Every home has its own story to tell, but like movies, TV shows, and books, some are just more interesting than others. If the walls of 301 Buffalo Street could talk, they might not have a whole lot to say but the man who drafted them could definitely spout a tale or two.

Designed in 1949 by world-famous architect John Carl Warnecke, this recently updated palace is one of many incredible properties on the late artist’s resume.

Other notable destinations that are attributed to him? The Hawaii State Capitol Building, Lafayette Square in DC, and even John F. Kennedy Eternal Flame memorial gravesite at the Arlington National Cemetery.

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Photo Via Diane Richardson
Photo Via Diane Richardson

Modelled to embody the spirit of the Rocky Mountains, the mansion on Buffalo street boasts 8,000 square feet of livable space, has 6 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, a games room, golf simulator, several grand sitting rooms, and a triple car garage.

It would be criminal if we didn’t also mention its incredible backyard, which is massive, first of all, but also extremely private – which is pretty amazing considering how busy Banff is year-round.

Photo Via Diane Richardson
Photo Via Diane Richardson

The craziness, however, doesn’t even end there! Not only is the home a piece that should be protected, the plot that 301 Buffalo Street sits on, also has its own narrative.

In the ’30s the land actually belonged to Thomas Edmonds Wilson, a Canadian Explorer who is credited for blazing the trail to Mt. Assiniboine and for “discovering” Lake Louise.

No wonder it’ll cost you a cool $5,911,100 to live here!

If you’d like more information, want to see more photos, or actually have the means to purchase this home you can check out the original listing for this home here. Happy (window) shopping