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After demo day one we uncovered a few things behind some walls that forced us to completely reconfigure the kitchen layout mid construction. It resulted in a much more functional layout for the kitchen that the clients are thrilled with.
This major renovation of a 1906 Victorian home includes a brand new 459 sqft family room addition, a wrap around cedar deck, a new layout on the main and second floor, and updates throughout all 4 floors which were completely gutted, re-insulated and drywalled. We also replaced all the old cast iron radiators with a high efficiency furnace and A/C, along with new electrical and plumbing.
The kitchen was moved and expanded, and a breakfast nook was added where the old kitchen was. The upstairs layout was also reconfigured, moving the bathrooms for better overall flow and use of space. This made room for a grand master bedroom suite with a new walk in closet as well.
Stand out features are the coffered ceiling in the great room that accents the open kitchen and eating area, leading into the dining room that boasts traditional wainscoting and a huge arched doorway that leads to the sitting room. The traditional touches in the layout and design keep with the old Victorian style in the 1906 existing home.
Both eclectic and edgy, the cottage features bright walls and light hardwood floors that give it an airy feel and makes the most of the natural lighting. Modern accent pieces such as the stainless steel chairs and appliances are offset by softer features such as the sky blue checker backsplash and traditional wine holder in the kitchen.
Located in the countryside, this custom home takes inspiration from traditional, rustic and modern styles. The stone walls and wooden beams the home features gives it the feel of a country cottage, while the modern design proves it also has sophistication and class.
A beautiful Georgian Bay summer home overlooking Gloucester Pool. Natural light spills into this open-concept bungalow with walk-out lower level. Featuring tongue-and-groove cathedral wood ceilings, fresh shades of creamy whites and greys, and a golden wood-planked floor throughout the home. The covered deck includes powered retractable screens, recessed ceiling heaters, and a fireplace with natural stone dressing.
This traditional style two-story family home is situated on the quiet outskirts of Southampton. A minimalist white contemporary kitchen with oversize white subway tiles and marble countertops allows the black walnut floors to pop. On the main floor the living room features a black floor-to-ceiling continental gas fireplace. The overall contemporary feel of the space brings new life to this mid-century home.
Major renovation including 4 additions, completely new inside and out, new accessory building, complete landscape overhaul.
This project started with the approval of 6 minor variances in order to accommodate the new plan & accessory building. Working with our exceptional clients, we were able to successfully complete this major transformation both inside and out. This year-round, waterfront oasis will be enjoyed by family and friends for years to come.
This custom home features an open-concept great room; joining the kitchen, dining, and living room together for a bright and open feel. The light greys and whites, coupled with glass tile backsplash in the kitchen, and other high-end finishes, brings together this modern design.
This Georgian Bay waterfront beach home is 4,500 sqft and features 5 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, office, gym, media room, main floor and upper floor great rooms with vaulted ceilings and a custom kitchen.
This 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath custom home features an open-concept layout with vaulted ceilings and hardwood floors throughout. The kitchen and living room features a blend of rustic and modern design elements - distressed wood counters and finishes, white cabinets and chairs, and stainless-steel appliances create a cozy and sophisticated atmosphere. The wood stove in the living room adds to the rustic charm of the space.
The main floor living space was totally transformed into a bright, open space that is fresh and inviting. The extensive kitchen is the heart of this home, and features loads of cabinet space, custom millwork, high-grade appliances, and details everywhere. The craftsmanship in this renovation is very fine.
This custom home features a gorgeous brick and stone exterior with wood support beams and wood trim. The interior features an open concept main floor with vaulted ceilings and exposed wood beams in the living room, wood cabinets and finishes in the kitchen and dining area, and hardwood floors throughout.
This was a major full home renovation, transforming an old dated home with a strange layout into a modern custom space. Highlights are the brand new stylish kitchen with in-counter beer taps, cozy hot tub room, and outdoor bar, cooking and dining area.
An unique modern custom home featuring an open concept main floor, modern kitchen, large windows, hardwood floors, and high-end finishes. The kitchen has an island with unique bar stool seating and rose gold pendant lights.
This Cliffside home is an open-concept contemporary design with many eco-friendly features. The entire home is completely automated and is equipped with geothermal radiant heat throughout. Nestled on a bedrock cliff in a quiet ocean bay this is a low maintenance home that is finished with metal siding and roofing.
This modern designed custom home features an open-concept layout, hardwood floors throughout the main living areas, unique tile backsplashes, and high-end finishes. The large windows bring in plenty of natural light.
