For homeowners, a house is all about relationships. And we love it when clients give us the chance to build bonds, too. The owners of Grandeur Maison, who were local professionals, gave us just such an opportunity to build links with area tradespeople as we worked on their house.
Right from the beginning of construction, the homeowners were very involved in the whole process…and they had questions! But we were always ready to answer any queries, whether they were about the wood paneling, gas fireplace finishes, or any other structure-related technicalities.
The clients wanted to scale down to a retirement home that would also give them space to entertain friends and family. This Traditional Style house was the answer, because it has everything essential on the main floor, such as the principal bedroom suite, laundry, mudroom, great room, dining room, and kitchen.
The 3,000 sq ft main level also has tons of space for hosting and there’s even more space in the finished basement for when their kids or guests come over. The sunroom has a treasure hidden a level below it: a custom bar. It has uniquely patterned wood paneling, as well as custom beam work for the waffle ceiling and beams.
The heated attached garage has a cast-in-place concrete floor, which means it has a garage underneath it as well — neat, eh? Stacking garages maximizes space and increases resale value.
The custom stone in the driveway, porches, terraces, and front and rear entrances stand out immediately because of the meticulous care that went into the conception and execution.
The custom stone work was the main challenge for this project. We had to make it so that all the unique designs fit together perfectly. The request required an extreme level of detail that we readily took on.
We precisely drew out and planned each of the stone pieces. A detailed layout map showed where each piece would go to make it easy for the tradespeople laying it. Each terrace stone piece had its own, unique design, which fit together neatly with
the others…like pieces in a puzzle. We also numbered the pieces so it would be easy to cut and lay them out according to the prepared the project scheme.
And all this was done in consultation with the clients so they could play their part in picking the colour and the aggregate that went into the finished product.