Beltline Residence – Calgary, AB
Size: 13,828 sq. ft. on a 9,500 sq. ft. site
Client: Personal Residence
A 3-floor urban retreat situated in an established neighbourhood, this home's custom design relies heavily on nature's influence to offer sanctuary within its busy context. Through a minimalist orchestration of simple materials - wood, concrete and glass – this design communicates with its environs and provides quality private and public spaces.
The site offered a challenging, steep slope to work with but also provided an opportunity to incorporate open views to downtown while preserving mature trees on the site -- a nod to urban sensibilities in harmony with nature. A cast-in-place concrete wall system, divided by a grand staircase, creates a seamless and unique transitionary pass-through from interior to exterior spaces. Among the home's unique features is a dedicated workout area, underground car parkade, wine room, and swimming pool.
The completed abode includes building envelope upgrades and sustainable features such as geothermal energy, reflective roofing materials, water harvesting and conservation measures, custom in-floor heating, and auto-tinting exterior glazing.