Welcome home to 1505 25th Avenue SW. You will fall in love with this beautifully modern heritage home located in Bankview. The home’s original romantic elements enjoy a successful marriage with its extensive modern amenities & upgrades, all nestled into a lush, award-winning secret garden. Located on the former Isabella Avenue in Bankview, you’ll find many magical touches throughout this home: the words, “This house was built by J.R. Magarrell June 1913” can be found written in pencil under the main stairs, & other historical accoutrements & notations appear in surprising locations throughout the house. Clue? Look up! The home has been completely renovated with obsessive attention to detail to create the perfect blend of turn-of-the-century romanticism with fully modern convenience & efficiency. The home’s traditional bricks, produced at the Redcliff Brickery in southern Alberta, retain their unique pink-sand mortar. The brick cladding is set off by new double-hung windows throughout. The home sits on a unique “L shaped” lot. The oversized double garage is accessible via 14A Street. With the gardens sitting above & past the garage, the rear of this home is completely private. The front of the home is graced by a traditional enclosed porch with essential upgrades; insulated with heated tile floor, & surrounded with windows, this private, above-sidewalk portico will be your choice for peaceful mornings. A gorgeous leaded-glass transom sits above the door into the spacious foyer, where you’ll find a convenient powder room and a graceful stairway leading to the second floor. To your right, discover a breathtaking living room with floor-to-ceiling modern fireplace, spacious dining area & gourmet kitchen with breakfast bar. Through a traditional doorway under transom windows, you’ll find an intimate living room & French doors onto the spectacular rear deck. Enjoy fruit-producing grape vines scrolling around the covered seating area & spilling over railings into the spectacular gardens. The gourmet kitchen is perfect for your cooking and entertaining adventures. Built on a square plan with ample counter space & appliances in the perfect triangle formation, you’ll enjoy efficient preparation in a guest-friendly kitchen. Need some inspiration? You’ll find plenty in the bright, garden-facing conservatory office with wet-bar just off the kitchen. Upstairs, the primary suite has a huge ensuite & walk-in closet with modern built-ins. Two more bedrooms, one with a balcony overlooking the gardens, & a spacious bath complete the second floor. The lower level is perfect for professional offices. A spacious wine cellar, workshop and full bath complete the lower level. Need an outdoor studio or reading room? A 9x12’ cottage at the back of the gardens is ready for your canvases, pottery wheel or books. A block away from Starbucks & boutique pizza, a short walk to Marda Loop and all its amenities, & minutes to River Park & the pathway system. Excellent schools nearby!