139 Crystal Shores Manor, Okotoks
$588,900 | 3 Beds | Den | 2.5 Baths | Fully Finished
EAMONN O'GORMAN, REALTOR®
Beautiful walkout bungalow, on a pie shaped lot, backing to a park in Okotoks’ only lake community. There have been many recent updates to the home.
A spacious den is just off the entrance. The cozy living room features a gas fireplace. The kitchen is a delight, with a granite topped island & breakfast bar, lots of counter-top space, upgraded appliances & a walk through pantry. The dining nook is adjacent to the kitchen & has a door out to the lovely deck, which can also be accessed from your master retreat, which has a totally renovated 5 pc en-suite with in-floor heat! A half bath & the mud/laundry area complete this level.
Like the main floor, the bright basement has 9 ft ceilings & has a huge recreation area with double aspect windows, a lovely family room with another gas fireplace, 2 super bedrooms & a 4 pc family bathroom.
The huge yard is fully landscaped & features 2 patios & a fire-pit & offers access to the park.
Some other recent updates are paint, carpets, furnace, hot water tank & the shingles!
Exterior / Garage
Beyond the covered front porch, you step into the elegant entrance of this beautiful 1,400 sf+ bungalow, which has been painted throughout in recent years. Light comes in through the half glazed front door. Note the 9ft ceilings and also the hardwood flooring that runs through much of the main level.
To your right is a door to your carpeted main floor den. Spacious and private, it has a large window, dressed with a venetian blind, overlooking the landscaped front yard.
To your left is a passage that features a double coat closet. Opposite the closet is the main floor half bathroom. At the end of the passage is a door to the mud/laundry room. Note the contemporary tile flooring, part of a series of renovations that have been undertaken in recent years. There is plenty of space here for a freezer or additional refrigerator. Your laundry pair can be stacked or placed side by side. From the mud room, one door leads to the double attached garage and another leads to the very practical walk through pantry that has shelving on either side.
Stepping towards the rear of the home, the floor plan broadens out.
The kitchen is beautiful, with quality cabinetry and masses of counter-tops for food preparation. The granite topped island (a recent year’s upgrade) has a silgranit double sink and upgraded (and remote controlled) pendant light/fan fixtures above - also added in recent times. The contemporary tile back-splash is very elegant and is another update by the current owner. The breakfast bar comfortably seats four people. Upgraded appliances include a Kenmore Elite stainless steel refrigerator and an Electrolux electric ceran top stove, as well as a Bosch dishwasher. The pan drawers beside the stove are extremely useful and the convenient walk through pantry is just a step or two away.
Open plan with the kitchen is the very spacious dining area that has a light fixture/fan that matches the kitchen pendant lights/fans. From the dining nook, you can admire the wide open views over the green space behind and you can step out onto the fabulous main level deck. Note the insect screen, so that you can let cool air in but keep the bugs out in Summer!
The living area is cozy and features a gas fireplace with a slate surround and hearth and a mantle and niche above that is ideal for your media equipment. Either side of the fireplace are windows that offer views of the green space behind.
From the living room, you can step in to your beautiful master retreat. The carpeted master bedroom is spacious and features double aspect windows to make the most of the open views and you will adore having a door out from your master bedroom to your deck. The door benefits from an insect screen, for when you want to let some cooling breezes in. There is a ceiling fan to help keep you cool during the warmer summer days.
The en-suite has been completely renovated by the current owner. A sliding door marks the entry, before you step onto the contemporary tile on the floor, with in-floor heating! On your right, a door grants access to an enlarged walk in closet, whilst, on your left, you’ll appreciate the extra storage. You’ll also love the glass door walk in shower with a light fixture and tile above, the granite topped double sinks, with plenty of soft closing cabinets and drawers beneath and, beneath a privacy glazed window, a deep soaker tub with a tile surround. Other added benefits are a timer function for the ventilation fan that also controls the light over the shower and for those who always need to keep their phone or tablet charged for the busy day ahead, USB ports on the electrical outlets by the sinks.
As you head down the curved tread staircase to the fully finished walkout basement, (nearly 1,100 sf of developed space on this level), you’ll appreciate the elegant handrails and iron spindles. As with the main floor, the basement features 9ft ceilings. A wall of windows and a door along the rear, allow light to flood into the home. The basement carpeting has been replaced in recent years.
To your right is an excellent recreation area with windows looking both to the rear and to the side of the home, to make the most of the views behind. Currently used as an exercise area, it could equally be a games area or a hobby space or whatever suits your needs. With the addition of a wall and a closet, it would also be easy enough to make a 3rd basement bedroom here if so desired.
To the left is a large living area with a feature gas fireplace with a slate surround hearth and elegant niche shelving above. The family room also has windows looking out to the rear yard and beyond.
Leaving the family room and along the passage you will find the excellent 2nd and 3rd bedrooms. Both bedrooms are carpeted and have double closets and are both very good sizes.
Adjacent to these bedrooms is a 4 piece family bathroom, which benefits from a door separating the sink from the toilet and the shower/tub.
The utility room offers good storage space but of greater note here, is that the current owner has invested in replacing the original furnace with a York high efficient furnace. The hot water tank was replaced in October 2015 and a water softener has also been added.
This beautiful bungalow is situated in sought after Crystal Shores Manor, on a large, pie shaped lot, backing to a wide open green space and the walking path system and offers lake privileges at Okotoks’ only lake facility.
To the front of the home the double driveway is bordered by low maintenance stones on either side. The right side yard has been in-laid with larger stones to act as steps down to the rear yard.
The rear yard is enormous and features a main level deck with an aggregate coating and aluminum rails and glass panels. Hook your BBQ up to the natural gas line. There are steps down to the yard. Coming out from the walkout level, you step out onto a concrete patio and if you want to BBQ in Winter, we have you covered (literally!) as there is a natural gas line on this level too! The deck has been extended by the current owner, who also added the aggregate surface, the rails and glass panels, the deck and the patio. In fact, there is little left of what was the original deck.
The yard is fully landscaped and features numerous trees and shrubs. You will also appreciate the patio area where you can sit out and enjoy the fire pit as you watch the world go by. Or step out through the rear gate and out to the green space and walking paths behind.
There is also a very practical rear yard shed.
The double attached garage is drywalled and insulated and offers excellent built-in storage as well as an extremely useful tool hanging wall-rack system that is very customizable. There is also a very convenient man door that leads out to the North side yard.
The shingles on the home and some of the siding have been replaced in recent years.
EAMONN O'GORMAN, REALTOR®
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