Copper Beech one with nature
Special to Okanagan Edge - Jun 29, 2018 - Okanagan Biz

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A new 26-unit, four-storey condominium at the corner of Ethel Street and Saucier Avenue is named in honour of a 100-year-old copper beech tree with an amazing shade of purple leaves that sits on the property.

The tree is so significant to the city’s natural history it’s registered with the city of Kelowna.

Developer LiWell has shaped the building to not only save the tree, but to use it to create a more inviting place to call home.

“Balconies of the units that face the tree are curved to allow the copper beech to continue growing while also providing some welcoming shade in the summer,” Letnick Estates Group JP Letnick said. “Copper Beech is all about ‘Enjoying life’ and ‘Live well.’ We want to be a part of a greener future, and we embrace an active lifestyle.”

Copper Beech is a short walk to the downtown sports, shopping, dining, arts and cultural districts, to the wonderful beaches of Okanagan Lake and to the bustling Capri-Landmark area.

It also sits in the middle of the $12-million Ethel Street upgrade that will transform the already beautiful neighborhood into a corridor of pedestrian-friendly sidewalks, protected bike lanes, parks and park benches that will connect you from the downtown beach district to the hip South Pandosy neighborhood, Kelowna General Hospital, parks, schools and more.

As much as Copper Beech recognizes its history, the building is being built with a firm foundation for the future. It is a high quality and meticulously designed building aiming to provide homeowners with maximum comfort, bright spaces with a chic interior to relax in after work or to entertain friends and families. Copper Beech owners will also enjoy the benefits of substantial energy saving and quality security with some of the latest state-of-the-art SMART home technology and green appliances. Car-charging stations are to be installed to contribute to the reduction of carbon footprints.

Steel frames and concrete will replace wood, and cutting-edge technologies are inside and outside. Homes built using steel are healthier since it is fire, pest and mould resistant. They are also quieter, stronger and have lower maintenance costs since steel won’t crack, warp or split.

Embracing healthier eating and supporting the world-renowned local agriculture are all part of ‘Live Well’ at the LiWell Properties smart condominium. Steam microwaves, wine coolers and VIP memberships to organic farms and wineries are only the beginning of the LiWell ‘Live Well’ story. 

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Content provided by the Letnick Estates Group, a Kelowna Realtor Team.

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