Property of the Week: A Bel-Aire Home with Timeless Architectural Appeal

Backing onto the Glenmore Reservoir, this Bel-Aire home is a unique gem with features like an in-house gym, a bar and a landscaped backyard.

Photograph by Ush Flynn.

Where it is

67 Bel-Aire Place S.W.

 

The location

Backing onto the Glenmore Reservoir, this home is located in the upscale, southwest neighbourhood of Bel-Aire. It’s just minutes away from South Glenmore Park and the serene Weaselhead Flats, which encompass 237 hectares of preserved natural environment. The home’s location, with its easy access to some of Calgary’s best-loved parks, is perfect for outdoor enthusiasts who want to enjoy the area’s hiking trails, bike paths, wildlife and more.

 

What to love

Upon stepping inside this home, you’re greeted with a sweeping open concept, soaring vaulted ceilings and an abundance of warm, welcoming light. The luxurious and artistic detailing of the foyer continues throughout the rest of the house, embracing an overall design that’s meant for both quiet family living and grand-scale entertaining. Cozy up to the double-sided fireplace in the large sunken living room or gather in the formal dining room for any special occasion. During business hours, take a seat in the executive office, which is surrounded by an appealing glass wall. When you’re done your work, head downstairs to enjoy some playtime in the media/rec room, break a sweat in the gym or relax with a cool drink at the bar. The thoughtfully designed outdoor garden — which includes hard and soft landscaping, two waterfalls and a pergola — offers outdoor entertaining space and quiet places to sit and enjoy the sun.

 

What to consider

Just 10 minutes from downtown, and close to schools, shops, the Glencoe Club and plenty of green space, this beautifully designed home is ideal for those who enjoy an active lifestyle.

 

The stats

8,000 square feet
Five bedrooms
Six bathrooms
Executive office with a glass wall
Three-car garage
Built in 1981

 

Listed for $3,100,000 with Vivienne Huisman at Sotheby’s International Realty.

 

Inside the Home

Photograph by Ush Flynn.

Mature landscaping in the front and backyard complements the timeless architecture and appeal of the home’s interior.

 

Photograph by Ush Flynn.

The front entrance welcomes you in with bright decor, natural lighting and sweeping, open spaces.

 

Photograph by Ush Flynn.

Vaulted ceilings with a sunken living room create an ideal spot for entertaining or gathering with family.

 

Photograph by Ush Flynn.

The large kitchen provides ample space for preparing food, and for enjoying family breakfasts around the island or informal dinners around the dining table.

 

Photograph by Ush Flynn.

Each bedroom has its own look and feel, whether it’s the primary bedroom with dual walk-in closets, the upstairs bedrooms with private ensuites or the cozy bedrooms in the basement.

 

Photograph by Ush Flynn.

The executive office, with its 10-millimetre-thick glass walls, is perfect for hosting meetings, powering through a workday or simply enjoying a quiet space for hobbies.

 

Photograph by Ush Flynn.

The basement boasts additional living space, a pool table and a stylish bar area for even more entertaining.

 

Photograph by Ush Flynn.

The sleek bar has everything you need to wow guests with your cocktail-making prowess.

 

Photograph by Ush Flynn.

The in-house gym is convenient for working up a healthy sweat in the morning or burning off some extra energy after a busy day.

 

Photograph by Ush Flynn.

The landscaped backyard features two waterfalls, plenty of outdoor seating and a variety of eye-catching design details. It’s a lovely spot for entertaining guests or just enjoying a moment or two of quiet bliss amid calming surroundings.

 

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[Note: A previous version of this story said that the home was built in 1991, when it was really built in 1981. The story has been updated.]

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