This modern custom home features a spacious open concept main floor with hardwood floors, large windows, and high ceilings. The master suite features a recessed ceiling, walk-in closet, sliding doors, and spa-like master bathroom.
This project saw a complete transformation of the main living space of this waterfront home. Removal of walls, refinishing of the hardwood, paint and a trim package were completed to set the scene for the completely custom kitchen with restaurant grade appliances including a downdraft range vent, a walnut island top and Cambria counters. The built in surround sound and entertainment system complete this very successful renovation that compliments our clients lifestyle and taste.
All of the bathrooms in this home were completely renovated to have a more modern look. Tile accents, floors, and walls are featured prominently in all the spaces.
This contemporary farmhouse is located on a scenic acreage. It features an open floor plan with room for hosting a large crowd, a large kitchen with double wall ovens, tons of counter space, a custom range hood and was designed to maximize natural light. Shed dormers with windows up high flood the living areas with daylight. The stairwells feature more windows to give them an open, airy feel, and custom black iron railings designed and crafted by a talented local blacksmith. The home is very energy efficient, featuring R32 ICF construction throughout, R60 spray foam in the roof, window coatings that minimize solar heat gain, an HRV system to ensure good air quality, and LED lighting throughout. A large covered patio with a wood burning fireplace provides warmth and shelter in the shoulder seasons.
This was a challenging project for very discerning clients. The home was originally owned by the client's father, and she inherited it when he passed. Care was taken to preserve the history in the home while upgrading it for the current owners. This home exceeds current energy codes, and all mechanical and electrical systems have been completely replaced. The clients remained in the home for the duration of the reno, so it was completed in two phases. Phase 1 involved gutting the basement, removing all asbestos containing materials (flooring, plaster), and replacing all mechanical and electrical systems, new spray foam insulation, and complete new finishing.
The clients lived upstairs while we did the basement, and in the basement while we did the main floor. They left on a vacation while we did the asbestos work.
Phase 2 involved a rock retaining wall on the rear of the property that required a lengthy approval process including municipal, fisheries, First Nations, and environmental authorities. The home had a new rear covered deck, garage, new roofline, all new interior and exterior finishing, new mechanical and electrical systems, new insulation and drywall. Phase 2 also involved an extensive asbestos abatement to remove Asbestos-containing materials in the flooring, plaster, insulation, and mastics.
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This family home features an open-concept layout, modern custom kitchen, and light wood floors throughout.
This European custom asymmetrical Georgian-revival mansion features 7 bedrooms, 7.5 bathrooms with skylights, 3 kitchens, dining room, formal living room, and 2 laundry rooms; all with radiant heating throughout and central air conditioning and HRV systems.
The backyard is a beautiful 6500 sqft private park with koi pond featured in Home & Garden Magazine.
The main floor features a classic cross-hall design, family room, nook, extra bedroom, den with closet, and Euro & Wok kitchens completed with Miele / Viking appliances.
The basement has a private home theatre with a 3-D projector, guest bedroom, and a 1-bedroom in-law suite with separate entrance.
This custom design-built gated stone-exterior European mansion is nearly 10,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor luxury living. Featuring a 19" foyer with spectacular Swarovski crystal chandelier, 7 bedrooms (all ensuite), 8 1/2 bathrooms, high-end designer's main floor, and wok/fry kitchen with mother of pearl mosaic backsplash, Subzero/Wolf appliances, open-concept design including a huge formal dining room and home office. Radiant heating throughout the house with central air conditioning and HRV systems.
The master suite consists of the master bedroom with individual balcony, Hollywood style walk-in closet, ensuite with 2-person jetted tub, and steam shower unit with rain head and double-sided body jets.
Also includes a fully finished basement suite with separate entrance, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, kitchen, and living room.
This over 4,000 sqft backyard features a raised terrace and large (over 700 sqft) cedar timber pavilion with an outdoor kitchen with six burner natural gas grill, open fire pit, hot tub, ceiling fans, and infrared heaters.
This 5 bedroom, 4 bathroom spacious custom home features a spectacular dining room, open concept kitchen and great room, and expansive master suite. The homeowners put in a lot of personal touches and unique features such as a full pantry and servery, a large family room downstairs with a wet bar, and a large dressing room in the master suite. There is exceptional style throughout in the various finishes chosen, resulting in a truly unique custom home tailored to the owners.
This beautiful 4 bedroom, 5 bathroom home features a grand entry with dual curved staircases, a high-end kitchen, and dark wood floors throughout. The finished walkout basement includes a theatre room and a unique indoor/outdoor kitchen and bar area.
