The Room

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Aacrop­o­lis Homes com­bines scale and de­sign ex­cel­lence with ex­tra­or­di­nary fea­tures.

Liv­ing up to your ex­pec­ta­tions is a core phi­los­o­phy of Aacrop­o­lis Homes. Ded­i­cated to cre­at­ing unique de­signs and achiev­ing both im­pec­ca­ble style and su­pe­rior crafts­man­ship, Aacrop­o­lis be­lieves bet­ter liv­ing starts with us.

A blend of lux­ury, qual­ity, and value has served Aacrop­o­lis and their clients well. Of­fer­ing orig­i­nal­ity and elo­quence with bold de­sign el­e­ments and ex­quis­ite de­tails, they guide the home­owner with their in­vest­ment, striv­ing to max­i­mize each client’s wish list within their bud­get. “We work closely with the client to help them grasp their vi­sion, shar­ing knowl­edge as to where to spend their money for max­i­mum value and im­pact,” states Vice Pres­i­dent of Op­er­a­tions, Kevin Ken­tel.

A pro­lific and en­dur­ing cus­tom home builder in Ed­mon­ton for nearly thirty years, their new­est show home in Keswick on the River fea­tures a Mid-cen­tury Mod­ern fa­cade that hosts con­sis­tent decors. The Cos­mos IV dis­plays a de­light­ful view of so­phis­ti­cated warmth, lux­ury, and soar­ing fea­tures. “We wanted an awe-in­spir­ing feel with views from the back, a two-level great room, and wal­nut ceil­ing de­tails through­out,” ad­mits Ken­tel, adding that it’s a great fam­ily home for en­ter­tain­ing with open lay­outs and all three up­per bed­rooms en­joy­ing their own en­suite.

The lower level fea­tures a large ar­ray of at-home en­ter­tain­ments and sin­gu­lar style with a cen­tral wet bar sep­a­rat­ing games room and lounge ar­eas. A fourth bed­room, bath, and ex­er­cise room com­plete this bright and en­gag­ing level that cap­tures 1,400 square feet of ca­sual flows. A two-story walk­out, the main and sec­ond floors host 3,295 square feet of el­e­gant liv­ing spa­ces with a wealth of at­trac­tions.

Al­though large in scale, the home is highly ef­fi­cient and hosts a high cal­i­bre of green fea­tures that in­cludes an air bar­rier EIFS acrylic stucco sys­tem, com­pre­hen­sive LED light­ing, a high ef­fi­ciency fur­nace with HRV, and a boiler for hy­dronic heat that warms the base­ment, garage, and tiled floor sur­faces. Triple-glazed and ar­gon-filled, low-e win­dows round out a thought­ful ar­ray of en­ergy-sav­ing of­fer­ings. “At Aacrop­o­lis we fol­low the ‘Pre­scrip­tive not Per­for­mance Path’ when en­ter­ing into per­mit­ting, mean­ing ev­ery home we build is to a higher stan­dard and not the bare min­i­mum,” shares Ken­tel.

Other stand out fea­tures in­cludes the wal­nut stair­case with glass insert rail­ing that is style ap­pro­pri­ate and airy, of­fer­ing un­ob­structed views and art­ful crafts­man­ship. “The re­views have been awe­some,” ad­mits Ken­tel. “It’s a re­mark­able home that is very classy with well thought out and us­able lay­outs that max­i­mize func­tion and ap­peal. Peo­ple of­ten re­mark on its open, grand feel that is warm and invit­ing.” Proud mem­bers of the Al­berta New Home War­ranty Pro­gram, Aacrop­o­lis en­sures that each home is cus­tom built with care. Com­mit­ted to im­ple­ment­ing in­no­va­tion, emerg­ing tech­nolo­gies, and inim­itable de­signs, each home ad­dresses ex­em­plary func­tion and ef­fi­ciency with a beauty that is uniquely its own. “We ex­pect and re­ceive the best stan­dard in crafts­man­ship from our sub­con­trac­tors who know what we want and of­ten ex­ceed the ex­pec­ta­tions of our clien­tele,” states Ken­tel.

When build­ing with Aacrop­o­lis, you are choos­ing a bou­tique builder who cares. ‘’As a client you are not just a num­ber, you work di­rectly with an owner,” he adds. “Our in-house de­signs are some of the most imag­i­na­tive and func­tional avail­able. With this home we mod­i­fied a past de­sign that was very suc­cess­ful, want­ing to ex­plore grandeur and scale.”


The great room rises twenty feet to a re­cessed wal­nut ceil­ing that over­looks a full-height fire­place with wal­nut mill­work and tex­tured tile sur­faces. The sec­ond level over­look of­fers stel­lar views both out­side and within.

An el­e­gant wal­nut stair­case fea­tures glass in­serts with open-riser, car­peted treads at en­try. Ad­ja­cent, a du­al­sided fire­place of­fers wel­com­ing warmth with tex­tured ce­ramic tile cladding.

Com­pre­hen­sive wal­nut de­fines the wet bar that pro­vides ar­chi­tec­tural in­ter­est at the lower level where walk­out flows pro­vide am­ple light. Plush, ny­lon car­pet of­fers com­fort in the mas­ter bed­room where scored and re­cessed wal­nut mill­work adorns the ceil­ing. Slid­ing door ac­cess onto the pri­vate bal­cony at rear of home over­looks the pond.Smooth wal­nut ve­neers cap­ture the mas­ter walk-in closet that fea­tures a de­light­ful assem­bly of mill­work with built-in LED light­ing.

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