The Abun­dance of Bal­ance

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Rare­built Cus­tom Homes hosts Arts & Crafts styling with con­tem­po­rary flair.

What started as kitchen ren­o­va­tions in Cal­gary with cre­ativ­ity and style, swiftly turned into a cus­tom home af­fair where friends of clients were tak­ing no­tice. “Rare­built Cus­tom Homes re­sulted from a de­mand for at­ten­tion to de­tail and a client-based, hand­son ap­proach to build­ing dream homes,” ad­mits owner and Cal­gary na­tive Ray Bo­jakli.

“I de­signed this home for my fam­ily where the chal­lenge was to cre­ate enough space with­out feel­ing dis­tant from ev­ery­body,” ex­plains Ray. De­sir­ing to cap­ture fea­tures and func­tion that would read­ily re­flect their life­style, the gym and kitchen were para­mount in the de­sign of their home. “We pre­fer to put fo­cus and em­pha­sis on spe­cific needs rather than build generic spa­ces,” adds Ray, who ad­dressed his own home in much the same fash­ion.

Host­ing a tran­si­tional in­te­rior de­sign with Arts & Crafts styling that re­flects a flair for the con­tem­po­rary, Ray faith­fully rep­re­sented it in terms of fin­ishes and dé­cor. With the as­sis­tance of in-house de­signer Jill Mccann, this Park­land home fea­tures pro­lific, smooth millwork bal­anced by high-gloss cab­i­netry and stone, bring­ing tra­di­tional styling to the 21st cen­tury.

In­tended to func­tion well for a young fam­ily that would ac­com­mo­date all stages of growth, a chil­dren’s loft with large bed­rooms, over­sized mud­room, ded­i­cated home theatre, and more, sen­si­bly en­gage the needs of to­day’s fam­ily on the go. Ex­hibit­ing a riv­et­ing 7,000 square feet on three de­vel­oped levels, this two-story home on a pie-shaped lot in­cludes an out­door kitchen, pa­tio ar­eas, and a hand­some rear dou­ble garage with flex space in­te­ri­ors. An over­sized, dou­ble front at­tached garage dou­bles ca­pac­i­ties with con­sid­er­able ef­fi­ciency.

Be­neath the at­tached garage, the home theatre room dis­plays gen­er­ous scale with a 11.1 sur­round theatre, 4K pro­jec­tor, and a 144-inch screen. Fur­ther host­ing six­teen zones of au­dio, dis­trib­uted video, and re­mote light­ing con­trol, the home ad­dresses con­ve­niences at the touch of a but­ton. Six por­ta­ble, wall ipads ex­tends in-home ac­cess

through in­te­gra­tion of light­ing, au­dio/video, se­cu­rity, and HVAC.

En­ergy-ef­fi­ciency was an equal com­mit­ment with spray foam in­su­la­tion in walls and be­neath floor slabs, en­hanc­ing in­creased R-val­ues through ra­di­ant heat on con­crete and tiled ar­eas, in­clud­ing the drive­way. Triple-pane, low-e, ar­gon filled win­dows adds air tight, nat­u­ral light amidst 400 LED pot lights. “To­gether, this all cre­ates a rel­a­tively small car­bon foot print in re­la­tion to the size of the home,” cites Ray.

Show­cas­ing a wealth of millwork that in­cludes cross­beam de­tails, cof­fered ceil­ings, and scored pan­el­ing in ad­di­tion to co­he­sive cab­i­netry, Rare­built had five dili­gent cab­i­net­mak­ers work­ing on site for six months. “The con­struc­tion and op­er­a­tion of our homes is our pri­mary con­cern. Hav­ing it last a 100 years is as im­por­tant as mak­ing it beau­ti­ful,” con­cludes Ray.

Con­crete floors soften chis­eled-edge ledge stone in the wine room where a bar­rel-vaulted ceil­ing over­looks high-gloss cab­i­netry and millwork de­tails.

Built-in wal­nut millwork host shelv­ing, cross­beam de­tails, and desk with con­sis­tent win­dow trim de­tails. High gloss cab­i­nets pro­vide mod­ern shine to the dé­cor.

Mar­ble tile is warmed with hy­dronic heat that spreads to a white in­lay that bor­ders the free­stand­ing bath. Wal­nut clad beams match tower fea­tures that cen­tre a dual, float­ing van­ity of rift-cut white oak sur­faced in quartz.

A cus­tom, curved wal­nut front en­try ex­hibits frosted tran­som and side lite de­tails.

Solid wal­nut rail­ings, stringers, and newel posts house car­peted treads and pow­der-coated, one-inch wrought iron spin­dles. Me­tal­lic epoxy fin­ished con­crete pro­vides a gleam­ing sur­face of iri­des­cent shine.

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