Property of the Week: A Luxury Home with an Underground Tunnel Leading to a Private Spa

This estate home has something for everyone, from a chef-worthy kitchen and glass-doored wine room to a separate spa and backyard tree house.

Photograph courtesy of the homeowners.

Where it is

1320 Prospect Ave. S.W.


The area

One of Calgary’s most desirable neighbourhoods, Upper Mount Royal has a history that dates back more than 100 years. Development of the community began in the early 1900s, when wealthy immigrants began to purchase land in the area to build their homes. Today, there are 68 heritage homes still standing in Mount Royal. While this particular home was built in 1998, its attractive stone exterior blends in beautifully with the historical feel of its location.


What to love

This home has something for everyone. Avid entertainers can host dinner guests in the gorgeous grand dining room or outside on the covered deck, which comes complete with an outdoor kitchen area. Home chefs can whip up delectable cuisine in the chef’s kitchen, which has an oversized island, granite countertops, a six-burner stove and Sub-Zero appliances. Wine connoisseurs can head downstairs to the wine cellar, where up to 84 bottles can either be wall-mounted or displayed on the shelves. And for those who love a little pampering, an underground tunnel leads from the garage to a separate 600-square-foot spa housing a hot tub, dry sauna, steam shower and two-piece powder room. Even kids can have their own special space, thanks to the cool tree house in the backyard.


What to consider

This home is ideal for those looking for luxury living, with an eye for elegance and top-quality craftsmanship. Minutes from downtown, schools, the Glencoe Club and the trendy shops and restaurants along 17th Avenue S.W., the home’s location provides easy access to all the amenities you’ll need.


The stats

More than 7,700 square feet
Four bedrooms
Seven bathrooms
600 square feet of separate spa space
Oversized four-car, heated garage
Heated driveway


Listed for $5,285,000 with realtor Catherine Chow at Catherine Chow Realtor, CIR Realty.


Inside the Home

Photograph courtesy of the homeowners.

Featuring top-quality craftsmanship, this luxury home has state-of-the-art security, a smart home system and a timeless elegance, inside and out.


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With its 19-foot ceilings and sweeping, double staircase, the stunning grand foyer welcomes people in with style.


Photograph courtesy of the homeowners.

The charming dining room has its own natural gas fireplace and plenty of space for hosting dinner parties with friends and family.


Photograph courtesy of the homeowners.

The chef’s kitchen features ample storage and a large island that serves as a perfect workspace for whipping up delectable brunches, lunches and dinners.


Photograph courtesy of the homeowners.

This main-floor office is a great spot for working quietly or hosting meetings in a bright and welcoming setting.


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The main bedroom features walk-in closets with adjoining but separate his-and-hers ensuite bathrooms.


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In addition to a free-standing soaker tub, the walk-in closet has its own glass-enclosed shower, adding a stylish centrepiece to the room.


Photograph courtesy of the homeowners.

The wine cellar allows for elegant storage of your wine collection — bottles can be wall-mounted or displayed on shelves.


Photograph courtesy of the homeowners.

The separate spa building is a miniature castle with an exterior that complements the main home. Just step through the garage and follow the underground tunnel to enjoy some private spa time.


Photograph courtesy of the homeowners.

Inside the private spa building, you can soak in the hot tub, bask in the dry sauna, enjoy a steam shower or freshen up in the two-piece powder room.


Photograph courtesy of the homeowners.

The backyard tree house is a perfect spot for kids to play and have fun while spending time outdoors.


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