9919 106 Avenue

Grande Prairie, AB T8V 1J4

$619900

4 Beds
3 ½ Baths
2,075 sq ft
Year Built: 1949
MLS: A1221436
Property Tax: $4,688/year
9919 106 Avenue, Grande Prairie, AB T8V 1J4

MULTIPLE AWARD WINNING HOME AND GARDEN FOR SALE IN THE VLA!

Many homes are magazine worthy but this architectural masterpiece has actually been featured in many magazines and won multiple National awards! The home features elegance, timeless style and magnificent gardens. It is a one of a kind. It mixes timeless modern design with the integrity of the original circa 1950 bungalow. In 1990 a major renovation took place that doubled the size of the house and updated the original dwelling. Upon entering, the foyer creates a sense of the designer's style with its 10' ceiling vaulting to 22'; capturing light from the glass conservatory that gives a glimpse of the large back yard with itswell maintained English garden. To the west of the entrance is the original bungalow. To the east of the entrance is the circa 1990 two storey addition with double car garage. The bungalow's main floor features a custom gallery kitchen, ultra efficientand timeless. It features a large, formal dining room with extensive custom built-in cabinetry and the original maple hardwood flooring. It also contains the powder room, laundry room, and a flex room which could be used as bedroom, yoga room, workout room or studio. The lower level of the original bungalow is fully developed with spacious living/recreation spacec/w kitchenette, wine cellar, bedroom and bathroom. To the south of the kitchen is a circa 1970 sunken living room addition withgas fireplace and recently installed hardwood flooring. Off the living room is an anteroom that contains a built in wet bar. Light fills the room from an overhead sky light and wrap around windows. Outside is a spacious and fully private patio deck. The circa 1990 addition to the east of the foyer contains large rooms filled with daylight. On the ground level is a large, sunny master bedroom suite with garden view. It features a sizeable sunken sleeping area, cedar sauna, large walk-in closet, air massage Ultra bathtub, shower stall plus separate water closet (loo & bidet). Upstairs is an additional guest bedroom suite with 3 piece bath. Above the foyer is a magical treetop, two station office and library. This addition also features attached 24 x 21 (7.3m x 6.4m) garage. At the end of the 90’ (27.4m) long original driveway is the12'9; x 20'; (3.6m x 6m) first garage. NOTE: covered parking for 3 vehicles and driveway space for 7 more. The natural forest front yard and English perennial rear garden must be seen to be appreciated.

 

Award Winning House & Garden for Sale

9919 106 Avenue, Grande Prairie, Alberta

 

Basics:

  • 2375 sq. ft. (22.6 sq. m)
  • Lot 88’ (26.85m) x 116’(35.35m) lot plus 9’ (2.56m) utility lot at the back
  • 784 sq. ft. (73 sq. m) finished basement
  • 4 bedrooms (one is in the basement)
  • 3 ½ bathrooms
  • extensive use of beautiful local Dalen brick inside and out
  • oversized double car garage
  • second west side driveway to back shed/garage, perfect for parking RVs
  • fully landscaped, lovingly maintained, mature English Garden
  • 11 ft. (2.56m) Expansion potential on west side yard

 

The original 784 sq. ft. wartime bungalow is seamlessly incorporated into a beautiful, elegant and spacious family home in 1990. Every room has a special feature. There is no other house like it in Grande Prairie. Both the house and garden have been written up in national magazines over the decades and won several design awards. The original integrity of the house is preserved in the details but the design is timeless and remains modern today.

 

Main & Second Floor Features by Rooms:

Foyer

  • 10’ ceiling that soars to a 22’ cathedral ceiling over a large light well
  • 4 elegant Marbleine structural colonial columns delineate the main area
  • Spacious double door closet
  • eternal green view through a glass conservatory to the back yard
  • real Mexican tile floor
  • off to the side a cloakroom hides everyday boots and coats
  • modern half moon light fixtures

 

Conservatory

  • beautiful sunken, 11’ x 8’ heated south facing Janco Solaroom
  • features curved eave and insulated glass with structural steel tubes
  • tinted roof top panels
  • Steel mullions and tubes support hanging plants
  • Dalen brick half walls on three sides
  • large wave patterned glass block completes east interior upper half wall
  • built-in lighting features
  • Dalen brick floor laid on sand over packed earth for plant drainage
  • opens through to enchanting English garden
  • solar energy conscious, sunny in the winter shaded in summer

 

Front Hall

  • leads to the dining room
  • beautiful north facing awning window for cross ventilation
  • original maple hardwood floor
  • art gallery wall c/w modern Juno spot lighting
  • original solid wood door c/w crystal door knob to dining room

 

Back Hall

  • leads to the kitchen, powder room, laundry and bedroom/studio
  • original pantry c/w new custom shelves
  • large 4’ x 2’ broom closet c/w built in shelves and pegboard back
  • wired frosted glass door to kitchen

 

