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Cor­ner­stone De­vel­op­ments re­moves con­do­minium blues, cre­at­ing a pied-a- terre of stun­ning so­phis­ti­ca­tion.

Tak­ing or­di­nary spa­ces and mak­ing them ex­tra­or­di­nary is what Cor­ner­stone De­vel­op­ments achieves beau­ti­fully. This dated con­do­minium was trans­formed into a home that speaks to mod­ern func­tion and an el­e­vated stan­dard of liv­ing.

Pres­i­dent Dev Padhi knows a thing or two about con­struc­tion, hav­ing 21 years of hands-on ex­pe­ri­ence. Pro­mot­ing cus­tomer sat­is­fac­tion, his ex­pe­ri­ences have taught him well, with over­see­ing all as­pects of con­struc­tion from de­tailed writ­ten bud­get es­ti­mates and sched­ules, to en­sur­ing the cor­rect ma­te­ri­als are used and in­stalled with pre­ci­sion.

Added to his sea­soned mix of at­tributes is an at­ten­tion to de­tail and com­mit­ment to qual­ity that has brought him suc­cess as both a cus­tom home­builder and ren­o­va­tor in Cal­gary. “I launched Cor­ner­stone De­vel­op­ments in 1993 in Van­cou­ver and moved to Cal­gary in 2007 to fo­cus on new builds and larger ren­o­va­tions,” shares Dev Padhi.

Work­ing with the de­sign of Kevin Gray In­te­ri­ors, they col­lab­o­rated to cre­ate this el­e­gant, open-con­cept home of stylish in­no­va­tion. “The client wanted some­thing sleek and ef­fi­cient, a clean look that would max­i­mize the flows of this 1,000-square-foot unit,” ex­plains Padhi. Built in the ‘80s the home was closed off and dark and walls were re­moved and ar­eas re­aligned to cre­ate a bright and invit­ing lay­out that would sat­isfy a more mod­ern life­style. “The cou­ple like to en­ter­tain and wanted to en­joy their space.”

“Once we re­moved the walls we needed to re­lo­cate light­ing, elec­tri­cal, and plumb­ing to ac­com­mo­date the de­sign, and we were some­what lim­ited in the orig­i­nal space so we dropped the ceil­ing to pro­vide the needed up­grades,” says Padhi.

De­sir­ing a con­tem­po­rary pied-a-terre in the city to com­ple­ment their coun­try home, they wanted so­phis­ti­cated styling and clean lines and were ul­ti­mately charmed by its chic ambience. En­hanced by oak hard­woods, Cam­bria quartz coun­ter­tops, and light se­lec­tions, the de­sire for func­tion is equally ad­dressed in its mill­work de­sign.

Fea­tur­ing en­gi­neered, oak hard­woods the cab­i­nets are cus­tom stained, hor­i­zon­tal-grain oak ac­cented with mod­ern, stain­less steel pulls. Belling­ham Cam­bria quartz coun­ter­tops host a stylish con­trast to ceil­ing-height cab­i­netry that aligns a glossy, grey porce­lain back­splash ac­cented with ver­ti­cal strip mo­saic tile in­lays.

The is­land of­fers abun­dant stor­age on both sides and fea­tures a wine glass cabi­net at its end while at the op­po­site side a din­ing table ad­joins the is­land, of­fer­ing a stylish tran­si­tion. A trio of dropped pen­dant lights pro­vides el­e­gant il­lu­mi­na­tion to a very invit­ing set­ting. The great room ex­hibits com­pre­hen­sive style and mill­work with wall cab­i­netry that com­bines am­ple stor­age with hid­den col­umn sup­port.

Cor­ner­stone De­vel­op­ments takes pride in the qual­ity of work­man­ship in all their projects and use only the best skilled and qual­i­fied trades and the finest qual­ity ma­te­ri­als to de­liver the high­est stan­dard of ex­cel­lence. “It’s clean, light and airy— ex­actly what they wanted,” says Padhi.

A spe­cial thanks to the fol­low­ing sup­pli­ers:

CDL Car­pet & Floor Cen­tre

Robin­son Light­ing & Bath

UC Wood

FLOFORM

Stone Tile West

Chi­nook Glass

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Photos by Sean De Lima

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