Clean lines and funky architectural elements add an element of drama to this two-storey contemporary estate-style home in Altadore.
It’s a home designed to embrace fabulous art and jewelry-like ceiling fixtures — the wall space offers art gallery-like appeal with 16-foot ceilings and banks of west-facing windows making the most of Calgary’s vivid spectrum of light.
The urban-inspired esthetic makes the most of the corner lot with generous use of glazing to capture the light, interspersed with strategically placed drywall to ensure privacy.
This 5,000-square-foot home exhibits architectural intuitiveness at its best on all three levels and well-planned use of space creates subtle movement and flow, while layering of design elements adds detail and interest.
Take, for example, the off-centre finishing detail design that runs through the door profiles and the kitchen and bathroom backsplash detailing — it’s an eye-catching element that creates an ambiance of continuity throughout each space and floor in the home.
The wide-planked, hand-scraped solid oak hardwood flooring offers a rustic and relaxed back drop throughout the home — a lovely juxtaposition to the hard edges from the open-riser staircase framed by glass railings to rectangular detailing on the edging.
The main floor truly is a dream environment for entertaining. The kitchen features a gorgeous white four-inch thick stone-clad island with waterfall edges on both sides. The chef in the family will be heaven — a Sub-Zero side-by-side fridge, Wolf convection and wall steam ovens and a six-burner gas Wolf cook top provide the tools for creating culinary magic. And with an extra prep sink in the island, clean-up will be a breeze.
The inviting kitchen island beckons guests to enjoy a glass of wine and a nibble before sauntering over to the fabulous dining room with its 16-foot ceiling and marvellous sparkling gold light fixture — just one of many show-stopping fixtures throughout the home.
The dining room flows into a temperature-controlled wine room with floor-to-ceiling glass walls — it’s a beautiful display and certainly another well thought out artistic element in the home.
The wine cellar can also be viewed from the adjacent den.
Upstairs, a sumptuous master suite offers a respite from the stresses of the day, while two secondary bedrooms with ensuites and large closets are excellent for teenagers.
The lower level features judicious space for entertaining with a quartz clad wet bar, a home gym, a media room and a guest bedroom and bathroom. A concrete floor finished in an epoxy glaze creates a funky feel.
The home is $2.39 million including home, lot and GST.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
Builder: Westmount Homes
Community: Altadore, in Calgary’s inner-city.
Architect and Designer: Carolina Coto Architectural and Interior Design
Price: $2.25 million including home, lot and GST.
Location: 1948 49th Ave. S.W.
Hours: The home is available for viewing Saturday, March 14 and Sunday, March 15 from 2 to 4 p.m., and by appointment. Contact Pedro at 403-616-7457 to arrange a showing.