This architecturally designed lakefront home has 85 feet of waterfront and contains a private, provincially licensed dock. The home features 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, has a second level outdoor patio connected to an entertainment room, and a large double wide garage and a lower level workshop and storage area. The minimalist design of the home provides on open floor plan and the custom glass stairwell and glass railings throughout the home enhances the open and spacious feeling. To enhance the homes connection to the waterfront, the home contains an 18’ wide folding door system which opens up the living room to the lakefront, and contains an abundance of glazing in commercial aluminum frames which provide breath taking views form every room.
This lakefront executive home was honored as an architectural design award winner at the national Design Exchange Awards Competition, referred to as the Academy Awards of Canadian architectural design, which is held annually in Toronto. The home also won a Gold Tommie, the highest award provided by the Canadian Home Builders Association for Excellence in single family detached home design and construction. The uniqueness of the design and interior of this home has earned it a feature spot in the Real Estate section of the British Columbia and Ontario Globe and Mail newspaper and it has been featured in many magazines and newspapers and was featured on Global News in Vancouver, the Okanagan Valley and Calgary.
The minimalist design boasts clean bold lines while the large commercial aluminum windows with high efficiency low E2 and argon glass allows an abundance of natural light to grace the spacious interior. An 18 foot wide folding door opens to blur the definition between inside and outside and offers a breathtaking view of the lake in the foreground, vineyards and Canada’s only desert, and the mountains in the background.
The property has 85 feet of lakefront and is connected to Osoyoos Lake by a 70’ long private dock that is permitted by a crown license. The property’s location near the quiet north end of Osoyoos Lake, provides for peaceful enjoyment of the lake for boating, fishing, swimming or simply enjoying a glass of wine while relaxing on a lounger at the end of the dock.
The 4 bedroom home boasts a custom designed stairway and contains ½ inch thick glass railings throughout the home adding to the interior transparency and openness of the interior design. The main floor guest area contains its own private bathroom and custom shower, while the large upper level master suite contains a large walk-in closet, a double sink modern ensuite with a custom double shower, and a balcony with glass railings that overlooks the lake, providing breath-taking views.
The living room includes a gas fireplace with a stainless steel surround, has a 19’ high ceiling, and opens onto a deck that is only feet from the lake and private dock. An upper level entertainment / media room wired for surround sound and including a bar counter with under-counter bar fridge and dishwasher opens through double doors onto a spacious second level outdoor patio / roof top garden area which offers a remarkable panoramic view of the lake, vineyards, desert and mountains. The roof top garden area is protected by a ½ inch thick glass railing which is fastened to the face of the home with stainless steel architectural stand-off fasteners.
The kitchen includes a double wide stainless fridge / freezer, has a Silestone countertop and includes an induction cooktop and an elevated glass eating / serving counter. The cabinets and vanities throughout the house are Alder in a rich espresso colour and the flooring throughout the house is natural coloured maple hardwood.
The upper level laundry room contains a high quality LG front loading washer and dryer and a quality alder vanity and upper cabinets and contains a stainless washing basin. The laundry room and the three bathrooms in the house contain ceramic flooring.
All interior doors are fir with a 5’ frosted glass inserts, while the exterior doors including the 18’ folding door is also fir with 5’ high efficiency low E2 and argon glass. All bedroom and bathroom closets include sliding bypass fir doors with 5’ frosted glass inserts. All soffits are stained wood to match the colour of the interior and exterior doors and the garage door.
The guest suite bedroom and the two upper bedrooms are generously sized and all contain large windows with fantastic views.
The house contains geothermal heating and cooling, proving optimal efficiency and environmental sustainability, and the house is fitted with a reverse osmosis water filtering system, water softener and central vacuum. The home contains a sound system with individual room volume controls, and the home is protected by a custom installed alarm monitoring system.
The large doublewide garage has a custom built vertical grain fir door which is opened by a direct drive commercial sized electric garage door opener. The main floor of the home is situated over a large storage area and work shop which has access from the garage.
The home is located at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac and is surrounded by new homes, and contains a new, recently paved street.