For this Southwest Calgary newbuild defined by its sleek, contemporary good looks, we were asked to bring designer Ronald Bills’ extensive joinery and cabinetry designs to life, helping him realize the “Australian modern” aesthetic he imagined for the spaces.
Built in 2015 as a collaboration between builder Newgrowth Fine Homes and architecture firm DeJong Design Associates, the dramatic home exemplifies the power of expansive vistas and decadent stretches of luxe materials in creating unparalleled interior design. Inspired by the top-notch design team, we worked hard to hit a high note with the rarefied cabinet and millwork installations. For our efforts, we won a top award from the Architectural Woodwork Manufacturers Association of Canada for this project.
The millwork in this home is integral to its interior design. The dramatic stairwell, for example, is wrapped in flat-cut, random-match walnut with its handrails recessed into the wall and lit from within. While the open-concept kitchen has a low-key presence, its walnut-fronted wall of cabinets is a bold backdrop for the adjacent dining area. The home office features a wall of hefty walnut display shelves, and a bank of cubicles and monolithic floating bench make the mudroom überfunctional.
Because of the essential nature of these installations, they had to be as meticulous and understated as the architecture itself. Their quiet elegance is deceptive. In fact, elements with the cleanest look often require the greatest technical expertise to execute, and here the simplicity of the designs required the utmost attention to detail. Additionally, planning the millwork included accommodating necessities like high-tech lighting, electrical and home automation systems. We had worked with Newgrowth Fine Homes previously, and they knew they could trust us to create precision millwork, cabinetry, panelling and built-ins.
Partner and client feedback
Upfront planning pays
“Sunview is really hands-on. They come back to us to discuss what they can do and point out any changes they might need to make. And they don’t start building until everyone has signed off — which is actually quite rare”
— Ronald Bills
Strong technical expertise
“They were truly invested in going through the drawings and re-realizing them for us and were especially instrumental in figuring out the engineering of the cantilevered portions of the stairwell and how to integrate the inset handrail into the wall”
Attention to detail
“We wanted the custom-built master bedroom wardrobe to look seamless. Sunview added this corner drawer that further developed what we wanted to do with the design. They took it to the next level in terms of the aesthetics and
craftsmanship of it all”