Pride in Place

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Stonewa­ter Homes cre­ates an abode of in­ter­na­tional in­flu­ences and riv­et­ing fea­tures.

Ahome of well-crafted char­ac­ter and ex­tra­or­di­nary fea­tures, Stonewa­ter Homes de­liv­ers a com­plete pack­age of exquisite de­sign. From con­cept to com­ple­tion they strive to en­sure that their cus­tomers en­joy a cre­ative, in­ter­ac­tive ex­pe­ri­ence, and more im­por­tantly, a beau­ti­ful new home.

“Our homes evoke a time­less qual­ity no mat­ter the style,” says Kevin Gra­ham, owner of Stonewa­ter Homes, who spe­cial­izes in cre­at­ing exclusive, lux­ury new builds and ren­o­va­tions of un­ri­valed qual­ity in Cal­gary. Fea­tur­ing a home of in­ter­na­tional in­flu­ences, the vi­sion was in­spired by the home­own­ers liv­ing abroad, ad­dress­ing tra­di­tional forms to the ex­otic.

Work­ing with John­son & As­so­ciates In­te­rior De­sign, the team es­ca­lated form and func­tion to a level of soar­ing scale and inim­itable style. “The clients had trav­eled ex­ten­sively and had a lot of ideas they wanted to ex­plore,” ad­mits Bruce John­son. De­sir­ing to cre­ate an en­ve­lope that would con­nect a col­lec­tion of ideas that could aptly ex­press their ex­pe­ri­ences, the team en­deav­ored to bring an ex­cit­ing blend to life.

Fea­tur­ing a warm pal­ette that evokes styles that cap­ture el­e­ments of the Mal­dives, Dubai, Sin­ga­pore, and Africa, the team for­mu­lated a di­rec­tion. Deeper hard­wood and millwork stains con­trast with a bal­anc­ing dé­cor of cooler tones of grays and off white. Also in­cor­po­rat­ing a com­bi­na­tion of me­tals in the fix­tures and rail­ing, a blend of bronze, brushed gold, and brass host a com­pelling shine to the dé­cor. Vein-cut traver­tine, oak hard­woods, and quartz coun­ter­tops fur­ther com­ple­ment a de­sir­able blend of nat­u­ral fin­ishes.

Lo­cated just north of down­town, this in­ner city home fea­tures 5,500 square feet on four levels. Con­sis­tent with fin­ishes that were used both in­side and out, brick and rail­ing fea­tures as­sist in of­fer­ing a con­ti­nu­ity with nat­u­ral ma­te­ri­als cho­sen for the in­te­ri­ors to ap­pro­pri­ately re­flect the his­toric neigh­bor­hood and its in­flu­ences.

“We like to en­ter­tain and ul­ti­mately it turns into a kitchen party, which is why we wanted the scale that the kitchen and our loft pro­vides,” share the home­own­ers. De­sir­ing a two-story li­brary that sep­a­rates the kitchen from great room flows, this very eye-catch­ing di­vide lends su­perb views from the sec­ond story land­ing with ex­tra wide hall­ways cap­i­tal­iz­ing on light flows.

“The lot is fairly wide for Sun­ny­side,” states Stonewa­ter part­ner Chris Cor­riveau. “We built a three-story home in a very tight space that has south fac­ing views of the river and down­town. Day or night, the scene is spec­tac­u­lar.”

“The Stonewa­ter name rep­re­sents more than just our at­ten­tion to de­tail,” shares Kevin Gra­ham. “Our ex­cel­lent team of su­per­vi­sors and our proven and ex­pe­ri­enced trades en­sures that our name is built on sat­is­fied cus­tomers.”

Wide-plank, French oak hard­woods an­chor main floor flows where wide hall­ways ad­dress the stair­case and arched en­try li­brary to the kitchen. Pi­etra Gri­gio mar­ble clads the dual-sided fire­place sur­round that also warms li­brary com­forts.

Wal­nut with com­ple­men­tary stain de­fines stair­case and rail­ing fea­tures where dec­o­ra­tive, pow­der coated metal spin­dles pro­vide a stylish back­drop at any level.

Wal­nut millwork of­fers a warm dis­play of shelv­ing, cab­i­nets, and a cus­tom desk, re­veal­ing a rich and tra­di­tional set­ting that rises to the twenty-foot ceil­ing. A Pal­la­dian-style win­dow with cor­ner side lite fea­tures pro­vides soar­ing nat­u­ral light.

Wal­nut built-ins pro­vide con­sis­tent func­tion and warmth in the master bed­room where chis­eled-edge ledge stone clads the gas fire­place.

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