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501 Silver Tip Pointe, Canmore, Alta.

Asking price: $3.9-million (May, 2022)

Selling price: $3.65-million (July, 2022)

Previous selling price: $3.5-million (June, 2020)

Taxes: $16,901 (2022)

Days on the market: 42

Listing agent: Robb Aishford, Re/Max Alpine Realty

There is 3,200 square feet of living space, including a climate-controlled wine cellar.Sona Visual

The action

This custom, two-storey house on the Silvertip golf course outside Banff National Park was purchased for $3.5-million as a refuge during the pandemic. Once travel restrictions were lifted, the owners listed the property for $3.9-million, factoring in all the furniture and new wireless lighting and irrigation systems.

The typical buyer for this level of mountain home is a weekender or out of province resident or American looking for a secluded escape, said agent Robb Aishford.

“The seller upped the tech factor, which some people liked – and other people looked at me wondering how to turn things on.”

Over the course of a month and a half a few visitors dangled verbal offers, but a bid came in the sellers thought worth considering, though $250,000 below the asking price.

“To sell in 42 days wasn’t bad because we didn’t know if it was going to take a while or be quick, especially with the price point,” Mr. Aishford said.

“Not everyone has access to that kind of capital.”

The rustic retreat boasts four fireplaces.Sona Visual

What they got

This 18-year-old house was crafted with roughly 3,200 square feet of living space and post-and-beam construction, with four fireplaces and a climate-controlled wine cellar.

Large windows maximize views of the mountains and woods beyond the 0.34-acre corner lot. Each room on the main floor – from the primary entertaining space to one of four bedrooms – has double doors to a wide patio and fireplace.

There are five bathrooms, a finished basement and a double garage.

Monthly condo fees are $110.

Located on a quiet cul-de-sac, the house features five bathrooms.Sona Visual

The agent’s take

“There are so many beautiful properties in Silvertip, but this one just grabs you,” Mr. Aishford said.

“Silvertip Pointe itself is a pretty quiet cul-de-sac, and a lot of folks like that it’s close to mountain biking and golfing.”