Big Fat Deal: This $8-million Vernon home includes a helipad (photos)

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Price: $7,800,000
Address: 6387 Dixon Dam Road, Vernon
MLS: 10090891
Listing agent: Priscilla Sookarow at RE/MAX Priscilla
H marks the spot. When a home comes complete with a helipad, then you can be sure space isn’t likely to ever be an issue. Sporting 10.8 acres in Vernon’s BX Valley, this 11,500-sq.-ft. house offers an outdoor lifestyle in droves: stables, paddocks and a riding arena, along with a deluxe 52-by-50-ft. shop for recreational toys. Plus, commanding views across Kalamalka and Okanagan Lakes over to the mountains beyond.
Expansive patios and walkways connect the home to its grounds, but recreation also continues inside with a swimming pool and gym. Securely located behind phone- and camera-controlled gates, the residence took “several years to plan and offers the finest quality and craftsmanship with the latest in home technology,” according to listing agent Priscilla Sookarow.

The grand living area features quarter-sawn oak floors, vertiginous 19-foot ceilings and windows, and for the entertainer: a club-style circular bar and raised grand piano platform. The kitchen showcases top-name brands, while an elevator provides access to all three levels. The master suite boasts an elegant ensuite with a deep soaker tub, fireplace, steam shower, and dressing room with private laundry. A staircase off the upper level leads to a 360-degree viewing cupola complete with a sitting area surrounded by a heated deck (good for those colder interior winters).
The lower level offers an impressive wine-tasting room with a glass viewing wall to a temperature-controlled wine storage. For additional pleasure, there’s a sound-insulated cinema with a 12-foot curved screen—and even a lobby and concession area (it’s like a night out, minus the out).
Finally, there’s a complete self-contained cottage—just within whirring distance of the helipad.

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