Custom Home Design – Alexander Show Home
The Alexander is one of Kensington’s most luxurious homes. Offering the very best in custom home design, the Alexander is a beautiful 2-storey home with 4,670 square feet above grade and a 2,782-square-foot walkout basement. A generous 3-stall garage and a large deck spanning the full width of the house provide even more room.
Room With a View
As soon as you step through the oversized custom doors into the grand foyer, you’ll be amazed at the awesome view of the ravine in your backyard. Relax in the great room and get a closer look at nature through towering 24-foot-high windows. This is ideal entertaining space; guests are always impressed with the soaring 24-foot-high beamed ceilings, cherry and wrought iron railing to the second floor, full-height granite-faced fireplace, and cherry cabinetry.
To the left of the great room and foyer is the kitchen and dining area, where granite countertops and glass mosaic tile backsplash shine in the sunlight that streams in through the south window.
Heart of the Home
The cherry cabinetry brings warmth to a contemporary kitchen loaded with the latest technology in appliances and gadgets. With double sinks, fridges, ovens, and dishwashers in a very spacious area, it is perfect for entertaining and for preparing family meals alike. The kitchen is enhanced with a full pantry featuring a freezer, additional sink, and dishwasher as well as amazing storage, including drawers and bins.
Meal preparation time is family time in this kitchen. A computer desk provides supervised access for family Internet use while a large island with seating invites camaraderie during preparation and facilitates snack time. A table that easily seats 8 divides the kitchen from the family room to the south. With its state-of-the-art audiovisual components, the family room provides entertainment as the family carries out daily routines.
Turn right from the great room and you’ll discover the den and garage, with a 3-seasons screened porch to enjoy the view to the north. This unique and beautiful spot features a stone wall with gas fireplace, rustic pine walls, porcelain tile floors, and a prep sink for barbecuing.
Head upstairs, where you’ll find a private master suite to the south of the 2-storey great room. This cozy but spacious area features a large bedroom with limestone detailed fireplace, a generous walk-in closet with built-in dressers and storage, and an ensuite bathroom with an oversized tiled shower stall and tub for 2 with air jets. The children’s rooms and a generous family bathroom occupy the north upper wing.
In the bright and sunny walkout basement, there’s plenty of room to play. A family area features a theatre room, exercise room, huge recreation room with full bar, sitting room, and guest room.
The theatre room is equipped with a projection TV with 7-foot screen, built-in cabinets, raised theatre seating, and indirect perimeter lighting. You’ll also find a bar area with cherry cabinets, glass mosaic tile backsplash, granite countertops with bar seating for 6, refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher, and wine storage. Rounding out the space is a basement games room area and sitting room with stacked stone fireplace, as well as an expansive lower-level outdoor patio in stamped, coloured concrete.
The garage can be accessed from the basement. The oversized, heated garage has floor drains in each stall.
The house is heated with a 95.7% efficient boiler system, featuring radiant floor heating in combination with forced-air heat. Domestic hot water is also produced by the boiler. The building envelope is well insulated, featuring Insulated Concrete Form (ICF) and traditional framed construction with an air tightness test result of 1.3 air changes every hour. A high-efficiency Heat Recovery Ventilator (HRV) provides fresh air. The windows are all triple-glazed with low E and argon.
Outside, the Alexander boasts eye-catching front door detail and an inviting front entrance. It is designed with symmetrical contemporary styling, maintenance-free acrylic stucco, and wide overhangs with recessed lighting. The column details and foundation are stacked stone while the concrete driveway has decorative stamped edging detail illuminated with post lighting.