Mount Royal is an area of Calgary, Alberta and is home to the neighbourhoods of Upper Mount Royal (to the south) and Lower Mount Royal (the northern section, on flat terrain), which are separated by an escarpment that runs along Cameron and Royal Avenues in an east-west direction. Upper Mount Royal has an area redevelopment plan in place.
Upper Mount Royal (along with Elbow Park) is one of Calgary’s wealthiest neighbourhoods and is home to some of the city’s most expensive estates ranging in age from nearly 100 years old to new. Originally an enclave of the city’s American born business elite, the neighbourhood was originally known as ‘American hill’. As of 2001, American immigrants still made up 29.2% of the residents. This informal name eventually gave way to the more Canadian name of Mount Royal. These neighbourhoods are concentrated in the Elbow River valley. The area of both neighbourhoods is bounded on the north by 17th Avenue SW and on the west by 14th Street SW.
Despite its name, Mount Royal is not home to the city’s Mount Royal University.
Presenting a rare opportunity and truly great estate – The Sayre Estate of Mount Royal stretches from Royal Avenue south to Durham Avenue spanning an entire acre of land in the heart of the city and the city’s most prestigious neighbourhood. Fully gated and very private, with 3 perimeter access points and spectacular city views afforded at the front of the property. Anchoring the SE corner at Royal Avenue and 7 Street, as well as the NE corner of Durham Avenue and 7 Street, this estate offers a beautiful mansion constructed in 1910 placing it as one of the oldest and most venerable properties in Mount Royal, indeed in all of Calgary. The house is steeped in local history, including a period serving as a convent. This home offers over 7,606 square feet of developed space with expansive rooms for family living and entertaining. The Coach House presents another 676 sqft of living space. Outstanding craftsmanship, a stunning grand staircase, coffered ceilings, oak hardwood floors and exceptionally high quality finishings are featured through-out the home. This home has been carefully maintained and updated and includes significant upgrades of mechanical systems, windows and doors, insulation, flooring, kitchen and bathrooms, electrical, the rear deck, and features a 50 year warranty Enviro-Shake roof. With 5 bedrooms (and flexibility for a 6th bedroom) and 6 bathrooms, The Sayre Estate easily accommodates larger families and/or ample room for guests with the separate Coach House offering two bedrooms, a full kitchen, full bathroom, living room and a heated double garage below. The grounds feature a regulation size tennis court, a large deck, and numerous open areas of manicured lawns and landscaping. Heated parking for 6 vehicles and large spacious driveways that can easily accommodate a dozen or more vehicles means there is ample room for large gatherings and events. A peerless location with less than 10 minutes access to the heart of downtown, shopping and restaurants 5 minutes away, The Glencoe Club, and highly rated schools all within short walking distance makes this estate truly unmatched in Calgary and surrounding area. This property also represents a potential subdivision opportunity. Please view the video and note the house interiors have been painted white and hardwood flooring on the second and third levels, and the back stairwell has been added since the photos and video were taken.More details
Architectural gem seamlessly merging contemporary design with luxurious living in coveted Upper Mount Royal. The attention to detail is evident at every turn, showcasing the meticulous craftsmanship and thoughtful design that define this residence built by custom homebuilder Monogram Homes. Upon arrival, the home’s striking façade captivates with its clean lines and expansive windows. A grand entrance greets with soaring ceilings and an open-concept layout effortlessly flows from one space to another. The interior combines warm, natural elements with modern finishes. Rich hardwood floors provide an elegant foundation while the expansive use of glass allows for an abundance of natural light to flood the rooms. The epitome of luxury, the dream kitchen exudes opulence from the gleaming countertops and exquisite cabinetry to the state-of-the-art appliances and custom fixtures, no expense has been spared in crafting this culinary masterpiece. The expansive island serves as a focal point and elevates the space to new heights paired with a dining nook. The convenient Butler’s Pantry creates elevated hospitality with an abundance of storage and elegant functionality including a sink, 2nd dishwasher, wine fridge, and built-in espresso machine. Every handle, hinge, and hardware piece is carefully chosen to complement the overall aesthetic. The formal dining room features a glass wall and floor-to-ceiling windows offering breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape. The home’s living room is