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build : 2005
french country style home on narrow building site

french country home

description

This home sits on an exceptionally steep property overlooking Okanagan Lake in the Kelowna area of British Columbia. With it's 18 inch thick walls and sculptured garage doors and gracious wood entry arch this home is designed in the style of "French Country".

Natural light as always plays a significant part in our design idiom and with a very narrow working site very little space was available for south light. This is achieved via the south window above the entry area which then allows light into the major interior space of the grate room and kitchen. The dining room also offers a location for east and south light.

The main patio is designed so that the side is at grade level thus providing additional outside space to the main living space - and thus not restricting the outdoor area to a patio only. We always prefer to find some way to get access to natural grade as this greatly enhances the outdoor living space which is so important in a climate such as what we get here in the Okanagan.

Window shutters, rough plaster, wrought iron wall lanterns and sturdy wood brackets complete the French Country theme in addition to the inset windows and extra thick walls. 

 

CREDITS:

Neil Miller Homes (Main Contractor)
Carolyn Walsh ckd inc (Kitchen Design)
Jorin Wolf Interior Design (Interiors)
Kilowomp Electric
Natureworks Landscaping

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recessed windows give character

Recessed widnows add character

wood beams

Heavy wood beams enhance the entry way

window shutters and rough plaster

Window shutters and rough plaster

front door

Front door

rough plaster and brackets

Rough plaster and wood brackets

The project is loacted on a very steep site

Lakeside

Lake view patio

Lake view patio

dormer windows

Dormer windows

kitchen

Kitchen

Rumford woodburning fireplace

Traditional Rumford wood burning fireplace

bathroom

Luxury bathroom

French Country offers a wealth of rich details

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front door


kitchen


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