The Alder

Location, Location, Location Balancing lifestyle and the environment without compromising authentic Craftsman style The Plan Delightful homeowners wanted their cake – and eat it too. Long term residents of the location, they desired a new home optimized for the location, their lifestyle and easy on the environment. A big question mark was around what to […]

Leading the way in energy production

Belgravia Green A hard working, net zero energy home in an older neighbourhood producing energy for its owners, now and long into the future. Net Zero Energy Video Belgravia Green Virtual Tour The Plan We challenged ourselves to build a net zero energy home in a mature neighbourhood at a time when this concept was […]

A standout for striking design

The Prairie Lookout The asymmetrical design and the clean lines of this modern home make a bold impact on its surroundings. The Plan The objective was to design and build a stylish sanctuary nestled within a thickly forested ravine edge. A dramatically sloped roof would create a highly modernized exterior and allow for additional light […]

Better building materials for a long term solution

Percotte Ultra-efficient multi-family home replaces eyesore and adds character to mature neighbourhood. The Plan A dilapidated single family home needed to be replaced with a forward-thinking solution. The challenge was to preserve the character of a mature neighbourhood while optimizing a prime location. Goals were to increase density, improve curb appeal and reduce the environmental […]

The Haven

The Haven The asymmetrical design and the clean lines of this modern home make a bold impact on its surroundings. The Plan When we met the homeowners we were greeted by their kind-hearted personalities. They wanted a space that aligned with how they live and functioned in their space. They loved their home, the location […]

Federal-style brought to life in the West

Luxury custom kitchen in Effect Home's custom build. Lots of white cabinets and stainless steel appliances

Beauvert The Beauvert is inspired by Federal architecture, popular in the Eastern United States during the early 1800s. This choice of style is rarely seen in Western North America as it pre-dates prairie construction. It required special attention to the historical details of the style so as to reproduce it as faithfully as possible. The […]

The Ardour

The Ardour Accessibility considerations include a rough-in for a future elevator. The Plan The family originally grew up in Belgravia but members moved to different locations, this provided a way for them to reunite and live together again. The eye-catching peak of this home while beautiful, at the time of the build was one of […]

Modern materials, old-fashioned charm

Mackenzie The latest green technology gives this charming 1930s replica superior energy efficiency. The Plan We wanted to build a Craftsman-style home that would look every bit as mature as the towering evergreen trees lining the established ravine community in which it is situated. In order to accomplish that we had to carefully think about […]

A modern home with character to rival its historic neighbours

The Eagle’s Nest The Eagle’s Nest may only be a young infill in the established Garneau neighbourhood, but what it lacks in history it makes up in stylish personality. The Plan The owners were travelling to downtown and Whyte Avenue for everything from dance lessons to dinner date nights. They wanted to live in a […]

Bringing the best of West Coast design to Edmonton

The Eaton  This striking example of contemporary West Coast style architecture makes excellent use of exterior patios to create a connection between inside and outside entertaining areas. The Plan When the owners had an opportunity to build a new home in the Highlands neighbourhood in which one of them had grown up, and actually on […]

A local icon for West Coast design

The Poole Renovation   This design and architectural landmark in Edmonton which is featured in the book, “Capital Modern: Edmonton Architecture and Modern Design 1940-1969” is credited with helping shape the city’s modernist design movement back in the sixties. An extensive renovation restored the home with energy efficient upgrades, while at the same time respecting […]

Solid design born from original vision

Skyline The Skyline Home is built with structurally superior reinforcements. What the home’s envelope brings in elevated strength, the interior matches in increased efficiency. The Plan The homeowner wanted to build a contemporary two storey home that looked and felt completely solid and yet on the inside would create a warm living space with beautiful […]

Small, but mighty

Littlehorn Elegant and airy, the Littlehorn home makes practical use of a smaller area without compromising on detail and charm. The Plan On a smaller lot, we needed to lay out an 1,800 square foot home in a way that didn’t feel cramped. Through careful planning, we were able to design a floorplan that met […]

Big impact created in a small space

Edmonton garage suite income property Edmonton (Littlehorn)

Littlehorn Garden Suite Beautiful backyard accommodation that packs a whole lot of environmental and social benefits into 504 square feet. The Plan Garden Suites are a form of infill housing that offer social, environmental, and economic benefits to owners, renters, and the city as a whole! They can be used as a retreat, extra space […]

Edmonton’s first commercial building disconnected from the electrical grid

Artist rendering of extensive energy retrofit and renovation of Edmonton building for new Effect Home Builders headquarters

Our Office An extensive energy retrofit transformed a 70-year-old, energy-guzzling apartment into one of the most efficient office buildings in the city. The Plan We wanted a space where homeowners would feel comfortable sharing with us their needs and dreams and which would allow ideas to take shape as they collaborated with our team to […]

Subtle details enhance minimalist design

The Summit Intended to be experienced as a whole – subtlety is key in this contemporary design. The simple palette, limited dramatic features and attention to fine details bring it all together. The Plan Aging in place was a major consideration for the Summit. The goal was to build a refined, contemporary home that could […]

Rising from the ashes

The Phoenix Family home devastated by fire re-imagined into dream home. The Plan Making the most of a bad situation, our task was to re-imagine a fire damaged bungalow into a two storey family oasis.  The wish list included changing the style from traditional to contemporary, adding a second storey with a roof deck, increasing main floor […]

Soaking Up The Sun

Idylwylde Net Zero Infused with artistic flair, this net zero energy home produces all the energy needed for the home PLUS powers two electric cars! The Plan Clear priorities from the start helped set the stage for this enjoyable project. The challenge was to create a net zero energy home that produces its own clean […]

Personifying a Modern Lifestyle

The Garneau Home Functionality and fun coexist in the Garneau Home with daring design features you won’t find anywhere else. The Plan The Garneau owners wanted a refuge that combined the family’s hobbies with solutions for simplified daily living. Their home needed to be functional and low maintenance so they would have more time to […]