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CONTEMPORARY DESIGN PRINCIPLES
At Adventure Bay, we work with you to select a lot and to design a contemporary home that complements the natural landscape of the Okanagan Valley.
We have a large selection of house plans to build or to modify, and our carefully selected group of Approved Builders have in-house architects for custom designed homes. We have studied popular home styles at neighboring resorts such as Predator Ridge and Lakestone, so we can offer our buyers the most popular contemporary offerings being built throughout the region, at very competitive pricing.
Our Design Guidelines assure an attractive streetscape with architectural harmony, variety, and practicality. A cohesive community of neighbors and homes is evident throughout Adventure Bay.
SECURE LAKE VIEWS
Roads align with the natural contours of the hillside to assure panoramic lake views from each lot. Adventure Bay rests on a south slope overlooking Lake Okanagan so every lot has lake views, and a community walkway to our private swimming dock, and beach.
PERMANENT OPEN SPACES
Design Guidelines assure well maintained, permanent natural areas including flowering meadows, grasslands, granite outcroppings and forests. These areas provide environmental buffer zones as well as private parks with miles of trails for strolling, bird watching, dog walking, cross country skiing, cardio exercise and serenity.
Homes face south for solar gain and reduced energy costs. Xeriscape yards are planted with deer resistant trees, grasses and flowers requiring low water usage and twice a year maintenance.
Adventure Bay owners enjoy private waterfront access to Lake Okanagan.
Adventure Bay owners enjoy membership privileges at Seasons Fitness Club.
Tennis & Pickleball
Adventure Bay features two brand new courts for tennis and pickle ball.
Adventure Bay owners enjoy miles of user-friendly trails right from the doorstep.
Adventure Bay is home to an active year-round community. Owners come from Alberta and the Lower Mainland in about equal numbers. Some homeowners are from the Central and Eastern Canada, the US and Europe, giving the community interesting diversity and vitality.
Owners enjoy exclusive access to a wide variety of amenities including a fitness club, tennis and pickle ball courts, exceptional hiking and bird watching trails, and a mile of shoreline along Lake Okanagan for residents to enjoy.
Our residents participate in a wide variety of social clubs from bird watching in the summer to curling with the Vernon Curling Club in the winter.
Architectural Principles – Adventure Bay
Homeowners typically desire to express something of their own identities when designing new homes.
Each home should be different, but within that variety should be a fundamental orderliness, established by unifying design elements throughout the community.
Streetscapes are generally more pleasing when there is a certain amount of consistency in significant home design elements, such as roof pitch, window proportions, columns, colors, landscape, etc.
The common application of selected design elements makes streetscapes and the overall community more visually attractive and cohesive, provided that the common design elements are not so dominant that the result is a cookie-cutter appearance. The overall streetscape will then be the consequence of an interesting variety of home designs with several common design elements.
Our Architectural Guidelines encourage consistency in selected housing elements, while promoting harmonious diversity in individual home designs. All homes should embrace the hillside terrain, conveying a sense of community and place.
Warm, dry conditions typical of Okanagan Valley summers should be a principle driver in home design. Home design and orientation should capitalize on dominant spectacular views of boating activity on Lake Okanagan, the City of Vernon, and surrounding forested hills, meadows, golf courses, and distant snow-capped mountain peaks. Textures and colors evoking these landscape features should be incorporated into home exteriors.
We will work with you to select a home site and to design a contemporary house plan evoking the region surrounding Adventure Bay.