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Home in Canada Offers Both Social Spaces and Room to Retreat

Recently updated for a multi-generational family, this contemporary two-story home is in Calgary, Alberta. DOODL (Design Office of Deana Lewis) combines modern and traditional materials for a welcoming look and feel.

“This residence was designed for a dynamic family that includes five people over three generations,” the architects said. “The primary design objective was to create a functional, open family home while still offering each person their own retreat.”

renovated house (1)The exterior features white stucco walls and asphalt shingles on the roof. A bright orange front door and chairs accent the welcoming front porch; the color is carried throughout the home and out to the back door.

As you step inside, you’re greeted by a double-height living space that extends outdoors. “On the main floor, the in-law suite is separated from the central living space by a double-sided brick feature that houses the family’s hearth, TV, storage and display shelving,” the architects said.

renovated house (2)“The second story is accessed via an open sculptural staircase and is divided into two distinct areas,” they said. “The master suite includes a large bedroom, covered deck, walk-through closet and large en suite; the kids’ wing has bedrooms, bathing and laundry facilities.​”

Colorful mid-century furniture and decor enhance the overall interior design of the home, complementing the neutral tones of the floors and cabinetry. [Information provided by DOODL; photography by Rob Moroto, Calgary Photos]

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