Bowness is located in Calgary’s northwest. It lies along the north bank of the Bow River Valley, at one time, the area was owned by James Hextall, an enterprising Englishman who planned to develop the area into an exclusive bedroom community. Hextall’s original ranch house was located in Bowness Park. In 1964 Bowness was annexed to Calgary. Nearby parks include popular Bowness Park, Bowmont Park, Edworthy Park, Shouldice Pool and Athletic Parks. Bowness is also connected to the walk and ride pathway system.
The boundaries consist of the Bow River to the north and east, 16 Avenue to the south and 101 Street to the west.
This exquisite custom built home situated on the banks of the Bow River will impress the most discerning buyer offering over 9,600 sq ft of living space, 4+1 bedrooms, pristinely manicured grounds & a front elevation that could dawn the cover of Architectural Digest. The home showcases distinct spaces that are artfully combined with sophistication & practicality. The main floor presents 10’ ceilings, African oak hardwood floors, a large inviting foyer, den with barn doors, formal dining room, living room with wet bar & glass walk-in wine storage. The kitchen will evoke nostalgia from its sundrenched presence to the double islands, granite counters, custom glass cabinetry, walk-in pantry, high-end appliances & breakfast nook. The quiet study off the kitchen has become the owner’s favorite room. A main floor master retreat includes a custom walk-in closet & spa-inspired 5 piece ensuite with custom tub & separate glass steam shower. There is also access to the private gym & outdoor hot tub area through the master retreat or the main house. The second level offers a large media room with vaulted ceiling, built-in beverage centre & TV & stereo surround system with rear speaker as well as 3 ample sized bedrooms & 2 baths. The “girl’s” bedroom features a walk-in closet & ensuite with heated floors, make-up vanity, free standing tub & separate shower. Bedrooms 3 & 4 both have window seats & walk-in closets & share a Jack & Jill bath. The basement invites you to entertain in the bar/theatre room with 80” TV & custom bar. Additional highlights include a dance/exercise room, cold wine storage, fifth bedroom & bathroom. The tranquil & private back garden overlooks the Bow River & has been thoughtfully designed for outdoor entertaining including a patio, patterned concrete deck, gas fireplace, 10 person hot tub, 65’x35’ sport court/hockey rink, basketball court & firepit. There is also an underground sprinkler system & invisible fence system.More details
Welcome to “Farmhouse on the Bow”, a custom home built by Ranger Homes on highly coveted Bow Crescent. This river front property is designed with an open concept living space, large custom kitchen with upgraded appliances, a feature fireplace made from reclaimed brick, and a serene master suite including a large walk-in closet and his and hers ensuites. The large windows showcase uninterrupted river and valley views creating a true sense of privacy and allows you to spot local wildlife. This home is one of the only homes in Calgary to be thoughtfully and extensively flood mitigated; it has no basement. Built on steel reinforced concrete pilings socketed into bedrock, the main floor sits above the 1/100 yr flood line (7 ft above grade), and all mechanical equipment. Ideally located, you are just minutes to Hwy 1, the University, Foothills and Children’s Hospitals, shopping, recreation, public transit and 15 minutes to the downtown core. Don't miss your opportunity to own this one of a kind property! For an extensive list of property features and measurements, please contact listing REALTOR® or your representative.More details
A one of a kind architectural masterpiece backing onto the Bow River, with close to 6,500 sf of development & positioned on a 15,000 sf private lot. A contemporary but sophisticated & luxurious feel throughout. Ideal for a growing family, with 5 large bedrooms. The master bedroom provides amazing views over the river. Ideal for entertaining, the main floor has an incredible open plan, but still has the formal rooms desired in a house of this caliber, and a vast array of windows & skylights allows for a bright & airy feel. Gourmet kitchen boasts top of the line appliances & 2 large center granite islands. The fully finished basement has a large games room, separate
media room, 2 additional bedrooms and a separate laundry room (ideal for a nanny or teenage kids). The 1300 sq ft attached 4 car garage is ideal for any car enthusiast and has the potential for lifts with 12’ ceilings for additional vehicles/toys. From the back deck enjoy the private setting & fantastic views of the Bow River and Bowness Park.More details
First time to the market.. and far, far above the expectations from the original 1913 architectural marvel the "Purcell House" a modern Prairie School design,recreated from the original house highlighting and emboldening the natural organic beauty of the Bow Crescent environment!The original house & plans are listed in the US National Register of Historic places.The Midwest principle"form follows function"allows openness for informal spaces designed and organized on a single axis connected by wide stairwells & hallways continues the practicality principles allowing the sunny southern rear exposure to illuminate the entire home.The "Prairie Style"was designed to respect nature as this house casts perfectly into this exclusive river street enclave!The special features of appox. 4000sqft of living space(commercial grade HVAC system & control 4 smart home technology)to be incl. as per the supplemental pages attached.This is a once in lifetime opportunity to own a piece of history for the discriminating buyer! Please check out the additional info in the attachments listed above. And as well the Iguide interactive floor plans highlighting the special features of this house!More details
