McDavid’s Edmonton home featured in Architectural Digest
When Edmonton Oilers forward Connor McDavid and his girlfriend Lauren Kyle couldn’t find their dream home, they decided to build it.
After McDavid signed an eight-year contract extension for $ 100 million with the Oilers in 2017, the couple took housing hunting more seriously. When the market wasn’t exactly what McDavid and Kyle were looking for, they began building a three-story home near the North Saskatchewan River Valley.
Kyle, an interior designer, designed the house with an elegant but cozy feel.
“[T]there aren’t many ornate details here, “Kyle Architectural Digest said on Tuesday. “It’s very contemporary and at the same time has a bit of a traditional influence.”
In 2019 the modern apartment was ready to move into.
The shaggy lounge chairs, cloud sofas, and fur throw blankets are a source of comfort, but also a trick to staying warm.
“We live in Edmonton, Alberta, what kind of people [who] I don’t know, it’s a very cold place, “said McDavid.
Outdoor features like the fireplace and two-person sauna with windows that can be closed to block the wind add to the cozy atmosphere, and marble lining the eat-in kitchen and bathrooms add to the chic.
McDavid and Kyle told Architectural Digest that their favorite part of their home is the open floor plan, which allows guests – especially the Oilers teammates – to feel close together.
“I think our house has become the designated team party house, so to speak,” said McDavid.
The basketball court, which was used more as a roller-skating rink for McDavid’s workout, and the gym were major last-minute additions to the house.
McDavid told the magazine that it was important to him to find ways to be active and stay in shape during the cold winter months.
In a house occupied by a celebrity NHL player and entrepreneur, the king of the castle is the couple’s two-year-old Bernedoodle, Lenard. Throughout the house are bespoke Lenard-centered details like pillows and paintings. But be careful in the basement. A large neon blue sign – or warning – above the sofa reads, “If you don’t like dogs, get off.”
But if you’re looking for a comfortable, clean place to hang out, stop by.