Large families take note – this beautifully updated home in Chaparral features five bedrooms above grade! Plus a spacious L-shaped kitchen, massive laundry room, a formal dining room, and a front room that would make the perfect main floor office space, and – let’s just keep going before we get carried away!
This Southwest-facing home has beautiful curb appeal with mature trees, perennials like hydrangeas and peonies, and a large weeping birch offering lots of privacy to the front covered porch with cedar posts and glass railings. It’s the perfect spot to watch the sunset. Built by Cedarglen Homes, it’s still owned by the original owners and features many upgrades throughout! Located in family-friendly Chaparral in a playground zone right across from the community lake, just minutes from Fish Creek Park, schools, and walking paths, this is an excellent location for families looking to live away from the hustle of Downtown with quick access to all amenities.
The large front entrance enjoys 18”x18” tile flooring that extends across the main level, with beautiful hardwood in the dining room and office. The private office space overlooks the front porch and includes custom built-ins for ultimate office organization just off the foyer.
Calling this kitchen gourmet is an understatement! The kitchen went through a complete, substantial renovation in 2008 – gorgeous solid dark wood cupboards touch the ceiling and sit next to a clean white horizontal tile backsplash, a large island with a custom-made stainless steel sink with a water filter system and granite countertops offers extra storage and breakfast bar seating, and the updated pendant lights above bring it all together. The Décor appliance package includes a two-door refrigerator, wall oven, built-in microwave, gas cooktop with a professional stainless steel hood fan and full-height stainless steel backsplash, plus an LG dishwasher. There’s also a built-in bar hutch with a matching granite counter and additional storage for the ultimate hosting experience. The kitchen shares an open concept layout with the living room and attached dining nook with updated lighting and two windows.
The spacious living room centres on the incredible floor-to-ceiling, upgraded tile gas fireplace, adding to the home’s unique and upgraded atmosphere. Three oversized, vertical windows overlook the back deck and bring in natural light into the space. You’ll also discover a door off the living room that leads down to the illegal basement suite – we’ll come back to that!
The dedicated dining room is lined with windows hung with custom drapes, giving it a formal, designer feel along with the two chandeliers hanging from the ceiling feature. The room is also massive, big enough for seating for 12!
Rounding out the main floor is the back entrance area, including a powder room, laundry room, and access to the attached garage and back deck. The renovated 2-piece powder room has unique Elistello tile detailing, giving it a European feel. The large laundry room is completely renovated and comes equipped with a full-size front load washer and dryer, upper and lower cabinetry, folding counter, a custom-made stainless steel sink, and upgraded tile walls. The laundry room also acts as the mudroom, bringing you to the oversized (22’ x 24’) double attached garage. The garage is insulated, has a gas heater, includes built-in shelving, backs onto a paved back lane with a parking pad for two extra vehicles, and features an upgraded garage door opener that offers commercial-grade security.
Hardwood stairs with updated black iron spindle railing and an updated light fixture lead you upstairs, where you’ll find four large bedrooms. The enormous master suite features the perfect bright reading nook with a custom wood bench for seating and storage, ideally situated below six large windows. A walk-in closet features a high-end custom wood wardrobe with a full-size mirror, drawers, lots of shelves, and hanging space. Recently renovated within the last two years, the master ensuite is a true retreat. It features a designer soaker tub sitting atop a designer tile floor, a floating vanity, and a stand-up shower. The private water closet also comes with a bidet for ultimate luxury.
The secondary bedrooms all enjoy large windows for lots of natural light, built-in closets, and share the main 4-piece bathroom. The renovated bathroom is uniquely customized to give it an early 1900’s feel, with a custom medicine cabinet, Elistello tiles, black trim, and light tunnel installed for natural light.
Downstairs the fully-finished basement is set up to be an illegal basement suite – completed in 2014 as a mortgage helper – with a private side entrance leading to the yard. If you’d like to use it as a mother-in-law suite or extra living space instead of rental income, another door gives direct access to the upper levels. It’s the best of both worlds. The clean and contemporary kitchen features granite countertops, flat panel cabinetry with lots of storage space, solid wood fir flooring, and stainless steel appliances, including a Maytag wall oven, induction cooktop with hood fan, and dishwasher. Two large living room areas, one with a fully customized Adobo-style corner gas fireplace, give you or your tenants lots of options for setting up an entertainment area, home gym space, an at-home workspace, and more! The bedroom features a built-in closet, a good-sized window and is conveniently located next to the suite’s private laundry closet with a stacked washer and dryer. The 3-piece bathroom features slate tile flooring that extends up the walls, and there’s a large storage room for the suite’s use.
Other home upgrades and features include no carpet anywhere in the home, pot lighting, two hot water tanks, designer lighting, ceiling fans in all upper bedrooms, new windows in the basement, central air conditioning, 5.5” baseboards, an installed humidifier, a furnace with an electronic filter, a water filter system to the kitchen sink, a water softener, and a new roof was redone in 2014 with a 50-year warranty.
Outside, the generous backyard features a wood boardwalk and no grass for a low-maintenance oasis. It’s beautifully landscaped with rocks, beautiful plants, and full-sized aspens to give lots of privacy. A covered wood deck with a wood pergola was thoughtfully crafted and built by the home’s owner, a woodworker by trade, so everything is of the highest quality. A large wood-burning stove faces the back deck, a wonderful addition that makes enjoying the outdoor space even better. A custom-made 10’x12’ wood shed can store all your wood and outdoor supplies and adds to the yard’s charm.
Chaparral is a lake community with an abundance of year-round outdoor activities available at your doorstep. Close to various schools such as Saint Sebastian Elementary School, playgrounds, Fish Creek Park, Sikome Lake, the new South Health Campus, groceries, fitness options, shops and more. With easy transit connection to the LRT and quick access to Macleod trail, getting to and from the downtown core is a breeze. This unbeatable location is prime for the active family who loves to spend days outdoors but doesn’t want to compromise convenience!
|Address||108 Chaparral Drive SE|
|Type of Dwelling||Detached|
|Style of Home||2 Storey|
|Floor Area||2,171 Sq. Ft.|
|Lot Size||5242 Sq. Ft.|
|Listing Brokerage||URBAN UPGRADE & NEWINFILLS|
|Basement Area||Separate/Exterior Entry, Finished, Full, Suite|
|Postal Code||T2X 3J7|
|Site Influences||Back Lane, Clubhouse, Irregular Lot, Lake, Low Maintenance Landscape, Schools Nearby, Shopping Nearby, Playground, See Remarks|