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Varsity Residence
20 Varbay Place NW - Calgary AB

Award winning builder Laratta Homes, purveyor of some of Alberta’s most spectacular homes, discovered an architectural gem originally designed by the renowned, forward focused firm of Bissell and Holman in Varsity of NW Calgary. In collaboration with McDowell Design, Laratta Homes has preserved and transformed this mid-century modern classic into a functional and timeless home to suit your contemporary lifestyle.

Perched on a large 9,687 sqft (.22 ac) lot with a SW facing back yard in a quiet cul de sac, backing onto the community’s expansive tree lined walking paths and within walking distance of the University District. The design forward floor plan includes 2,927 sqft of total living space and features nine large windows above ground that shed light into the lower level fully integrating the upper and lower living spaces.

Our creative design and build teams fashioned an open and light filled living concept, a meld of rustic structures and contemporary interior design features. The flat roof architecture is combined with a vaulted open beamed ceiling that houses two storey stone fireplaces, five bedrooms (or four plus a home office), three full baths, dining and living room spaces and an oversized double front drive attached garage with driveway combine parking for six vehicles.

The new custom-built open concept Kitchen features a see-through metal art wall and a curved and reeded oak island along with a Bertazoni gas range, fully integrated Dacor fridge with freezer, stainless steel Dishwasher, microwave and concealed under cabinet lighting and coffee and beverage bars conveniently placed for entertaining. White oak planked and Italian tile flooring are found throughout the main floor. Quartz counters over custom-built cabinets throughout. The fully renovated lower level boasts a rec room, games area, wet bar, cold room, mechanical room and light filled Laundry room.

The “to the studs and plywood” renovation includes: Engineer specified steal and laminated structural beams and exterior envelope construction specifications; new torched on flat roof; new and updated cedar shakes on sloped roofs; new metal clad vinyl windows with wide brickmolds; new Hardie lap and board and batten siding, soffit, eaves and garage door; new electrical wiring and panel; EV power outlet in garage; new two zoned controlled forced-air furnaces with AC line set; new plumbing throughout; Natural gas BBQ line to rear wood deck and gas starter to wood burning fireplaces; engineered insulation and envelope specifications including: spray-foam insulation in flat and vaulted ceilings, new wall batt insulation and new blown ceiling insulation; new vapor barrier; new wall and ceiling boarding; new lighting with dimmer controlled potlights; and all new plumbing fixtures.

Nestled in Varsity, an amenity rich community coveted for its proximity to the University of Calgary, Alberta Children’s and Foothills Hospitals, Chartered French school, Edworthy Park, Community linear parks, McMahon Stadium, and walking distance to shopping and entertainment at Market Mall and the University District. The main thoroughfares and public transportation provide convenient and easy access to downtown, YYC Airport, the Winter Club and Alberta’s mountain parks. 20 Varbay Place NW will be ready this Spring so you can “LOVE WHERE YOU LIVE” in 2024.

For viewing information contact Tony Laratta of Sotheby’s International Realty, Calgary at 403-863-9506