OPEN HOUSE June 4th 1-3, this Sunday! Located only a few minutes from Selkirk, close to all amenities and a new hospital, this 8.4 acre property exudes a sense of serenity. Nestled into the native trees overlooking a large clearing with native grasses, the beautiful home looks connected to its surroundings. Built in 2006, the home, designed by John Rattenbury, one of the last students of Frank Lloyd Wright, was built to take advantage of its pristine surroundings and absolute private setting. Walking up the entrance walk you notice how the raised planting areas, bordered by large limestone rocks, visually connect to the Japanese style roof lines and eaves, anchoring the house in the ground. Beautiful oak clumps around the home are welcoming resting sites for the many birds. When entering the home you instantly get a feeling of comfort and well-being. The Wright influenced design is very apparent in the oak trimmed light shelves and the visual connections between the inside and outside of the home. The oak trim around the windows and 6in oak baseboards together with the oak flooring throughout the home give you a sense of warmth and belonging. The 2264sqft of convenient one-floor living space is well laid out. The well-appointed spacious kitchen with its numerous maple cabinets is centrally located and uniquely separated from the dining and living area. The dining area with its large windows has a beautiful view over the outdoor water feature into the surrounding native vegetation and is the current owner’s favourite spot to watch the frequent wildlife visits. The living room with its magnificent stone-clad wood burning fireplace with copper mantle and the many maple wood built-ins invites you to flake out on the couch and enjoy the moment. The clerestory windows cast beautiful morning and evening light into the house. A studio with large windows and a sink is located off the dining room, separated by French doors with rain glass. This space could also be utilized as an office space or a music room. The master suite is a magnificent room to wake up in. The large window on one side and the patio doors across the corner leading out to the patio give you the feeling of being part of the surrounding nature. The cozy window seat is a perfect place to read a book. A large window in the en-suite allows the sun light to spill in and the over sized shower / tub unit is a great spot to soak away stress with the custom maple cabinets and vanity and Japanese style wood trim evoking the spa feeling. Children and / or visitors have their own private side of the house with their separate bathroom; large windows in the two bedrooms connect them with the greenery surrounding the home. From the living room, through the door in the wall of windows you walk onto the covered spacious stone patio. Wide retractable Phantom screens turn the patio into an incredible summer living space overlooking the backyard, where natural landscaping seamlessly integrate into the native setting, incorporating easy care plantings, rocks, steel and water. You will enjoy warm summer evenings at the fire pit surrounded by nature and listening to the sounds of the waterfalls and crickets. This is a truly unique, spectacular place you will fall in love with and you will be looking forward to come home to every day.
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Daniel Kreutzer - REALTOR®