Dining Room

  • large 20’6” x 11’6” dining room
  • original maple hardwood floor
  • authentic grass cloth wallcovering
  • beautiful 12’ long cherrywood built-in sideboard c/w mirrors and lighting features
  • antique backlit stained glass cubby bar doors top sideboard shelf banks
  • beveled glass mirrored crystal cabinet
  • green composite marble countertop
  • open cookbook shelf bank
  • two banks of counter height bookshelves
  • beautiful Murray Feiss “Bellagio” crystal chandelier
  • dimmable spot lights for artwork
  • built in stereo speakers
  • large windows on two sides
  • large main double pane north window flanked by original sidelights
  • forest landscaping obscures inside views from the street

 

Kitchen

  • efficient extra wide galley kitchen
  • stainless steel Dacor Gas stove, electric oven 2007
  • stainless steel Bosch dishwasher 2014
  • Blanco double sink c/w drainboard and glass cutting board
  • Neff kitchen cabinets
  • large appliance garage c/w tambour door
  • custom spice rack c/w 16 artisan clear glass spice jars
  • built-in task lighting
  • built-in hidden Liebherr refrigerator
  • built-in Whirlpool cube microwave plus a spare
  • Thermador hood fan c/w warming shelves
  • original exposed Dalen brick chimney
  • 1990 Maple hardwood flooring matching original flooring
  • sunny deep box window over the sink
  • extra shelves for maximum storage in all cupboards
  • track lighting
  • wide composite green marble countertop peninsula opens to dining room
  • counter height seat at peninsula
  • elegant Marbeline pillars flank both dining and living room arched entrances

 

Living Room

  • large 13’4” x 15’6” sunken living room
  • 10’ ceiling
  • beautiful solid maple 8 year old hardwood floor
  • beautiful custom solid maple curved steps
  • Regency Gas fireplace insert built into a Dalen brick fireplace
  • built in stereo speakers
  • clerestory and slender west window features
  • clear wired crystal glass door to finished basement
  • opens onto intimate anteroom

 

Anteroom

  • sunny 12’ x 10’6” anteroom
  • skylight
  • large windows on two sides c/w casements on each side for cross ventilation
  • beautiful solid maple 8 year old hardwood floor
  • built-in bar c/w brass sink
  • Danby mini bar fridge 2013
  • Murray Feiss “Bellagio” crystal pendant chandelier
  • sound equipment closet with additional storage space
  • garden door opening onto spacious patio deck

 

Powder Room Half Bath

  • large 5’x 8’ Tuscan themed powder room
  • Italian ceramic tile flooring
  • beautiful Murray Feiss “Florence” crystal grape chandelier
  • slim Foremost International Vanity c/w ceramic sink
  • Pfister rustic bronze spout faucet
  • Venetian glass mirror
  • large floor to ceiling storage cabinets

 

Laundry Room

  • large 10’4” x 7’6” modern laundry room
  • durable vinyl plank flooring
  • Whirlpool slate blue washer & dryer c/w drawers 2006, refurbished 2014
  • moveable kitchen cart laundry basket storage/folding table
  • large 6’ x 2’ linen closet c/w built-in hanging rods for tablecloths
  • ironing board storage
  • Westinghouse utility sink/storage cabinet with coiled spring sprayer faucet 2017
  • built-in task and overhead lighting
  • built-in storage shelf above washer/dryer & sink

Main Floor Spare Bedroom or Studio

  • 11’6” x 8’ carpeted room
  • casement window (from original front storm door) opens into the conservatory
  • slim modern Giada LED lamp
  • closet with original solid wood door
  • entry door is also original with crystal glass door knobs
  • large south facing awning window

 

Master Bedroom Suitę

  • private large sunny master suite
  • sunken 11’ x 15’ sleeping area with plush off white carpet
  • soaring vaulted hip roof ceiling
  • large alcove corner garden view window
  • glass block light sliver
  • cedar sauna 4’ x 7’6” and benches c/w Homecraft Kosmar sauna heater
  • large walk-in closet
  • separate 6’ 6” x 4’ water closet, with loo, bidet and 4’ vanity
  • therapeutic massage built-in Ultra bath c/w timed bubble controls
  • access to tub motor and plumbing through crawl space
  • sparkling wave glass block interior wall over tub between conservatory
  • floating, lit curved glass block step to bath
  • separate corner shower
  • heated Euro, Kenai Series 1’ x 2’ porcelain tile flooring

 

Treetop Library-office

  • beautiful 9’ x 15’6” raised library
  • sky blue cathedral ceiling lit by hidden cove lighting
  • natural lighting on three sides including half round sunset window
  • magical natural light well to foyer c/w 2 high level side accent windows
  • custom deep red mahogany built-in shelves and two workstations
  • matching deep red leather sofa
  • lush deep red carpet

 

Upper Level Guest Bedroom Suite

  • Romantic, private large 12-6” x 14’3” bedroom suite
  • half bath c/w water closet, shower and 3’ 6” vanity
  • windows on two walls for cross ventilation
  • half wall wainscotting
  • classic Walter Brown “Tapestry Bouquet” wallpaper with matching bedspread and window treatments

