One of the few lots available at Carraig Ridge with a home pre-designed for the site. From the shore of Anna Lake, below the brow of the hill on which the Retreat is perched, only a sliver of V House by Saunders Architecture is visible. The Retreat sits on the high end of a long, 2.07 acre lot, on the edge of the treeline. Large spruce trees provide shelter and screening from the road behind, while the topographical change from a height of 1,348 metres at the retreat site to 1,334 metres near the shore of Anna Lake and the length of the lot provide privacy at the front of the V House, where open grasslands drop off rapidly, revealing views of the Rocky Mountains from the main living space and the master bedroom. Residents will wake up to a spectacular view over Anna Lake each morning. A second bedroom suite has a more secluded feel, looking into the forest. The two bars of the V create a sheltered, courtyard-like space – a clearing in the woods with walls of tall trees forming two sides of the exterior space, providing the perfect place to enjoy a meal outside when Chinook winds are blowing.
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.