New Price! Fantastic opportunity to own one of the most esteemed properties backing onto the Bow River. Enjoy the feel of country living with wide open spaces surrounded by mature trees looking onto the river, and the convenience of being right inside the city. This custom built home features 9ft and vaulted ceilings, hardwood floors, skylights, loads of windows and a large bonus room over the garage, on a mature 0.8 Acre lot edging the bow river. The open main floor offers 3 bedrooms, huge living room, custom kitchen and laundry. Enjoy mealtimes in your formal dining room or step outside into a natural setting on your covered veranda. The newly renovated downstairs hosts 3 more bedrooms, and another great open space with a wet bar and in-floor heat. You’ll love the oversized double attached garage, with a tandem 3rd indoor parking space and rear door access. With several living spaces indoor and out, there’s plenty of choice for everyone! This is truly a remarkable inner city property!More details
The front veranda welcomes you to this beautiful custom home on 75 ft wide lot with sunny southwest facing yard. The open main level has site finished hardwood & a stunning great room with coffered ceilings, custom built-ins & rundle rock fireplace. Spacious kitchen with custom cabinetry, massive island, granite & quartz countertops, butler's pantry & walk-in pantry. Bright dining nook & separate dining room. Office, half bathroom, & mudroom complete the main level. Upper level has 3 spacious bedrooms including the master, which has a spa-like ensuite with custom tiled shower & large soaker tub. Full bathroom & laundry room also on upper level. The bright basement (with in-floor heat) has a family room, media room, bedroom, full bathroom, fitness room, future wine room & storage. Central A/C, triple pane metal clad windows & many more efficient upgrades. The beautiful private yard has a covered rundle rock flagstone deck with cedar soffits, built-in heater & skylights. Oversized double garage & workshop.More details
Well kept bungalow located on one of the best streets in Bowness, the original home received a complete makeover 20 years ago including a new basement, spacious master ensuite and updated mechanical, wiring and plumbing. Recent upgrades include a new kitchen, cozy living area, and high efficiency heating system.
The all new 2-storey addition features a large welcoming front with vaulted ceilings, Alder stairwell and birch hardwood floors. Upstairs you will find 2 generously sized bedrooms with large, bright windows, walk-in closets and they are wired for today’s family. Additionally you will find a gorgeous oversized bathroom featuring large private windows, double sinks with granite countertop, and luxurious Italian marble/river rock frameless glass shower.
On the main floor is every man's dream garage with 10' ceilings, 8'x16' insulated door, in floor drain, built in sound, wired for TV and Internet, roughed in radiant heat, smart sidewinder door opener, 100Amp service with 240V outlet.More details
Unbelievable 50 x 354 ft exclusive river estate lot in one of the best locations on beautiful Bow Crescent. Voted by Avenue magazine as one of the best streets to live in all of Calgary! The ultimate river lot that gently slopes down to the rivers edge that you own right down to the high water mark of the river.... so no bike paths in behind ever!!!! Very private towering mature treed lot that is backing toward the treed island on the river and offering even more privacy from the adjacent bank. The adjoining 50ft lot is also for sale!! Very rare property! Amazing opportunity to build your dream home!! Offers will be subject to final subdivision approval.. ask listing agent for details. *Property taxes are for the entire full lot and the individual lots are not assessed for 2017*More details
Unbelievable 50 x 354ft exclusive river estate lot in one of the best locations on beautiful Bow Crescent. Voted by Avenue magazine as one of the best streets to live in all of Calgary! The ultimate river lot that gently slopes down to the rivers edge that you own right down to the high water mark of the river.... so no bike paths in behind ever!!!! Very private towering mature treed lot that is backing toward the treed island on the river and offering even more privacy from the adjacent bank. The adjoining 50ft lot is also for sale!! Very rare property! Amazing opportunity to build your dream home!! Offers will be subject to final subdivision approval.. ask listing agent for details. *Property taxes are for the entire full lot and the individual lots are not assessed for 2017*More details
Dreaming of custom designing & building your ultimate riverfront home but need the right parcel to build it on.... look no further. This 50x249 deep rectangular waterfront parcel is located steps away from John Hexall Park & Shouldice Bridge, close to all the fantastic restaurants of Bowness and Montgomery, quick commute to Alberta Childrens' & Foothills Hospital and offers abundant water front living. With these gorgeous River front views, waterfront access and coveted location you can enjoy building your customised luxury home with water based living today. Take a drive down this area - you will not be alone in building a luxury waterfront property. All you have to do is decided on what style of home you desire. Seller is open to vendor financing/ vendor take/back mortgage possibilities.More details
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