Moun­tain High

Style Devel­op­ments builds ex­cel­lence, char­ac­ter, and a rep­u­ta­tion as one to watch.

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Fu­eled by artistry and driven by qual­ity and com­mit­ment, this Can­more re­treat im­parts the im­pec­ca­ble prac­tices of a dis­cern­ing builder. A residence burst­ing with daz­zling cus­tom char­ac­ter that em­braces in­no­va­tive de­sign around ev­ery cor­ner, it is a dizzy­ing prospect to iden­tify only a select num­ber of ex­tra­or­di­nary el­e­ments due to sheer vol­ume!

A bril­liant blend of premium fin­ishes, su­perb style, and en­vi­able crafts­man­ship de­fines this one-of-a-kind residence that en­joys 360-de­gree Rocky Moun­tain views. A cus­tom home­builder and ren­o­va­tor in Can­more and Cal­gary since 2006, Style Devel­op­ments has proven time and again that they are ca­pa­ble and equipped with the skills and knowl­edge to sat­isfy client ex­pec­ta­tions with the high­est stan­dards of qual­ity.

Part­ners Kyle Mcgill and Scott Janisch have been sea­soned in an in­dus­try that cov­ets ex­cel­lence. “We are both jour­ney­men car­pen­ters and have ex­per­tise in all as­pects of con­struc­tion from the ground up. But where we ex­cel is in unique features—ideas that our clients can vi­su­al­ize that we take to com­ple­tion,” shares Kyle Mcgill, who is proud of their team’s distinc­tive achieve­ments. “With stun­ning views from ev­ery room, it’s hard to sim­ply walk past win­dows with­out tak­ing a mo­ment to soak in the sur­round­ing beauty.”

A tra­di­tional struc­tural tim­ber frame home that features a moun­tain con­tem­po­rary de­sign of unique mea­sure, the interiors were greatly im­pacted by the home­own­ers, cap­tur­ing many Euro­pean in­flu­ences such as mar­ble floors, or­nate fire­places, and a bar­rel-vaulted main hall­way with arched tim­bers that blends with count­less mod­ern fin­ishes.

“We have built six homes so far, so we had a very clear idea of what works for us in terms of lay­out and ameni­ties,” share the home­own­ers, who were well aware of their spe­cific needs in terms of rooms, space, and flow and de­signed the house ac­cord­ingly. “We en­joy the de­sign process and con­tin­u­ally looked at new ideas and features that we could in­cor­po­rate. In essence, we com­bined our prior ex­pe­ri­ence and knowl­edge with all the new in­for­ma­tion we came across to cre­ate a home that fit our life­style and met our re­quire­ments as com­pre­hen­sively as pos­si­ble.”

With em­pha­sis on en­ter­tain­ment, the home hosts three lux­u­ri­ous guest suites be­sides the master, a scenic wine room, a full gym, mul­ti­ple wet bars through­out, plus a dual-tiered home theatre within its pro­lific 7,800 square feet of en­gag­ing interiors. The wrap-around pa­tio on the sec­ond level of­fers abun­dant out­door liv­ing ar­eas that en­gage its very scenic and de­sir­able cor­ner lot set­ting.

Though large in size, the home in­cor­po­rates en­ergy-sav­ing features that in­cludes com­pre­hen­sive LED light­ing with automated mo­tion sen­sors for room-in-use func­tion, en­ergy-ef­fi­cient win­dows, in­clu­sive spray foam in­su­la­tion, high ef­fi­ciency furnaces plus boil­ers that fuel in-floor heat that warms the lower level.

Host­ing in­cred­i­ble lux­ury, this Euro­pean-in­spired residence ral­lies for top billing amidst Can­more’s nat­u­ral beauty. “The build took sev­eral years due the ex­treme level of cus­tomiza­tion re­quired. The level of de­tail in ev­ery room is stag­ger­ing,” ad­mits part­ner, Scott Janisch. “There could be months of ef­fort in just a few square feet.”

The home­own­ers worked with lo­cal ar­chi­tect Tanya Larsen of Alpine De­signs based in Can­more to com­mence the de­sign process and Adam Wright of KSA Ar­chi­tects who as­sisted on the de­tails and in­te­rior el­e­ments through­out the bal­ance of the project. “We love the flow and func­tion­al­ity of the home,” ad­mit the home­own­ers. “It has de­sign el­e­ments that work per­fectly to meet our life­style re­quire­ments and de­sires, rang­ing from work to well­ness. In essence, it is a self-con­tained eco sys­tem that en­ables us to op­ti­mally func­tion on all lev­els.”

Spa­cious and exquisitely crafted, the residence reels from in­ter­nal views that in­dulge its Rocky Moun­tain chic ap­peal. “The level of in­volve­ment and de­sign de­tail from the client was as­tound­ing,” adds Janisch. “They were very knowl­edge­able with dis­cern­ing tastes and ap­pre­ci­ate the finest of de­tails. It tested the skills of ev­ery person in­volved, and most rose to the oc­ca­sion.”

“Kyle and Scott of Style Devel­op­ments were a plea­sure to work with,” com­mend the home­own­ers. “Their undy­ing com­mit­ment to help­ing us achieve our ideal liv­ing en­vi­ron­ment is ad­mirable, start­ing on day one of their in­volve­ment and con­tin­ues still in deal­ing with any and all is­sues that arise. There are al­ways minor vari­a­tions that re­quire flex­i­bil­ity from all in­volved, but ul­ti­mately, the en­tire team, in­clud­ing many of the ex­cel­lent trades we worked with, helped us cre­ate a home that is truly ours.”


A blend of porce­lain tile deck­ing and rough-hewn sand­stone cap­tures hand­some pa­tio dé­cors that fea­ture Fir per­go­las and Hemlock tongue-and-groove sof­fits with moun­tain peaks be­yond.

Pro­lific sand­stone con­trib­utes char­ac­ter to the exterior where pitched rooflines and large over­hangs evoke the im­agery of its lo­cale.

Mozam­bique ve­neer hosts a high gloss fin­ish, cladding cab­i­netry and desk features that dis­play curved front de­tails and a mo­tor­ized sit/stand po­si­tion­ing. Wal­nut wall pan­els add con­sis­tency to the dé­cor.

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