When a 22-acre parcel of land off of Boucherie Road in West Kelowna (British Columbia) came up for sale in November of 2015, Edmonton-based company Gasland Properties took notice. It was a unique, water-front piece of land, the topography was such that it was fairly flat. Gasland Properties saw the potential and jumped at the chance to move from its traditional commercial building operations into multi-family residential, building Paradise Estates, a high-end, 21-home resort.
The 21 homes in Paradise Estates are 3,811 square feet and range between $3 and $4 million in price.
When Gasland Properties began evaluating the framing options, cold-formed steel framing was selected. Ken Nichols, Paradise Estates president, said the use of steel-framing gives the homes longevity and also means they use less wood, better for the environment. The homes are uniquely built using steel-framed construction, the same quality as you would see in commercial buildings.