Pride in Place
Stonewater Homes creates an abode of international influences and riveting features.
Ahome of well-crafted character and extraordinary features, Stonewater Homes delivers a complete package of exquisite design. From concept to completion they strive to ensure that their customers enjoy a creative, interactive experience, and more importantly, a beautiful new home.
“Our homes evoke a timeless quality no matter the style,” says Kevin Graham, owner of Stonewater Homes, who specializes in creating exclusive, luxury new builds and renovations of unrivaled quality in Calgary. Featuring a home of international influences, the vision was inspired by the homeowners living abroad, addressing traditional forms to the exotic.
Working with Johnson & Associates Interior Design, the team escalated form and function to a level of soaring scale and inimitable style. “The clients had traveled extensively and had a lot of ideas they wanted to explore,” admits Bruce Johnson. Desiring to create an envelope that would connect a collection of ideas that could aptly express their experiences, the team endeavored to bring an exciting blend to life.
Featuring a warm palette that evokes styles that capture elements of the Maldives, Dubai, Singapore, and Africa, the team formulated a direction. Deeper hardwood and millwork stains contrast with a balancing décor of cooler tones of grays and off white. Also incorporating a combination of metals in the fixtures and railing, a blend of bronze, brushed gold, and brass host a compelling shine to the décor. Vein-cut travertine, oak hardwoods, and quartz countertops further complement a desirable blend of natural finishes.
Located just north of downtown, this inner city home features 5,500 square feet on four levels. Consistent with finishes that were used both inside and out, brick and railing features assist in offering a continuity with natural materials chosen for the interiors to appropriately reflect the historic neighborhood and its influences.
“We like to entertain and ultimately it turns into a kitchen party, which is why we wanted the scale that the kitchen and our loft provides,” share the homeowners. Desiring a two-story library that separates the kitchen from great room flows, this very eye-catching divide lends superb views from the second story landing with extra wide hallways capitalizing on light flows.
“The lot is fairly wide for Sunnyside,” states Stonewater partner Chris Corriveau. “We built a three-story home in a very tight space that has south facing views of the river and downtown. Day or night, the scene is spectacular.”
“The Stonewater name represents more than just our attention to detail,” shares Kevin Graham. “Our excellent team of supervisors and our proven and experienced trades ensures that our name is built on satisfied customers.”
Photos by Mike Heywood - Studio 1826
Walnut with complementary stain defines staircase and railing features where decorative, powder coated metal spindles provide a stylish backdrop at any level.
Walnut millwork offers a warm display of shelving, cabinets, and a custom desk, revealing a rich and traditional setting that rises to the twenty-foot ceiling. A Palladian-style window with corner side lite features provides soaring natural light.
Wide-plank, French oak hardwoods anchor main floor flows where wide hallways address the staircase and arched entry library to the kitchen. Pietra Grigio marble clads the dual-sided fireplace surround that also warms library comforts.
Walnut built-ins provide consistent function and warmth in the master bedroom where chiseled-edge ledge stone clads the gas fireplace.