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basement

Living-DIning Room Kitchenette

  • large open 11’3” x 22’3” common area
  • kitchen sink, cupboards, mini fridge and microwave
  • commercial grade carpet
  • exposed original wood support posts

 

Bedroom

  • Spacious 11’ x 10’ bedroom
  • Large closet with custom sliding wire mesh panel doors

 

Bathroom

  • large 9’6” x 8’ bathroom c/w compact tub/shower
  • two extra storage cupboards plus 4’ vanity
  • porcelain tile floor

 

Wine/Preserves Cellar

  • roomy 6’3” x 6’ wine & preserve cellar
  • natural concrete floor
  • rustic built in wood shelves

 

Furnace Room

  • high rfficiency Lennox Elite gas furnace 2004 refubished 2021
  • Pentair Autotrol Logix water softener 2019
  • Guardian 40 gallons hot water tank 2011

 

Garage

  • spacious large double garage 24’ x 21’6”
  • Mastercraft garage door opener 2021
  • built in wood cupboards from original kitchen
  • double door Ikea closet for out of season coat storage
  • solid wood work bench
  • built-in pegboard tool storage
  • medium size chest freezer 14.5 cubic feet
  • durable splattered drywall high gloss painted walls and ceiling

 

Furnace Room

  • gas furnace 1990
  • Defender 50 gallon hot water tank 2017
  • Airstream built-in vacuum
  • When furnace door is left open in the winter, it heats the garage

 

 

 

 

General

  • original 1950ish VLA house was refurbished in a major renovation in 1990
  • detailed architectural and landscape drawings and specs included
  • new 30 year asphalt shingle roof 2018
  • electrical wiring upgraded 1990, all new breaker panels
  • new Honeywell thermostats 2016
  • new smoke and carbon monoxide detectors 2016
  • Poly B water lines replaced with PEX piping 2017
  • Lowen double glazed Argon filled windows used throughout in 1990 renovation except in three windows: living room, kitchen sink and dining room side lights
  • window treatments are modern roller shades Soleil (living room) 2008, Elite (bedrooms) 2013 and Hi-Lite (dining room) 2016
  • Airstream built-in vacuum system1990 refurbished 2014
  • R-30 insulation in 1990 walls
  • R-40 (vaulted ceilings) and R50 insulation throughout roof truss spaces
  • expansion room up to 11’ (3.35m) on entire west side of house
  • cross ventilation in rooms
  • natural light balance by more than one window on one wall in all rooms
  • large window exposure on south facing sides for solar efficiency

 

Lot & Landscaping

  • large 88’(26.85m) x 116’(35.35m) lot plus 9’ (2.56m) of back utility lot
  • up to 11’ (3.35m) expansion room on west side of house
  • paving stone double wide front driveway
  • new city sidewalk 2021
  • 10’ (3m) concrete driveway west side of house
  • private walled courtyard entrance flanked by beautiful Marbeline Columns
  • Dalen brick courtyard and half round front step
  • minimum lawn mowing front and back takes 40 minutes total time
  • Rainbird sprinkler system throughout lawns
  • natural forest themed front yard c/w dry creek for total indoor privacy from the street
  • colonnade of old apple trees that produce a canopy of billowing white blossoms every spring and tiny apples for the birds every winter
  • large, screened, wood patio deck 22’ x 28’ ideal for outdoor entertaining
  • romantic award winning English perennial back garden
  • main flower bed features Orcas, the classic Greek lady garden statue on a Dalen brick dais circle
  • Dalen brick border around entire garden perimeter
  • Dalen brick and flagstone paths through large garden beds
  • flowering apple, forsythia, mountain ash and mock orange trees throughout
  • large concealed compost heap
  • rain catcher water barrel
  • oak half barrel planters
  • sturdy wooden children’s play fort and playhouse in the back yard
  • original 12’ (3.7m) x 20’ (6.11m) garage in the back, handy for extra vehicle storage, potting shed or just extra storage
  • original house solid wood front door c/w leaded glass window re-purpurposed for shed side door

 

 

Awards and Publications

  • House and Home Canadian House Renovation runner up 1991
  • Western Living Search for Style Gold 1992
  • Canadian Gardening 1st Prize Northern Garden 1992
  • Alberta Doctors’ Digest Feature 1992
  • City of Grande Prairie Landscaping Green Award 1992
  • Grande Prairie Homes Real Estate and Home Decorating Guide 1991
  • Grande Prairie Homes Real Estate and Home Decorating Guide 1993
  • Grande Prairie Homes Real Estate and Home Decorating Guide 1996
  • Grande Prairie Homes Real Estate and Home Decorating Guide 2000
  • Prairie Art Gallery Annual Home & Garden Tour 2000
  • Grande Prairie Smart Homes Magazine 2015

Amenities

Fridge
Stove
Dishwasher
Washer
Dryer
Window Coverings

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9919 106 Avenue
Grande Prairie, AB T8V 1J4
4 Bed | 3 ½ Baths