spacious yet intimate with a fireplace that creates a cozy ambiance. A main floor flex-room tucks away as a multipurpose sanctuary offering endless possibilities; music, yoga, sitting room, or a 2nd home office. Flow effortlessly to the outdoor patio and the large treed yard. The primary suite is a sanctuary featuring a custom built-in coffee/Champagne bar, a double-sided fireplace, a spa-like ensuite, all with high-end fixtures, and an expansive walk-in dressing room. The lower-level includes a gym room, rec room w golf simulator and complete wet bar. The upperl loft offers the ultimate in cozying up for movie night with wet bar and private balconies. The gated entrance leads to a triple/tandem attached garage, detached double garage, and a sleek unobtrusive carport. An elevator for both convenience and ‘aging-in-place’ has been thoughtfully built-in. The utility room is harmoniously arranged and efficient to compliment this smart home’s systems & sound. Upper-level laundry, mud-room with built-ins, luxurious wall coverings, spacious closets with built-ins, accessible living features, air conditioning, in-floor heating… each element within this 6 bed, 8 bathroom home with over 8,000 SQFT of developed living space has been thoughtfully curated to provide the ultimate in comfort, style, and functionality. This is a RARE opportunity to experience a contemporary triumph with visionary design and flawless execution in a prime location steps from excellent schools and amenities.More details
Nestled on Mount Royal’s most picturesque tree-lined street, this magnificent residence boasts an expansive 7250 SqFt of living space on a generous .25-acre lot. Characterized by its timeless design, this home seamlessly blends transitional style with practical functionality. Enveloped by mature trees and landscaping, the property captivates from the outset. The exterior showcases a blend of beautiful brickwork and a clay tile roof, exuding a timeless charm and elegant appeal. Meticulously renovated by skilled professionals over the years, this 6-bedroom/7-bathroom family home stands as a testament to exceptional craftsmanship and thoughtful design. Beyond its impressive facade lies a sanctuary of comfort and sophistication. Gleaming hardwood floors, 5 fireplaces, custom millwork, intricate wall panelling, crown moulding and ceiling detail, designer lighting and window treatments, high end fixtures and hardware elevate the already stunning aesthetic. Expertly designed for family living and entertaining, this home welcomes you with a grand foyer that sets the tone for the entire residence. The main floor features a bright and open concept living room, adorned with a wood-burning fireplace surrounded by floor-to-ceiling stone. This space effortlessly connects to the casual dining nook and kitchen, a dream space for culinary enthusiasts. The kitchen, equipped with top-of-the-line Viking, SubZero and Miele appliances, ensures unmatched quality and performance. Its sleek design and oversized quartzite island not only enhance functionality but also elevate the visual appeal of the area. Adjacent to the kitchen, a formal dining room with its own fireplace awaits those special occasions. Another fireplace graces the formal living room, creating a delightful ambiance for musical evenings, complemented by the adjoining library/retreat—a serene space for relaxation. Completing the main floor is a well-appointed office with custom built-ins, catering to your professional needs. Upstairs, you’ll discover five bedrooms, including the primary suite, an oasis of luxury and comfort. This suite features a spacious bedroom, an en-suite bathroom, and a generous closet, all meticulously designed to fulfill your every need. The secondary bedrooms are equally impressive, each boasting its own built-in features and en-suite or shared bath. The basement serves as a true haven for family entertainment, boasting a media and games room, gym and wine cellar. Additionally, a sixth bedroom with bath completes the lower level, perfect for teenagers or guests. Step outside into the backyard oasis, beautifully landscaped with mature trees and flower beds. A brick patio provides the perfect backdrop for outdoor gatherings and relaxation. Completing this exceptional property is a 3-car garage, offering space for parking and storage. From stunning parks to top-rated schools and shopping, Mount Royal is a coveted neighbourhood with a rich history that captures the essence of refined inner city living.More details