The beams in the living room are 300 years old and came from an old post office. The gorgeous fireplace is a Town & Country Fireplace with Essex County natural stone.
We worked with the homeowners to design and build a gorgeous new sunroom, improve the roof line at the front entrance, and redo the entire roof. They have a great water front bungalow on Lake Simcoe and wanted more space to enjoy the views of the lake. The front entrance had a skylight that leaked and needed attention. We designed a dormer to capture more sunlight and fix the leak. The sunroom is 12' x 32' with a wrap around deck and glass railing. To stay within budget we did the foundation with piers and spray foam insulation, and installed in-floor heat and a gas fireplace. The wall facing the water consists of 90% glass and french doors, which open onto the deck. One side of the deck incorporates the hot tub and the other side is for grilling!
This stunning bungalow with fully finished basement features a large Muskoka room with vaulted ceiling, full glass enclosure, wood fireplace, and retractable glass wall that opens to the main house. There are spectacular finishes throughout the home. One very unique part of the build is a comprehensive home automation system complete with back up generator and Tesla charging station in the garage.
This two storey custom home features a large open great room and kitchen, big bright office, three bedrooms, three ½ baths. The interior is sleek and contemporary, with high quality finishes throughout. The home was carefully designed to make the most of a narrow lot and give a great functional flow. The old home originally on the lot was torn down to make room for this solid contemporary craftsman.
This contemporary custom home features and open concept layout, contemporary design, and luxurious finishes. The main living space has a unique, contemporary window layout that is nicely complimented by the high ceilings. The modern light wood floors and white walls bring a very bright and open feel that continues through to the kitchen/dining area. A unique element to this kitchen is the reclaimed wood feature wall. This adds a more rustic feel to the home that matches nicely to the dark tiled ribbon fireplace.
This contemporary home mixes modern design with rustic barn board veneer to create a vintage feel. The focus of the design of this home was to be open and allow one room to flow into another. This is seen in the open kitchen to living area, the open staircase, the glass wall of the yoga room, and the oversized patio doors opening onto the back deck. Special features include the use of authentic barn on the exterior, the incorporation of a dedicated yoga studio into the living space, and City views from the second story patio.
The Bendera remodel drew inspiration from multiple eras. High ceilings and plenty of natural lighting give this home an expansive modern feel, while dark hardwood and slate temper the space with traditional sophistication. Rustic accents such as the mantel piece, light fixtures, and unfinished coffee table add a touch of charm and coziness. The result is an absolutely magnificent home full of character and class.
Built in 1990, this 5,500 sq ft home was gracefully expanded to 7,800 sqft. The homeowners loved their location and acreage life but the home was not functional or well-designed. The goal of the renovation was to open up the existing space and increase the functionality of its design. The homeowners also wanted to be as environmentally responsible as possible.
In an effort to maintain environmentally sustainable best practices in construction, we did not tear down the entire house, but preserved as much of the existing structure as possible. Key elements that were preserved include the foundation, exterior main floor walls, exterior second floor walls, 3-car garage, main floor and second floor subfloor and relevant supporting structures.
A fully covered patio with full kitchen.
A professional NHL half regulation sized rink (complete with a separate room for equipment drying and storage).
A Man Cave with an NHL themed sports bar overlooking the homeowner’s impressive car collection in the garage below.
A four seasons room boasting a 17ft Nana Wall System that completely opens to the covered kitchen and patio oasis.
A Control 4 System technology, which integrates the lighting, HVAC, security and audio/visual with the touch of a button and allows for remote monitoring and control.
A 9,000 sq foot concrete driveway leading up to the seven-car garage (which also includes 2 tandem depth bays).
Each bedroom has its own ensuite (as well as a nanny suite that includes a kitchenette).
A dual-purpose theatre room and library that holds 10,000 books with beautiful custom wood work on the oak barn library door and custom shelving.
A secret princess hideaway.
This dated family home has been completely renovated into a fun, contemporary space for the clients to enjoy. The exterior of the home has been completely re-done into a contemporary design. The main living area features built in shelving, light wood floors and high ceilings, accented with unique wallpaper and high-end finishes.
This home was completely renovated to give the clients a modern and open-concept home. The main living area features vaulted ceilings, dark hardwood floors, and a beautiful master suite.
The homeowners were interested in simply modernizing and upgrading several rooms while enhancing the main living spaces with more lighting and brightening up the key rooms the family used most. The homeowners really desired some personality for the home and envisioned higher quality materials and finishings to accomplish this.
