A gated castle in Calgary, Alberta, hit the market last week for C$9.75 million (US$7.7 million)—making it one of the most expensive houses for sale in the Canadian city.
Located in the affluent community of Aspen Heights, the six-bedroom, eight-bathroom house features both the most square feet, at 14,000, and the biggest lot—just under an acre—in the neighborhood, according to listing agent Corinne Poffenroth of Sotheby’s International Realty Canada.
“It’s a show stopper,” she said. “And at night, when it’s all lit up, it really does look like a castle.”
Completed in 2011, the home is entirely wrapped in rundle stone and has two wings with a turret at the center, according to the listing. It is also the only residence in the area that is fully surrounded by a stone-and-wrought iron fence and gate. The only thing missing is the moat.
Features include a marble foyer with a Swarovski crystal chandelier and a winding double staircase that leads the grand parlor. There’s also a chef’s kitchen with a butler’s pantry, a two-story study, a home theater with an adjacent candy lounge and a sports room with a full bar, according to the listing.
There’s also a large gym with a barre and “decadent spa facilities,” that include a dry sauna, steam room, two-person soaker tub and a massage room, Ms. Poffenroth noted.
The primary bedroom suite takes up the upper level of the west wing, and boasts a rundle-and-limestone fireplace, a sitting area and a dressing room with mountain views, the listing said. There’s also a bedroom with a separate entrance above one of the property’s two heated garages, plus a 750-square-foot carriage house.
The property last traded in 2013, Ms. Poffenroth said. The sellers were not immediately available for comment, and Mansion Global could not determine how much they paid for the home. However, the asking price is less than what they paid, the agent said.
“The luxury market has been on sale in Calgary,” she explained. “It’s been a challenging time…but as of late, we are seeing more sales from higher-end buyers who have confidence in the market.”
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