Grandscape Homes creates dream home ideals with care, craft, and fully defined character.
builder that tailors both look and lifestyle, custom new builds and renovations achieve new heights with Grandscape Homes catering to each client’s unique vision of home. “We’ll help you translate your desires into a beautifully executed masterpiece,” share Tony and Lina Ribecco of Grandscape, who brings their design to life or can work with your designer/ architect to execute personal flair with flawless construction.
Exhibiting a sprawling expanse of grand style and articulated features, more than 7,000 square feet overlooks Grandview Park where over two acres of sculpted landscaping adjoins the Elbow Valley. “The amount of stone and granite used was incredible and even more incredible was that we built the home while they were living in Dallas. We still had frequent meetings, they flew in monthly, and were quite hands-on,” recalls Lina.
Desiring their final dream home, the homeowners interviewed several builders but chose Grandscape after a careful review of past work and quality of trades. “We flew down to Texas to review what they liked and that’s where the vision started. They are outdoors people who wanted to be as close to nature as possible,” adds Lina.
“Grandscape was very accommodating and hires highly skilled trades, people who truly are artists,” cites the homeowners. “Plus our talented architect was spot-on with translating our vision into the design for this house.” Having built before and knowing what they wanted they shared an experience that was perfected by experience. Retired geologists, the couple desired natural finishes and a home that would blend seamlessly within a bucolic setting. “We are down-toearth people who wanted that connection to the land and that influenced the finishes,” shares the homeowners. To keep this connection, they brought the exterior stone inside to sustain a warm and rustic elegance. “This house meets all of our needs for casual, at-home entertaining with family and friends.”
With a main floor master ensuite and three bedrooms downstairs, the steeply sloped lot affords lots of natural light with floor-to-ceiling windows that captures an indoor/outdoor feel of natural finishes. “As we plan to be in this home for a long time, it seemed intuitive to install an elevator. It certainly made move-in day easier,” remark the owners.
Working with the lot, the landscape design creatively cultivates its natural form with a layout that engages its character and views that offer frequent sightings of wildlife. Designed to become an extension and reflection of its natural surroundings, there was special attention paid to the views from inside the house, incorporating planting beds
that connect the home to its landscape. “It was important that the animals not feel disturbed. Most of the deck and balconies face south, providing us with much-appreciated shelter nearly all year round,” admit the owners.
Quality was paramount in the build as was the relationship shared. “They threw a party for us and our trades. The owners were awesome to work with,” share Lina and Tony who enjoy optimizing client involvement at any level. “We worked within their budget and our hands-on approach really opened up a line of communication that kept them current with their build,” says Lina.
“My favourite room is the sun room. Having lived in Dallas and New Orleans, we love outdoor living areas and having them flow indoors. With our Grandscape home, we successfully created an indoor sunroom. Two sets of Tesoro doors enable us to bring the outside in when the weather permits, plus the outdoor feel is complemented by two Wolf grills, a hand-hewn edge on the stone countertop, knotty alder cabinets, a comfortable fireplace with low-hearth seating and inviting window seats. It’s a bright, cozy, and welcoming space. The room has taken on a life of its own. Even our granddaughter feels this—it’s her favourite indoor place to play,” say the owners.
A builder that embraces the values of integrity, honesty, transparency, and hard work, Grandscape Homes provides not only a stunning design and architectural detail, they afford premium quality, creating and sustaining value above and beyond your investment.
Sweeping planting beds visually capture the areas surrounding the home to the stunning ravine, which borders the property. A water feature and pathway hugs the natural slope down to the walkout patio. Manitoba limestone retaining walls capture spruce, cherry trees, native roses, irises, and lilies.
Prado Milton Grey paving stone circles the weathered iron fire bowl that lights the way for guests amidst a variety of trees, shrubs, and perennials for mixed texture and all season colour. The façade hosts a blend of natural sandstone with Iron Gray Hardiboard and smooth acrylic stucco surrounding metal clad windows. Douglas Fir gables and trim details complement a red balau batu wood deck and stairs that lead to the custom walnut front entry.
Fir beams and fireplace mantle anchor style in the great room where custom maple millwork edges natural sandstone that flows to engineered maple hardwoods in the great room.