14 Feb 2013
What to do when a renovation won’t satisfy and moving isn’t an option? Simple; start over. Faced with moving from a long-time family home location in order to accommodate expanding families, the home owners decided instead to demo their existing house and replace it with something that would fit their merging families. A home that no amount of boasting could do justice for, this estate in the city is perfect. From heated natural stone floors throughout, extensive custom millwork and salient cherry staircases, protected by the strength and effeciency of an Insulated Concrete exterior, this is a dream home sparing no expense. The property is complete with an exercise facility, loaded multi-media room and outdoor spaces that leave city living far behind.
07 Feb 2013
Being a full kilometre from hydro-electric power, Centrix set out to do the unthinkable: build and run a 5,500 square foot custom dream home with all the bells and whistles off renewable clean energy, namely wind and solar. The house sits on an Insulated Concrete Forms (I.C.F.) Nudura foundation, while the timber frame post and beam package was shipped from Lindal Cedar Homes in Washington. Radiant floor heat throughout main living spaces, heated towel racks, full professional level kitchen, whirlpool baths and more, were made possible without the use of traditional fossil fuels. Custom millwork, beautiful soapstone countertops, and even a 10,000 lb. soapstone central masonry heater with bakeoven fireplace/stone oven were installed with every attention to detail.