The Most Expensive Home for Sale in Aspen Woods, Calgary
Canadian professional golfer Stephen Ames recently listed his stunning Calgary luxury home for sale at almost $8 million. As a professional golfer on the PGA (Professional Golfers' Association) Tour, Trinidadian born Ames has earned nearly $20 million since he became a pro golfer in 1987. He was ranked #19 in the world in 2004 and #27 in 2008 and was inducted into the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame in August 2014. Together with previous MP Jim Prentice, Ames would co-host an annual golf tournament for kids. He also owns Vintage Chophouse, a popular steakhouse in downtown Calgary.
It was in 2008 that Stephen and his wife, Jodi, started building their Calgary dream home in sought after Aspen Estates, at 20 Aspen Ridge Manor SW. It was built by Calgary custom home builder Hawk Hill Homes at a cost then of $2.5 million and finished in 2010. It is now listed for sale at $7,999,999. This stunning Aspen Woods Calgary home features 10,979 sq. ft. of living space on 3 levels and has 4 bedrooms, 10 bathrooms, 9 fireplaces, a 9-foot horizontal fireplace, custom-built wine room with 1,800-bottle capacity, custom gym, media room, golf simulator room plus a 5-car garage.
As one of the most prestigious Calgary luxury homes in the SW Calgary community of Aspen Woods, the French country chateau styled exterior has a customized modern interior in keeping with the Ames' personal taste. The expansive lot backs onto ravine with incredible landscaping reported to be worth more than $500,000.
Of all the Calgary luxury homes currently for sale, this exquisite home is the second most expensive home for sale in the Calgary real estate market today. The most desirable Aspen Woods homes for sale are located in Aspen Estates. In fact, at one time the most expensive home listed on the Calgary MLS was located in Aspen Estates and sold for $10,350,000 in early 2013.
According to statistics from the Calgary Real Estate Board (CREB®), there were 77 Calgary properties sold in June 2015 priced at $1 million or more which included detached, attached and apartment homes. This is down 26% from the 104 properties sold in June 2014 but amazingly, still remains the second highest number of Calgary homes sold in the month of June.
Here is the breakdown of all residential city of Calgary homes sold over $1 million since 2004 for the month of June:
Statistics also show that sales of Calgary luxury homes were down 36.5% for the first six months of this year, with only 294 properties sold at $1 million or more compared to 463 in 2014. A record 853 homes priced at $1 million or more were sold in 2014 - the highest ever for the Calgary MLS®.
So who would buy Stephen Ames' Aspen Woods Calgary home? Most likely an entrepreneur, business owner or retiree who appreciates this Aspen Estates private location and wants a larger Calgary luxury home to accommodate and entertain family, friends and business associates. The fact that a big sports celebrity like Stephen Ames designed and built this Aspen Woods Calgary home contributes to the marketing buzz and makes it a great selling feature.
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