West Kelowna builder designs PNE prize home

Annual grand prize for Pacific National Exhibition offers the modular home vision of Freeport Industries, headquartered in Westbank.

  • Jul. 5, 2016 7:00 p.m.
The PNE prize home this year was designed by a West Kelowna firm

The PNE prize home this year was designed by a West Kelowna firm

A Westbank modular home builder has designed the 82nd annual prize home for this year’s Pacific National Exhibition in Vancouver.

Freeport Industries has created a two-level, 3,200 sq. ft. home featuring three bedrooms and three bathrooms, also boasting energy-efficient and environmentally sensitive materials and contemporary design elements.

It incorporates as features an impressive kitchen, wine display in the dining area, hot tub, patio outdoor living set-up, natural gas barbecue, personal sports lounge and exercise area with equipment and a sauna.

The prize home is valued at $1.4 million.

“This year’s home is modern, stylish and perfect for spending time with family and friends. We’re also thrilled to be including in our prize package a lake view lot in the Naramata Benchlands, where the home will be relocated after this year’s fair,” said Mike McDaniel, president and CEO of the PNE.

The PNE prize home has been associated with the Central Okanagan in the past, as two former prize homes were located on lots in Kelowna’s Kirschner Mountain development.

Freeport Industries designs and builds customized modular structures for residential, commercial and industrial clients in B.C., Alberta and Yukon.

Since 1997, the firm has been the exclusive builders for Retire West Communities, Western Canada’s largest privately held modular home developer.

“Our aim when designing this house was to really showcase the incredible ways a home can be energy-efficient while not sacrificing anything in terms of aesthetics or practicality,” said Todd Venier, president of Freeport Industries.

“This home, combined with the stunning location at the Naramata Benchlands makes it a dream for any family.”


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