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Kelowna luxury homes

With the fabulous long spring summer and fall months, Kelowna luxury homes offer combinations of contemporary opportunities, close to the conveniences of the city, amenities, and breathtaking views of Okanagan Lake, the mountains, and the vineyards. To have a good view of the different beautiful locations, a tour with Alpine Helicopters can help choose an amazing location and a view of the surrounding areas. Many of the lakefront houses are custom built.

Custom Homes Kelowna:

Custom-building your home is often the option that’s best for the family who wants to craft the perfect home for their family. Custom houses allow you to oversee every detail including:

  • Home size
  • Number of bedrooms/baths
  • Luxurious bathrooms
  • Kitchen layout
  • Floorplan
  • Architectural details
  • Types of windows to take advantage of the views
  • Interior features
  • Electrical & internet wiring
  • Planning of outdoor space (deck or patio—or both!)
  • Swimming pool
  • Garage size

From the big picture to the smallest detail, you can plan exactly the home that you want!

The Best Places to Build Affluent Homes:

The Okanagan Valley offers some of the most beautiful lots and acreages to purchase and move in  to existing homes or build your own custom home.

Some of the most sought after neighbourhoods include:

There is a great variety in scenery, price range range and lot sizes from neighborhood to neighbourhood.  For example, the terrain could be a big decision factor  with lots in Lake View Heights and Peachland but have great views, wheres as Lower Mission is flat and has access to more ammenities. On a level property there is opportunity to build a sprawling home, and on a property with a steep incline a multi level design will allow more square footage in the living space and potential for exceptioanl views.

That can all sound very confusing, especially if you’re a newcomer to the area. Rely on the professionals for advice. Your realtor and builder can help to point you in the right direction.

Common Features:

High-end houses are built with an eye on balancing time out and enjoying those Okanagan views with the conveniences needed for the busy executive lifestyle. Tailoring your home to suit your hectic schedule and needs is often the option that makes the most sense!

However, care should be taken to also consider the future resale value and include details that are commonly found in other custom builds so that you’ll be able to compete in the sizzling hot market when the time comes.

The Views

I know, we’ve mentioned those outstanding lake views a few times already. However, lake views are of such importance in Kelowna real estate that we can’t emphasize it enough! A deep connection with nature is a vital part of the overall culture in the valley. When you’re lucky enough to have a lot this fantastic, take full advantage of it!

Residences are usually situated with the longest wall of the home facing the lake. Expansive windows that allow the homeowners to drink in these views are a must-have architectural feature. They also include custom window treatments that are remote-controlled to enjoy privacy at night with just the touch of a button. In other cases, windows may be tinted to allow in the light but filter it to offer evening privacy and keep the view completely unobstructed.

Outdoor Entertaining

Homeowners plan their outdoor space around these famous lake views. They commonly build large decks on steep, hillside lake lots and expansive native stone patios on flatter lots. Owners of lakefront properties consider this outdoor space an extension of their living space. Sitting outside enjoying a glass of wine after a hard day’s work is a favorite pastime.

The outdoor space must also include a cooking and dining space. Families host elaborate cookouts to entertain their family and other guests. You’ll often see outdoor kitchens, complete with a grill, mini-fridge, bar, and even running water when you tour luxurious properties.

Swimming Pool

It seems that no luxurious home is complete without a swimming pool! A pool, it seems, is the ultimate expression of reward for your hard work.

Newer lakefront home swimming pools are designed to overlook the lakes and vineyards.. The pool deck might also include a hot tub. Imagine the treat of returning home after a hard day of work to join the children for a dip in the pool; later, you enjoy a relaxing cocktail in the hot tub after tucking the kids into bed.

Luxurious Master Suite

Master suites, both bedroom, and bath, are luxuriously-appointed. Bedroom size is generally quite large, allowing king-sized furniture to fit comfortably and give you the biggest bed to relax in.

Master suite closets are walk-in style closets. Many floor plans include his-and-her walk-ins with customized shelving, shoe racks, ample space to hang suits or dresses, and built-in cabinetry. This allows a clean and organized master bedroom space that you’ll enjoy spending time in.

Homeowners expect master bathrooms to have a spa-like feel. These are large baths. You’ll want to design spacious showers with multiple rain heads, and perhaps a soaking tub, to wash away the stresses of your day. Water closets to house the commode are often separated for privacy. Dual his and hers sinks allow both spouses to start their day with ease.

This well-appointed master suite will also include upgraded lighting, custom cabinetry, and wide crown moulding for the ultimate finish.