The existing kitchen had a large island and a support beam that couldn't be moved, so it was critical to incorporate the island and the existing beam in the space.
Removing a wall in the kitchen significantly improved the openness and completely brightened up the space. With the wall removed, the open concept dramatically changed the entire floor and flow of the connected rooms. The living room fireplace was completely upgraded as it became a focal point in the open concept space and could now be seen from most rooms in the main living area.
The unused second bedroom space was used to create a large walk-in closet and provide extra space to enlarge the ensuite bathroom.
The totally transformed kitchen was brightened up with sparkling white cabinetry, which included some features such as a built-in wine rack overhead. A stunning custom glass show piece was integrated behind the stove to bring art into the design. It truly stands out as a spotlight piece in the kitchen and adds some personality and colour to the room.
This total transformation renovation is a perfect example of why we describe both our home builds and our renovations as completely custom.
This acreage embodies the individuality of the homeowners who were very much involved in the collaboration of the home's design and build. From a custom spiral staircase requested by the homeowner's daughter to animal imprints in the concrete staircase to a concrete bathroom countertop that displays the homeowner's antique arrowhead collection, this home is unlike any other in how many custom elements were introduced.
The living room on the main floor features a custom mantle with Fir from Vancouver Island and cultured stack stone. The flooring was made from engineered hand-scraped oak hardwood.
In the corner by the window and fireplace rests a rare Diamond Willow tree, which was lovingly sanded and tooled by the homeowner's brother for display in the home. More than 100 hours of labour went into this unique feature, which we built onto a stand to create a striking focal point in the room.
The kitchen-the heart of this home-carries through the solid Fir beams and cultured stack stone to create unity with the living area. Shelving on each side of the large range provides accessible and partially hidden storage for ease of reach to the culinary enthusiast.
This major renovation included a complete kitchen remodel with pantry, brand new master ensuite and powder room, some layout changes, updates to the master suite and walk-in closet, replacing the wood burning fireplace with gas fireplace, and updated all the flooring throughout the home.
This mid-century modern design flows nicely with the rest of the home. The clients wanted a kitchen that would provide lots of space, functionality, and a unique design aesthetic. This space features ceramic tile flooring and an under-mount square stainless steel sink, with a three-inch thick Asian teak island and quartz countertops throughout. All of the cabinets are custom built with solid maple drawers featuring European soft close slides.
This 1980s home was completely gutted and redone both inside and out. Including windows, roofing, Stucco and some exterior wall restructuring. All new interior layout and finishes throughout, including a new open concept kitchen living area with massive walk in butler’s pantry that is 16’ tall inside with shelving to the ceiling. The clients’ eclectic taste drove the design, and led to custom tile inlays, wainscoting and moulding, 13 different wallpapers and unique appliances.
The most fun feature of this renovation was the son’s bedroom, which was quite small, but we were able to take advantage of a vaulted ceiling to create a custom-built loft bed with a ladder, lighting and charging station, and lots of shelving.
The designer on the project was fantastic, Holliberries Interiors Holli Applequist, really connected with the clients and they had so much fun working together.
A complete renovation of the kitchen, dining room, and master bathroom. The rooms were completely re-designed to accommodate the clients need for more livable space that has a modern and open concept feel.
The entire upper floor of this home was stripped down to the walls, and a bright, fresh, and airy new design completely transformed the old space into a brand new home.
This tired mid-century post and beam home was completely transformed into a gorgeous modern living and executive home work space. Sleek minimalistic design reigns throughout the new home - inside and out - playing on the contrast between smooth white, grey and black surfaces and rustic natural wood colours and textures.
The star of the home is the massive floor to ceiling Keller sliding glass panel system stretching the full length of the home, creating a beautiful indoor/outdoor living area between the dining room, living room, and the brand new deck. The entire main floor front wall was removed for the installation of the powered retractable glass wall.
Classic traditional styling mixed with sleek modern features creates a unique space that matches the owners' personality. This high-end renovation includes many custom features and top of the line materials.
Complete condo penthouse renovation. The kitchen and bathrooms were relocated, new curved staircase and new patio access doors were created in a concrete tower building. Condo was completely transformed from closed-in and outdated to spectacular and modern.
The master bathroom features granite double vanity, porcelain tile with glass mosaic tile accent and bench, and a freestanding soaker tub.
The kitchen features granite countertops, glass tile backsplash, high-end stainless steel appliances, and custom features such as a built-in wine rack.
