You wave at your neighbours down the road as you and the kids walk home from the splash park in the summer, your arms filled with fresh, local produce from the farmer’s market. Large, mature trees frame the quiet as you walk up to your front door. It feels like small-town living in the middle of the city. Hillhurst is a charming neighbourhood centered on the trendy Kensington Village shopping area, with bookshops, boutiques, and quirky gift and homeware stores. Artisan coffee roasters, student pubs, and vegetarian eateries sit alongside upscale restaurants. Hilly Riley Park has a wading pool and playground, while trails line the Bow River. The long-running Plaza Theatre shows arthouse movies. It’s a place you’re proud to call home.
The location paired with the European-inspired design masterfully crafted by John Trinh & Associates (JTA Design) makes this home a rare find. As an award-winning designer based in Calgary, Alberta, you know your one-of-a-kind home is formed with precision and excellence by experts who are passionate about their craft. After all, it all starts with the design! Establishing themselves as the go-to new-home design specialists, JTA Design offers the highest standard in design, providing unparalleled quality, creativity, and ingenuity to your development.
The curb appeal instantly grabs your attention from the street with detailed exterior stonework, modern windows the height of the home, meticulous landscaping, and a welcoming front courtyard with stone and metal fencing and custom lighting. A glass door clad in metal welcomes you into the large foyer with a built-in closet for convenient storage.
Views of the main floor with 10’ ceilings draw you onto wide plank engineered white oak hardwood floors and into the central kitchen designed with home chefs in mind. With equipment even professional chefs would envy, high-end stainless-steel appliances equip the kitchen with a refrigerator, dishwasher, a bar fridge, a gas cooktop with a hood fan, and a built-in wall oven and microwave combo. Dressed with glistening quartz, an oversized 15.5’ central island creates an entertainment hub when hosting and perfectly serves guests appetizers and drinks from the bar fridge below. A hidden walk-in pantry is discreet and functional with a built-in coffee bar and ample room for food, small appliances, and more.
Effortless hosting will quickly become part of your repertoire as the space lends itself to dinner parties and summer soirees. The dining room overlooks the front courtyard through an impressive East-facing window, and the party continues into the rear living room that opens to the back deck through full-height sliding glass doors. Custom built-ins offsets the tiled gas fireplace while expansive windows flood light through the space.
The rear tiled mudroom is large and in charge with a built-in bench and a full walk-in closet. You’ll never want for storage! An elegant powder room is located a few steps above the main floor, just off the staircase, and offers quartz counters and a custom mirror.
Superior design and style remain evident on the wood-wrapped steps leading up the staircase with a glass railing and motion-activated custom LED lighting. 10’ ceilings and large staircase windows create a grand showcase on the second floor equipped with three bedrooms, three full bathrooms, and a full laundry room.
The stunning primary suite features a large, oversized closet with custom built-ins with LED lighting with motion sensor activation. An ensuite worthy of royalty has heated tile floors, a spa-like freestanding soaker tub, and a quartz vanity with dual undermount sinks and under cabinet motion-activated LED lighting. The fully tiled custom shower features full height tile, a rain showerhead, a handheld showerhead, and a quartz-wrapped built-in bench.
Two additional bedrooms each have their own 3-piece ensuites with quartz counters, undermount sinks, and a walk-in showers, and one has a full walk-in closet with custom storage. Everything you need for maintaining clean wardrobes and linens is found in the full-sized laundry room. Equipped with quartz countertops, built-in cabinetry, a linen closet, tile flooring, and a laundry sink, all your laundering needs are at your fingertip.
A fully developed basement offers at-home amenities some only dream of. A built-in custom wine display is beautifully equipped with ample wine storage. Friday movie nights are the norm with a built-in floating TV counter, large rec room and ceiling speaker rough-ins. Plus, a pocket office with a built-in desk is tucked behind the media center, perfect for a homework nook or working remotely.
Rounding out the basement space is a spacious guest bedroom with a closet equipped with custom millwork. It has easy access to the main 4-piece bathroom with a fully tiled walk-in shower, quartz countertop, undermount sink, modern faucet, and custom under-cabinet LED lighting with motion sensor activation.
An entertainer’s dream, the West-facing backyard features a sizeable pressure-treated wood deck, a complete privacy fence, and low-maintenance landscaping. The spacious 21’ x 21’ double detached garage is equipped with an oversized garage door and provides lots of storage for two vehicles, toys, tools, and more.
Additional home upgrades include rough-ins for security camera, custom exterior front courtyard lighting, CAT-6 wiring throughout, tankless hot water on demand, rough-ins for AC and Vacuflo, and a high-efficiency furnace with a humidifier.
The community of Hillhurst is an idyllic inner-city community with mature trees, parks, and lots of recreation nearby. Steps to the Bow River, trendy shops and stops on 10th and 14th Street, the West Hillhurst Off-Leash Area, and Riley Park. With nearby schools like Queen Elizabeth Elementary and neighbouring Queen Elizabeth High School, education opportunities are conveniently close. Not to mention, the weekly farmer’s market at the Hillhurst Sunnyside Community Centre can offer fresh food for your dinner table. You can also easily commute to downtown via 10th or 14th Street in only 10-minutes either for work or nights on the town! Or just hop on the C-Train, only a 15-minute walk away!
*RMS are taken from builder plans and subject to change upon completion
|Address||299 16 Street NW|
|Type of Dwelling||Detached|
|Style of Home||2 Storey|
|Floor Area||2,146 Sq. Ft.|
|Lot Size||3369 Sq. Ft.|
|Listing Brokerage||RE/MAX HOUSE OF REAL ESTATE|
|Basement Area||Finished, Full|
|Postal Code||T2N 2C2|
|Site Influences||Lawn, Low Maintenance Landscape, Landscaped, Park, Playground, Pool, Rectangular Lot, Sidewalks, Street Lights, Street Lighting, Tennis Court(s)|