Inside an Okanagan Summer time Dwelling with Winery Views

Inside an Okanagan Summer time Dwelling with Winery Views

Within the spacious front room of Heather and Hugh Alexander’s Kelowna trip dwelling, massive glass doorways slide open on two partitions and result in a summer time paradise: On the west aspect of the home, a 16-by-28-foot saltwater pool shimmers enticingly; on the north, a lined out of doors consuming space appears out over a winery that provides Quails’ Gate Vineyard. Past it’s Okanagan Lake.

“When June hits, we’re full for the summer time,” says Heather, who wished to construct a home the couple’s two grownup youngsters and their households might all get pleasure from on the similar time. “We name it the H&H Inn,” provides Hugh with fun.

With the assistance of Calgary-based inside designer Dayle Sheehan (who occurs to be Heather and Hugh’s niece), the Alexanders made their dream trip dwelling a actuality. There’s a major bed room and residential workplace upstairs for Heather and Hugh, a major ground designed as an entertaining hub, and a basement with 4 bedrooms — two for the couple’s youngsters and their spouses, one for the 4 grandsons, and one other for the three granddaughters.

Inside an Okanagan Summer time Dwelling with Winery Views
Householders Heather and Hugh Alexander. Saltwater pool by Aqua Developments Pool and Spa; Out of doors furnishings from CF Interiors; CB2; and Wayfair. {Photograph} by Boketto Images


A Fashionable Dwelling in Canada’s Summer time Playground

From the road, the two-storey, flat-roofed, white and grey stucco dwelling, inbuilt 2019, seems squat, its many home windows stacked horizontally. Step inside, although, and a vaulted entry, open-riser concrete stairs sided by glass, and partitions of floor-to-ceiling home windows that draw the gaze outside welcome visitors into the brilliant 6,000-square-foot residence.

Sheehan was concerned in the complete design course of and weighed in on the structure, ground plan, ending supplies and decor. She was the one who advised the house’s L-shape, which landed the pool on the aspect of the primary ground, quite than within the yard off the three,000-square-foot walkout basement. “Heather and Hugh had a really clear imaginative and prescient,” says Sheehan. “They wished it to be monochromatic, trendy and clear.” The result’s a daring mixture of black rift-cut oak millwork, grey engineered European oak flooring, white Silestone quartz counters, gold {hardware} and taps, and concrete accents. The furnishings — low-slung, boxy sofas and chairs — follows this color scheme, as does the summary artwork.

The couple, who break up their time between Kelowna, Grande Prairie and Phoenix, didn’t need something “typical.” There’s an asymmetrical fire with a concrete mantle and fireside, lighting fixtures that go for artwork items and loo tiles set in a herringbone sample.

The house’s monochromatic palette is a distinction to its lush environment. Inside design by Dayle Sheehan Inside Design; All concrete accents (stairs, bench, fire, 
kitchen backsplash) by Klad Surfaces; Fire stone from Stone Ideas; Indoor furnishings from CF Interiors; CB2; Wayfair; and Restoration {Hardware}; Artwork from LeftBank Artwork; Wire female-form statue and statues in entrance entry 
by Phillips Assortment; Ornamental accent items from HomeSense Canada. {Photograph} by Prime Mild Media.
With lots of the home equipment housed within the butler’s pantry, the kitchen is nearly extra murals than workspace. All cabinetry by Wooden Butcher Millwork; Lighting from Robinson Lighting; Customized hood fan from Altar Steel Fab; {Hardware} from Emtek. {Photograph} by Prime Mild Media.
Assertion maker: An open-riser concrete staircase sided by glass has an impression within the entrance. Elevator by Hybrid Elevator;  Inside doorways by Amber Millwork; Customized entrance door by Gildcraft Millwork; Dwelling safety, video surveillance and automation from Alexander Safety Inc. {Photograph} by Prime Mild Media.


