The St. Hilaire Residence

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The St.Hilaire Residence
Project Type: New Home Location: Coldstream, BC

An exemplary contemporary home with many surprises!!

The home was designed and turned slightly on the lot to captivate the breathtaking view of Kalamalka Lake. The large, three-season covered deck help to keep the home cool in the hot Okanagan summers  c/w pine ceilings, phantom screens and glass railings for unobstructed views.  This home features main  floor living with guest rooms and entertaining on the walk-out lower floor.  All of the “important” rooms are situated to appreciate the view .

Abundant large windows, 10′ ceilings, 8′ doors, 2 sets of patio doors, outdoor covered deck and patio accentuate the setting . Numerous niches with supplementary lighting, all designed around the owner’s existing furniture, add personality to this open floor plan. The functional great room is highlighted by a maple kitchen, large island, silestone tops, white oak floors, unique lighting and gas fireplace. Non-symmetrical built-in and floating shelves break up the clean lines of the modern home.

The master suite featuring  grass cloth wallpaper adjoins the office showcasing a built in desk and splash of Asian color. Custom LED lights with a mix of gold, silver, black and textures to go with Asian theme. The unique, modern entry door in the “offset” foyer, coordinates with the garage doors.

The open level lower floor comes complete with  pool table, concession area and a stunning theatre room, with  star light fiber-optic ceiling, projection screen, multi level seating ad  hidden storage area. The home contains smart lighting technology.

The exterior showcases a 3 tier, natural rock wall, 12×12 wood posts, creative landscaping with unique lighting, golf green with backlit golf holes , and stone fire pit laid upon large a tiled sitting area. Build using low maintenance stucco and hardi trim, exposed  concrete patio and duradek vinyl on upper deck.

This energy efficient home was built with a 2×8 double staggered stud wall system, R32 Exterior walls, R50 Ceilings and gasket drywall systems that create a very air tight, high efficient home with  a comfortable indoor environment.

Built Green Standards with: Energy Star appliances, LED lights, on demand hot water, Low E argon filled windows , HRV, high efficient mechanical systems

Dual zone dampers allow for independent temperature zones per floor  to help  reduce loads and cost

Xeriscape landscaping with programmable irrigation system for water conservation