BY ANDREA COX, FOR THE CALGARY HERALD
TESTING ARTICLE 2
Nestled just moments from the water’s edge in the estate community of Kinniburgh Estates in Lake Chestermere, Lifestyle Homes’ latest show home blends beautiful interior spaces and finishes with solid, state-of-the-art healthy homebuilding techniques.
“It’s the best of both worlds,” says Claudette Sinclair, area sales manager for Lifestyle Homes.
“Every home we build in the area is approved by Mike Holmes. And that is something that really adds peace of mind.”
The Elliott II 55 offers almost 3,100 square feet of elegant living space. Inspired by the refined, yet relaxed appeal of French Country manor homes.
The design and layout encourages graceful living, starting right from the front foyer, where 10-foot ceilings, a pretty entrance bench flanked by opaque glass detailing and an architectural staircase define the details to come. The main living space features huge windows that overlook large outdoor terraces on either side — one accessed from the private formal dining room and the other from the dining nook that spills from the bright and open kitchen space.
The kitchen commands attention with its 10-foot island, gleaming quartz countertops and sparkling Jenn Air and Bosch appliances — there is even a built-in espresso maker. But really this home is about the details, such as the wood panelled tray ceiling in the kitchen and the beam ceiling finishing in the dining room. It’s meticulous and memorable, adding definition and the artistic wow factor.
Dove and blue greys swath the walls, lending a lake-inspired feel to the interior spaces, creating a tranquil tone that rings through the entire home. The hand-scraped mocha-stained maple flooring and stone detailing around the fireplace add layering and build on the peaceful theme.
Upstairs, a 250-square-foot, open-concept great room with tray ceiling and pristine views of the lake offers a tranquil retreat for the entire family. The two secondary bedrooms are large and offer judicious closet space. But it is really the master retreat that stands out, especially the ensuite, where the sculpted tub takes centre stage — the perfect place to soak away the cares of the day.
The unfinished lower level showcases the interior components of the walls.
“I call it the unspoiled basement,” says Sinclair. “It allows people to easily get a visual on how we construct the home, from the spray foam insulation on up.”
Sinclair says the home is built above and beyond standard specifications. “It’s durable, sustainable and very energy efficient. You can always change out hardwood or tile, but you can never change the structure.”
The home is completely wired for Smart Home functions — everything from lighting to heat and music.
A double tandem attached garage with separate side main door and both front and side garage doors (perfect for the toys) finishes the package.
The show home is priced at $1.183 million, including home, lot, GST, Smart Home technology and front landscaping.
The price of the home also includes a one-year membership to the Calgary Yacht Club, a charming social and boating club nestled on one hectare of waterfront on the east shore of Chestermere Lake.
Source: Calgary Herald