Beautiful 4 bed/6 bath french farmhouse inspired home located along tree-lined Frontenac Avenue in one of Calgary’s most discerning communities, Upper Mount Royal. This house was meticulously designed and built in 2018 with an exterior that boasts extensive stonemasonry in the front and rear, rich dark brown hardie board and stunning porthole windows. As you enter you’ll notice the tall 10 foot ceilings throughout most of the house. On your left is a warm office/den perfect for working from home and on your right is a spacious dining room ideal for hosting family dinners. Notice the rustic light fixtures that light up the stunning engineered hardwood floors leading you around the corner to the powder room or down the hallway to the main living area with a lovely breakfast nook and towering ceiling. You can cozy up and relax in a warm living room heated by a gas fireplace with rustic stonemasonry finishing. Adjacent is a chef inspired kitchen with distressed cabinetry, large island, granite countertops, subway tile backsplash, Wolf stove, Wolf steam oven and oversized Sub-Zero fridge. Exiting the kitchen you’ll pass through one of two distressed sliding barn doors that lead you into the main floor mudroom or into the butler’s pantry with heated flooring. Upstairs are three air conditioned bedrooms with vaulted ceilings and each has an ensuite with heated flooring. The primary bedroom was meticulously planned with an attached laundry room, lengthy walk-in closet with rich brown built-ins, exquisite ensuite comprised of a steam shower, grand soaker tub surrounded by weathered glass feature walls and his/her sinks with exceptional hexagonal tile backsplash. The primary bedroom feels like the perfect size to retreat and relax after a long day. One of the most incredible aspects of this home is its large 0.18 acre lot permitting a bright walkout basement. On the lower level, you’ll see the indestructible heated epoxy concrete flooring and massive recreation room, perfect for relaxing with your family, playing pool or watching your favorite sporting event. The recreation room has a gas fireplace, beautiful barn wood feature wall and wet bar with wine racks, fridge, dishwasher and kegerator. The lower level also contains a workout room, fourth bedroom with ensuite, half bathroom and a full bathroom with oversized steam shower. The home has been designed with two high-end Trane furnaces, air purification system, central vac., water softener, filtered water and instant hot water. Continue on outside through your secondary lower level mudroom to enjoy a quiet evening in your private backyard complete with patio and hot tub. Alternatively, entertain on your main floor deck, complete with a third gas fireplace and hidden exterior TV. Other impressive features of this home include a triple detached heated garage with dehumidifier, security system with 5 point locking systems on entry/exit doors and home entertainment system with Sonos speakers throughout.More details
DISTINCTIVE AND UNIQUE MOUNT ROYAL HOME WITH PANORAMIC CITY VIEWS ON A BEAUTIFUL HALF-ACRE SECLUDED LOT. This “Art Deco” style home sits atop a professionally landscaped corner lot that offers uninterrupted, forever views of the Calgary skyline. The exterior architectural design elements lend a retro/modern appeal to the home and include bleached white stucco, metal clad and curved windows, and a long set of steps to the street level. The main level, which is all wheelchair accessible, features other classic design elements with curved walls, 9’ ceilings, oak flooring, banks of panoramic windows, curved windows, original plaster crown mouldings, 6” baseboards and geometric tile work on the fireplace. The formal foyer, living and dining rooms are very spacious and designed for entertaining. The living room offers a spectacular view of the city, French doors and a rounded-corner gas fireplace. The dining room has a triple width entrance and access to a west facing private balcony. Off the dining room is a den, with built-in oak cabinetry, that leads through to a mudroom and back entrance, and a 3 PC accessible bathroom with a walk-in shower. The bright kitchen features Corian countertops, tile backsplash, SS appliances, Travertine tile flooring, island/breakfast bar with pot drawers and wine rack. Completing this level is a large, sunny family room with views of the city and patio door access to a side deck; ideal for BBQs and entertaining. A beautiful, curved staircase with zig zag iron railings leads to the upper level with its 3 spacious bedrooms, including a primary suite with a large walk-in closet, and spa-like ensuite bathroom featuring a claw foot tub, separate shower, dual sink vanity and separate WC and bidet. Completing this level is a large bonus room with banks of windows and full 4 PC main bathroom. The very functional lower level offers a spacious rec/entertainment area with modern wet bar, area for a pool table, 1 bedroom, 3 PC bathroom, storage, laundry room with double laundry sink, and access to the oversized, double attached and heated garage. Recent upgrades to the home include Poly B plumbing replaced in 2018 and a new roof (except garage) in 2022. This wonderful property has a wealth of personality, is very private and secluded, and is surrounded by mature trees. Located close to schools and downtown amenities. View the photos, 3D tour and floor plans and call for a private viewing today!More details
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