17 Winters Way, Okotoks
$999,999 | 5 Beds | 3.5 Baths | Huge 5 car garage
EAMONN O'GORMAN, REALTOR®
Truly amazing home! Set on a beautifully landscaped 0.6 acre corner lot complete with its own sports-court, you’ll find 4,600+ sq.ft of developed space & a 1,600+ sq.ft garage that has 3 front bays & a rear garage/workshop!
Rarely does such a large home feel so cozy but the country charm here, makes you want to gather & relax with family & friends!
This home flows, from the vaulted entrance, through the family/living rooms with their hardwood flooring & wood burning fireplace & past the enormous dining area to the dream kitchen with its huge walk-in pantry. There’s also a spacious main floor den.
Upstairs, the large master has a gas fireplace, its own balcony & an indulgent 6-piece en-suite & walk-in closet. The generous 2nd & 3rd bedrooms share the 5-piece family bathroom. A loft with a desk & a laundry room complete this level.
The basement has a massive family area, two great bedrooms, a bathroom & excellent storage.
So many features here!
This home is simultaneously executive, grand and cozy. It grabs you right at the open to above entrance, with its elegant tile flooring and it's stunning chandelier light fixture above.
Immediately on your right is a family room, complete with a pool table light, so that when family and friends gather, everyone is connected and socialising together on the main floor. Changing out the pool table light for a regular light fixture converts this flexible space into a super large family room. You will adore the warm tones of the hardwood flooring, wooden half wall and pillars and the window casings and baseboards. This area is flooded with light from the triple aspect windows, each dressed with upgraded HunterDouglas wooden venetian blinds. Enjoy your favorite music from the in-ceiling Bose speakers.
Beyond this space, but directly connected with it, is a spacious living room with a wood burning fireplace, set in a floor to ceiling feature stone surround and hearth, which comes complete with a elegant wooden mantle and a wood storage closet to the right of the fireplace (accessible from outside for easy loading).
Take one step up and you transfer to the tile that runs through the rest of the main floor.
You will adore the custom built family organization centre with its glass fronted cabinet units and under cabinet lighting.
Stepping further towards the rear of this beautiful home, you enter the enormous dining area, with its elegant chandelier light fixture and triple aspect windows overlooking your rear yard, each dressed with upgraded HunterDouglas venetian blinds. There are also French doors out to your rear deck.
Immediately adjacent to the dining area is the dream kitchen, with extensive storage space, pan and pot drawers galore, stunning granite counter-tops with masses of food preparation space, a raised breakfast bar and upgraded stainless steel appliances including a Kenmore Pro stainless steel counter-top gas cook-top, a built-in oven, a built-in microwave and even a convenient trash compactor.
There is a double Silgranit sink beneath a trio of windows that overlook your yard.
Other details in this incredible kitchen are soft closing on the drawers and cabinets, pull out spice racks either side of the counter-top stove and an additional food preparation sink in the central island. Also admire the custom tile work on the backsplash, especially above the counter-top stove.
Adjacent to the kitchen is a huge, oversized walk-in pantry with solid wooden shelving, a small desk with two drawers and yes, the Kenmore Elite upright stainless steel refrigerator and freezer are both included!
We are not nearly finished with the main floor yet!
Back towards the front of the home and to the left of the entrance is the den, with hardwood flooring, in-ceiling Bose speakers and a wall of windows, dressed with upgraded HunterDouglas Venetian blinds, that overlook your covered front porch.
Along the tiled floor passage, is a 2-piece half bathroom, with a granite counter-top and a Kohler sink.
At the end of the passage is a large mud room area with a double coat closet with custom solid shelving. A door leads to a covered rear porch and on to your rear yard. Another door from the mud room, leads you to your magnificent garage.
The stairs from the main to the upper level are laid with hardwood and you will appreciate the quality wooden hand rails and pickets and the elegant wall sconce lighting as you ascend the stairs.
On the landing, a "cat-walk", laid with hardwood, leads to a homework area with a built-in desk.
Adjacent to this area is a laundry room, with a tiled floor, double aspect windows, a Kenmore Elite laundry pair, a clothes folding counter, plenty of built-in cabinetry, including a pull out laundry basket, a stainless steel laundry sink and even a built-in, wall mounted, ironing board!
The master retreat is an absolute delight. Hardwood flooring, a recessed ceiling feature with a ceiling fan and light, a floor to ceiling stone faced gas fireplace, with space for a television above and a door out to your own private upper level balcony that offers you views across your yard, your sports court and the green space beyond and to the south west, towards the mountains.
A door from the master bedroom leads into the tiled 6-piece en-suite, which has double sinks with plenty of storage, including a tower storage cabinet between the two sinks which has a useful pull out unit to conveniently store your toiletries.
There is also a make-up table, a stunning corner waterfall soaker tub and a tiled, glass door, walk-in steam shower. You can also enjoy music from the in-ceiling speaker.
A door leads to the w.c and bidet.
