BCLiving takes you inside one of the most outrageously upmarket real estate offerings in the province
Address: 2463 Whitworth Road, Kelowna
The skinny: Six-bedroom, six-bathroom, 6,008-square-foot property on half an acre of waterfront in Kelowna.
The bling: Here’s a sweet little summertime escape to get louche and lounge around in. Sure, the exterior is more than a little straight-laced, but inside this joint is totally blousy, boasting curves in places you least expect them—it may not walk, but it sure does wiggle. The odd curved wall and circular staircase is hardly noteworthy, you may say, but take a look at those kitchen work surfaces: wrapping the cook in parentheses as though preparing actual food in such an immaculately designed space is, in fact, wholly beside the point. But no one really needs more than a constant supply of champagne on ice and a few slices of tropical fruit when they’re lolling about in the Okanagan sunshine, do they? Elsewhere, there are bevelled shower doors, curved patios and enough semicircular leather couches to allay any and all phobias of corners, edges or not being able to keep an eye on your friends and family while watching one of the many flat-screen TVs. And, if circularity is the cocoon into which you must retreat, the black Japanese seated bathtub may be worth the almost $7-million price tag alone. It may even assuage the slight embarrassment of living inside a house that, from curbside, could just as easily be one of those industrial estate shared office mini-malls, perhaps with a Subway franchise at one end.
The hidden extras: Gated, four-car garage plus extra parking, deep moorage on Lake Okanagan for your boat(s), media room, wine room.