This stunning home was designed and positioned on the lot to captivate the “Infinity” view of Lake Okanagan. The main challenge was blasting the existing rock on-site and positioning the house to allow for the three-car garage. Privacy was obtained within the blasted rock area in the front of the home. The large, three-season covered deck helps to keep the home cool in the summer through sagiper soffits, rollshutters, and glass railings. The tiled front entry wall, natural ledgestone, 12×12 wood posts, built-in gutters & flashings, rain chain, creative landscaping with unique golf green, and fire table make this home stand out in the neighborhood! There is abundant natural light from the large windows with many transoms, 9′ ceilings, 8′ doors & outdoor covered deck and patio. Creative features include the illuminated tray ceiling in the open great room, under cabinet lighting in the vanities, custom crystal LED lights, a modern entry door with side lights, and transom. The spacious, luxurious ensuite with open walk-in closet features a large tub surrounded by 2 windows allowing for a relaxing soak while appreciating the view. The client is proud to have been able to design their wood top, aluminum framed glass interior railings.
This is a home that will allow the owners to “age in place” with main floor living. The guestrooms, exercise area, and entertaining space are located on the walk-out, lower floor. All of the “important” rooms are situated to appreciate the view. The functional great room includes a floor to ceiling maple v-joint kitchen with display cabinets above, a large island, granite tops, hidden butler pantry, “All Canadian” white oak hardwood floors, and a 5′ linear gas fireplace with display shelves making this a room designed for entertaining. The lower floor with an open layout is home to the pool table and wet bar, a theater room positioned under the suspended slab c/w projection screen, multi-level seating, and built-in equipment cabinet.
Environmental considerations include the low maintenance stucco and Hardi trim, exposed concrete decks, patios, driveway & sidewalks and high quality windows with remote blinds to repel the extreme heat of the Okanagan summers. There is a radiant heating system with 5 independent temperature zones to help reduce loads and cost. A 2×8 double staggered stud wall system with R32 exterior walls, R44 blown in insulation in the flat ceilings, and gasket drywall systems all create a very air-tight, highly efficient home with a comfortable indoor environment. Xeriscape landscaping with programmable irrigation system and artificial turf grass aid in water conservation. This home has Built Green Standards with Energy Star appliances, LED lights, on demand hot water, Low E argon-filled windows, HRV and high efficient mechanical systems. The clients used as many locally sourced products and companies as possible to help reduce their home’s carbon footprint!