2023 Projects In Review & Trends For 2024

December 20, 2023
Exterior shot of custom home build

As we look forward to the new year, it’s the perfect time to reflect on the remarkable projects that we’ve undertaken in 2023. From custom execute homes to multifamily residential projects, our team has been lucky to work on projects in the heart of the Okanagan and Revelstoke. Join us as we reminisce on our projects in review for 2023 and look forward to the future of construction for 2024 and beyond.

Hemlock Developments: Expanding into Revelstoke

One of the standout projects for Brentwell in 2023 was the Hemlock townhouse developments in Revelstoke. This 39 unit project marked our first build into the Revelstoke area, and it quickly became one of our most significant undertakings to date. The three and four bedroom townhomes, with private garages, were designed to offer low-maintenance living, allowing residents to spend their free time doing what they love,  instead of worrying about yard work. With ample storage for adventure gear and a flexible floor plan, these homes catered to the needs of both residents of Revelstoke and weekend adventurers.

exterior shot of work in progress townhouse in Revelstoke

Houses on Westside: Blending Rustic Charm with Modern Design

exterior shot of the front of a custom home

Nestled on Westside Road, another Brentwell home was crafted with the vision of combining stunning aesthetics with long-lasting durability and energy efficiency. Our goal was to create a home that not only looked visually appealing but also served as a testament to our commitment to sustainable and resilient design principles. One feature is the farmhouse sink, adding a touch of rustic charm to the kitchen. To add to the exterior, we opted for EIFS Acrylic Stucco siding with corrugated metal features, creating a modern yet timeless look. For long-lasting protection, we installed durable seam metal roofing, a high-quality, lifetime product that outlasts traditional shingles. We incorporated triple-glazed windows, providing excellent insulation and temperature regulation. These thoughtful design choices not only elevate the aesthetics but also contribute to energy efficiency, resulting in a home that is both visually stunning and environmentally conscious. This home on Westside road stands as a testament to our commitment to creating homes that blend style, durability, and sustainability.

Purpose-Built Multi-Family Complex in Seaton

renderings of a 5-unit apartment building

In response to the increasing rental challenges in Vernon, we at Brentwell have gotten our building permit and started our build on an exciting purpose-built rental project in the Seaton area. This in-fill project in review, located in a revitalization tax incentive zone, showcased our commitment to providing quality rental housing. With a new 5-unit apartment building, this project offers an excellent solution for those seeking rental properties. As the BC government tightened short-term rental laws, we’ve adapted by adding suites for one-site short-term renters, ensuring compliance with the new regulations while maximizing rental opportunities.

Design Trends for 2024

Looking ahead to 2024, we can expect to see certain design trends continue to dominate the industry. Home offices and multi-functional workspaces have become essential features as remote work continues to be prevalent. Additionally, the beloved “modern farmhouse” or “farmhouse chic” style shows no signs of going out of style. This timeless aesthetic, with its blend of contemporary elements and rustic charm, remains a popular choice among homeowners. We are excited to continue incorporating these, and various other interior design trends into our future projects.

Interior design example of home office with desk, chair and decor

Designing For Tomorrow

As we bid farewell to 2023, we anticipate the design challenges and insights that the new year will bring. As we reflect on the opportunities, we are grateful for the projects, team and community that has supported us through another year. We remain committed to building with integrity and delivering projects that not only reflect our clients’ visions but also incorporate the latest home design trends and innovative solutions. With a focus on functionality, timeless appeal, and meeting the needs of the ever-changing housing market, we welcome 2024 and look forward to another remarkable year!

beautiful kitchen, dining and living room shot of custom home