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Family Appeal

Kelowna’s Upper Mission hosts this warmly attractive home in the gated Iron Horse community… Eye-popping curb appeal says, “Welcome,” to a dwelling specifically designed as a comfortably functional family home. Natural Pangaea Cambrian stone echoes the earth tones of cedar shakes and sky coloured shingles. Together they provide a textural dimension that highlights the multi-faceted roof and wall lines. Designer Mika Rempel of Chirp Studio wanted some elements of traditional detailing while maintaining a fresh, modern feel. “Everything that went into the house was considered for practicality as well as beauty,” says Mika. “If it’s not practical, then what’s the point?”

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Sustainability Built In

New building projects are a common sight in the Central Okanagan. We decided to get to know some of the people behind the steel and concrete of today’s forward thinking residential developments. JoAnne Adamson development manager, Mission Group   JoAnne Adamson didn’t know what she was getting into when she went to work for a developer. In 2002 she graduated from Okanagan University College with a bachelor of commerce degree and was working at a bank when Jonathan Friesen of the Mission Group was developing his vision of Kelowna’s first luxury lakeside resort called the Mission Shores. “I was...

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Does Okanagan Living Make Us Happier

In this corner, San Luis Obispo, the happiest place in America as named by National Geographic writer Dan Buettner; and in this corner, the Okanagan, thought of as one of the happiest places in Canada by its citizens, media and country. Looks like we’ve got us another gold medal game—a happy-off!

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Voluptuous Valley Villa

Romanesque lines, multiple roofs, exposed rafter tails, stucco, tile and the rich warm tones of the earth speak of an elegant Tuscan heritage in this five bedroom, five-and-a-half bath villa built by Frame Custom Homes. With over 6,000 sq. ft. of living space on three levels, Ginette Interiors had tremendous scope to develop the old world theme. Heritage elements work seamlessly beginning with hand-scraped hickory flooring and the handcrafted wrought iron railing by Westside Railing Solutions that defines the foyer staircase and floating bridge,

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