The inner city community of Britannia saw the most expensive Calgary single family home sold in 2012 at $6,000,000. The top 10 list was rounded out by a luxury home in the prestigious neighbourhood of Mount Royal at $2,785,000. All of these homes were built in the last 10 years except two.
The list below highlights the highest priced single family homes in 2012 sold in Calgary's desirable inner city communities of Britannia, Briar Hill, Elbow Park / Glencoe and Mount Royal. Only one luxury home was located in the SE neighbourhood of Lake Bonavista Estates.
Of the 548 single family homes sold in Calgary for over $1 million in 2012, the median price was $1,260,000. 70% of these luxury properties sold between $1 million and $1.5 million, indicating more purchases were in the less expensive and "affordable" price range for Calgary luxury real estate.
1. Britannia $ 6,000,000
This stunning 2-storey Calgary luxury home, backing onto a ridge in desirable Britannia, has more than 10,000 sq. ft. of living space. It highlights Art Deco combined with contemporary design.
This gorgeous luxury home features 4 bedrooms, a large formal dining, elegant family room plus a fabulous gourmet kitchen with La Cornue gas range and professional appliances. The open great room has a stone surround fireplace with impressive custom mill work and scenic city views. The fabulous master suite has elegant dressing room, breakfast bar, lavish ensuite and exclusive terraces overlooking lovely yard. This Britannia luxury home is complete with an elevator, a lap pool and an observatory loft on the third level.
2. Elbow Park_Glencoe $ 4,525,000
A masterpiece of Maillot Homes, this remarkable Calgary luxury home is nestled on a lovely street in reputable Elbow Park, conveniently close to shopping, schools and the Elbow River. With more than 8,100 sq. ft. of living space, this fabulous luxury home features a great room with vaulted ceilings, formal dining room and a central hall with glistening hardwood floors.
The gorgeous gourmet kitchen has granite counters, high-end appliances, an informal eating area and access to the patio with built-in BBQ station. The second level has 4 bedrooms including the lavish master with spacious retreat, cozy gas fireplace, walk-in closet with built-ins and 5-piece ensuite. This gorgeous luxury home is complete with an elevator plus double attached and double detached garages.
3. Briar Hill $ 3,975,000
Backing onto South, this fabulous Calgary luxury home situated in coveted Briar Hill, has more than 7,500 sq. ft. of living space. This beautiful open concept plan luxury home features a 2-storey great room with floor-to-ceiling glass framing, providing natural light and picturesque views.
The gourmet kitchen has central dining and professional appliances. The stunning master bedroom suite on the main floor has custom closets, lavish ensuite bath and exclusive terrace with city views. This luxury home is complete with an elevator, lower level media lounge, entertainment lounge, triple attached garage and much more. Only a walking distance to downtown and top schools!
4. Elbow Park_Glencoe $ 3,850,000
This gorgeous Calgary luxury home is nestled on a serene ridge in reputable Elbow Park. Designed by Suzanne Devonshire Baker, it showcases a centre hall plan with elegant flow for entertainment and family living.
This beautiful luxury home was decorated by Paul Lavoie featuring separate dining and living rooms, a gorgeous gourmet kitchen with large granite island and top-of-the-line appliances separated by pocket doors to the convertible family room. The main level has Brazilian Cherry hardwood throughout and includes an office and another family room. This remarkable luxury home has 5 fabulous bedrooms including the stunning master bedroom. It has impressive exteriors with professional landscaping, expansive yards and lovely patio/deck.
5. Britannia $ 3,600,000
With fabulous city views and park-like setting, this remarkable Calgary luxury home, nestled in reputable Britannia Drive, is conveniently located near shops, parks, top schools and downtown Calgary.
This excellently renovated modern bungalow features hardwood and stone flooring throughout the great room, large dining room and custom millwork at the den. The gorgeous gourmet kitchen has granite counters, custom millwork and professional appliances. The main floor is complete with 2 children's bedrooms, a full bath and a master suite with lavish ensuite, large walk-in closet and an exclusive office with superb ridge views. Its fully developed lower level has a fabulous recreation room, incredible custom wine cellar, a bar, yoga studio and a 4th bedroom. Outside is a double attached garage and private and serene backyard, just a walk to the river escarpment.
