When you think of a Canadian lake house, this is probably not what usually comes to mind. Without an expose roof beam or hand hewn deck in site, this home on the edge of British Columbia’s Okanagan Lake gives new meaning to vacation home with its stunning, ultramodern architecture and interior.
For colder months (which Canada knows a thing or two about) there are also indoor amenities like a private gym and even a built-in spa area.
The furnishings throughout the house have a simple elegance to them that is common for many vacation homes: luxurious but easy to match. From white leather sofas to sleek marble floorings and the occasional abstract-inspired art piece, the home projects luxury without implying too much personality.
Readers of this blog will express no surprise at the main living area’s open floor plan, which lends itself to amazing views of the lake and surrounding wilderness. Windows from the floor to ceiling are sure to let in the colors of every Canadian sunrise and provide a perfect backdrop for weekend entertaining.
The home was designed by the team at All Elements and covers a whopping 11,613 square feet (over 1000 square meters) and includes six bedrooms, nine bathrooms, four laundry rooms, two offices, and five fireplaces along with a detached guest house. While it certainly offers a retreat away from the city, it’s not exactly a cozy cabin in the woods. Take a look inside to experience the sweeping vistas and sleek decor.
The bedrooms upstairs offer a more private viewing platform for lake views, while huge bathrooms and soaking tubs are ideal for washing away a long day of nature appreciation.
Certainly the space is ideal for entertaining, from the easy gathering areas around fireplaces and wet bars to the lovely outdoor deck. Speaking of which, the infinity pool is an indulgent touch. While it can’t compete with the lake in terms of aesthetics, it is likely a bit more comfortable (and warmer) for an afternoon dip.
The gourmet kitchen has an enviable amount of slick white counter space, perfect for setting out a continental breakfast before spending a day on the boat.