What a pleasure it is to welcome you to 40 Mary Dover Drive SW (SOLD) in the exceptional community of Currie Barracks. Comfortable, spacious, a delight to show with an incomparable location backing onto a park. This home is a treasure.
Located just seven minutes south west of Calgary’s downtown core, this executive home was custom-built in Phase One of Currie Barracks, a redeveloped and reimagined community built on the former CFB Currie Barracks Land. Built in 2012 by Mission Homes, this 4,700 square-foot two-storey home has a double front-drive garage with two separate doors. The maintenance-free exterior is neutral stucco and stonework with a nod to the Craftsman and Neo-Classical styles, befitting the architectural style of the neighbourhood which is an homage to the great early 20th century homes.
The large wooden front door opens into a welcoming foyer with a large double-door front hall closet. It’s immediately evident no expense was spared in the construction of this home. Visually stunning yet functional, the interiors were created by Corea Sotropa Interior Design, a Calgary company located in nearby Marda Loop. The detail is incredible, from the wainscoting to the seagrass wallpaper and the elegant coffered ceilings in the dining room, the exquisitely matched window coverings and unique light fixtures. Even the Newell Posts at the base of the beautiful wood and wrought iron staircase were created in a Craftsman-style so popular in World War I – era homes.
The darker hardwood floors are as fresh as the day they were laid and are featured throughout the main level and into the kitchen. The custom kitchen was built on-site. The counter tops were hand selected, as was the marble backsplash in the kitchen and the marble surrounding the fireplace in the living room. There is a Wolf gas range and Miele wall ovens, with hide-away dishwasher and a deluxe sub-zero refrigerator with a cabinetry facing. There is a walk-in pantry, a must-have for those who cook for a family. Another super feature for families is the laundry area and mudroom with hooks for coats and school bags, shelves and cupboards for out-of-season gear all custom-built and easy to clean.
The formal living room and dining room in this open concept main level look out onto the park behind the home, the perfect place to gather with friends or for quiet contemplation. There’s a main floor den with the same fantastic view for a home office or library.
Upstairs is a bonus room so you can unwind at the end of the day while the kids fall asleep in their spacious bedrooms with adjoining Jack & Jill bathroom. The master suite is virtually a place to escape with a sitting area and a spa-inspired bath with in-floor heating, a steak shower and air-jet tub.
The lower level has exciting amenities like a work-out room, a feature wine room, a rec room fit for the 21st Century with private theatre, a wet bar and to make it seem less like the basement, cozy in-floor heating throughout. Plus, extra bedrooms for guests or older children.
The back yard offers an unobstructed view of the park with ample room to barbecue and enjoy the outdoors.
This home, with nearly 5,000 square-feet of living space, is unique for Currie Barracks because of it’s size. This community, the epitome of the new urbanism, is close to everything you care about. Schools, work, recreation, parks, shopping, dining and entertainment.
The neighbourhood is full of young, busy families who are excited about living in this developing neighbourhood. Currie is next door to Mount Royal University which boasts a huge recreation facility with a pool and walking track not to mention the new Bella Theatre. Flames Centennial Arenas are just across Crowchild Trail. The Marda Loop trading area is also next door with an eclectic array of restaurants, pubs and retail outlets.
It’s the future of Currie Barracks that attracts people to the area. The Core will offer shopping, dining and entertainment all with walking distance. The Campus will offer high rise commercial and office space centered around the historic parade square. The Commons is where this great home on Mary Dover Drive is located – a residential district with a variety of housing options and living experiences.
Call Justin Havre & Associates at 403-217-0003 if you are looking to sell or buy a home similar to this home.