Staycation in Style… with an Indoor Pool!
Our client was a newly retired professional and was seeking out a home that would be as fun and enjoyable to live in as a vacation home while living inner city Calgary; and be able to have his family and friends enjoy as well! After much research; this home came on the market; and what has the earmarks of a Staycation Home more than one with an indoor pool with multiple floors and theme rooms?! Not to mention that this father wanted his family to enjoy their vacations year- round; suffice to say that this very tired Strathcona home met the requirements; it just needed a major overhaul, inside and out! Pinnacle Group was brought into this home shortly after it was purchased; a design was created to wonderfully capture the pool amenity sight-lines from all rooms of the house, and to also completely transform the exterior.
- Create a design that would transform this house into a Staycation paradise for years to come.
- Modify each floor of this 5-level home with walk-out to focus on bringing the indoor pool room into view on every floor.
- Completely alter the front elevation of this home to bring a Canmore vacation home feel without leaving the city limits!
- Create an enjoyable home for all ages and add an element of inspiration and fun on each floor!
How the Criteria Was Met
Beginning at the top floor, an executive Owner’s bedroom suite was designed complete with walk out balcony to enjoy the city view, and a completely new layout including relocation of the Ensuite and walk-through closet space. Moving from the upper Owner’s suite to an open riser staircase spanning all five levels including the walk-out Pool level brought an open and classic feel to each floor. Each floor from upper Owner’s suite to next level bedroom, to the main floor, to a lounge floor and finally to the walk-out pool level all have a character all their own; with purposeful design to bring an element of fun and the Staycation feel throughout.
The Kitchen/main floor now also boasts a separate mudroom and garage entrance; (an entrance that previously required walking outside), and a large sliding window and garden door from kitchen to the balcony that opens up the views from kitchen to the pool room below, not to mention the sounds of laugher and splashing water in the pool below now waft into this delightful kitchen space!
From the top floor Owner’s Suite, to the 5 level pool room; this home has been designed to bring laughter, good times and wonderful memories for everyone that gets a taste of this all-season home; no matter the weather outside our city which is known for 4 Seasons each month! This home has been designed for the owner and family, but also for everyone that has the good fortune to pay them a visit!
Completing the final element of the term ‘Total Makeover’ was the entire exterior transformed from an extremely dated 80’s aesthetic to a Calming-Canmore visual. The exterior makes this home a joy to drive up to; not to mention the completely transformed interior transports both Owner and visitors alike to that ultimate Staycation Home!