Wednesday, September 22, 2010

218 Oak Forest Cres - The Oaks

Builder: Irwin Homes
Selling Price: $1,289,251 plus GST and Land
Type: 2-Storey

WOW!!! I almost wish I had a younger family again. What a fabulous home! As you drive up to this well lit home, immediately you notice all the green space that surrounds the home - on one side is a private patio overlooking the natural beauty of a pond, green space across the street, an inviting winding driveway lined with mature oak trees and decks wrapping around the back of the home enabling a homeowner to relax and enjoy the beauty of the river setting. No problem entertaining family and friends on the back patio taking advantage of the built in bbq and outdoor kitchen area with concrete counters while later on in the evening enjoying a bonfire around the firepit.

Then you step inside the home and immediately feel that you really are home, all the stresses of the day are slowly disappearing. The abundance of floor to ceiling windows allows you to enjoy the beauty of the outside while going about your daily routines. A great mix of ceramic, hardwood and carpet on the main floor gives a feeling of an elegantly casual lifestyle. Some of the finer features of the main floor include granite counter tops on bar and in the kitchen, bleached maple for main cabinets in the kitchen with contrasting maple cappuccino cabinets for the island, travertine backsplash, huge walk in pantry, gas fireplace, built in audio & video throughout home, walnut hardwood floors in the kitchen and dining, great room with elegant patterned carpet, a front office offering fantastic views perfect for working from home if necessary.

As I walk up the bright, wide stairwell to the 2nd floor I immediately notice the view of the pond through the oversized windows, a large family room with wrap around windows invites you to sit down for a while, watch tv, read while the children play or do homework on the built in desk area. Three great sized bedrooms again with large windows for your growing family. Next you enter your own little haven - the master bedroom - includes a gas fireplace, large, bright windows, a spa like ensuite with oversized soaker tub, double sinks, five foot walk in shower while all nicely complimented with exquisite tile work and lastly but not least top off the evening with a nightcap from the builtin bar separating the his and her walk-in closets. The 2nd floor laundry room is well equiped with a sink and a fun relaxed flooring, the same flooring is carried into the fitness room located at the front of the home with built in sound system and television. The garden doors open onto a great balcony giving you that peaceful feeling as you overlook the property. This room could easily be converted to a fifth bedroom if required.

I next ventured into the lower level with its oversized windows, large guest bedroom, three piece bathroom, massive rec room that accommodates a large entertainment area including a wet bar and a games area with pool table, along with a huge storage area.

I was very impressed with the colors in this home a great mix of dark and light in tones of browns and greys , tastefully done window coverings, an abundance of recessed lighting, the finishing touches including the wood moldings, 6" baseboards throughout, wood railing, solid core doors, glass railing surrounding front balcony and many more features that are impossible to see from only one visit.

As I left this home and ventured down the drive, the beauty of the surroundings was magnified by seeing three deer enjoying the beauty of their surroundings as well.

Definitely a must see, words only can touch on this home, seeing it brings it alive and is the only way to appreciate a home like this.

Do not miss out on the opportunity to view this spectacular home.

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1 comment:

  1. Agreed. I've been to ALL the developments in and around Winnipeg, and The Oaks is by far THE nicest one. There are some amazing homes there, stunning. This home in particular is something very different though. There are classic design elements at play here. I think it could have used a 3-season room on the back and a deck for the MB. My fav so far in 5 years. The family space above the living room is to die for.