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lakefront home in classic French Country style

french classic

build : 2004
small classic French Country style home

dining room

description

Small French Country styled home with spacious interior feel is located on the shores of Okanagan Lake in Kelowna BC.Early morning and south light determined some of the basic roof design so that the interior of the house would be bright an sunny inside despite having a steep hill behind and a predominantly west facing lake view.

The upper floor is carefully designed to fit largely within the flowing roof space in order to retain the look and feel of a single level home.With restricted space on the lake side (setbacks) a spacious sun patio was created on the east end of the house, complete with outdoor stone fireplace and pergola enclosure.

Thick walls, large wood posts (solid), rich stone and recessed windows complete the idiom of the French Country style in this house.The interior is richly finished of with wood cabinetry, wood beams and exposed trusses, a genuine rumford fireplace and wide floor planks.

Superb lake views through the ample windows provide a comfortable and warm home environment.
 

 

CREDITS: 
Neil Miller Homes (Main Contractor)
Carolyn Walsh ckd inc (Kitchen Design)
Lynn Archibald (Interiors)
Kilowomp Electric

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french country style home

Classic French Country styled home in traditional surroundings

thick walls provide substance and relief

The garage walls were thickened out to create that old world feel

lakeside with pergola and outside fireplace

Lake front and side pergola

outside fireplace and pergola

Outdoor fireplace

front door

Front door

front entry hall - note thick walls

Entry hall with thick wall separation

living room

Great room with vaulted ceiling

kitchen

Traditional kitchen

en suite bathroom vanity

En-suite bathroom vanity

en suite bath

Master bathroom.

pool room and dormer windows

Upstairs pool room with feature dormer.

small french country custom design home

With careful roof design the volume of the house is kept small and thescale of the house is reduced.

good geometry creates good architecture

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front door


kitchen


bathroom


outdoor patio


 


 




 

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