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Bspoke Liv­ing Homes en­livens Ed­mon­ton’s in­ner city with fea­tures and magnetic func­tion.

Abuilder of lux­u­ri­ous cus­tom homes in Ed­mon­ton, Bspoke Liv­ing Homes en­livens builds with style and magnetic func­tion. Com­mit­ted to ex­cel­lence and a high stan­dard of cus­tomer ser­vice, Bspoke fo­cuses on new builds in ma­ture neigh­bor­hoods, en­hanc­ing curb ap­peal with riv­et­ing at­trac­tions.

This home in West­mount was as­sisted in de­sign through the talents of Aumer As­saf of OCI Ar­chi­tec­ture. With a vi­sion to cre­ate a lux­u­ri­ous home of dis­cern­ing qual­ity, Pres­i­dent Franco Maione of Bspoke and Aumer As­saf of OCI shared an en­thu­si­asm in their em­pha­sis on de­sign.

“For a long time Ed­mon­ton did not de­velop their in­ner city den­sity that most cities have done, tak­ing ad­van­tage of ma­ture landscaping and ameni­ties close to the down­town core,” cites Maione. “We de­sign for the mod­ern life­style and re­spect the site and land it sits on.” Work­ing with ex­ist­ing landscaping, they in­cluded the large ex­ist­ing birch in the site plan, af­ford­ing a sense of per­ma­nence to the new home.

Show­cas­ing a con­tem­po­rary de­sign, the din­ing room, great room, and kitchen share one large, tall vol­ume that re­sides next to the en­try with ad­join­ing bed­rooms at a lower mass. “We wanted to ex­press the home and its func­tion through the vol­umes of space, sep­a­rat­ing com­mon rooms from pri­vate liv­ing ar­eas,” shares Maione.

This three-bed­room home fea­tures a spa­cious master re­treat that in­cludes a bal­cony, walk-in closet, lux­u­ri­ous en­suite, and sit­ting area with cof­fee bar. De­signed for both fam­ily and friends, the open liv­ing hall pro­motes en­ter­tain­ment with bright lay­outs that pro­mote min­gling and shared pur­suits. “The master re­treat is my favourite area in the home. The cus­tom shower is huge and ex­tremely func­tional in a re­lax­ing, Zen­like space. It has all of the ad­van­tages of a lux­ury ho­tel and was a large fo­cus in the de­sign to pro­vide that level of es­cape.”

This mod­ern bun­ga­low hosts 2,000 square feet above ground with equal footage in the base­ment, in­clud­ing the gym, bar, and lounge area with home theatre func­tion. A smart home of tech­ni­cal in­te­gra­tion that pro­motes con­ve­nience and en­ergy ef­fi­ciency, au­dio/video, se­cu­rity, and HVAC share a spe­cial con­nec­tion with func­tional ease. The home also in­cludes a high-ef­fi­ciency fur­nace with HRV, R-60 blown-in in­su­la­tion, low flow toi­lets, and an EIFS ex­te­rior sys­tem.

“The lot dic­tated the form of the home and we worked with an ar­borist to main­tain the ma­ture tree, with birch art­work sim­i­larly re­flected in the dé­cor,” adds Maione. “It was a large res­i­den­tial lot and we max­i­mized site cov­er­age that in­cludes a gen­er­ous yard and pa­tio spa­ces.”

Work­ing with tal­ented de­sign­ers, the com­bi­na­tion of im­pec­ca­ble crafts­man­ship and at­ten­tion to de­tail pro­vides the abil­ity to reach be­yond ex­pec­ta­tions and en­sure that the client’s dreams and vi­sions are achieved. “The vast knowl­edge and ex­pe­ri­ence within our team and our val­ued trades en­sures that each home we build is a re­flec­tion of the stan­dard of ex­cel­lence and in­tegrity as­so­ci­ated with the spoke Liv­ing Homes name,” shares Maione.

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