Best Home (Canada)
The Study of Style
Cambellton Homes offers its own inspired interpretation in a renovation that adds a twist to features with astounding results.
This collaborative collection of handsome wood details reveal innovative twists that capture the eye and the imagination. A large-scale renovation by Cambellton Homes, this residence balances a comprehensive flow of millwork and unique features that blends stylish comfort with timeless character.
Launched in 2006, as a result of a less than successful experience with their own builder, Kelly and Wendy Meier started Cambellton Homes in an effort to make a high-stakes experience trouble-free and ultimately, satisfying. “We want to build each home as if it were our own. When it’s the biggest purchase of your life, there should be no issues. People need to be happy without having to spend excessively,” states Wendy Meier, the design side of the team and owner of Wendy Lee Interiors. Building a limited number of homes each year, Cambellton meticulously manages every aspect involved in building your new home. “Our focused approach ensures a calibre of quality in which you can ‘feel’ the attention that has gone into every detail,” says Wendy. Active in Edmonton’s bustling infill and custom home market, Cambellton Home’s recent venture into renovations has proved to be a successful extension of their talents. Showcasing original features and stylishly provocative refurbishments, they escalate both form and function to a rare standard. This home in Old Riverbend had never been renovated and was in its original state. “The client
already had some designs they dusted off, and we worked together to create something quite extraordinary,” admits Wendy. This retired couple was ready to make a change. “We thought we might buy a condo, but found that they were incredibly expensive with condo fees and decided the money would be better spent updating our home,” admit the homeowners, who love their neighbourhood and wanted to remain in the home where they raised their children. Dually impressed by Cambellton Home’s infills, they committed to being open to some fresh ideas. “Wendy designed the rails and it was her idea to have them installed at an angle, which created a lot of movement and turned out beautifully,” admits the lady of the house. Wanting to update their look but still keep their home within its traditional boundaries, a recycle and reuse strategy was readily adopted. The home had beautiful bones but hadn’t been renovated in forty years. “It was very dark but we kept that wood feel that they loved, switching out dated cedar for oak and maple finishes,” explains Wendy who together with Kelly brightened the décor and escalated the style from tired traditional to mid century modern. An open concept design was chosen to brighten interiors and engage family and friends with walls removed and spaces reconfigured. “We created additional storage space, closed up the rear