Property of the Week: A $3 Million Home Designed by UCalgary’s Dean of Architecture

This modern home in West Hillhurst offers four bedrooms, five fireplaces and a heated garage with an EV outlet.

Photo by Haroula Spiropoulos of Snap Squad.

Where it is

2124 9 Ave. N.W.


The design

John Brown, a registered architect specializing in residential architecture and age-in-community design, is the designer behind this elegant home. He’s also the founding principal of Housebrand, a design-build company, and the Dean of Architecture at the University of Calgary.

With its rich wood panels and sleek architectural glass, the home’s exterior has a timeless and modern feel. Inside, there are soaring ceilings, full-height windows, a lounge area and a connected layout. Details like these are features that Brown incorporates into his house designs to create family-friendly, sophisticated and timeless homes.


What to love

The home’s impressive great room boasts a statement fireplace, soaring ceilings and expansive windows. Leading off the great room is the elegant dining room with a second fireplace, chandelier and warm accents. The gourmet kitchen is an entertainer’s dream with an extra-large island with seating, top-of-the-line appliances, a wine cooler and a double-wall oven.

Full-height NanaWall accordion windows open from the living room to the outdoors to expand the space further. A mahogany patio with a lounge area and fireplace, dining area, and room for cooking add even more entertainment space.

The upstairs primary suite is a private sanctuary with a fireplace, blackout drapes, an adjacent lounge and a private balcony. The ensuite is outfitted with skylights, dual basin sinks, a two-person soaker tub and a steam shower.

The downstairs area is designed for game nights or movie marathons with a surround sound system, wall-mounted TV and a wet bar.


What to consider

In addition to the luxury offerings within the home, its proximity to downtown, Foothills Hospital, and the University of Calgary may also be appealing to buyers. The West Hillhurst community also provides access to extensive pathways for biking or walking throughout the year.


The stats

4,303 square feet
Four bedrooms
Four bathrooms
Five fireplaces
Designed by John Brown of Housebrand, UCalgary Dean of Architecture
Oversized heated, two-car garage with EV outlet


Listed for $3,000,000 with realtor Renata Reid of Sotheby’s International Realty Canada.


Inside the Home

Photo by Haroula Spiropoulos of Snap Squad.

This timeless and elegant home boasts a modern design inside and out.


Photo by Haroula Spiropoulos of Snap Squad.

The great family room is both striking and cozy with a warm fireplace, ample space and natural lighting.


Photo by Haroula Spiropoulos of Snap Squad.

The gourmet kitchen offers an oversized island, countertop space, top-of-the-line appliances and room to move around.


Photo by Haroula Spiropoulos of Snap Squad.

Entertain guests and enjoy sit-down dinners by a warm fire in the dining room, complete with an elegant chandelier and outdoor views.


Photo by Haroula Spiropoulos of Snap Squad.

Step outside to the patio where there’s another fireplace and plenty of room to cook and entertain.


Photo by Haroula Spiropoulos of Snap Squad.

Host meetings or work from home in this bright home office.


Photo by Haroula Spiropoulos of Snap Squad.

The primary bedroom is a quiet sanctuary with its own fireplace, expansive windows and ensuite.


Photo by Haroula Spiropoulos of Snap Squad.

The ensuite boasts dual basin sinks, a steam shower, an oversized soaker tub for two and warm wood accents.


Photo by Haroula Spiropoulos of Snap Squad.

Step into the expansive walk-in closet with ample storage options to cover all your fashion needs.


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