6. Lake Bonavista Estates $ 3,300,000
Nestled on an idyllic cul-de-sac in coveted Lake Bonavista Estates, this captivating Calgary luxury home remodelled by Granville Homes showcases elegance of the highest standard.
This magnificent mansion has almost 8,000 sq. ft. of living space and features exquisite upgrades, including the gorgeous gourmet kitchen with granite counter-tops and top-of-the-line appliances, steam room and sauna, theater, pool and unique Symphonic custom “smart system” for the home's environmental control. It has a heated driveway leading to the 5-car attached garage. This gorgeous luxury home is one of the finest in the City, offering an exclusive and private lifestyle and stunning setting with picturesque views of private Lake Bonaventure.
7. Mount Royal $ 3,300,000
With architectural design by Phillip Bourque and interior design by Coco Cran, this remarkable Calgary luxury home in prestigious Mount Royal has almost 5,700 sq. ft. of living space above ground and 1,500 sq. ft. of lower level walkout.
Elegant features include: Brazilian Cherry hardwood and polished stone flooring, spiral stairs with mahogany handrail, copper detailing and ceilings of silver leaf. This beautifully landscaped property has more than a quarter acre lot with wrought iron entrance gates and a heated 5-car attached garage. This less than 10 year old perfectly designed brick and sandstone luxury home stands apart from the rest.
8. Elbow Park_Glencoe $ 3,237,500
Backing onto the south facing Elbow River in desirable Elbow Park, this gorgeous Calgary luxury home has more than 5,600 sq. ft. of living space and offers spectacular views.
With remarkable curb appeal, this McDowell & Associates designed luxury home features hardwood main flooring throughout, expansive living room, library with cozy fireplace, family office, large dining overlooking the river, elegant gourmet kitchen with top-of-the-line appliances, opening to a remarkable great room with custom mill work, fireplace and french doors leading to porch and garden. A custom milled staircase leads upstairs to 4 lavish bedrooms including the master suite with balcony overlooking the river, sitting room and spa-style ensuite. This brick and cedar shake luxury home has an exclusive location, providing remarkable river and escarpment views.
9. Elbow Park_Glencoe $ 2,950,000
A City Core Developments masterpiece, this stunning 5-bedroom Calgary luxury home, nestled in reputable Elbow Park/Glencoe, has more than 6,000 sq. ft. of living space.
This gorgeous luxury home features an open plan concept, with organic finish and sleek lines; fabulous gourmet kitchen with built-in cabinets on 2 walls, dual island and Subzero and Wolf appliances; a stunning master retreat, with large walk-through closet, built-in wardrobes and spectacular views; and a spa-bath with travertine flooring, steam shower, deep soaking tub, dual vanities and cozy fireplace. The lower level has a fitness area, large entertainment space and tiered media room. It has a unique sub-terrain tunnel connecting the basement to living quarters below the triple attached garage. Outside is a remarkable living area, a BBQ station, gas fireplace and triple attached garage.
10. Mount Royal $ 2,785,000
With spectacular river views, this remarkable Calgary luxury home, nestled in a prime location in coveted Mount Royal, has 6,203 sq. ft. of living space.
Designed by Bruce Johnson & Associates Interior Design, this stunning luxury home features elegant formal living and dining at the main floor, with fireplaces in both, an office, stunning gourmet kitchen, with butler's pantry opening to the family room with cozy fireplace and french doors overlooking the landscaped terraces and garden. The upper level has 4 huge bedrooms, with ensuite baths, including the master suite with spectacular views, and den/family office. The lower level has a recreation lounge, mud room, fifth bedroom with full bath and triple attached garage. It has an excellent location, just a walking distance to downtown, restaurants, shops, parks and schools.
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