Contemporary Family Home

We were delighted to work with this young family to design their dream home along with Grandscape Homes & Phase One Design. The open layout is perfect for a growing family while the sophisticated palette and clean details create a timeless refuge.

In the front entrance a sculptural coat hook adorns the wall in lieu of a traditional coat closet.

The central staircase just off the foyer acts as a room divider while the glass panels and floating stairs keep the space feeling open.

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The dining room with a view into the foyer and staircase beyond.

In the kitchen, high gloss grey built-in cabinetry conceals the door to the mudroom.

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The finishes were kept clean, allowing the raised eating bar to add a touch of drama.

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A glimpse from the kitchen into the nook & living room.

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Playful hits of colour in the furnishings keep the home from feeling too serious.

The 2 way fireplace divides the living room and dining room.

Looking into the powder room from the "ladies lounge" - a small vestibule perfect for touching up your makeup.

A custom chandelier cascades down the centre of the stairwell. At the top of the stairs, a central homework station keeps everyone within earshot.

One of the kid's rooms. Soft pink walls are playful put still neutral. 

The master ensuite is a relaxing haven with a 2-way fireplace backing onto the master bedroom. The ideal retreat to end a busy day.

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The basement with a wet bar, built in wine & sculpture wall and fitness room - the perfect for space for entertaining, lounging or re-energizing.

A Traditional Family Home

This is definitely one of our favourite projects to date. A busy family of four with a love of cape cod design and traditional detailing was looking for a cozy refuge. Designed with family in mind, every nook and cranny was thoughtfully put to use.

The front hall with full height paneled walls and coffered ceiling is grand yet light & airy.

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The front parlour is a perfect escape for fireside evening cocktails.

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The dining room is directly across the hall from the parlour. Wall to wall drapes, rich velvets and the traditional chandelier lend a cozy & intimate atmosphere.

Shimmery damask wallpaper and a custom furniture-like vanity add a glamorous feel to the powder room.

Detail is everything in this home. The coffer ceiling and crown details were meticulously designed to appear grand yet not overwhelming. 

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The cozy living room is perfect for snuggling up by the fire.

This jewel box of a home office is tucked into the stair landing descending to the lower level. 

The library at the top of the upper level stairs is set between the kids bedrooms, perfect for homework and crafts.

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The kid's rooms are their own  private sanctuary, complete with loft & ensuite. Fun details like the daisy pattern tile detail in the daughter's bathroom add personality while remaining timeless.

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The master bedroom with more beautiful panel work and an end of bed console with pop up television.

Traditional detailing continues into the master ensuite with checkerboard marble floors.

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In the basement, the bar is perfect for social gatherings. Who needs to leave the house when you have a bar like this?

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Adjacent to the bar is the media room, the essential unwind area with oversized seating and relaxed materials.

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Another hidden gem - a bookcase concealing a secret playroom.

Not your typical Bungalow

Forget everything you thought you knew about bungalow homes. Our client's new home, designed by Calgary architect firm Dejong Design, defies all of the typical bungalow features with it's soaring ceilings, open plan and floor to ceiling windows. Read on for some major inspiration.

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The front foyer with 14' ceilings. The exterior stone wall flows into the space while the sky-high sidelights provide a view of the park across the street. 

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The dining room is the first room you see as you come up the foyer stairs. The rich colours, floor-to-ceiling drapes and crystal chandelier create a dramatic first impression of the home. The open plan allows you to catch a glimpse of the sitting room beyond.

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The colour scheme is soft and neutral - the perfect backdrop for the homeowner's amazing art collection. The walnut- clad bulkhead defines the back end of the house.   

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All of the appliances except the cooktop & dishwasher are housed in the corridor connecting the kitchen and the dining room. This keeps the main living area open - perfect for entertaining.

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The neutral palette in the living room is offset by the dynamic art. The Artemide light fixture appears to float in mid-air.

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The luxe laundry room would make anyone want to do a load of laundry!

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The master bedroom with a glimpse into the ensuite through the master closet. 

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The master closet links the bedroom to the ensuite. 

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A crystal chandelier and silk drapes lend a glamorous feel to the open and airy master bath. 

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A peek into the dining room as you descend to the basement.

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Lastly, the wine room. Walnut clad walls create a rich backdrop for the glass room. The peg wall allows the bottles to be artfully displayed.