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Gracefully situated on one of the most prestigious and private streets in Calgary boasting 147' of Riverfront Property, this extensively renovated/updated historic residence is a masterpiece in beautiful detail. Designed in the Tudor Revival style by William Stanley Bates and Gilbert Hodgson in 1912, the home was commissioned by the original owner, James Hossack Woods and his wife Leonora Christine, and was known during their residency as “The Gables”. Inside the 5,000+ square foot home, tasteful renovations including a brand new kitchen, are sure to please the modern eye. Meanwhile hints of original details tell the story of an early pioneer family that laid the groundwork for the publishing industry in Calgary. The grand foyer welcomes you and the formal living room offers panoramic Elbow River views and tasteful fireplace. The gourmet kitchen offers professional grade stainless steel appliances including a new stove and large island. Upstairs, 4 large bedrooms including the master suite await, which offers a luxurious 5-piece ensuite bathroom. The lower level features a recreation room, office, natural wine cellar, infrared sauna and enough space for a potential gym. Other details include coffered ceilings, crown mouldings, hardwood flooring throughout the main floor, plantation shutters, spray foam insulation in the attic, new roof, renovated/rebuilt west garage with space for a live-in Nanny/secondary office, multiple air filters on both furnaces (Hepa, VOC, Ozonator), new custom front door, new maintenance-free rear deck and railing, alarm system, speakers/audio system throughout and detached garage with washroom and second washer/dryer. Flood prevention ensures peace of mind which includes 2 generators, external pump and sump pumps, tiger dam (available with house sale) and sewer back-up preventer. Woods moved to Calgary in 1907 where he became editor and managing director of the Calgary Herald, and later also became vice-president of The Calgary Herald Publishing Co. Own a piece of Calgary’s history, on the nicest lot on the river and appreciate the plethora of enjoyments that coincide.
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