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Feature Home – Sky Court – Okanagan Housing Awards of Excellence

This luxury rancher home has been nominated as a silver finalist in the following category ~ Single Family Detached Home ($1,000,000 – $1,500,000).  Check out some of the writing used in our submission to describe this amazing home.

Exterior Details

Walk-out rancher incorporates neutral colour-palette, stonework, fibre-cement panels (with custom channel detailing), and fir soffits to complement arid mountaintop. Three-foot overhangs add visual interest and protection from the elements.

Automated drip-irrigation, xeriscaped front-yard, and driveway’s interlocking brick minimize irrigation requirements. A 50-square-foot Koi pond creates an oasis on east side of the home. Italian dry-stacked stonework transitions into stairs connecting lower-level backyard with front entryway. Maximum impact/privacy on compact lot. Ground-level walk-out patio with gas fire-pit creates summer cottage ambiance.

Interior Details

Kitchen/great-room configuration maximizes flow when entertaining. Heavily-grained, charcoal-grey hickory flooring is matched to custom millwork throughout. Island (130”x42”) with seating on two sides and 8-foot table in bay window integrate formal/casual dining options. Adjacent butler’s bar with wine-fridge and display cabinetry gives guests easy access without intruding into cooking area. Built-in espresso machine conveniently located adjacent to dual wall-ovens and microwave. Well-appointed spice-kitchen concealed behind walk-through pantry with built-in computer desk.

Great-room visually defined by 11-foot coffered ceiling to keep airy, spacious ambiance. Contemporary lineal fireplace and TV screen is framed by custom millwork in white and hickory. The eight-foot-wide sliders connect great-room/kitchen directly to 20×10-foot* fully-covered deck finished in eco-friendly, hand-trowelled polymer: lightweight, durable, easily repairable. Automated phantom-screens (sun/bug protection) keep space inviting and usable in every season.

Master suite’s floor-to-ceiling windows provide lake views throughout, including from freestanding, modernist soaker-tub. Includes curb-less shower with bench and safety grab-bar, floor-to-ceiling closets which transform hallway into usable storage and “his’n’her” vanity/sink.



Lower Level & Eco Details

Lower-level includes secondary kitchen complete with a fabulous with lake view.  A lineal fireplace with hand-trowelled surround gives weathered iron patina. Durable, maintenance-free vinyl flooring replicates exotic wood on upper floor.

Eco-savvy features include: geothermal heating/cooling, dedicated HRV system, fully-pleated furnace bag filter (90% effective), automated home lighting system, reverse-osmosis water-filter, full domestic water carbon filtration system and solar/photovoltaic roughed-in.

Additional features ~ elevator (elegant in white-oak panels and wainscot) and theatre-room (automated screen, recliner seating) below suspended-slab garage for exceptional soundproofing.


Stay posted for two more feature homes and announcement of Tommie awards results January 19, 2019 and check out a full photo spread of this home right here