At home in the Okana­gan

Penticton Herald - - HOMES -

Ev­ery­one who lives in the Okana­gan Val­ley will agree that it is a vis­ual treat. The stun­ning lake, or­chards, vine­yards, pine forests, rolling hills and wilder­ness — it all flows to­gether in soft lines and amaz­ing colours.

Em­bed­ded in this unique set­ting is the vi­brant and grow­ing city of Kelowna.

Like ev­ery­where in the world, life is get­ting busier and busier here. But, there is also a cer­tain sense of bal­ance that ex­ists. Those who live here, love it.

And those who choose to move here nat­u­rally em­brace a more bal­anced life­style.

Wilden is a prime ex­am­ple of how re­spon­si­ble, for­ward-think­ing devel­op­ment pro­tects the pris­tine na­ture that sur­rounds us and of­fers res­i­dents a rare quality of life.

Tucked into the hill­side a short 10-minute drive from down­town and just 15 min­utes from the air­port and univer­sity, Wilden is Kelowna’s largest mas­ter­planned com­mu­nity.

Ap­prox­i­mately half of the roughly 1,500 acres will al­ways be pre­served as nat­u­ral open space and pub­lic park­land.

Okana­gan Mod­ern is the na­ture-in­spired in­ter­pre­ta­tion of mod­ern ar­chi­tec­ture.

When it comes to home de­sign, Wilden leads the way with skill, pas­sion and in­no­va­tion.

Blenk Devel­op­ment, the fam­ily-owned com­pany that is grow­ing Wilden slowly and sen­si­tively, along with their four se­lect builders and a small group of tal­ented, lo­cal home de­sign­ers, has re­cently de­vel­oped a brand new home style called Okana­gan Mod­ern that cap­tures the essence of na­ture in­spired liv­ing.

Okana­gan Mod­ern evolved from the Wilden build­ing guide­lines that re­quire a min­i­mum of three dif­fer­ent ex­te­rior wall treat­ments to fo­cus on nat­u­ral el­e­ments.

The home de­sign team — Jeremy Newell, Mullins De­sign Group, Jen­ish and Uprise De­sign — blended clas­si­cal crafts­men fea­tures with con­tem­po­rary el­e­ments such as low roof pitches and wide over­hangs, shed and flat roof sec­tions, stucco and ar­chi­tec­tural pan­els.

The new look is more mod­ern with cleaner lines, yet still in­te­grates clas­sic Wilden fea­tures such as the large front porches and en­try doors that cre­ate a wel­com­ing façade within all Wilden neigh­bour­hoods.

The new pre-priced home pro­gram has just been re­leased.

The new port­fo­lio fea­tures 30 Okana­gan Mod­ern home de­signs, com­plete with base prices and floor plans.

You can find them on­line at www.wilden.ca/home­plans

Spe­cial to Okana­gan Week­end

Tucked into the hill­side a short 10-minute drive from down­town and just 15 min­utes from the air­port and univer­sity, Wilden is Kelowna’s largest mas­ter-planned com­mu­nity.

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