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Custom Home Tour Exterior Back View

It is an exciting day as we officially do the project hand off to our Client today for their completed Custom Built Home Project. This is the project we will be showcasing to the public tomorrow. We are busy finalizing all of the details  in great anticipation of our Open House tomorrow Saturday March 17th, 2012 from 10am-4pm. We are extremely excited to open the doors to the public to this incredible project and once again want to thank our valued Client for allowing us this opportunity!

Here is a detailed Project Overview of what you will have the opportunity to view tomorrow!



Attracted to the impressive property views, the Homeowner purchased this 15
acre parcel several years ago with the idea that they would someday build their
family dream home in which to raise their 4 children. Through the course of an
intensive Design Discovery Process, the Pinnacle Group design team created a
home design solution that would meet the present and future needs of this
family, while remaining within a targeted budget.

• Create a beautiful, yet non-pretentious traditional cottage farm-house exterior.
• Establish a generous floor plan providing ample space for the family to grow.
• Incorporate a generous and open kitchen/dining floor plan to facilitate the hub
of family gatherings and entertaining guests.
• Provide a walk-out lower level to capture the natural grade of the property;
providing the largest window area possible to capture the incredible views.
• Develop an oversized garage area to accommodate SUV’s, large trucks and
ample seasonal storage.
• Design the entire upper portion of the garage to allow for a future Mother-in
Law Suite.

How Was The Criteria Met?
• Although the front of the home is unassuming, the true grandeur of over 5000 SF
of developed space spanning three floors, with a walk-out lower level
complete with patio, fire pit and hot tub is evident as soon as you walk to the
rear of the home.
• Sweeping views of the City, Mountain & River Escarpment are visible through tall
transom windows from each area of the Kitchen, Great Dining Hal, Great Room
& beyond.
• The magnificent open foyer highlighted by a hand-crafted custom front entry door and
complimented by a grand and very traditional ‘Eastern-Open’ Staircase graciously
welcomes this family and their guests!
• An impressive open gourmet kitchen meets every Chef’s dream of a full suite of
luxury appliances, over 20’-0” of granite counters plus an island with a 12’-0” unobstructed
preparation and eating area.
• Just a step outside the bi-parting Garden Doors is 2000 sq. ft. of wrap-around
Veranda with an outdoor kitchen and BBQ area. Simply stated, this area alone encapsulates
some of the primary criteria; this truly represents the hub of the home!
• The garage area boasts over 1000 sq. ft. including 8’-0” high overhead doors.

Green Initiatives
Pinnacle is proud of the green initiatives incorporated into this custom home design.
These included the installation of Low E Argon Gas windows, 98% efficient furnaces
with three zoned heating systems for true floor to floor comfort, high efficiency wallhung
boiler for both domestic hot water and infloor radiant floors in the garage and lower
level walk out. Further installations included a 600 CFM Hydronic Makeup Air unit ensuring
fresh air is brought in each time the range vent is activated, as well as an HRV/Heat
Recovery Ventilator Unit for fresh air circulation year round and a balanced heating
system to the lower level walk out area. Extensive use of spray foam rounds out the
Green initiatives which enhanced R-Values and contributes to near-zero air drafts and
leakage. In summary, the estimated Green construction practices as compared to standard
practices, will result in reducing the carbon footprint of this home by an estimated
40%! Other initiatives included a complete Solar Plan to be implemented in future installations;
this includes wiring capacity and conduit feeds from the attic spaces to allow for
ease of future solar and/or wind turbine installation!

We are looking forward to seeing you all tomorrow and don’t forget you have a chance to win an Apple iPad 2 with Protective Case as well!