Calgary Custom Homes and Renovations

Elbow Drive Villa

Highlights of Our Improvements:

This Townhouse in central Calgary is located in a lovely gated community catering to an adult population. It was built in 1990 and in need of a major updating.The term Townhouse is a little deceiving considering the home boasts 2579 square feet above grade and a 2100 square foot basement.

Our client was downsizing from a large family home and really loved the location not only in Calgary but also within the gated complex.

Our client requested a complete overhaul of the property to suit her plans and desires
BayLoch’s team fully demolished the interior of the home. Every wall, all drywall, and all insulation was completely removed in order to cater to the new design.

  • Replaced all the windows with triple glazed high efficiency windows
  • Replaced every exterior door in the Villa.
  • The exterior of the building is brick and very precise measurements were required to ensure a flawless fit for both windows and doors
  • The front of the home featured large curved archways windows and doors that had to match the exterior condo aesthetic. A very difficult thing to do working with vinyl clad exterior materials.
  • 100% removal and replacement of the electrical system
  • 100% removal and replacement of the plumbing. Water lines, drainage lines as well as ground works.
  • Entirety of home wired for the latest in home automation. Tv distribution, in ceiling speakers throughout in every key room, automated blinds, full security detail, exterior recorded HD cameras, wall mounted removable iPads in several locations to control the home system
  • LED ultra thin pot lights installed thought the home
  • 60 inch linear fireplace surrounded by natural ledge stone and custom built floating teak mantel
  • Phantom screens placed on all opening french doors
  • New engineered wide plank hardwood throughout the home including custom built matching flush mounted vents
  • Hide a Hose Vacuflow system was installed throughout home

Master Bedroom & Bath:

  • Increased square footage to the room after reconfiguration of the walls
  • The replaced windows were hardwired for blind automation function
  • Custom built walk in closet was enlarged and redesigned for maximum functionality
  • Custom carpentry in this room included a unique floating cove moulding complete with hidden, dimmable LED up lighting
  • Removed large soaker tub and replaced with an oversized steam shower complete with rare marble mosaic detail throughout
  • Double vanity sinks with integrated makeup table as well as counter to ceiling pillar cabinet
  • Built in linen closet with full size matching door
  • Separate closed water closet
  • Heated tile
  • Counter to ceiling mirrors

Kitchen:

  • Two tone cabinetry with custom coloured cloud white exterior cabinets as well as smoke grey island cabinets
  • Glass door cabinets on small upper cabinetry for accent
  • Custom built structural pillars to exactly match the kitchen cabinetry
  • Soft closing doors and drawers
  • Large centre island complete with oversized single piece, granite island 12 feet long by 12 feet wide
  • Oversized cast iron ice grey Kohler sink 42”
  • Custom built hickory butcher block table integrated into the island
  • Kinetico reverse osmosis system installed on island as well as to the fridge and freezer
  • Custom built hood fan with Miele professional ventilation
  • Custom marble counter to ceiling backsplash
  • Wall mounted pot filler
  • Under cabinet LED lighting
  • Oversized 42” Miele gas range
  • Wall mount removable iPad for easy recipe reference
  • Integrated fridge and freezer hiding the appliances within the cabinetry
  • Wall mounted Miele doubt oven
  • Client also requested a very rare hidden entrance into the pantry. Similar integrations as the fridge and freezer the large walk in pantry is completely hidden from the kitchen.
  • Inside the pantry, built in storage shelving as well as a coffee and beverage countertop and built in raised microwave
  • This Kitchen we entered into the BILD awards (formerly SAM awards) for the best kitchen renovation over $90,000 and are proud to become finalists in our first year with BILD as well as our first entry ever!

Living Room:

  • Removed an old gas insert complete with extended hearth and built a flush mount gas insert fireplace with large format porcelain tile surround
  • Customized LED lighting design around perimeter of room for art accent lighting
  • Designed room around a baby grand piano

Family Room:

  • 60 inch linear fireplace surrounded by natural ledge stone and custom built floating teak mantel
  • Custom built in cabinetry was built to surround the fireplace and provide book shelving as well as closed cabinet storage
  • Custom built wall mounted tv bracket fit to integrate into the ledge stone above mantel

Laundry Room/Office:

  • Design allowed for the laundry room to be moved up to the main floor as well as a custom built in desk and office space, very unique.
  • Laundry room was complete with under mount sink, granite countertop, under cabinet lighting, subway style custom tile backsplash, pantry cabinet and floating shelves for storage
  • Unique laundry room feature installed was a pull down drying rack
  • Opposite the laundry room corner we custom built a corner desk complete with built in filing cabinets and large work space
  • The cabinetry matched the custom kitchen design
  • The upper cabinets featured immense storage and open mail slots for organization
  • Hardwired extra data and phone lines were ran for functionality

Mud Room:

  • The mudroom location right off the attached garage
  • Custom built benches and lockers with storage above, below as well a side closed pantry
  • Custom bead-board backing added a nice finished accent to the lockers

Second Floor:

  • The second floor featured a large bedroom and a nice sized five piece ensuite
  • We completely overhauled the space, upgrading the insulation adding LED pot lighting, and of course, completely redesigning and rebuilding the five piece ensuite

Basement Redesign:

  • Entire basement needed to be redesigned. The structural detail of the house was peculiar with tele-posts located all over the place in varying positions indicating improper structural loading in the home
  • Effectively redesigned the structure of the home to remove seven tele-posts
  • Added a large craft room complete with built in cabinetry and large middle peninsula workstation, built in TV and ceiling mounted audio
  • Added a large oversized Gym with floor to ceiling mirrors and custom flooring, built in TV and ceiling mounted audio
  • Moved and replaced the plumbing ground works to accommodate a new five piece bathroom
  • Added a large bedroom with a walk in closet
  • Enlarged the basement windows throughout
  • Built a beautiful theatre room complete with built in cabinetry, immersive 7.1 audio surround sound, state of the art automation features with iPad control, full wet bar with built in beverage fridge, custom backsplash, cove moulding with hidden accent up-lighting, 80 inch mounted 4K TV
  • Added a server room to house all the home electronics in one location
  • Replaced all the heating and ventilation with high efficient furnaces and air conditioners
  • Replaced hot water tank with direct vent high efficient unit
  • Replaced all the electrical in home adding a new upgraded oversized electrical panel
  • Built custom closets in the storage area and custom industrial strength shelving units