation of the prominent beachside esplanade.


Akbar Nimji

Expert Real Estate Services for an Evolving Marketplace

403-259-4141 a k b ar@ n i m j i . c o m Riverdale Avenue


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 you speechless.

Patterson - $1,045,000

Stunning views of the Bow River and downtown skyline from this extraordinary bungalow in prestigious Prominence Point. An everlasting impression begins the moment you step inside. Beautiful hardwood floors, exotic Travertine tile, soaring vaulted ceilings, large windows throughout & a trememdous amount of liveable space; tastefully updated & decorated throughout. The main floor hosts a functional kitchen plan that opens onto a large nook & gracious family room. The kitchen features a fantastic line up of Thermador stainless steel appliances, oak cabinets, granite counters & more. Large Master suite w/ retreat area, walk-in closet & ensuite detailed with extensive tile work. Another two bedrooms reside on this level, sharing an updated 4pc bath. Lower level contains a fully developped walkout basement with brand new carpet throughout. This is home to two additional bedrooms, an office, sauna, workout room, workshop and 3pc bath. Triple attached garage and central air included - a must in a home of this caliber!

Killarney - $725,500

Gorgeous single family home Killarney. This 1840 sq.ft., 2-storey custom designed home showscases superb craftsmanship throughout. Gleaming Brazilian cherry hardwood flooring throughout the main floor compliments the cherry cabinetry in the kitchen and is perfectly accented with premium granite counters, stainless steel appliances and full size pantry and 9’ ceilings on main floor. The upper floor showcases beautiful vaulted ceilings that create an excellent ambience in this huge Master bedroom that features a walk-in closet and a beautiful 5 piece Ensiute with a Jacuzzi tub and oversize freestanding glass shower. Other features include Fireplace, skylight, beautiful staircase with cherry finish and iron spindles, 3 bedrooms up, one down and a fully finished basement making this home over 2,400 sq.ft of developped space .

Elboya - $968,500

Looking for 4 bedrooms up? Voila!!! here’s the perfect opportunity. Fantastic family home that is equidistant from parks, schools, and main roadway access, yet tucked away in a quiet location. This two-storey wonder offers over 2,400 sq.ft above grade, four bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms. The Master Bedroom is a generous size, complete with large south-facing windows, ensuite and walk-in closet with a window that allows natural light. Large second bedroom, currently used as a TV room is large enough to be considered a second Master Bedroom. The washer and dryer are connected on the second floor - an efficient choice for placement. The main floor is home to a beautiful kitchen that opens on to a family room that shares a gas fireplace with the dining room on the opposite side and an office/flex room with large south-facing windows. The entire main floor features beautiful hardwood flooring. Perfect inside and out - check out this beautiful backyard!

Parkhill - $694,500

Looking for a south-facing backyard on a hill top with a walkout basement? Welcome to this beautiful 2-storey custom home in the quiet & scenic community of Parkhill. Beautiful finishings throughout on this 1,657 sq.ft home + basement - over 2,300 sq.ft. of developped space. Finishings include wide-plank dark hardwood flooring throughout the main floor, maple cabinets, granite counters, stainless steel appliances, beautiful cement accent surround on fireplace in family room and a phenomenal backdrop of south-facing windows. The second storey hosts a gaceful Master bedroom with vaulted ceilings, ensuite, walk-in closet and speaker/wired system for surround 5.1! The entire home has been wired throughout with premium speaker system for a fantasic acoustic experience! The basement is fully developped with a 4pc bathroom, an additional bedroom and TV area. Double detached garage, insulated, drywalled & heated. An outstanding location that is walking distance to 4th ST shops & restaurants, river & paths.


Akbar Nimji

a k b ar @ n i m j i . c o m

Realty Professionals

Inglewood - $489,900

Marda Loop - $529,900

Smart design by Sarina Homes brings to you this “Green Built” home designed for great efficiency (utilities) while leading in style and effective use of space. At 1288 sq.ft above grade, this home hosts two bedrooms up, each with it’s own ensuite and laundry on the second floor. Main floor features an incredibly open concept with tiled fireplace from floor to ceiling, large windows, function kitchen layout with granite counters and custom cabinets and powder room. The basement, fully finished with an additional bedroom, 4pc. bathroom and family room brings the total developped square footage to just under 1950 sq.ft!