Open Concept Floor Plans

Custom-built mansions often feature open concept floor plans. This style allows an open flow between the living room, dining room, and kitchen. You’ve probably guessed why this is such a popular style…to ensure that those gorgeous lake views are unimpeded by walls!

The open concept floor plan also allows busy executives to easily entertain at home. The living and dining space is large enough to accommodate dinner parties with a feeling of casual elegance that’s a hallmark of living.

Custom Kitchens

Custom builds feature award-winning kitchens. It’s an uncompromising must-have on every homeowner’s list.

Yet, even for a busy professional, the kitchen is the home’s heart. It’s where our families gather to prepare and cook meals, oversee homework, chat with friends over a cup of coffee, and prepare for important holiday gatherings.

Kitchens frequently have large, grand windows that overlook the water. Custom kitchen amenities include:

  • Spacious granite countertops
  • Custom-built cabinetry with high-end hardware
  • Walk-in pantry
  • Stainless steel appliances
  • Kitchen Islands
  • High-end lighting fixtures
  • Backsplashes crafted from luxurious materials
  • Large sinks with high-end, hands-free faucets


When you’re designing a custom home, also keep technology in mind. Homeowners are increasingly upgrading electrical outlets to USB ports, adding central vacuum systems, and relying on Wi-Fi to help -manage their business and their life.

While these technologies do change rapidly, building a custom home is an opportunity to include these latest technological advances as they emerge.

Home Features Summary

Every custom-built dwelling should feature these amenities to ensure eventual high resale value. While décor style choices may change over the years, designing your custom home for the needs of your family lifestyle will pay off in a higher selling price in the long-term future.


Custom Home Builders

Because it’s one of the most desirable areas in all of B.C, Kelowna is a hot real estate market. The best dwellings sell quickly. Fortunately, you have a large selection of home builders in this booming market, allowing you to custom-design the home of your dreams.

Here are a few links and some insight to connect you with a few of the top builders.

Since 2008,Bellamy  has quickly become a favorite custom home builder in the  area. They pride themselves on unparalleled customer service and attention to detail in their building practices. From working with you on architectural concepts to delivering your home, they strive to bring your home to life.

Bercum Builders holds the distinction of winning the 2018 Tommie Award “Home of the Year.” The team at Bercum is passionate about building custom dwellings, and their designs prove it! They are a full-service builder with a dedicated customer service staff. They can assist you in making your dream home a reality.

Douglas Lake Custom Builds, established in 1990, has helped people build the perfect custom home for almost two decades. As the demand for luxurious lakefront continues to grow, they continue to grow their list of happy homeowners. In fact, they are so confident in their workmanship, they back their work with a warranty. They are proud to help families build the home for the Okanagan lifestyle.

Fawdry  is an innovator in blending the custom home building process with environmentally-friendly processes to preserve air quality and increase energy efficiency. They pride themselves on a process that involves listening to customer desires and keeping the homeowner updated on every step of the construction process. .

Harmony  has been one of B.C.’s most popular builders since 1975. They can design and build your home and work with you through every stage of the home building process. They are known for their Design Equity program. In this, they offer expertise in helping homeowners learn which features add the most value to their mansions and help them stick to their budgets by smart design choices.

The Hartley  team focuses on building your custom home to make it a fun and memorable experience. They pride themselves on building innovative, solidly-built, and visually-pleasing dwellings while keeping on budget and deadline, so the new homeowner experiences less aggravation. In fact, that commitment is in their motto: “Delivering the look and function exactly as promised.”

The Rykon Construction team has delighted homeowners for over thirty years. Their hallmark is listening to what customers tell them, incorporating their wishes into the design, and delivering the new homeowners with the home that perfectly blends with their lifestyle and the surroundings. They offer prospective homeowners the opportunity to tour three showhomes to help them select the amenities and style elements which best suit them.

Past recipients of five Tommie Gold Awards for home design, the Vineyard Custom team specializes in innovative and modern home construction. They proudly offer full-service construction from concept to finish. Their creative and contemporary blend “Beauty, balance, harmony,” as they claim in their motto. Their unique designs give new homeowners peace of mind in knowing that they are making a wise investment in their custom residence.

Carriage Trade properties reflect the local lifestyle. We are a region proud of our natural beauty. Indeed, we love our outdoorsy lifestyle and hold our natural surroundings in high esteem. The appreciation that we have for nature is shown in the lakeside residences here in the valley.

As you’ve learned, Kelowna properties are beautifully designed to enhance the landscape rather than detract from it. The use of innovative building processes and green design preserve our natural resources. Amenities are designed around those spectacular views yet offer every modern convenience and access to the city.

 These dwellings are open and connected to the views, offering the new homeowner a daily reminder of why he or she has chosen to move to our community..