Custom work throughout this master bath sets it apart. Starting with a wall hung under-lit 8 foot vanity with built in electric back lit make-up mirror that gives both Clients their own space at the counter. A separate room closes off the toilet, leaving a generous 6 foot wide shower for two with rain head, custom round seat with rain glass and invisible drain. And for those nights when a good soak is in order, a stand alone soaker tub with private 42 inch fireplace does the trick.
Recent renovations to this home transformed the space from outdated to incredible. The elegant, modern design of this home is appealing to multiple tastes. Clean lines and white walls make the home feel even more spacious and bright, while the hardwood floors temper the space with an inviting warmth.
The kitchen is simplistic and elegant, with stainless steel appliances, hanging light fixtures and a window back splash. In the living room, a double sided fireplace allows two rooms to enjoy the crackling fire at the same time.
This beautiful custom home is spacious and simplistic. High ceilings, bright walls and hardwood floors give this space an expansive feel and make the most of the natural lighting.
This west coast transitional style exterior features a grand two-storey entry with timber framing, contrasting vinyl siding and shingles, and two upper floor decks with glass railings.
The large, open concept kitchen includes custom raised panel shaker cabinetry, Giallo granite countertops, high end stainless steel appliances, and a matching stainless apron front sink. The large center island houses a built-in microwave, small appliance plugs, extra storage space and bar seating.
The master bathroom features a separate shower and soaker tub, and double vanity. The porcelain tile flooring matches the porcelain tile in the shower.
The property was purchased with the intent of making wine on this historic site and resurrecting the Chateau Wolff name. The owners also welcomed their first child and came to Alair Homes looking to building a new family home and winery space. The resulting two-story stone and timber beam entry home is a rustic take on west coast style, and fits into the vineyard perfectly.
A beautiful hillside estate home. Extensive custom wiring and technology upgrades can be found throughout this modern home. The Arrowsmith residence has been featured in Luxury Home Quarterly based in Chicago and Homes and Living Magazine, a Canadian luxury home magazine.
This 3 bedroom, 3 ½ bath custom home has a great rustic in-the-woods feel, with spectacular timber frame beams, an a-frame open concept great room, and a focus on natural elements and materials throughout the home. The homeowners didn’t want to cut down any of the surrounding trees on the property and chose to orient the home so that the forest was the primary view. The end result is a true “cabin in the woods” experience.
The home was designed with the master suite on the main floor, along with a dedicated exercise room, full laundry room and wrap-around sundeck. The ground floor features a spacious rec room, office, and the two additional bedrooms.
The finishes throughout the home are high end but rustic, including K2 Stone, Alder cabinetry, granite countertops, oil-rubbed bronze hardware, free standing soaker tubs in the bathrooms, hickory hardwood flooring, timber framing inside and out, and Hardie plank siding with cedar shingles.
This modern-style executive home takes full advantage of the views and rocky terrain. The homeowners are retirees whose goal was to build a home that they could age in place in. Taking their needs into consideration, we created a large open concept design that takes advantage of the natural light and scenery while enabling the owners full accessibility throughout. All the primary rooms are located on the main floor with guest and additional spaces on lower floors. All door widths were increased and a roll thru shower was installed to allow for wheelchair accessibility if required in the future. The entire house is controlled by a state of the art iPad home automation system controlling media, mechanical systems, lighting & security.
"Light & Bright" are the items our client wanted us to focus on, with "Light" we wanted to capture as much as natural light from the large windows as possible. As for "Bright" we kept most of the finishes grey and white and clean. Pops of colour and warm hardwood flooring tie the entire space together.
Complete renovation of a dated town home. Over 2 and a half months, this townhouse was gutted and redone, including 2 brand new bathrooms, a new kitchen, new bamboo engineered hardwood and travertine tile flooring, and new finishes throughout.
The bathrooms include Bamboo Engineered Hardwood, Travertine tile, River Rock treatment in the glass shower enclosure and detailed stand alone soaker tub. A furniture style vanity and plantation shutters finish this master bathroom off and give an artsy, oasis feeling.
The new includes shaker style maple cabinetry finished in off white, oil rubbed bronze hardware, travertine subway tile backsplash, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, and bamboo engineered hardwood flooring.
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The home was originally designed and built by an award-winning architect. The dated finishes made the home feel small and dark. Our painter and floor finisher did an outstanding job; the entire ceiling was painted by hand to ensure each and every board had the same amount of stain. This was done to ensure a uniform look. The floor finisher sanded and stained the floors in place 3 times between the other trades working on site. The results speak for themselves.
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