Marda Loop - $459,900

Fantastic 2-storey townhouse in the heart of Marda Loop! Bautifully finished from top to bottom, this unit features hardwood floors on the main floor, tiled kitchen with stainless steel appliances, pantry and tons of cupboard space. This open concept plan allows you to engage with the entire main floor - perfect for entertaining! Main floor also features a built-in workstation, adding convenience to your personal and/or work environment. The second floor features two spacious bedrooms, each with it’s own ensuite! The basement is partially finished with a rumpus/ games room that can be easily converted into a guest room. Fantastic deck set up out back with privacy provided by the garage.

Mission - $309,500

Incredible value in an unbeatable location! Just steps from “4th Street” shops, restaurants, the Elbow River pathways and the Talisman. Motivated seller, relocating! Bright and spacious south- facing unit. Over 1000 square feet with two bedrooms - large Master with cheater closet and ensuite - and two full bathrooms. Nice views of the River and valley area from this huge tiled balcony. Clean, well maintained unit and available for quick possession. Updated carpet and bathroom. Large in-suite laundry room with storage, underground parking with some additional storage. Excellent concrete building...nice, quiet, stable building profile.

w w w. n i m j i . c o m

Fully finished townhouse located just steps from the Bow River and backing on a beautiful green space. Inside this unit you’ll see fantastic upgrades throughout! Beautiful ceramic tiled entrance & brazilian cherry hardwood throughout the main floor and second level, including the stairs. The main floor features a fireplace that is surrounded by a wall of south-facing windows that extends over two levels. The second level is home to a den/ office, dining and kitchen area. The kitchen provides an open concept layout with granite counters and upper deck for those summer BBQs. The dining area overlooks the main floor living room over a glass railing. The third level is home to two well-proportioned bedrooms with updated bathrooms featuring modern cabinetry and glass sinks! Fantastic Master suite with walk-in closet and laundry conveniently located on the same level! You’ll love the added convenience of an attached garage!

Lewis Lofts - $399,900

Lewis lofts...redefining downtown living. A superb combination of historical beauty and modern life. This is one of the biggest units in the complex with over 1,100 sq.ft. of fantastic space. Located on the S.E. corner of the building with four large windows - this unit brings in an abundance of natural light. You will love this large functional kitchen, featuring modern colors and customized finishings, accented with stainless steel appliances and bamboo flooring. A huge living room area is located directly across from the kitchen; an excellent design if you like to entertain. The bedroom is tucked away in a corner and can be easily sectioned off into privacy by the draw of a curtain. Other features include historic brick walls, rustic wood beams, 10’ ceilings, in suite laundry, updated lighting, underground parking and out of suite storage.

Cliff Bungalow/Mission - $274,900

Cliff Bungalow, a community full character and excitement, presents a fantastic and unique opportunity for condo ownership in this terrific historic site. This amazing layout provides almost 800 SF of space ideally designed for uptown living. Features include 9’ ceilings, hardwood floors throughout and a phenomenal open concept layout. Large master bedroom with tons of closet space. Functional 4 pc bathroom accented with a claw tub and easily accessible from both Master and kitchen. The kitchen looks onto both main entrance a n d dining area, which can accomodate virtually any dining room set. The dining area looks onto a beautiful living room area, perfect for TV room or conversation room. The double doors to this living room can easily section off the room into a private guest quarters. In addtion, the unit comes with one assigned parking & HUGE storage area, laundry room and infloor heating.

Akbar Nimji


Offered at $10,500,000


Offered at $6,995,000


Offered at $4,249,000

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 living space, a total of 4 bedrooms, amazing 9,000 bottle wine cellar & indoor swimming pool.

This 7935 sq ft 5 bedroom brand new contemporary home by Dream Master Developments backs on the ridge in Britannia & provides unrivalled downtown, valley & mountain views.

This magnificent 14,000 sq ft parcel offers a remarkable 4400 sq ft 5 bedroom contemporary home with fully developed walkout built by Hammer Homes with interior design by Douglas Cridland Interiors.




MLS C3433824

Offered at $3,650,000

MLS C3430015

Offered at $3,595,000

MLS C3442706

Offered at $3,495,000

Absolutely gorgeous executive family home with breathtaking views, over 4900 sq ft of luxurious developed living space, a total of 4 bedrooms & south back yard with mature landscaping, hot tub, deck & patio situated on a huge 75’ lot across from Cartier Park.

An expansive & beautifully renovated executive family home with a total of 8 bedrooms, over 8100 sq ft of developed living space & outdoor swimming pool situated on a 43,488 sq ft lot.

