A Home for the Modern Nature Lover

Real Estate

November 9, 2022

Words by: Mona Rose Butler

Photography by: Megan Albu

Surrounded by the best nature the city has to offer, this home ties together all the modern touches of a luxury home, and the accessibility to trails, trees, and river scenes an outdoorsy family could want.

Surrounded by Edmonton’s natural beauty on 3 sides, the neighbourhood of Crestwood is the perfect home base for people who like to enjoy the outdoors. The home, which is located on a quiet street just off of the MacKenzie Ravine, is only a 10 minute walk away from magnificent river valley views, and only a 20 minute walk away from MacKinnon Ravine Park which connects you to River Valley Road, your easy link to downtown.

From the outside, the home is modern without being unwelcoming thanks to the wood detail and warm exterior lighting. Upon entering, you’re welcomed with a textbook example of what open-concept should be. The bright, expansive space is filled with luxurious finishes and unique touches. The kitchen is a home cook’s dream: the quartz countertops, Bosch appliances, and soft-closing cabinets make hosting dinners, preparing lunches, or enjoying an informal Saturday morning breakfast a stress-free experience. 

The hardwood floors tie the main floor together, making the transition from kitchen to living room seamless, where you’ll find two incredibly unique features: the fireplace and the sunroom. No need to worry about hanging anything in the living room, the fireplace itself could be considered a work of art. The various textures play well together, along with the wood-filled archway, making for a visually exciting wall. If you were to follow the fireplace to the end of the wall and past the built-in bookcase, you’ll find the perfect spot to enjoy the sun all year round. The sunroom, which is incorporated into the entertaining space, is excellent for those who like to feel close to the outdoors. Listen to the rain fall on a cozy autumn day, relax with a book surrounded by a bright blanket of snow, or even easily supervise your kids as they jump through the sprinkler in the summer.

Moving upstairs, you’ll find a gorgeous exposed wood ceiling with skylights and 4 bedrooms; the masterpiece being the master suite. This luxurious oasis includes an 8-piece ensuite bathroom. The massive shower with double rain shower heads and a soaker tub means you have options for how you’d like to unwind. Through the ensuite is your walk-in closet, with ample space to display your favourite wardrobe pieces, and store the ones you don’t need right now.

“The ideal lifestyle for a potential buyer would be someone who enjoys living in a safe, central, mature neighbourhood and who also has family members to share the large home with or likes to have extra space for guests when they come to visit,” explained Kevin Rakowski, Broker and Owner of Vice Realty.

With four bedrooms upstairs, you may be tempted to declare that that is plenty of room for a family and their guests. The home doesn’t stop there, however. The finished basement includes 2 more bedrooms, as well as a second laundry room, the first being on the main floor, a 3-piece bathroom, and plenty of storage space. The basement isn’t without its own unique touches either. You’ll find a vintage stone fireplace and an exposed brick wall in one of the bedrooms. The basement also includes its own entrance, perfect for in-laws or other 

long-term guests, whom you’ll be hard pressed to encourage to leave after they enjoy the beauty and comfort your home has to offer.


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