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Sorento Spotlight

 
 

Sorento Spotlight

Here at Sorento we like to do more than just build homes. The Sorento Spotlight sheds light on our special events and feature projects that tell a story of Sorento.


 
 

A Sorento Story - The Ivy

 

When taking on a new project our inspiration can come from anywhere.  Yes, even a blueberry.  With a few key words in mind; height, light and airy we set out to find the perfect mix of features to build our fifth consecutive home for the Red Deer Regional Health Foundations lottery home.

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The Ivy.

Our spin on Modern Craftsman.

Setting the “mood” is an important first step when designing our homes. Finding images, textiles and objects to convey the overall concept of the project is what directs all of our design decisions. A collection of these items, when done well, can achieve the overall “feeling” that we want our homes to capture. These items and images can be pulled from nature to fashion and everything in between. Nothing is off limits if you feel it will add to the translation from concept to completion.

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With a layout geared towards “empty nesters” and the mood set we came up with our spin on a Modern Craftsman home and we called her The Ivy. This is a light and airy version flooded with natural sun rays and some masculine features like dark beams and overstated lantern lights on the main floor to anchor the overall design.

A floor to ceiling fireplace is the focus in the living room with large lantern lights in the kitchen balancing the room.

A floor to ceiling fireplace is the focus in the living room with large lantern lights in the kitchen balancing the room.

A walk through butlers pantry off the garage is the ideal location to unload those groceries and also function as a drop station.

A walk through butlers pantry off the garage is the ideal location to unload those groceries and also function as a drop station.

Our kitchen backsplash feature had the perfect mix of blues, greys and whites that mimicked some pottery we found.  The lantern lights were the perfect traditional accent that complimented the dark beams sprawled throughout the main living area and kitchen.  We were able to pull those blues throughout in our soft finishes, such as, pillows, linens and throw blankets to have everything cohesive from the mainfloor to the lower level.

The banquette for us was a new feature. Finding that a lot of clients are less interested in formal dining rooms we backed it onto the kitchen island to allow for a larger main living area.

The banquette for us was a new feature. Finding that a lot of clients are less interested in formal dining rooms we backed it onto the kitchen island to allow for a larger main living area.

Staring back at you is a floor to ceiling fireplace that seamlessly blends into the vault above. The natural color of brick was the perfect match for the exposed beams which paired with the mantle perfectly.

Staring back at you is a floor to ceiling fireplace that seamlessly blends into the vault above. The natural color of brick was the perfect match for the exposed beams which paired with the mantle perfectly.

For the cabinets, keeping the uppers white with some glass doors we opted to a darker finish on the island.

For the cabinets, keeping the uppers white with some glass doors we opted to a darker finish on the island.

Our feature in the den was wallpaper, but on the ceiling. The blue theme was able to carry through when we found an abstract geometric pattern with a lot of impact in an otherwise quaint space. If wallpaper goes on the ceiling, is it REALLY wallpaper?

Our feature in the den was wallpaper, but on the ceiling. The blue theme was able to carry through when we found an abstract geometric pattern with a lot of impact in an otherwise quaint space. If wallpaper goes on the ceiling, is it REALLY wallpaper?

Bungalows always allow for those big basements. We kept this one as open as it gets, with a wet bar on one side and a over sized TV on the other. Movie nights never looked so good!

Bungalows always allow for those big basements. We kept this one as open as it gets, with a wet bar on one side and a over sized TV on the other. Movie nights never looked so good!

This house could be yours!  The Red Deer Regional Health Foundation has it up for grabs to raise money to assist our local hospital.  Find all the details you need on The Ivy, like where to purchase tickets, where to find the home, brochure and design guide!

Best of luck making it yours!

 
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