Said to be B.C.’s most impressive residence, this 17,000 square foot, four-level residence built into a 2.15-acre cliffside lot in Kelowna’s premiere gated ‘Sheerwater’ residential neighbourhood can now be yours for $8.8 million. The property came on the market in mid-2013 with a list price of $9.8 million. It was reduced to $9.3 million, and once more to the current $8.8 million list price.
However, the residence was designed by Canadian architect David Tyrell with “Asian modern” elements to take full advantage of the views over Okanagan Lake and they succeeded. One of the most impressive spaces is the towering 40-foot tall foyer with brick & stucco walls, a glass-railed staircase, and an outrigger canoe suspended in the middle of the room as the centrepiece. If the canoe isn’t your style don’t worry, it’s excluded from the sale! Directly above the canoe is a large circular glass skylight, and above that is a shallow reflecting pool on the upper terrace. The fourth level of the this marvel is as grand as it is impressive.
The open concept space combines the living, dining, and gourmet kitchen into one room lined with floor to ceiling glass walls opening to an expansive patio with 20,000 gallon infinity-edge swimming pool. Tapered wood columns can be found inside and on the upper terrace which support large overhangs and add interesting character. Being an avid car & motorcycle collector the owner decided to construct something you don’t see everyday. The two-storey garage serves as a focal point of the front of the home.
Two large translucent glass doors on the first & second levels open to expose what’s hiding inside. A $70,000 car elevator is used to transport vehicles from the first to the second level.
Since its completion, the home has won a variety of design awards including the 2011 Tommie Gold Award for Home Of The Year, the 2011 Tommie Award for Excellence in Master Suite Design, and the 2013 Pinnacle Award for Luxury Pool Design.