I House by Saunders Architecture at 38 Carraig Ridge is oriented towards the west views along a bench on the site. The 2.95 acre lot ranges in elevation from 1,337 to 1,316 metres, falling to the west. The I House is situated among mature spruce trees framing views of Devil’s Head Mountain in the distance with a pond nearby, just beyond the walking trial at the west edge of the lot. The living spaces and second bedroom face west, while the master bedroom faces south. The I House uses the slope of the site to allow a south-facing third bedroom in the lower level, while maintaining a low profile from the drive. Sited on 650 acres of stunning landscape made up of rolling hills, forests, meadows, and ponds and framed by the mountains; while ideally positioned midway between Banff and Calgary. Over 500 acres of this beautiful wilderness is preserved for the owners while CR becomes a new centre for innovative contemporary architecture.
660 acres of secluded Canadian landscape are becoming a new centre of innovative contemporary residential design. Carraig Ridge is situated across south and west-facing slopes, ridges, lakes and woodlands, where landscape designers and architects have worked to ensure the houses will have minimal impact on their surroundings. Only 44 unique homes will be built on lots between one and five acres, preserving over 500 acres of this beautiful wilderness.
Carraig Ridge is in the foothills adjacent to Alberta’s Ghost Lake and the Ghost River. On the horizon to the south and west, the land rises up to form the spectacular peaks of the Rocky Mountains. It is conveniently located between the outdoor amenities of Canmore, Kananaskis Country, Banff National Park and the growing city of Calgary. Carraig Ridge itself offers dozens of kilometers of walking and biking trails, lakes and ponds, woodlands and grasslands in a rolling landscape shared with wildlife large and small. Carraig Ridge combines conservation with innovation. Design, craft, materials, and technology will ensure the existing landscape is given prominence, providing a permanent retreat for future generations.