The Canadian Army opened what was called the Currie Barracks on the southwestern edge of Calgary in 1933, occupying a property on the level plateau above the south slope of the Bow River valley. The facility was named after the recently deceased General Sir Arthur William Currie, commander of the Canadian Expeditionary Force on the Western Front during World War I.
Over the next decade, the facility would house a combination of personnel from the Royal Canadian Infantry Corps and Royal Canadian Army Service Corps, along with personnel from the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF).
During World War II, the Currie Barracks became an army training centre for units mobilized in southern Alberta; it was designated A-16. These mobilized units were tasked to provide reinforcements for The Calgary Highlanders and The Seaforth Highlanders of Canada.
Following the war in 1946, the Currie Barracks became home to Lord Strathcona's Horse (Royal Canadians) and 1st Battalion, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry as part of Canada's transition to having an expanded regular force army during the early years of the Cold War. The Currie Barracks underwent rapid expansion during the Korean War as the facility transformed into a major military centre, owing to its convenient access to the Canadian Pacific Railway's transcontinental mainline to Vancouver three kilometres to the north. Headquarters Calgary Garrison was formed on October 26, 1950 in response to the need to coordinate the administration of army units stationed at and cycling through the Currie Barracks; thus the facility also began to use the names Calgary Garrison and Calgary Barracks
Situated in the estate community of the Currie Barracks lies this remarkable Pearson Tudor 2715+ sqft residence. Complete with upgrades such as 9ft ceilings, gourmet kitchen with 6 burner GE Monogram gas cooktop, built in wall ovens, CaesarStone countertops and marble floors. Spacious bedrooms with ensuite's and large walk in closets for each. Upgraded lighting, electrical and sound package. Professionally landscaped front and backyard makes for fantastic curb appeal. Walking distance to mount royal university, transit, schools, shopping and only minutes to downtown. A home that was built to impress.More details
Inner city living at its finest! Custom built Executive Currie Barrack 4 bedroom home backing onto a park! *Original Owners* Many fine details in this well-built home - over 3600 sf of luxurious living space. Rich curb appeal with a rare side entry triple attached garage, covered entry, stone / stucco accents, professional landscaping design & private oversized Estate homesite! This Modern "Very Open California layout" has been appointed with many upgrades. You'll find impressive design features such as large windows with views from every room, Hunter Douglas dual shade blinds, BIG open foyer, high 9' ceilings, custom staircase railings, modern trims/base, floor to ceiling Stone wall gas fireplace. "Cook's Dream" kitchen featuring high end appliances - Wolf Dual Fuel 36" 6 burner w/ double hoodfan vent, oversized full slab GRANITE island, two walkin pantries, custom cabinetry in Charcoal stain (solid wood drawers, soft close - throughout home). Oversized main floor laundry and mud room with cabinets. Upstairs features an extra-large master bedrm with park views - 5 pce en suite with a large soaker tub & custom 7.5 ft shower with 2 showerheads & large built-in bench, 10 mil glass / Dream 14 ft walk-in closet. Main Bath offers dual sinks, granite tops, big 6 foot tub with tiled staggered walls & separate pocket door from vanities & toilet/tub. The Bonus room has west views through the large windows & is massive!! All bedrooms are large & feature closets with organizers. BONUS: Oversized *990 sf* 3 car garage with high ceilings, 100k BTU gas heater & side door. Beefed up basement support structure to allow for no posts & allow for 23x31 open entertaining space with roughin 3 piece bath + plumbing for future bar, rough in gas line for future fireplace with cantilever already in place. Other upgrades include: 3.5 & 4 ton Air conditioner with warranties, Navian tankless hot water tank, automated irrigation, a side deck area with vinyl decking plus a 190 sf concrete patio (Sheltered & Private) + much more!More details
Huge 50K price reduction!!! Welcome to this stylish home on a quiet street over-looking 3 parks. Corner lot so lots of extra windows & light. Gorgeous wood floors flow through the main floor to the no maintenance deck & side garden. The kitchen has commercial line Kitchen Aid appliances, & quartz counter-tops. A large office with sliding glass doors (can be converted to a bedroom) also on the main floor. A mudroom accesses the attached double garage (the only attached garage in the non-estate homes in Currie). Upstairs is a huge master suite w/walk-in closet, serene bed & sitting area & a bright generous master suite w/soaker tub. Bedroom 2 has its own en-suite with separate tub & shower & large walk-in closet. Bed 3 is bright with a separate bathroom. Also upstairs a sunny den & bedroom 4 which is currently used as a gym to take advantage of the sunlight. A laundry room completes the upstairs. Fantastic central neighbourhood, close to schools, MRU, parks, downtown, bike paths, amenities.More details
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