Indoor-Out of doors Dwelling

Designed with all of the facilities of a boutique resort, the house additionally wanted to deal with the practicalities of getting seven grandkids in moist swimsuits traipsing round. So, Sheehan designed an outside toilet/change room subsequent to the pool, the place the children can dry off once they’re executed swimming. The room options towel hooks, silver benches and a black-and-white wallpaper mural of a circa-Fifties pool get together. There’s additionally a staircase off the pool deck that leads right down to the basement, so the children can entry their rooms straight.

That’s to not say out of doors visitors are barred from the primary ground. Summertime in Kelowna is all about indoor-outdoor dwelling, so the double glass doorways on two partitions slide open to combine the surface areas with the lounge and kitchen, inviting simple motion between mixing a gin and tonic inside and kicking again in a soft poolside chaise. “Heather and Hugh wished to have the ability to sit outdoors and entertain, or be within the kitchen getting drinks or a charcuterie board prepared, however not miss out on the motion,” says Sheehan.

The spacious toilet/change room is situated proper off the pool deck. {Photograph} by Prime Mild Media.
A black-and-white mural of a Fifties pool get together units the scene within the poolside toilet/change room. {Photograph} by Prime Mild Media.


Sensible Particulars in a Boutique Resort Setting

In the primary kitchen, a concrete backsplash is devoid of higher cupboards. As a substitute, two prints dangle on both aspect of an announcement black-and-brass hood fan, giving the wall a gallery look. Across the nook, a butler’s pantry homes a second fridge, icemaker, two dishwasher drawers and all of the small home equipment that litter up the counter. “It’s a sensible kitchen workspace that doesn’t intervene with the boutique resort aesthetic,” Sheehan says.

One other sensible design characteristic: the accessible additions that make it attainable for Heather’s mother, who has muscular dystrophy, to maneuver across the area when she visits. One of many visitor rooms has a roll-in bathe and a decrease mattress and self-importance, and the house’s five-foot-wide hallways are simple for a wheelchair to navigate. There’s additionally an elevator between the three flooring. “I concentrate on wheelchair-accessible design, so I inspired them [to add these elements],” says Sheehan, who makes use of a wheelchair herself.

For the reason that dwelling will work for them as they age, the Alexanders plan to, ultimately, settle completely in Kelowna, turning their trip dwelling into their “ceaselessly dwelling.” For now, when Sheehan visits her aunt and uncle in Kelowna, she loves seeing the home in motion. “What’s my wildest dream?” wonders Sheehan, rhetorically. “I obtained to do this on this home.”


The poker site encompasses a customized desk that claims “Hughie’s Room,” paying homage to the poker site names in Las Vegas. {Photograph} by Prime Mild Media.
The view from the first bed room permits the householders to totally take of their Okanagan setting. {Photograph} by Prime Mild Media.
One of many first objects designer Dayle Sheehan sourced for the home was the wallpaper within the major bed room ensuite: “I cherished that it felt like an enormous summary portray.” {Photograph} by Prime Mild Media.
Two of the 4 downstairs bedrooms have been designed for the householders’ grandchildren. Youngsters’s customized bunk beds by Grizzly Steel Fab. {Photograph} by Prime Mild Media.


Make a Splash

Designer Dayle Sheehan shares three traits in pool and patio design.


It’s Hip to be Sq.

Overlook curvy, kidney-shaped swimming swimming pools: Sq. or rectangular swimming pools with clear, basic strains are rising in popularity, Sheehan says. (They’re additionally a greater match with a modern-style dwelling.)


Spherical Issues Out with Crops

Add life and color to the pool deck with indoor/out of doors sphere planters that may be moved inside for the winter, says Sheehan. Professional tip: Plant flowers that may overwinter indoors, comparable to geraniums or begonias.


Don’t Overlook an Umbrella

A solar umbrella in a daring color or sample, or adorned with fringe, provides a contact of caprice to any patio. “Get the enjoyable umbrella!” says Sheehan.