With fish ponds, a pergola-covered deck, a heated greenhouse, and a backyard with plenty of room for a vegetable garden, this home is ideal for the outdoorsman.

Where is it?

820 Lake Ontario Drive SE


Built by Keith, this home is steeped in history both in design and location. EV Keith was a popular builder and developer whose legacy stretches across a number of Calgary neighbourhoods. Keith founded his own business, Keith Construction Company Limited, in 1950 and went on to build signature homes in communities such as Glendale, Highwood, Haysboro, Fairview and more. But he is perhaps best known for creating Lake Bonavista, Canada’s first community built around a man-made lake. Developed in the late 1960s, Lake Bonavista is one of Calgary’s most sought-after neighborhoods, offering residents year-round access to a variety of water and land-based activities with a 52-acre community lake and adjacent 25-acre park. round.

What to love

This home’s backyard is an oasis for nature lovers and gardeners alike. A flagstone pathway provides a pathway past two fish ponds, a still water feature, manicured flower and garden beds, and a large, heated greenhouse for year-round growing in the backyard. In addition to the peaceful outdoor space, there is a pergola-covered back deck, a built-in swing set for warm summer nights, and a fire pit area for more entertaining. Inside the home, the natural appeal continues with a spacious, open-concept layout and wood and stone accents. The downstairs even has its own sauna, so you can treat yourself to some spa time after a day of gardening.

What to consider

If you love nature and intend to spend a lot of time outside enjoying the garden and other backyard amenities, this home is the ideal place to put down roots. The Lake Bonavista community also offers a variety of outdoor play including lake access, playgrounds, and plenty of walking trails.


2,769 square feet
Five bedrooms
Four bathrooms
The house that Keith built
Greenhouse in the yard
Two fish ponds

Sold for $829,000 with realtor Brenda Lynn Field at Royal LePage Benchmark.

Inside the House

Photo courtesy of 51 Parallel Media.

This Lake Bonavista home’s lovely, manicured front yard beckons to the green oasis that awaits out back.

Photo courtesy of 51 Parallel Media.

Enter the backyard and enjoy the tranquil expanse with two fish ponds, a water feature, greenhouse and plenty of outdoor seating.

Photo courtesy of 51 Parallel Media.

The pergola-covered back deck is the perfect spot for enjoying the outdoors on warm summer evenings or relaxing with a book in your own green oasis.

Photo courtesy of 51 Parallel Media.

A built-in rocking chair and additional seating area is the perfect place for your guests to sit, relax and enjoy the beauty of the yard.

Photo courtesy of 51 Parallel Media.

A large, heated greenhouse makes it easier than ever to grow herbs and vegetables year-round.

Photo courtesy of 51 Parallel Media.

Inside the home, the spacious living room boasts a wood-burning fireplace and opens to the backyard through attractive French doors.

Photo courtesy of 51 Parallel Media.

Cool gray and wood accents in the kitchen create an ideal chef’s space and complement the home’s natural environment.

Photo courtesy of 51 Parallel Media.

Fine wood accent feature walls in the bedroom maintain a cohesive feel while creating a cozy environment.

Photo courtesy of 51 Parallel Media.

The basement has a wood accent wall and mini bar for movie nights, as well as a rec room for additional entertainment and games.

Photo courtesy of 51 Parallel Media.

After a day of gardening or swimming in the lake, step into your private sauna for spa-like pampering and relaxation.

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