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Building Custom Homes: Location

Choosing the perfect home involves more than just finding a structure with four walls and a roof; it’s about finding the right location that aligns with your lifestyle and preferences. In Edmonton, a city known for its diverse neighborhoods and welcoming communities, the question of location is as important as all the other features you’d like in a home.

Infill Homes are an amazing way to get into older, mature neighbourhoods where options are otherwise limited in terms of the home itself. We pride ourselves in integrating our infill homes into the community we’re building in. We love a standout home, but we want it to stand out in all the right way. If you’re considering building a custom home, or buying a new home in general, these are a few things we chat with people about before they lock themselves into the decision.

Neighborhood Preferences

Consider the type of neighborhood that resonates with your lifestyle. Are you drawn to the vibrancy of downtown living, the tranquility of the suburbs, or the open spaces of a rural setting? Each choice comes with its unique charm, and understanding your preferences is the first step in finding the right fit for you and your family.

Schools and Family Planning

If you have children or plan to start a family, schools become a crucial factor. Research the educational options in different neighborhoods, including the proximity and quality of schools. Additionally, consider the availability of childcare services in the communities you are interested in.

Recreational Facilities

Edmonton boasts a plethora of recreational opportunities, from bike paths and parks to community centers. Identify your priorities when it comes to recreational facilities and factor them into your decision-making process. This is especially important for those who value an active and outdoor lifestyle.


Commute Considerations

Your daily commute plays a significant role in your overall satisfaction with your home. Evaluate where you work and how you plan to travel between your workplace and home. Whether you prefer car commuting or public transit, determining an acceptable commute length is crucial. Consider transit routes, traffic patterns, and associated costs when making this decision.

Proximity to Family and Friends

The distance between your home and your loved ones can significantly impact your overall satisfaction with your living situation. Consider how close you’d like to be to family and friends and weigh this against other factors in your decision-making process.

Integrating into communities through our own Infill builds

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The Gibson | Highlands, Edmonton

The biggest challenge to overcome was designing a facade that, architecturally, the neighbourhood would embrace and call its own. The feedback and support we’ve received touch on the simple but timeless colours and material with brick, hardi board, and black and white features. 

The towering main and second floor bay windows give the Gibson a heritage feel from the outside but provides usuable space in both the office and primary bedroom. 

The Nihilo | Ritchie, Edmonton

Intergrating a new home into a mature neighbourhood established in 1955 can be difficult as the architecture surrounding the lot is predominantly post World War II raised bungalows. Without much architecture in the neighbourhood to align with, a new infill inevitably stands out. We feel taking the opportunity on a high exposure lot to provide three tasteful elevations is welcomed by the community. In fact, the first hand support we receive from passerbuyers has been overwhelmingly positive. The feedback has been an appreciation for an atypical design that is both modern but rustic at the same time

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