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Spacious home features almost 90 windows
JUST call it Winnipeg’s version of Gone With the Wind in a package that showcases modern design in a genteel, country setting. That’s right — with over 3,600 square feet of space on the main floor and a grand, curved oak staircase that sweeps down to an expansive foyer framed by white pillars on either side — 28 Oakmont Crescent was designed to empower its residents to live in larger-than-life fashion — with space aplenty both inside and out.
So if you like space, natural light, panoramic nature views — and have the budget to treat yourself to a veritable smorgasbord of the finer things in life — this could well be the home for you.
The first order of business here is to touch on two of the Parkhill Homesdesigned abode’s most prominent features: its expansive, luxuriouslyappointed interior, and, well, all the natural light that pours in.
Not to mention the great views of the surrounding countryside afforded by nearly 90 windows. That’s right, ninezero windows.
“The home actually has a total of 88 windows,” says Realty Executives’ Eric Neumann. “The views of the fields and forest surrounding the home are amazing, especially when you’re upstairs.”
Neumann’s colleague at Realty Executives, Andrea Wiebe, says the home is a rare gem to be discovered in an area that — for some reason — doesn’t get a lot of fanfare despite its great location and ambience.
“This neighbourhood (Breezy Bend Estates in Headingly, adjacent to Breezy Bend Country Club) is such a well-kept secret, not a lot of people know about it,” she says. “It’s so private and quiet and off the beaten path, so it’s a wonderful place to call home for that reason, and the fact that it’s an exquisite, award-winning design that comes with so much attention to detail.”
That’s no overstatement, for several reasons. First, the main living area, with all its space — and well-conceived floor plan — is at once logical and luxurious. The logic comes from the fact that the three key spaces in the great room area — kitchen, dining room, living room and dinette area — are all well-separated.
And with ceiling heights ranging from 12 feet in the dining room to 16 feet in the living room — and a soaring ceiling in the oversized foyer — space and light is delightfully abundant.
“It’s a fabulous design that will make for a great family home,” adds Wiebe. “There’s so much room to move, starting with the entry to the home with the pillars that frame it. The space, along with all the beautiful finishes make the main level feel so elegant.”
With an eight-foot (black) granite island at its centre, the kitchen is a chef’s dream, with wide aisles, abundant whwhite tinged (maple) country cabinetry, anand generous amounts of counter spspace running around its peripherperiphery — not to mention top-ofthe-the-linline appliances. There’s then ampample space for a dinette set in the middle, which divides the kikitchen from a magnificent liliving room.
“It’s just a great area wwith an unbelievable gourmmet kitchen — it’s so functitional with a walk-in pantry, all the countertops and even a bubuilt-in dry bar,” she says. “The focal point of the living room iis a double-sided glass fireplace with granite surround. Add a largelarge, accessible dining room, and you have an area that’s great for entertaining — with an 800-squarefootfoot Trex dedeck and eight-person hot tub out back.”
While the main level is a study in elegance with its, space, multitude of windows, gleaming oak floors and grand oak staircase, 28 Oakmont’s upper level has been designed for easy family living. Four oversized bedrooms — including a master suite set three steps up on its own level well away from the other three bedrooms — are smartly positioned around a generous hallway and landing.
“Again, there’s just so much space and light,” Neumann adds. “You can’t beat the views, both from the bedroom and the ensuite, which has a corner tub with a window that gives you an up-high view of the trees and fields. The master bedroom is a very calming, relaxing place, which is just as it should be.”
As if 3,640 sq. ft. of living space weren’t enough, there’s another 1,261 sq. ft. of space — complete with fifth bedroom and a large, bright rec room — to inhabit in the home’s lower level.
“This is a truly spectacular family home in a great setting with too many extras to mention,” says Wiebe. “The location, floor plan, finishing — and amazing amount of windows and natural light — is absolutely incredible.”
Could there possibly be more windows in 28 Oakmont? Hardly. The result is a home flooded with natural light with views from every window.