I have listed a new property at 1505 25 AVENUE SW in Calgary.
Welcome home to 1505 25th Avenue SW. You will fall in love with this beautifully modern heritage home located in Bankview. The home’s original romantic elements enjoy a successful marriage with its extensive modern amenities & upgrades, all nestled into a lush, award-winning secret garden. Located on the former Isabella Avenue in Bankview, you’ll find many magical touches throughout this home: the words, “This house was built by J.R. Magarrell June 1913” can be found written in pencil under the main stairs, & other historical accoutrements & notations appear in surprising locations throughout the house. Clue? Look up! The home has been completely renovated with obsessive attention to detail to create the perfect blend of turn-of-the-century romanticism with fully modern convenience & efficiency. The home’s traditional bricks, produced at the Redcliff Brickery in southern Alberta, retain their unique pink-sand mortar. The brick cladding is set off by new double-hung windows throughout. The home sits on a unique “L shaped” lot. The oversized double garage is accessible via 14A Street. With the gardens sitting above & past the garage, the rear of this home is completely private. The front of the home is graced by a traditional enclosed porch with essential upgrades; insulated with heated tile floor, & surrounded with windows, this private, above-sidewalk portico will be your choice for peaceful mornings. A gorgeous leaded-glass transom sits above the door into the spacious foyer, where you’ll find a convenient powder room and a graceful stairway leading to the second floor. To your right, discover a breathtaking living room with floor-to-ceiling modern fireplace, spacious dining area & gourmet kitchen with breakfast bar. Through a traditional doorway under transom windows, you’ll find an intimate living room & French doors onto the spectacular rear deck. Enjoy fruit-producing grape vines scrolling around the covered seating area & spilling over railings into the spectacular gardens. The gourmet kitchen is perfect for your cooking and entertaining adventures. Built on a square plan with ample counter space & appliances in the perfect triangle formation, you’ll enjoy efficient preparation in a guest-friendly kitchen. Need some inspiration? You’ll find plenty in the bright, garden-facing conservatory office with wet-bar just off the kitchen. Upstairs, the primary suite has a huge ensuite & walk-in closet with modern built-ins. Two more bedrooms, one with a balcony overlooking the gardens, & a spacious bath complete the second floor. The lower level is perfect for professional offices. A spacious wine cellar, workshop and full bath complete the lower level. Need an outdoor studio or reading room? A 9x12’ cottage at the back of the gardens is ready for your canvases, pottery wheel or books. A block away from Starbucks & boutique pizza, a short walk to Marda Loop and all its amenities, & minutes to River Park & the pathway system. Excellent schools nearby!