A further door leads to your carpeted and very impressive walk-in closet with custom built storage and drawers and even a bench with storage beneath.
Also on the upper level are the extremely large second and third bedrooms, both carpeted and with double closets which have custom solid shelving and a light. One benefits from a unique wall and ceiling horse themed motif. All the bedroom windows are dressed with upgraded HunterDouglas venetian blinds.
The spacious 5-piece family bathroom is conveniently located between the two child bedrooms and benefits from a linen closet and a window for natural light.
The stairs to the basement are carpeted and have wooden hand rails.
The plush carpet continues through the majority of the basement area.
You will find a huge family and recreation area. The family area has a cable point and electrical outlet high on the wall, to make it easy for you to mount a television. There are also in-ceiling Bose speakers.
To one side of the family room is a door to a cold store room, with a plentiful supply of solid shelving.
To the other side of the family and recreation space are French doors into a currently unfinished space in the basement. Here you will have some visibility of the Insulated Concrete Form foundation wall, the benefits of which you can read about here. This room is designed to be a future media room, if you so wish and you will see a thermostat on the wall to indicate that you can separately control the temperature of the in-floor heat for this area.
There is a further thermostat on the wall as you pass towards the bedrooms, this being to control the in-floor heat in the family and recreation rooms.
At the end of the passage you will find two further excellent sized bedrooms, (so that’s 5 in total in the home), each with a window that is dressed with upgraded HunterDouglas venetian blinds, each carpeted and each with double closets with custom solid shelving. The bedrooms also benefit from a separate zone on the in-floor heat system.
Just along from the bedrooms is a 3-piece bathroom, with tile flooring and a floor-to-ceiling tiled, glass door shower.
Also at the basement level is an excellent storage room that has a good supply of solid shelving.
Completing the basement is a very spacious utility room that reveals some of the innovative technology that went into building this home. You will note the two very large water cisterns. These are designed to collect rainwater from the property and recycle it by delivering the water to the in-ground sprinkler system that serves the beautifully landscaped yards.
You will see the in-floor heat pipe work.
A boiler and a hot water storage tank provide hot water to both the in-floor heating system and to the kitchen and bathrooms in the home.
Providing heat to the main and upper levels are 2 Hi-Velocity forced air furnaces, each with a power humidifier attached. You can read about the benefits of this system here.
The garage is a thing of wonder!
The entire space covers more than 1600 sq.ft!
To the front of the home, it appears as though you have a triple attached garage, and you do, but you also have so much more!
Beyond the double and the single 8 foot doors and the adjacent man door, are three excellent garage bays. The entire space is completely dry walled and insulated, has strip lighting and windows for natural light, a Reznor garage heater, a faucet making hosing down easy, and some built-in metallic shelving.
What you will also find is a further internal 8 foot garage door and an adjacent man door and behind these is a further massive double garage and/or workshop with windows on two walls. You could easily store a further two vehicles in here. As with the main garage, the ceilings are very high, there is built-in metallic shelving, a further Reznor garage heater and this rear garage space is also fully dry walled and insulated and very well illuminated with strip lighting. The rear garage has a separate lockable enclosure, ideal for a gun room or to store materials you wish to keep away from the children. The rear garage also has some free standing storage cabinets and a door out to the rear yard. It's also, very conveniently, hosts the canister for the central vacuum system.
Both the front and rear garages also benefit from in-floor drains.
There is masses of curb appeal with this two storey Air Ranch beauty, set on a 0.6 acre corner lot that is incredibly quiet and private.
Pull up onto your quadruple exposed aggregate front driveway, the left bay of which would be long enough to accommodate a larger vehicle or perhaps an RV or trailer. Admire the elegant landscaped borders and lawn areas, the maintenance of which is aided by an innovative rain-water fed in-ground sprinkler system.
Take the exposed aggregate walkway and steps up to your large, covered front porch where you can while the hours away, relaxing.
Alternatively, take a few steps to the right of the home and through your side yard gate, where you will see your fenced sport court, absolutely fantastic for gatherings with family and friends or ideal for the kids to play out. Basketball, Hockey, Soccer, it's your choice and it's great fun to have right there on your property!
As you walk beyond the sports court, you will appreciate the massive rear deck, part covered and part exposed to the sunny south west skies. Note the stone faced hutch, that enables you to store wood, which is accessible from inside, beside the wood-burning fireplace on the main floor. No need to drag fire-wood through the home!
Beyond the deck, you can enjoy the massive rear yard, laid to lawn and surrounded by nicely maturing planted borders, the outlines of which are marked by custom concrete edging. There are many evergreen trees, and plenty of shrubs. There is no neighbour immediately behind, and so the yard feels very private indeed.
You will also greatly enjoy the vegetable patch, enabling you to grow your own food if you wish.
We are not finished yet! There is also a large fenced dog run but not any old dog run for your four-legged friend! This one comes with a hatch through to a spacious, heated, kennel, that also has a window for natural light!
Attached to the kennel is a large rear yard shed.
EAMONN O'GORMAN, REALTOR®
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