Landmark Mount Royal residence on a ½ acre lot. This 5611 sq ft 4 bedroom home offers elegant architectural design by a renowned New York architect & private yard with park-like gardens.




MLS C3436821

Offered at $2,995,000

Enjoy spectacular city views from this stunning custom built executive family home offering a total of 4 bedroom & over 4400 sq ft of luxurious developed living space.

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MLS C3432017

Offered at $2,495,000

Enjoy panoramic mountain views & country living at its finest on this sprawling 2 acre estate home offering over 9,000 sq ft of developed living space, a total of 6 bedrooms & 50’ indoor pool, hot tub & fitness area.

MLS C3437224

Offered at $2,250,000

This timeless classic estate home backs onto a tranquil wooded area & offers over 7300 sq ft of developed living space, a total of 5 bedrooms & fully developed walk-out basement.

Top 1% of Re/Max Teams Nationally 2009, 2008 & 2007 #1 Re/Max Team in Calgary - 2006 #1 Re/Max Agent in Western Canada - 2005 Country Mansion in Church Ranches







Offered at $1,995,000


Offered at $1,895,000


Offered at $1,650,000

This beautiful executive family home is situated on a 111’x120’ lot in the heart of Mount Royal. Features include over 3500 sq ft of developed living space, 3 bedrooms & private back yard with outdoor swimming pool – great for entertaining.

Rarely available & highly sought after riverfront home! A 2 story character home built in 1928 situated on a 40’x193’ lot backing onto the Elbow River. Renovate or build your dream home on this fabulous lot with gorgeous river views!

Enjoy spectacular downtown & river valley views from this stunning estate home offering over 4600 sq ft of developed living space, a total of 4 bedrooms & lovely private back yard.




MLS C3439125

Offered at $1,625,000

MLS C3431763

Offered at $1,549,000

Beautifully renovated 2228 sq ft 2+2 bedroom bungalow situated on a sweeping 10,484 sq ft corner lot with beautiful mature landscaping & amazing perennial gardens both back & front just steps away from Mount Royal Park.

Beautifully renovated 3+1 bedroom bungalow with 3,000 sq ft of developed living space situated on a 59’ lot with city views in the heart of exclusive Britannia.



MLS C3438268

Offered at $1,339,000

An absolutely charming & beautifully updated 3105 sq ft 4 bedroom 2.5 story home with sunny south back yard originally built in 1918 situated on a 50’x133’ lot backing onto a park in Elboya.


Mount Royal • Offered at $2,995,000 • Represented Seller Mount Royal • Offered at $2,575,000 • Represented Buyer Elbow Park • Offered at $1,895,000 • Represented Seller & Buyer Mount Royal • Offered at $1,649,900 • Represented Buyer Country Mansion in Church Ranches

Offered at $1,295,000

Beautifully upgraded in 2007, this executive family home is one of the loveliest bungalows you will see offering over 5,000 sq ft of developed living space, a total of 6 bedrooms & west back yard with new cedar deck.

MLS C3441250

Offered at $1,349,000

A uniquely beautiful home, originally built in 1925, situated on a 75’x170’ lot in the heart of prestigious Mount Royal offering over 2948 sq ft of developed living space, 3 bedrooms & very private south back yard with beautiful mature landscaping.


Offered at $998,500

A spacious & charming 2816 sq ft 4 bedroom character home which has been carefully updated while preserving the beauty of yesteryear including gleaming hardwood floors, beautiful woodwork & leaded glass windows.

Gordon W. Ross Team


dreamtropolis . com


Bragg Creek Living at its Best Set on 5 treed acres on a hill above Bragg Creek, this home is within walking distance of the hamlet and within minutes of two golf courses. The sense of arrival created by the driveway winding through the trees is heightened by the 2 storey foyer. Cherry wood custom cabinets add warmth and beauty to the kitchen. The main floor master suite includes a large walk-in closet, a sitting area created by a wall-to-wall bay, and his-and-hers vanities in the en suite. This home has a fully finished walk-out level and huge bonus room over the garage. With a total of 5 bedrooms, this is an ideal family home

Offered at $899,000

Lee Edwards

Foothills Real Estate Services

403-540-0540 Maxwell Realty in Bragg Creek 403-949-3331

Extreme Luxury in Lower Springbank

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The Wiessmann A Rare and Elegant Beauty

