Oleskiw: River Valley Gem in West Edmonton

Posted by Kerri-lyn Holland on Saturday, March 7th, 2020 at 6:14pm.

 

Tucked behind the Edmonton Country club along the edge of the North Saskatchewan river in Edmonton’s west end is the neighbourhood of Oleskiw. With a population of more than 2,800 residents the community is bordered by 170th street, just blocks away from access to whitemud drive. Driving into the community you’ll find beautiful homes surrounded by the picturesque river valley parks system with trails meandering down the banks of the Wolf Willow Ravine. Walking through the area you’re likely to catch the distant sound of a woodpecker tapping away at a poplar, a rustling of the leaves and the echo of a basketball hitting the pavement of a driveway during a quick father son pickup game. 

Surrounded by trees in the subdivision of Wolf Willow Estates you’re welcomed by the stunning brick face of this incredible luxury home at 1086 Wanyandi Way. Built by Western Living Homes in 2006, it is a stunning example of fusing modern architecture with the beauty of the natural elements just beyond its walls. 

For listing information on 1086 Wanyandi Way please click here. 

“There are so many features and upgrades in this home that put it into the luxury property category, the materials and craftsmanship speak for themselves,” says Western Living Homes General Manager, Nicholas DeRose. “A few of my favourite stand-out features include the solid maple door at the front entrance, the stainless glass interior railing, custom fireplace detail and exquisite millwork throughout.”

The surrounding streets house a mixture of luxury homes from the traditional to the ultra modern each with its own unique character. In close proximity to high end shopping, dining experiences, and West Edmonton Mall, it also gives residents the luxury of escaping into nature. Oleskiw certainly strikes a rare balance not easily found within Edmonton’s city limits. 

For Oleskiw resident, meteorologist and writer, Nicola Crosbie, it will always be home.

 

“When I got hired at Global Edmonton in 2005, I asked a number of people where I should buy a house and so many people recommended this neighbourhood,” says Crosbie. “I fell in love with the gorgeous tall trees, the beautiful walking trails and the Starbucks!”

“I sold my house in 2010, and moved to another neighborhood on the southside. It never felt quite right and didn't feel like home,” shares Crosbie. “So, five years later when my new husband and I were shopping for a house together, I brought him to Wolf Willow. We renovated a 1985 brick bungalow and we love it so much.” 

“We have four teenagers who go to different schools and it's perfectly central. It's super handy to have West Edmonton Mall so close and getting to the airport is easy,” says Crosbie. “ I love looking out at my garden with lovely, large trees and birds singing! Edmontians drive here to walk down our stairs to the River Valley and I get to live here!”

Whether it’s the stunning homes, the beautiful trails or the close proximity to work and play, Oleskiw is a hidden gem nestled amongst the trees. To find out more about homes up for sale in the area please reach out today.

 

 

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