The Rosedale

Life through rose-coloured glass.

When The Rosedale was complete, the builder knew it was perfect - and moved in. If there’s one big danger to building homes for a living, it’s in the temptation to keep relocating.

This is what happened when Les Bellamy created The Rosedale, a stunning Upper Mission rancher in The Ponds subdivision with a walkout basement and breathtaking views.

“It started as a model home. Partway through construction, my wife realized we really loved the floor plan and location and decided to turn it into our house,” explains Bellamy, owner of Bellamy Homes.

By the fall of 2010, a moving truck was stationed at 980 Hewetson Court, a cul-de-sac, which takes in the William R. Bennett Bridge span over Okanagan Lake. Tucked behind Kuiper’s Peak Mountain Park, with a 20-kilometre trail system out the front door, it would be the Bellamy’s personal prize. The builder won three Tommie Awards from the Canadian Home Builders’ Association.

The recipe for success was simple. “What often happens in home designs is people get really fixated on the square footage. We made the rooms to fit what is comfortable,” says Bellamy.

The result is a 3446-square foot, open-concept luxury home with 160-square feet of windows framing a lifetime of sunrises and sunsets in the great room.

From the discrete clusters of glass offering light to the master bedroom to the six-foot soaker tub and high-efficiency fireplace, this home is as functional as it is elegant.

And with a 580-square foot garage, it has plenty of space for the toys an outdoor enthusiast attracted to this nature-focused neighbourhood might enjoy.

For more information about how you can own this home, email [email protected].