Perched at the very edge of the Edmonton River Valley with spectacular views of the city from downtown to the university, sit two shining examples of luxury living in Edmonton. Nestled within the established community of Laurier Heights, 8512 134 Street and 8516 134 Street exemplify the incredible progress that’s been made in the city’s Luxury market within just the last decade.
It’s a trend very familiar for Architect Sebastian Mielczarek "The home is now becoming a piece of artwork - a type of expression where owners want to showcase to their family, to their friends and to the community that their home is a representation of their personality and part of who they are as a human being," says Mielczarek, Partner of designtwogroup inc.
Built by Alair Homes, the two properties at the end of the block each maintain their own unique identity “We looked to homes that are native to the Laurier Heights neighbourhood and mid-century design was very consistent with the area,” says Mielczarek “However we wanted to take that and add a progressive approach.”
Built around the spectacular views, the overall design of these homes focuses on minimizing barriers and maximizing windows to capture the landscape while still maintaining privacy for the owners. “We’ve taken those views and developed it into a design format that’s very elegant, sophisticated but heavily detailed, with small elements that are very effective in their execution,” says Mielczarek.
With stunning features like a multi-season rooftop patio on the interior property and a subterranean basement complete with car elevator, lounge and theatre room for the corner lot, it’s easy to imagine melding into an elevated way of life.
“There’s nothing like these homes in Edmonton, you’re not only getting luxury touches like a gourmet custom kitchen, impressively appointed master suite and an abundance of natural light,” says Realtor Kerri-lyn Holland. “It’s also about the lifestyle and amenities you have access to.”
Five minutes from high-end local boutique shops like Yu Fashion and Cloud Nine Pajamas, residents are also a short distance away from refined downtown dining experiences like the hearty, rustic French cuisine of Partake or modern Japanese cuisine and sake at Japonais Bistro.
Just north of Laurier Heights in the neighbourhood of Parkview, progress is being made on another home by designtwogroup and Alair. Not yet on the market 14358 Park Drive backs onto the Mackenzie Ravine and is another incredible example of high-end design “We want to create an emotional experience,” says Mielczarek “We’re not just designing a home or a structure for people to inhabit but we’re trying to design a space that’s extremely emotional and also respectful of the surrounding community.”
Natural elements like concrete, wood, marble and granite are implemented with sophisticated refined lines so owners and visitors alike can admire the contrast of clean crisp lines and the rawness of the natural materials “The refinement is in the installation and we rely heavily on the trades and the suppliers to take something that is quite native to the building industry but refine it to where you can really look at it from a different perspective,” says Mielczarek.
Outside the walls of the Park Drive property you are a short distance away from shopping at 124 street shops like Miss Boss, or a stop into The Front Gallery and perhaps even an intimate dinner in Oliver square at Cibo Bistro. “Homes like these are really about not only stunning design,” says Holland. “But they are also centered around taking advantage of the vibrancy, culture and luxury offerings our city is becoming known for.”
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