Here at Copper Island Fine Homes, we're having our busiest July on record, with five new housing starts, along with work continuing on several other projects.
Of particular note is a spectacular log home that we're building on a gorgeous view lot in Cedar Heights. The house, which is shown in conceptual drawings below, is architecturally-designed and unique. It consists of a 1240 square foot basement, a 1300 square foot main floor, and a 1220 square foot upper floor. Additionally, there is a 465 square foot garage.
The home, which will offer pristine lake views while backing onto a park-like setting, will be built of cedar logs. It features a stamped concrete deck, a three-story dumbwaiter, log-crafted stairs with handrails, geothermal heating, and glass-enclosed sun room.
Currently, trees have been cleared, excavation has been dug, footings have been poured, and septic field is under construction. Our thanks to the Lower Mainland clients who have entrusted this spectacular project with us!
The building lot is not without its challenges, given steep terrain and rock outcroppings. Construction commenced after significant permitting revisions due to Ministry of Transport subdivision drainage right of ways and steep slopes permits from the regional district (CSRD). We believe that the payoff from overcoming these challenges will be an outstanding new home for the owners that will offer superb views of the Shuswap Lake and Blind Bay.
This professionally-designed home will feature timber frame exterior accents, a huge concrete deck with a torch on surface and rail-free 10 mil glass, Marquis Bentley 39” fireplaces on both floors, a suspended concrete hot tub deck addition off the main deck, and much more.
Watch for more news on this new Copper Island Fine Home in future updates.
We have enjoyed the challenge of this project immensely, and the finished product will be something that both Copper Island Fine Homes, our exceptional subtrades, and the new owners can be incredibly proud of for years to come.
At the time of this update, we are approximately five weeks until occupancy. In addition to the inside finishing listed above, we are also working on the exterior masonry finishing.
Here at Copper Island Fine Homes, we love the challenge of whole home renovations. And we couldn't be more pleased to be giving a serious face lift to this Eagle Bay cabin. On the exterior, we're adding new siding, deck and roof. The basement is getting a new family room, bathroom, and kitchen with Nanawall. We're planning a new patio and living space with updated landscaping outside the bottom door.
Inside, the feature wall and ceiling will feature four inch tongue and groove pine shiplap painted white for that timeless beach feel.
After digging out of one of the heaviest snowfalls in 22 years, we're working hard on this beachfront facelift, and planning on handing the finished product back to the clients in time for summer use.
We've just put the finishing touches on this beautiful new construction in St. Ives, on the Shuswap's North Shore. With finishing wrapping up, we're ready to hand over the keys to the home to the new owners, who are to be congratulated for their excellent taste.
The charming, craftsman-style beach front home features exceptional exterior finishing, allowing it blend beautifully into the neighbourhood and the Shuswap's natural surroundings. The interior has also been completed with timeless finishes, including natural wood trims throughout.
The home features three bedrooms plus a den, with 1761 square feet on the main floor and an additional 1032 upstairs. Our sincere thanks to the new owners for allowing us to construct their stunning new lakefront home!
In February, 275 people crowded into the Thompson Rivers University Ball Room in Kamloops to learn about this year's winners of the prestigious Keystone awards.
Copper Island Fine Homes didn't disappoint, capturing the prestigious Gold Award for Customer Service, along with the Gold for Best Renovation over $300,000. Additionally, we won Silver Awards for Best Home and Best Home Design in the $500,000 - $750,000 categories.
“Customer service is really about taking care of the little things," says Greg Vistisen, owner and President of Copper Island Fine Homes. "It's about sweating the small stuff. Here at Copper Island, we all strive to provide good service because we know it's important to our clients, as well as the future well-being of our business. So it’s incredible to be recognized by our peers and our customers with these honours. We're so proud of our amazing team, and we also couldn’t have achieved this without the dedication of our local sub-trades and suppliers who wholeheartedly support our efforts. With their support, our company has grown exponentially and allowed us to really stretch and become the best home builder in the Shuswap and Salmon Arm area.”
The Keystone Awards of Excellence are present each year by the Canadian Home Builders’ Association BC Central Interior division.