The Double Take
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.