Beautifully updated character home situated in the inner-city community of Hillhurst within walking distance to schools, the river, downtown and much more! This unique 1.5 story home with over 2,770 sq. ft. of developed space seamlessly combines character and modern conveniences while still maintaining its original charm. The meticulous craftsmanship and gorgeous woodwork begins before you even set foot inside with a grand custom BC fir door. Sip morning coffees on the front porch catching the morning sun with the dog curled up at your feet drying off on the heated slate floor after a walk along the river. Creative integrated storage hides away all the seasonal clutter. French doors open to reveal the open concept main floor with gleaming tigerwood floors, an abundance of natural light and an open and airy floor plan masterfully designed to incorporate Venetian plaster and gorgeous woodwork consistent with the age of the home. The dining room is a casually elegant entertainment space with clear sightlines for unobstructed conversations. Culinary creativity is inspired in the stunning chef’s kitchen featuring double wall ovens, a steam oven, 5 element gas cooktop with a pop-up exhaust fan, a Lieber fridge, water filtration system, custom concrete countertops with inlaid Alberta ammolite fossils and a massive breakfast bar island for everyone to gather around. Relaxation is promoted in front of the gas fireplace or watching the inhabitants of the built-in fish tank in the huge living room while oversized bayed windows stream in sunshine. This level is home to 2 spacious and bright bedrooms separated by a lavish bathroom boasting an oversized, 5 head glass shower with seating, tons of storage and a light tube overhead generating a copious amount of natural light. Ascend the LED lit staircase to the opulent master oasis with grand vaulted ceilings, a walk-through closet, a private ensuite and a nursey – no need to stumble down the stairs in the middle of the night when nature calls or the baby wakes. This great space will also make a fantastic home office or den as the kids grow. Gather in the rec room in the finished basement and come together over movies and games. Also on this level is a large storage area and laundry with a convenient chute from the above bathroom. The furnace and hot water tank were replaced a year ago. The expansive deck in the west exposed backyard entices summer barbeques with a gas line while kids and pets play in the grassy yard all privately nestled behind mature landscaping and the oversized double garage complete with 10’ ceilings and 50 am service for a hot tub, electric car or a shop. Situated on arguably the best street in the most livable neighbourhood in the city within walking distance to K-12 schools, the C-Train, downtown and the river. Skip the lengthy commute and spend your time on the many river pathways, Riley Park or strolling through Kensington then come home to a warm and comforting sanctuary!