From the country that re-invented the Mini as a baby BMW comes this BMW-based cod-classic that emulates an entire ensemble of British sports car icons. The Wiesmann Roadster, lovingly crafted by brothers, Martin and Friedheim Wiesmann, has been in production for over 15 years. Seemingly a cross between the Jag XK, an E-Type, an Austin Healey 3000 and a Morgan Aeroma, the Wiesmann is a rather beautiful coupe with rare elegance and grace in design. The brothers have displayed admirable dexterity when they this ’60s-inspired roadster using modern BMW running gear. Qualifying as something of a classic itself, the Wiesmann is unlikely to become a household name any time soon, though enthusiasts who fancy the image of a classic sports car without the hassles or the antiquated driving experience have never had it so cushy. Key to this is the notion of exclusivity and the luxury of a bespoke specification. With a range of handmade leather interiors with conspicuously stitched, padded, quilted and distressed finishes, you don’t so much sit in the Wiesmann as wear it. Drive on down for more info.


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WORLD CLASS WATERFRONT ESTATE! 10.000 sq.ft. luxury residence on a private, gated 8.39 acre estate property boasting unbelievable ocean and Mt. Baker views! Custom built using only the finest materials and workmanship, this home features an incredible master suite with luxurious personal spa, gourmet chef kitchen, 3 selfcontained guest suites, caretaker’s accommodation, fabulous tennis court, aviary, manicured grounds, waterfall and streams, terraced ponds, expansive patios, feature fire pit and outdoor dining gazebo . . . absolutely stunning! $12,900,000

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EXQUISITE COUNTRY ESTATE! Luxurious '07 blt 8500 sq.ft. home on a lovely Saanich West, 5 acre property . . . just 20 mins. from downtown! Enjoy incredible luxury throughout with tons of options plus a lg home office, super in-law, 5 car garage, 2 stall barn & riding ring too! $2,448,000

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Can My Marriage Overcome an Affair? It depends. It can if this is the first indiscretion and both of you are open to working on rebuilding the marriage. To rebuild, here are just some of the factors you will likely have to address: • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Loss of trust Anger and resentment Feelings of betrayal Urges to lash out Confusion Depression Broken communication Fear of losing the relationship, the life you have together, and the future you had assumed would always be there Shame – about doing what you did, about others finding out, etc. Guilt Embarrassment Recurrent thoughts about what has happened Obsessive need to find out exactly what happened down to the minutest details Tendency to distrust everything, even those things that have nothing to do with the affair Periodic desire to give up Emotional upheaval – sometimes feeling optimistic and sometimes feeling hopelessness Obsessive thoughts about your partner being intimate with someone else Feelings of revulsion when your partner, who has been unfaithful, touches you Learning to love again Learning to forgive Becoming normal

The list is long and no doubt overwhelming but I have created it only to give you an idea of what issues arise in a relationship in which a partner has been unfaithful. Many of these issues are addressed at the


It takes more than wood and steel to make a home; most importantly, it takes people. To that end, every month we at Dream Homes of Canada feature an article related to the Psychology of ‘Home.’ Registered Psychologist Alexander Dhand offers perspectives on how to achieve serenity in your home and how to maximize the mental and psychological well-being of your family.

same time so don’t feel disheartened about how you will deal with all of this. Sometimes an affair will actually save a marriage – it can become a poignant catalyst - though admittedly a painful one - that gets two partners who may have stopped communicating to talk. The result can be a rebirth of the marriage as partners now faced with the real possibility of a breakup bring much-needed attention to their relationship. To answer the question, a marriage can recover from an affair but it can be helpful to have someone to guide you through the work you will have to do to bring your marriage back together. The role this third person, a psychologist perhaps, plays is a multidimensional one that includes expert guide, coach, mentor, educator, confidential support system and communications and relationship specialist to help the couple come together again. To do this, the goal of the guide has to be to help the couple identify the areas of dissatisfaction in their life that have caused the current situation, teach communication skills to the couple to give voice to the issues in a constructive fashion and train them in relationship skills that will help them come together from their polarized position. The psychologist must also guide and coach the couple on how to cope with hurt, rebuild trust, develop hope and be with each other again. An affair no longer means the end of a relationship, relationships do manage to survive, even flourish after an affair, so a little bit of effort after to heal the relationship can lead to very good things. Alexander Dhand is a Psychologist who works in the areas of Relationships, Addictions, Depression, Anxiety, Stress, Trauma, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Chronic Pain. He can be reached by phone at 2400488 or by email at

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Dream Homes of Canada - Fall 2010  

Dream Homes of Canada Magazine Canada's finest properties and agents

Dream Homes of Canada - Fall 2010  

Dream Homes of Canada Magazine Canada's finest properties and agents