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Project Summary

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 Hall, 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 wall-hung 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!