Lac Ste. Anne Residence

••• New Build Home

Location: Lac Ste. Anne County, Alberta
Architect: MKM Design
Style: Modern Farmhouse
Developed Square Footage: 2,669
Completed: October 2023

The homeowners of the Lac Ste Anne Residence dreamt for years about replacing the well-loved farmhouse on their cattle ranch in northern Alberta with a brand new Braemyn-built custom home. They wanted to finally build their forever home; a place they and their loved ones could enjoy for many years to come. But the remote, rural location of their property posed some major challenges for building a traditional, site-built home. To overcome these challenges, the homeowners proposed building a ready-to-move (RTM) home instead. With some modifications to the plans for the home we had helped them to design, we were able to do just that and help them bring their dream home to life. We constructed their new home just northwest of Calgary and then moved it to its final resting place on their acreage in northern Alberta.

Designing and building a custom RTM home enabled the homeowners of the Lac Ste. Anne Residence to carefully think through and plan for each detail of their new home. The homeowners wanted to create a space that they could enjoy coming back to after a long day of work on the farm, so we helped them to design a new home that would be both beautiful and super practical for the needs of everyday life.

Upon entering through the front door, a spacious foyer is the perfect welcome to this stunning RTM home. A serene home office is tucked towards the front of the home to fully embrace the beauty of natural light throughout the morning hours. Continuing in, the heart of the home is the main living area featuring a wood-burning fireplace highlighted by a magnificent stone surround and soaring vaulted ceilings. The accompanying open-concept kitchen and dining space feature custom cabinetry, including a coffee bar with maple floating shelves and integrated under-cabinet lighting. The main floor is also fully equipped with a large walk-in pantry, a powder room, and an expansive laundry room, all of which are must-haves for country living.

The main floor of this RTM home also features an impressive primary suite. The roomy primary bedroom leads into a luxurious ensuite which includes a beautiful freestanding soaker bathtub, a spacious tile shower and a large custom vanity complete with double sinks. Off the primary ensuite is also a walk-in closet, custom designed for the homeowners and their organization preferences.

After moving this RTM home, we also fully finished the basement, which features three additional bedrooms, two bathrooms and a large entertainment area. We also installed hydronic heating in the basement slab, for added comfort throughout the home on those chilly northern winter days. Last, but certainly not least, we also constructed a large, attached garage connected to the RTM, which has been immensely beneficial for the homeowners as they live, work, and play amidst their beautiful new home sweet home.

One of the biggest advantages for the happy homeowners of building a custom RTM home was that they were only out of their home for four months during construction! This enabled them to keep living their lives while their new home was constructed, freeing them from the typical inconveniences of building a new home.

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