GREG STEELE

"Not All REALTORS® Are Alike"©

When you think luxury property, what comes to mind?


Are we talking mega mansion with panoramic views and rooftop patio with helicopter pad?


How about a sprawling home gym that more closely resembles a private superspa? What’s that? A superspa usually takes up an entire floor and can come complete with your own team of personal trainers and a movable climbing wall. It features every type of exercise equipment plus wet, dry and infrared saunas, lap pools, massage rooms and meditation gardens. Everything in a superspa is run by smart technology.


Luxury homes with features like this are real. They’re sometimes sold with on-call staff to help run them and these days the list of features is limited only by our imaginations. Luxury homes around the world now run into the hundreds of millions of dollars and often come “fully loaded” with the following:


  • IMAX home theatres
  • Superspa home gyms
  • Fleets of supercars and other premium vehicles 
  • Showroom-style, glass-walled, multi-level, multi-car garages
  • Indoor/outdoor infinity pools with waterfalls and waterslides
  • Boutique-style walk-in closets that double as fashion party venues
  • Every type of specialty bar (from Irish Pub to Health Bar)
  • Park-like landscaping with high-end outdoor sound systems and lighting
  • Outdoor kitchens (with seasonal covers) featuring world class grilling equipment
  • Pool halls with arcades and DJ booths
  • State-of-the-art smart home operating and security systems
  • Top-of-the-line weather-proof doors and windows with adjustable tints
  • Elevators with panoramic views

Luxury real estate is about making – or borrowing -- enough cash to surround yourself in a high style, spare-no-expense new construction (or renovation) that is the absolute expression of what you love most in this world: Architecture, automobiles, sports, fashion, interior design, art, entertainment… you name it!


In Edmonton, luxury real estate often means historical as well as modern mansions on expansive properties with views of the downtown city skyline, the North Saskatchewan River or the river valley’s parkland, which, stretching for 25 km is the longest area of connected parks in North America.


The luxury category here (depending on who you ask, of course) starts at approximately $1 Million. Some of the highest-priced real estate to be found in Edmonton is in the neighbourhoods of Westridge (average active listing price of $3,650,000); Wedgewood Heights ($3,465,580); Brander Gardens ($3,429,333); Richford ($3,250,000) and Windsor Park ($2,301,273).


One of the properties in the luxury price range that’s currently on the market is an $8.5 Million property described in its listing as a “classic English brick Manor” on a .79 acre ravine lot in Westbrook Estates. It’s 19,500 square feet (14,025 above grade; 5,478 walk-out basement), custom-designed and surrounded by nature. It features an indoor pool and hot tub, chef-inspired kitchen, formal living, dining and family room, butler's pantry, crown mouldings, imported tiles, an exceptional upper floor master retreat, large additional “luxury suite” bedrooms, an elevator, media room, fully equipped bar, rec room, wine room, upgraded mechanical and security systems.


Also popular in Edmonton at the moment, as far as luxury features go:


  • Soaring ceilings and state-of-the-art skylights
  • Beautiful, open (and sometimes flexible) floorplans
  • Massive, high-end windows with stunning views and smart tint control
  • All architectural styles
  • The finest materials, such as (Italian) Carrara marble
  • Environmentally-conscious monitoring systems

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Every year on November 11, Canadians pause in a silent moment of remembrance for the men and women who have served, and continue to serve our country during times of war, conflict and peace.
Veterans Affairs Canada (veterans.gc.ca)


More than 2.3 million Canadians have served our country in World War I (1914 to 1918), World War II (1939 to 1845), the Korean War (1950 to 1953) and other wars and conflicts.


More than 118,000 Canadians have died serving Canada and helping to protect the values of our country and the free world.


Please visit the Veterans Affairs Canada website at veterans.gc.ca for an educational backgrounder on Remembrance Day. It includes the following statement:


“The Canadians who went off to war in distant lands went in the belief that the values and beliefs enjoyed by Canadians were being threatened. They truly believed that "without freedom there can be no ensuring peace and without peace no enduring freedom."


Beverly Memorial Cenotaph in Edmonton invites you to join them for a Remembrance Day service Monday, November 11 from 10:30 to 11:30 am. 4001 118 Ave NW, Edmonton. For more Remembrance Day events in Edmonton this year, please visit edmonton.ca where you’ll find a Calendar of Events.
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I have listed a new property at 10407 139 ST in Edmonton.
RARE OPPORTUNITY!! Imagine sitting on your covered veranda overlooking One of GLENORA"S Finest tree lines streets. Numerous custom infills surround this Impressive Executive 2 storey. Over 4,400s.f. of top quality living space. Unparalleled features include In-floor heating, on-demand boiler system, central A/C, Video Security System, Fully integrated "SMART WIRING", Custom Wrought Iron railings, 60" Wainscoting, Coffered Ceilings, Beverage station, Engineered hardwood, Custom Tile, Reclaimed "barn style" doors from Great/Living rm to office/den, INCREDIBLE CHEF'S KITCHEN featuring HUNTWOOD custom cabinetry, Marble counter-tops, top quality appliances, incl 6 burner gas counter-top stove, 36" upright fridge & freezer, oversized country style sink, expansive island w prep sink. Master retreat boasts a cozy gas fireplace & entertainment wall, IMPRESSIVE LUXURY 5PC ENUITE SPA & Walk in Closet. Fully Dev basement, 9' ceilings, wet bar, gym, bdrm. Multi lvl deck, 6' Privacy fence, Oversized 28'x26' Htd Garage!
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I have listed a new property at 415 1004 ROSENTHAL BLVD in Edmonton.
This Beautiful 2 BEDROOM, 2 BATHROOM, TOP FLOOR condo has a spectacular west view from the bedrooms and private balcony. A well laid out floor plan has the bedrooms & baths on opposite sides and a wonderful entertaining space in between. Rich Chocolate Maple kitchen features GRANITE COUNTERTOPS, an OVERSIZED ISLAND w/EATING BAR, Stainless Steel Appliances & ample counter/cupboard space. Upgraded Engineered WIDE-PLANK flooring in the kitchen & living areas. The spacious master bdrm features a double sided WALK-THRU closet w/organizers & mirrored doors to the 3PC ENSUITE. The spacious SECOND BDRM is adjacent to a 4PC BATH. IN-SUITE LAUNDRY, an OVERSIZED BALCONY w/natural gas BBQ outlet, Titled UNDERGROUND PARKING STALL W/STORAGE CAGE. Jade Condos offer a SOCIAL ROOM w/POOL TABLE & WET BAR, FITNESS ROOM & GUEST SUITE at $50/day for family/friends. Next door to parks, walking & bike trails around multiple lakes, close proximity to Anthony Henday, Whitemud, Costco, River Cree, shopping & many restaurants.
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