Stunning Masterpiece on Ravine !
Welcome to 14524 Ravine Drive. This uniquely beautiful property was the private residence of the award-winning architect Peter Hemingway. His iconic designs for Edmonton's Muttart Conservatory and Coronation Pool (recently renamed Peter Hemingway Fitness and Leisure Centre) are just two of his much admired and beloved public buildings.
His former home is equally interesting and welcoming for the homeowners and their guests. No one who visits fails to comment on its unique design, the natural flow of the rooms, and the countless warm custom finishing details. The ambience has been aptly described by an Edmonton architect and designer as "unpretentious and casually chic".
The building materials include natural woods, chocolate brick, textured slate, stone tiles, brushed silver hardware and light fixtures, expansive glass roofs and skylights, stainless steel and copper. No detail is overlooked in this outstanding home.
Once inside the home situated on three MacKinnon Ravine lots, it is immediately clear to the visitor that Hemingway's genius was designing the living spaces to focus primarily to the south side on the surrounding ravine parkland. Standing in the ravine back yard one might be somewhere in the country quite removed from urban life, yet this outstanding location is only minutes to downtown Edmonton. This is a special property that must be seen inside as well as out to be thoroughly appreciated.
Custom designed entry doors. Mission-style hardware and stainless glass light fixtures. Natural slate floor and steps. Tongue and groove natural cedar walls. Full angles custom glass roof.
Two-way open copper fireplace designed by architect Peter Hemingway. Features oak floors, custom French door with additional custom screen door leading to south deck overlooking MacKinnon Ravine. Expansive windows on two walls looking out at surrounding green space. Curved art wall and textured plaster cive ceiling.
Upgraded with large working island (counter-top is natural butcher block), custom wood cabinets plus open shelving, top of the line appliances (Thermador and Frigidaire Gallery Professional series), brushed stainless steel sink area backsplash.
Oak flooring, textured plaster cove ceiling, wine rack section behind glass doors, wood framed art-glass panel between living room and breakfast room.
Sunken from kitchen level by a few steps, see-through east archway into solarium, custom French doors exit to private south deck, African Anigre wood art niche.
Soaring two-storey glass solarium roof, wood burning fireplace with slate surround, chocolate brick-tile, custom built-in wood shelving, desk and cabinet unit across south width, custom slate and copper fountain, loft area with built-in desk, attached single garage, doggie-door leading to exterior enclosed dog run.
Located in the private west wing, features oak flooring, two custom closets with lighting behind glass doors, curved ceiling with moulding and large three-piece sky-lit ensuite with walk-in lighted closet area.
Hot Tub Pavilion
West from the master bedroom through French door, the hexagonal-shaped pavilion has tile flooring, large custom hot tub, pyramid-style glass roof.
Stairs leading down off the kitchen, features spacious recreation room with neutral wool Berber carpeting, attached natural bookshelves with custom crown moulding, full custom 4 piece bathroom, large bedroom with ample closet, laundry room, cedar sauna and roomy storage area.
Facing over 170' of natural ravine parkland. Even in winter, there are countless evergreen trees and one never feels isolated from views of green and the promise of Spring. Custom garden shed, firepit, hammock, decking, Weber gas BBQ, outdoor sound system speakers and landscaping lighting on timers.
Detached double garage with custom high-end steel overhead door, Lennox gas heater, three car remotes. Attached single garage in east wing has a newer garage door opener, new roof May 2007, two car remotes, large storage room. Paved driveway includes a hammerhead extension for additional parking. Full-service, high-quality security system includes personal security key-fobs. Both garages come with exterior keyless entry pads.
Located at 14524 Ravine Drive, Edmonton
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