The Abundance of Balance
Rarebuilt Custom Homes hosts Arts & Crafts styling with contemporary flair.
What started as kitchen renovations in Calgary with creativity and style, swiftly turned into a custom home affair where friends of clients were taking notice. “Rarebuilt Custom Homes resulted from a demand for attention to detail and a client-based, handson approach to building dream homes,” admits owner and Calgary native Ray Bojakli.
“I designed this home for my family where the challenge was to create enough space without feeling distant from everybody,” explains Ray. Desiring to capture features and function that would readily reflect their lifestyle, the gym and kitchen were paramount in the design of their home. “We prefer to put focus and emphasis on specific needs rather than build generic spaces,” adds Ray, who addressed his own home in much the same fashion.
Hosting a transitional interior design with Arts & Crafts styling that reflects a flair for the contemporary, Ray faithfully represented it in terms of finishes and décor. With the assistance of in-house designer Jill Mccann, this Parkland home features prolific, smooth millwork balanced by high-gloss cabinetry and stone, bringing traditional styling to the 21st century.
Intended to function well for a young family that would accommodate all stages of growth, a children’s loft with large bedrooms, oversized mudroom, dedicated home theatre, and more, sensibly engage the needs of today’s family on the go. Exhibiting a riveting 7,000 square feet on three developed levels, this two-story home on a pie-shaped lot includes an outdoor kitchen, patio areas, and a handsome rear double garage with flex space interiors. An oversized, double front attached garage doubles capacities with considerable efficiency.
Beneath the attached garage, the home theatre room displays generous scale with a 11.1 surround theatre, 4K projector, and a 144-inch screen. Further hosting sixteen zones of audio, distributed video, and remote lighting control, the home addresses conveniences at the touch of a button. Six portable, wall ipads extends in-home access
through integration of lighting, audio/video, security, and HVAC.
Energy-efficiency was an equal commitment with spray foam insulation in walls and beneath floor slabs, enhancing increased R-values through radiant heat on concrete and tiled areas, including the driveway. Triple-pane, low-e, argon filled windows adds air tight, natural light amidst 400 LED pot lights. “Together, this all creates a relatively small carbon foot print in relation to the size of the home,” cites Ray.
Showcasing a wealth of millwork that includes crossbeam details, coffered ceilings, and scored paneling in addition to cohesive cabinetry, Rarebuilt had five diligent cabinetmakers working on site for six months. “The construction and operation of our homes is our primary concern. Having it last a 100 years is as important as making it beautiful,” concludes Ray.
Built-in walnut millwork host shelving, crossbeam details, and desk with consistent window trim details. High gloss cabinets provide modern shine to the décor.
Concrete floors soften chiseled-edge ledge stone in the wine room where a barrel-vaulted ceiling overlooks high-gloss cabinetry and millwork details.
Marble tile is warmed with hydronic heat that spreads to a white inlay that borders the freestanding bath. Walnut clad beams match tower features that centre a dual, floating vanity of rift-cut white oak surfaced in quartz.
A custom, curved walnut front entry exhibits frosted transom and side lite details.
Solid walnut railings, stringers, and newel posts house carpeted treads and powder-coated, one-inch wrought iron spindles. Metallic epoxy finished concrete provides a gleaming surface of iridescent shine.