The Art of Craft
Alair Homes exudes rustic character with innovative features, finishes, and hill top charm.
Ahome of soaring attractions nestles at the top of its acreage lot, hosting a prominent façade and wide appeal. A compelling combination of innovation and rustic features, it exudes an ambience that reflects the setting, richly accented with personal charm and exquisite craftsmanship.
“The philosophy behind Alair Homes is that we provide true transparency and value through step-by-step planning and pricing that supports a smooth build with no surprises,” states Paul Mcgavigan, partner of Alair Homes in Edmonton. Winner, three consecutive years in a row, of Renovation of the Year over $500,000, they have also have been nominated for several CHBA Awards of Excellence that include in-fills, full custom new builds, and their trademark renovations.
“People know us as a premiere renovator and this home showcases our custom new build abilities,” shares Mcgavigan. Keeping the ex- isting footprint saved money and the original home was happily relocated, providing a positive environmental impact at a profit. Exhibiting all of the modern updates one would hope for within a unique, rustic décor, the design reflects its bucolic setting in Sherwood Park.
Hosting 5,000 square feet on three levels, downstairs the home offers ample room for casual entertainments with a games area, dedicated home theatre, and a full wet bar. A dining hall dominates the east portion of the main floor with an open concept kitchen and great room that offers floor-to-ceiling views that draws the outdoors in.
“After we pushed out the east side of the foundation we were left with a steep grade to the creek which runs front to back. The 3.5 acre lot is originally steep and climbs to the pinnacle homestead which provided some challenges but ultimately features a great hilltop home,” explains Mcgavigan.
With the help of Chantal Ross Interior Design and Consulting, she states, “The home is very much the clients’ taste with wood throughout, some bling, and is very much a welcoming family home.” Eclectic in style, the modern ensuite conveys a dramatic statement in contrast with the barn board wall feature in the master bedroom that was reclaimed from an uncle’s family farm. “The mix of modern with rustic features affords a casual elegance,” shares Ross. “There are some really fabulous details that have texture and creates interest.”
Hollow beam details and the teak root sink in the powder room offers original and unique appeal with each piece selected for its beauty. The homeowner worked with Alair Homes to achieve a lodge-feel that would complement a love of the outdoors and the setting. “I wanted it to be functional with all usable spaces and was on-site every day. Alair allowed us to be intimae with the process, they allowed that interaction and had good suggestions that included their in-house carpentry and trades,” shares the homeowner. Also able to accommodating changes during the build, the client was pleased that his home turned out even better than expected. “It may appear somewhat imposing from the front, but inside the home hosts a lot of warmth.”
Special care was taken during construction to ensure an energy efficient home with spray foam insulation used in the full attic and covered deck areas to boost overall performance. Triple-pane, argon-filled, low-e windows couple with and an EIFS system for more even seasonal temperatures and savings.
“I think our commitment to the customer experience sets us apart. We are a national brand with over 80 offices, yet we provide a boutique service,” claims Mcgavigan. “With front and back elevations that convey the dual ambience of grand style and warm function, this home has 100 per cent the stamp of the homeowner.”
A special thanks to the following suppliers:
Durabuilt Windows & Doors
World Floor Coverings
Alberta Wholesale Fireplaces
The Cabinet Guy
Westwood Fine Cabinetry
Coast Wholesale Appliances
Top Shelf Closets and Glass
The Wood Beam Company