Big Fat Deal: $11-million Kelowna mansion with a fireplace fit for gods

Each week, BCBusiness takes you inside one of the most outrageously upmarket real estate offerings in the province

Neid Estate
3330 Neid Road, Kelowna
The skinny: A new four-bedroom, four-bathroom (plus three half-baths), 18.7-acre estate with a vineyard and views.
The bling: Nothing says top dollar quite like a mock-Georgian porte couchere, leading into a 22-foot-high “gathering room” with imported porcelain floors, shining like glass. With its double-decker granite fireplace, sweeping views of Lake Okanagan and both formal and informal dining rooms, this is a 14,500-sq.-ft. retreat in the grandest country house tradition. If entertaining is your passion, feel confident that your guests will be impressed, whether inside or taking in the vistas from the terrace. And, if puttering about the large vineyard or tinkering around in the three-car garage isn’t enough escape for you, the property boasts its own man cave (sorry, “traditional gentlemen’s drawing room”) with a large bar and room for billiards, ping pong or whatever a modern chap requires to free himself from the pressures of domesticity.
The hidden extras: All the essentials: air conditioning, media room, exercise room, private elevator, butler’s pantry, wine cellar, office, not one but two laundry rooms. And, if you’re exhausted just thinking about all that dusting, never fear: your housekeeper can live it up like a lord in the 3,000-sq.-ft. cottage designed for the help, tucked discreetly nearby the main house.