Imagine a 3000 square foot, state-of the-art, custom-built home, nestled in the Okanagan Valley. Now, imagine yourself living in it.
The Pacific National Exhibition unveiled it’s 2015 Prize Home, offering a sneak peek at the home many will soon be vying for.
It was built by Karoleena Homes, an Okanagan Valley-based company focused on building modular homes. This is the first time they’ve built a home for the PNE lottery.
“Being a part of the PNE is a great thing in its own right,” said James Rosowsky, Karoleena’s CEO. “But obviously this was a tremendous opportunity for us to show what you can do with modular homes.”
The home was built in the Okanagan and was then shipped to the PNE grounds. It took six months to build it and features two storeys, three bedrooms and environmentally sustainable features like an energy efficient green roof. The home is also outfitted with a home automation system that allows for more precise climate control.
“What I really like about the home is that it is very modern,” said Laura Ballance, a spokesperson for the PNE. “I think it celebrates the history and the heart of where the PNE prize home was born, which was a celebration of B.C. products and ingenuity.”