Nordic Retreat Alberta Residence, Calgary Real Estate Development, Canadian Architecture Images

Nordic Retreat in Calgary

2 Sep 2022

Architects: Alloy Homes Incorporated

Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Nordic Retreat Calgary Alberta

Photos: Joel Klassen

Nordic Retreat, Canada

The Nordic Retreat is a Scandinavian-inspired family home clad in warm organic materials, with large, high-performance windows that open to the tree lined streetscape and private back yard.

Nordic Retreat Calgary Canada

The massing of the home is broken down using a series of striking cut-outs and deep shadow lines detailing designed to respect the architectural rhythms on the adjacent heritage homes. Inside, a custom credenza divides an open-concept main floor into a series of cozy and functional spaces. A warm, palette rich with natural materials lends a timelessness to the interior detailing. This home features an extremely efficient building envelope and a grid-tied solar electric system that produces as much power as the home uses each year.

Nordic Retreat Calgary Alberta

Nordic Retreat Calgary Alberta

What was the brief?
The clients are outdoorsy people and wanted their home to have a cabin feel but be a Scandinavian inspired home. We delivered both with a contemporary twist. The home, above all else, is a family home. The brief asked for a home that was very open, yet very intimate.

Nordic Retreat Calgary Canada

How is the project unique?
We designed this home to fit into the neighbourhood context but with a bit of a modern interpretation. The striking cutout and deep shadow lines on the facade break up the modern massing and create spectacular views down the historic tree-lined street. Many architectural details add visual interest and custom built quality to this home, like the custom-milled soffit vents and textured brick wall that creates a dynamic shadow line as the sun shifts throughout the day.

Nordic Retreat Calgary Canada

The kitchen is the heart of the home. It’s our modern interpretation of classic farmhouse kitchen – big island, cooking wall as a backdrop. Because it’s so open to the living area, we’ve provided a well appointed Butler’s Pantry. The kitchen island is designed as ‘command central’ and social space.

Nordic Retreat Calgary Canada

Nordic Retreat Calgary Canada

Nordic Retreat in Calgary, Alberta – Building Information

Architect + Builder: Alloy Homes Incorporated

Project size: 3215
Completion date: 2022
Building levels: 2


Nordic Retreat Calgary Alberta

Nordic Retreat Calgary Alberta

Photography: Joel Klassen

Nordic Retreat, Calgary Alberta images / information received 020920 from Alloy Homes Incorporated

Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada, North America

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