Perched atop a hill, overlooking a lake, the 66-hectare homestead is a tranquil escape. The English country-inspired space is truly tailor-made for relaxed, contemporary living thanks to Calgary designer Nyla Free, who had the “well lived and well loved” approach the homeowners were after. The Alberta couple and their two teenagers yearned for more land, more space and more quiet, and they also wanted to be closer to nature. “We wanted our home to have a relaxed sophistication that’s connected to the rural backdrop,” says the homeowner of the spacious 5,000-square-foot abode. “Now that we’re here, we’ve realized how profoundly peaceful it is.” Scroll down to step inside this inviting family home.