2103 Palmer Avenue, Alta Vista
$1,850,000

A space-freeing layout and robust sightlines make this high-style custom home extraordinary - even without the coveted corner lot fringed by majestic trees. Built as an in-fill in true contemporary style, this stunning architecturally designed home testifies to any refined eye: it's striking. »cont'd

Property for Sale

Arriving at this city-central site, the cachet of a mid-century neighbourhood announces that this is a special location. Although set back from the street, home captures the attention of passersby with sharp, clean lines accentuated by cedar details and soaring windows. Those lucky enough to go inside know; you're approaching a world far away from the daily worries of urban life. Welcome.

Impeccable and intelligent home design captures state of the art living concepts, efficiencies, and a wonderful attention to detail. Inside, you're welcomed with light-loving glass accents, dramatic architectural ceilings, and splendid vistas to the trees beyond. An open floor plan shows off its many dividends. Start with the wide entry, complete with seating nook and ceiling-reaching closet - it's a pleasure to be welcomed in this innovative space.

A brilliantly functional layout makes it a pleasure to explore every level. Details simultaneously unify and delineate living spaces; the rich stained maple hardwood floors, glass walls, reveal trim around every light-filled window and door, and minimalist baseboards. Nothing has been overlooked - the result is an exquisite place to call home.

Step into the open living, dining and kitchen area. Huge picture windows bring the outside in - the surrounding trees yield a country-like setting. Glass pendants and pot lights illuminate when the sun goes down and provide a singular ambience for evening, while a biofuel fire simultaneously separates and unifies the open kitchen with the living room. The open and flexible space is next level chic and ready for anything. Elegant entertaining is an understatement.

Aptly placed vertical windows precede a home office off the living room. Productivity and inspiration come naturally - floor to ceiling views onto a picturesque green space will do that to you.

Spanning the back of the house is the open kitchen and dining area - it is of course, punctuated by huge windows and patio doors that lead onto a deck and wide open backyard. Monumental celebrations and endless summer nights belong here. Natural gas hookup means barbecue happens all year round - reap the benefits of a private, tree-filled corner lot. Back inside, start with the extra large quartz island and find a natural flow to easily incorporate prep work, dining, and social time. Abundant work space marries top of the line appliances like an induction cooktop with incredibly smart conveniences. Get used to the effortlessness of pull out pantries, soft close drawer storage, a second sink, custom organizers that maximize space, and a hidden stool in the kickplate to easily access higher compartments. Yes - everything has been thought of for an easy to work in kitchen topped off with a super sociable island bar.

Off the kitchen, stylish utility comes into play for busy lifestyles. Marble tile underfoot leads to a discreetly located powder room with integrated sink and modern wall sconces. Nearby, a bright laundry room with plenty of folding space and a great backyard view makes this task feel more like a pleasure. The two car garage launches home into the future with an electric vehicle charger.

Float your way up to the second level and take in the California coast inspiration - open riser stairs bordered by glass walls and two storey stacked picture windows make a gorgeous combination. Whether it's the crystal clear view outside that holds your attention or the open to above and below space filled with a layered pendant chandelier - you will never get enough of moving through this space.

Continuing the theme, openness greets on the large landing - four bedrooms offer dramatic treetop vistas through clerestory windows and human-scaled proportions. There's a "favourite" for everyone: guests or residents will love the corner rooftop terrace with glass railings shared between two rooms, one of which hosts a cheater door to the cool main bath. Find oversized ceramic, double vanity, heated floors and sleek finishes like chrome, quartz, and minimalist undermount sinks producing a calming effect. Back in the main hall, an ingenious set of built-ins hides cleaning supplies, linens, and family household items with panache. A turn takes you to the master suite - stunning cottage-like views are the rule, thanks to large thoughtful windows and floor to ceiling patio doors overlooking a totally private rooftop terrace. Glass railings leave the view unobstructed. A gas fireplace adds an element of cozy to every evening routine. The walk-in? Generous - with a contemporary chandelier, custom cabinetry, his and hers island, smart built-ins and a full length mirror built into the back of the door. Wardrobe malfunctions are a thing of the past. The connected ensuite is a study in perfection - natural light, heated marble tile floors, a stand alone soaker tub and walk-in shower, all defined by clean lines and a cool palette. Indulgence on the daily has never been so attainable.

A fabulously outfitted basement is fully open and bright. Plush carpeting underfoot leads to an entertaining media room - built-in shelving at the ready. High ceilings and pot lights outline a space that could easily become a nanny or in-law suite, the nearby fresh-feeling full bath is proof that options are endless.

With integrated features like Control 4, manage sound, temperature and security from your smartphone wherever you are in the world. This custom home spoils you in every way. Move-in ready, stylistically on point and finished with the finest craftsmanship; the minutes to everything location including hospitals, shopping, and downtown leaves no box unchecked. This is your dream home. Make an appointment and see it today.

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Room Dimensions

Living Room Main 27'6 x 12'7
Dining Room Main 16' x 12'7
Kitchen Main 18'5 x 14'6
Pantry Main 12'5 x 6'7
Den/Office Main 10'7 x 9'5
Partial Bath Main 3'6 x 7'10
Mud Room Main 10'1 x 8'10
Foyer Main 10'2 x 8'5
Master Bedroom Second 15'7 x 20'6
Bedroom Second 14'6 x 10'
Bedroom Second 13'10 x 9'
Bedroom Second 20'10 x 16'2
Walk-In Closet Second 13'9 x 10'
Bath 5-Piece Second 8'10 x 8'10
Ensuite 5-Piece Second 13'10 x 12'10
Bath 4-Piece Lower 8'3 x 8'3
Front Room Lower 30' x 13'9
Recreation Room Lower 26' x 12'8