Effect Home Builders blends solid construction with enviable views and stellar craftsmanship.
Combining solid construction with enviable views and stellar craftsmanship, Effect Home Builders produces a home of enduring and timeless beauty. Building homes that reflect who you are and how you choose to live, Effect excels at creating eco-friendly residences, ensuring a smarter and healthier home for generations to come.
“The client had a distinct vision for their ‘Skyline’ home,” shares Sydney Bond of Effect Home Builders in Edmonton. The inner city lot overlooking a ravine provided some difficulty due to site conditions. “It required extensive engineering, but we were able to build the walkout home they wanted. With foundation, walls, roof, and floors made from insulated concrete forms, finishes include thick countertops, quartz windowsills, structural steel stringers, solid core doors… it’s a very robust home.”
High performance windows and frame specifications include triple-glazed, argon filled, low-e windows with attractive wood framed, tilt/turn access. Radiant heating and cooling tubes in concrete floors connect to the high efficiency boiler/chiller with an equally efficient air exchange system. Solar electrical generation provides over 14,000 kwh of electricity per year, resulting in an Energuide rating that confirms it will use only 30% of the required energy to operate a similar home using industry standards.
Effect Home Builders are problem solvers who create solutions for you to live the way you want to live—in a beautiful, energyefficient home. “We offer custom homes that are equipped with renewable energy and Net Zero technology, allowing your new home to give as good as it gets,” states Bond.
The open floor plan affords large gathering areas for family and friends. Hosting 7,000 square feet with a developed basement, this two-story home places bedrooms upstairs where the children’s wing is separated from the master bedroom suite. “The main floor opens to views of the ravine as do the bedrooms,” adds Bond.
Using Vantage Automation, the system integrates and controls lighting, motorized blinds, HVAC, and security/cameras, all accessible through touchscreens, keypads, tablets, and smartphones. A concealed, drop-down screen and projector in the great room further provides the option of big entertainment at a touch of a button.
Designed by architect Tyler Dixon of Dialogue, Dixon explains that a lot of the vision stemmed from its location. “It was a great opportunity to focus on views. Almost every room has access to rear balconies on the first and second floors and of course you have the patio at walkout. The client wanted a modern design with substantial presence that lead to room scale and features such as oversized doors, thicker stair treads, and the like. They wanted their home to emanate a feel of solid permanence,” shares Dixon.
Desiring classic finishes selected for their neutral and timeless beauty, the result was a décor of natural charms with rich wood grains balanced by stone and tile. In the basement the décor is consistently represented, featuring a home office, gym, visitor’s suite, lounge area, and bar. “They wanted something that would last for themselves and future generations and would reveal the importance of design in their lives,” admits Dixon.
Pacific Ashler natural stone corners from the outside in, surfacing linear fireplace features. Consistent millwork clads the wall where a mounted flat screen, speakers, and concealed, drop down 135-inch screen provides entertainment in the great room.
The large shower of the master ensuite hosts curbless appeal with bench seating and a clerestorey window for natural light. The freestanding bath is enhanced with floormounted, stainless steel faucets opposite the floating, dual vanity of consistent styling.