Diamond Valley Custom Homes
For over a decade, Diamond Valley Custom Homes has been enriching Calgary and the Foothills area, specializing in acreage development. “My brother and I pride ourselves in our commitment and understanding of our client’s needs throughout the build to ensure total customer satisfaction,” admits Raham Mcilroy. “Mike has extensive metal fabrication experience and I have the building background, and together we focus on projects that are out of the ordinary.”
An outdoor kitchen of pure custom appeal on an acreage south of Calgary, was constructed to fit the appliances perfectly. “They wanted an outdoor space—an oasis if you will—to cook and relax and to be with friends and family,” shares Mcilroy. Also desiring a space that would extend the limited warm months of summer, it was designed and built to comfortably accommodate three-season comfort.
Hosting in-floor heating as well as a snowmelt system with drainage beneath the Kayu Batu floor deck, six radiant heaters that heat the objects around them, not the air, combined with oversized motorized screens on all three open sides of the kitchen for ultimate function, comfort, and unobstructed views.
Featuring a tongue-and-groove cedar roof with beams fashioned from reclaimed fir from a helicopter hangar in Lethbridge, the U-shaped kitchen by Danver Stainless Outdoor Kitchens, hosts Dekton quartz countertops and stainless steel, powder-coated cabinets with soft close function. Further housing a smoker, barbeque, and an artesian style pizza oven, it also hosts a cooktop and fridge/freezer drawers. An icemaker, outdoor dishwasher, and an oversized custom hood fan raises the bar for full service amenities.
Capturing over 2,000 square feet of luxurious surfaces, the outdoor kitchen is actually pie-shaped with a front curved façade that displays copper fascia with hidden gutters. LED pot lights are programmed to produce select ambience or “scenes” via touchscreen control through the home’s automation system.
Thrilled with the end result, homeowners enjoyed working with DVC Homes and their crews. “They are very knowledgeable. We had numerous ideas before going with DVC Homes and their ideas fit our needs better than anyone else.”
“It was a dream project with amicable clients, a good budget, and a true desire for innovation, luxury, and comfort,” admits Mcilroy.