TOMMIE AWARD WINNING “PASSIVE HOUSE”
3797 Feeny Road, Kelowna
This beautiful energy efficient contemporary home is located at the end of a quiet no-thru road on a beautiful peaceful 3.97 acre parcel of land perched on the South East Kelowna bench. Enter your gated and fenced property on a private paved driveway and begin enjoying the panoramic valley vista stretching from Layercake Mountain and Gallaghers Golf Course to Lake Okanagan.
The chef’s kitchen is equipped with top of the line healthful Gaggenau steam oven, convection oven and warming drawer, Bosch cooktop and dishwasher, and Liebherr fridge. The walk-in kitchen pantry is generous. The island and counters throughout are beautiful quartz and fixtures are premium Hans Grohe. Drinking water is supplied from a reverse osmosis system and hot water for the home is supplied through an energy efficient Sanden Eco heat pump. The open concept living area is accented with a state of the art Stuv wood burning stove, offering maximum energy efficiency and pleasure. Stuv combustion techniques reduce environmental impact as they are single burn rate, no damper to manipulate, easy to use; all you do is light the logs and enjoy a spectacular fire.
The principal bedroom on the main level has generous wardrobe space and full modern ensuite. Also on the main is a solid glass den with designer wall units. The large loft area has been kept as open space and is currently utilized as an artist’s studio and office. There is a 2nd bedroom and full bathroom on the upper level. The loft was originally planned to include a 3rd bedroom, and could be readily modified if desired. Accessed from the loft is an oversize private deck where you can soak up the sun and enjoy captivating Okanagan views. The space can be enjoyed year round with a patio heater.
SO MUCH MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE
The home is wheelchair friendly and has many lovely outdoor seating and relaxation areas, including a fire pit and breezeway with convenient BBQ gas hook up. The courtyard’s in-ground 16×30 salt water swimming pool features a Mediterranean fountain. This “smart home” is regulated through a Control4 home automation system which among other things (5 AV locations, security, lighting) operates outer shutters on main south facing windows for heating and cooling. The house has Optiwin tilt/turn windows and doors, certified European systems for passive homes. Triple panes of treated glass provide heating from the sun and restrict sound, as well as offer break-in prevention. Thirty three solar panels and a SolarEdge Inverter generate peak 7.6kWh power to significantly reduce energy consumption. SolarEdge is a world leader in smart energy with an intuitive application on your mobile device to provide a real-time dashboard of energy production. The oversized double garage has a Tesla charging station, three person infrared sauna, and large storage areas.
Established gardens have wine grapes, table grapes, blackberries, raspberries, blueberries, and heritage apple and plum trees. Currently produced are annual crops of garlic, tomato, squash, corn, and other vegetables and flowers, but you decide how much and what you wish to grow, or alternatively simply rent it out or u-pick. The crops and extensive landscaping are irrigated and the watering system is simple to use. Agricultural water rights are sufficient for all your needs. A Palram greenhouse (built 2020) is perfect for starting spring seeds or growing veggies well into fall, and there is a secure 20 foot storage container/workshop with covered equipment parking.
Come and see what can be your new lifestyle!
Passive House Information
Passive House is an internationally-renowned building standard requiring maximized energy efficiency to provide optimal indoor living conditions, and significant energy cost-savings and environmental benefits. These homes consume up to 90% less heating and cooling energy when compared to conventional buildings, reduced GHG emissions, and with triple glazed windows provide superior acoustic insulation and temperature control. Typically passive designs require walls six inches thicker than standard building codes. Passive Homes also include a higher quality of air due to insulation standards and a tightly sealed building envelope. The Paul Novus comfort ventilation and HRV system in this home continually supplies fresh pollen-free and dust-free air, pushing stale air out.