I have sold a property at 1634 5 STREET NW in Calgary.
Vintage charm. Modern character. Wonderfully priced. An unbelievably spacious yard (50x120ft), full-height basement, gabled ceilings and a BREAKFAST NOOK!? Yes, a breakfast nook. This 1534 sqft, 3 bed, 2 bath 1930 Rosedale bunglow-turned-two-story is an absolute one-of-a-kind. The gorgeous dark hardwood floors, large windows and modern paint/wallpaper have all been recently updated, and the thoughtfully-designed, farmhouse-modern full kitchen was installed in 2017. Do you see the exposed original brick? On the main floor, two similarly sized bedrooms and a full, 4pc bathroom offer plenty of space for family bedrooms or dual-office/studios. The mid-century inspired living/dining room combines modern, open-plan design with vintage charm, where contemporary paint and design meet arched partitions. Admire all the original woodwork and brass vintage grates throughout. A large covered foyer offers enough space for a well-window'ed reading corner, and plenty of custom cabinetry for shoes and coats. On its own, the main floor constitutes a beautiful, well cared-for classic bungalow. However, step into the upstairs addition to experience the magic of this unique space. Up the turning stairs with a striking, refurbished pipe-railing is the beautiful, 500+ sq ft master sanctuary. A king-sized sleeping space, skylight, desk space, full 4pc ensuite with jacuzzi tub and generous walk-in-closet fit together in studio-esque harmony. But not to worry, the sentimental charm of the 1930 vintage has not been lost in this addition. The architecture is as mathematical as it is emotional; the late afternoon sunlight into that gabled-ceiling space evokes both cabin vacation and European cosmopolitanism. This unique home both does and doesn't feel like Calgary. If you're looking for a space with heart, history and soul, don't let this pass you by. And did we mention the breakfast nook ..?