Many who live in or visit the Okanagan do so because of the outdoors.
So it’s no surprise the outdoors exerted plenty of influence on the home style that has developed in Wilden from the first phase in 2003 until today. The style evolved from craftsman to a new direction called Okanagan Modern over the past three years.
“We call it the essence of nature-inspired living,” Wilden Director and Marketing Manager Karin Eger-Blenk says. “Wilden home design has always been a nature-inspired design, which means many natural materials and architectural elements that have grown out of a craftsman tradition, such as prominent front entries and dominant trims. They make our neighbourhoods look very inviting and creative.”
Okanagan Modern brought this classic style together with modern ideas of lower roof lines, cleaner shapes and more urban materials such as stucco and brick. In time for a new single-family neighbourhood to be released, a new Wilden home design program has been published in July. It consists of 30 Okanagan Modern home plans created specifically for the unique Wilden setting by four of Kelowna’s most talented home designers: Jeremy Newell, Uprise Design, Mullins Design Group and Jenish.
Wilden will release 105 lots for purchase in mid-August in the brand new hillside neighbourhood Echo Ridge.
“It’s going to be a quiet neighbourhood with very little traffic,” Wilden’s Vice-President of Sales Brent Couves says. “We have a huge range of price levels due to the gentle rolling and very interesting topography. We have upslope lots that back onto a natural green space to larger level and walkout lots overlooking the Glenmore Valley. Families will love this neighbourhood.”
“Echo Ridge, combined with our new inspiring home designs, results in the most diverse single-family home building program we’ve ever had,” Eger-Blenk says. “It will look very versatile and interesting. Most families building in Wilden customize their home based on our plans, so every home will have a unique look. We’re really excited. As with all our neighbourhoods, residents will have direct access to open spaces and beautiful trails.”
The outdoors, after all, are at the heart of Okanagan Modern.
For more Okanagan Modern home designs go to www.wilden.ca/homeplans.
For more information on the new development visit Wilden’s website.
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